What is integrative medicine? Podcast explores nutrition and holistic cancer therapies

What is integrative medicine? Podcast explores nutrition and holistic cancer therapies

A nutritionist has launched a platform sharing expertise on food and the fight against cancer. Jason Bosley-Smith is founder and host of ONCancer Health. The online resource offers podcast interviews and content from clinicians and academics working in nutrition and cancer. Topics involve evidence-based studies with a focus on exploring cutting-edge, holistic therapies.

A proponent of integrative medicine, Bosley-Smith teaches at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Patients are no longer satisfied with one-size-fits-all guidelines. Instead, they desire customizable herbal, exercise, and nutritional remedies, according to Bosley-Smith.

“There’s been somewhat of a paradigm shift toward functional and complementary medicine. In the healthcare system, some traditional dietary recommendations have become a bit antiquated,” he said to SmartBridge Health.

A licensed nutritionist, Bosley-Smith said his interest in nutrition, health, and specifically cancer, stemmed from personal experiences. His grandfather died from colorectal cancer. Later, a childhood friend entered hospice care because of skin cancer. The friend was a 36-year-old mother of two young children.