Utilizing All of the Tools in the Toolbox: The Benefits of Natural Medicine in Breast Cancer Care

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With Aminah Keats, ND, FABNO

- Tuesday, September 20, 6:00-7:30pm

Natural medicine can safely and effectively be utilized as part of an integrative oncology plan. It also plays an important role in cancer prevention.

Attend this presentation and learn how basic tools in natural medicine can assist in the fight against breast cancer. We will discuss how certain nutrients, evidence-based supplementation and healthy lifestyle changes can all be used to reduce the side effects related to conventional cancer care, improve immune function and fight cancer.  

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

 

Dr. Aminah Keats

 Licensed naturopathic physician, Aminah Keats, ND, FABNO, is board certified in naturopathic oncology and has specialized in integrative oncology since 2004. Her goal with each patient is to create and recommend a personalized natural strategy that safely works to reduce side effects, support immune function and offer a cancer-fighting benefit to patients actively undergoing conventional oncology treatment, i.e. chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and surgery. Dr. Keats also works with patients at high risk for cancer and those interested in cancer prevention. She utilizes natural supplements, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle counseling in creating an individualized plan for each patient. In line with the naturopathic principle of Doctor as Teacher, Dr. Keats is passionate about helping patients to obtain a clear understanding of their current condition and integrative oncology plan.

Before completing a two-year, hospital-based residency in integrative oncology, Dr. Keats received her naturopathic doctorate degree from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Spelman College and completed pre-medical coursework at Rutgers University. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Keats continued her work at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America where she worked as a naturopathic oncology consultant then as director of the Naturopathic Oncology Program. She currently works in private practice at Capital Integrative Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Keats currently holds her naturopathic medical license in the District of Columbia, Vermont and will obtain her Maryland license once issuance begins in 2016. She is a member of the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association and Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.