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Integrative Cancer Care

We provide integrative oncology consultations, supporting patients with cancer across the spectrum of their care: at initial diagnosis, during conventional treatment, and on an ongoing basis during survivorship. We provide education and individualized recommendations for evidence-based nutrition, lifestyle recommendations, and natural therapies that can be used safely with conventional cancer treatment, as well as advice on what may interfere or be harmful.

Learn More About Integrative Cancer Care

People diagnosed with cancer, as well as their loved ones, are frequently looking for therapies to use in addition to their conventional treatment. Searches on the internet for complementary and alternative therapies, as well as advice from well-meaning friends and family, can be overwhelming. How do you know what is worth pursuing, or what has scientific evidence for its effectiveness? Also, how can you know what therapy would be appropriate for you or your specific cancer type? And more importantly, how do you know what is safe?

At Resilience Health, we help you sort fact from fiction, and help you understand what applies to you and your unique situation. Science is at the heart of what we do, and we share the latest research developments with you. We also strive to educate you about what might not be scientifically based, knowing there is a lot of misleading information about alternative medicine that may be a waste of time and money. Our mission is to help you understand what natural therapies have the best research and the highest likelihood of helping you achieve your health goals, as well as what is safe to use in conjunction with your medications and/or cancer treatment.

Learn More About Our Approach

Dr. Shauna Birdsall and Dr. Tim Birdsall each have over 19 years of experience in providing supportive cancer care to patients. Drs. Birdsall work with each patient to create an individualized program to help manage side effects of conventional cancer treatment, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Peripheral neuropathy (numbness and/or tingling in the hands and feet)
  • Mood changes
  • Hot Flashes

Our individualized care plans include:

  • Optimizing your diet
  • Evaluating your supplement regimen to ensure that your supplements aren’t doing more harm than good by ensuring they do not interfere with your conventional cancer treatment and making recommendations for supplements that are safe and effective.
  • Making lifestyle recommendations as well as discussing additional integrative options
  • Answering your questions about natural therapies

Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is intended to be for general educational and informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please see your healthcare provider or schedule a consultation for specific guidance for your individual health circumstances. We advise all who are interested in natural health consultations to maintain a primary care physician or other licensed medical provider.