Complementary Medicine

Holistic health has a home here, too. Find out the bonuses that meditation, making art and more can bring to traditional treatment.

Buzzed & Baked

If you’re looking for something beyond a simple sugar high, cannabis confections have you covered.

Good Vibrations

Could gemstones and crystals be gleaming with the potential to enhance your health?

Masculinity: Keeping It Real

In the face of rigid societal roles and expectations, like masculinity, your authentic self can become overshadowed and lost. But you owe it to yourself to stay true to your inner identity, cultivating it free of performative constraints.

Camp Kambo

It may not sound like a typical treatment, but “frog medicine” is growing in popularity for its purging properties that some believe promote healing. A handful of holistic experts are now engaging in the ancient practice of kambo rituals to treat conditions ranging from anxiety to cancer.

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Horticultural Healing

Can a dose of gardening help your recovery? Horticultural therapists think so. Here’s the dirt on the power of plants.

Our Emotional Vocabulary

Feelings aren’t always black and white. There’s an entire emotional vocabulary to be discovered by opening your heart and your mind.

Reclaiming Myself

After a difficult breast cancer journey, Lesley Nygaard turned pain into passion by creating a holistic nutritional resource for other warriors.

What Comes Next – Spring 2021

In this issue’s column, cW’s resident cancer coach Mirela Kopier explores the importance of living well and being your own advocate beyond conventional means.

Under the Influence

Psychedelics are entering the mainstream with potent potential to ease cancer side effects of the existential variety.

Finding A New Approach

As integrative medicine becomes increasingly popular, practitioners like Dr. Shelly Smekens at Raden Wellness are ensuring patients encounter safe and smart whole-person healing.