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| May, 20 2024

Know How To Prevent Cancer, Wisdom From A Survivor

Dr Elizabeth Boham Podcast

Elizabeth Boham, MD, IFMCP, MS, RD is a breast cancer survivor (or, as I like to say, thriver!), a functional medicine physician, and a nutritionist who teaches women how to prevent cancer. She’s one brilliant woman, so of course, we had to chat on my podcast!

At the young age of 30 and during her residency, Dr. Boham received a shocking breast cancer diagnosis. She was well-educated in health and doing “all the right things.” 

It changed everything for her. She started focusing on true preventative medicine that provides balance and focuses on creating body terrain that doesn’t give cancer (or other health issues such as dementia or infertility) a chance.

Make sure to bring your notepad to this listening session because it is packed with wisdom and hope. Also, for a deeper dive into Dr. Boham’s healing philosophies and insights, please download her free book: Breast Wellness—Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer.


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Here are some highlights from this Podcast:

  • Early Diagnosis and Healing Journey: Dr. Elizabeth Boham shares her personal story of being diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at the young age of 30 in 1999. Despite having a background in nutrition and exercise physiology, her diagnosis led her on a profound healing journey, prompting her to explore holistic approaches to wellness and prevention.
  • Functional Medicine Approach: Dr. Boham emphasizes the importance of addressing the entire body’s systems to achieve optimal healing, highlighting the power of nutrition in her practice. She advocates for a functional medicine approach that focuses on creating balance within the body to prevent diseases like cancer.
  • Understanding Terrain in the Body: The conversation delves into the concept of the body’s terrain, likening it to the soil in which cancer cells may or may not thrive. Factors such as inflammation, insulin resistance, microbiome health, and toxin exposure all contribute to the body’s terrain and its susceptibility to cancer growth.
  • Genetic Testing and Personalized Care: Dr. Boham discusses the role of genetic testing in understanding an individual’s risk factors and tailoring treatment plans accordingly. By assessing genetic variations related to detoxification pathways, hormone metabolism, and other factors, personalized approaches to supplementation and lifestyle interventions can be implemented.
  • Holistic Wellness and Emotional Healing: Beyond physical health, Dr. Boham stresses the importance of addressing emotional well-being and stress management in cancer recovery. Practices such as journaling, gratitude, energy work like Reiki, and exploring emotional traumas can play a significant role in supporting overall healing and resilience.