Today I am joined by an incredible naturopathic doctor, Lori Bouchard! Lori has dedicated most of her career over the last 12 years to working with patients with cancer. But she doesn’t help simply manage their care; she helps them build a life that enables them to thrive and co-exist with cancer.
A large portion of Lori’s work is to change her patients’ perspectives on what it means to have cancer, live in a meaningful way, and add health despite simultaneously managing a disease. Lori truly has an incredible approach and holistic capacity to look at health in the face of a disease that is going to touch all of us in some capacity throughout our lives.
In this episode, Lori shares how to live your best life with cancer, what you can do today to take measures toward preventing cancer (especially if it runs in your family), how she helps her patients co-exist and thrive alongside cancer, her philosophy around taking an integrative approach with the management of cancer, and how epigenetics play a massive role in this entire conversation.
[1:09] About today’s episode with Lori Bouchard.
[2:10] Welcoming Dr. Lori Bouchard to the podcast!
[2:48] Lori shares her background and personal story.
[6:52] What Lori has witnessed with removing obstacles in a body that is co-existing with cancer.
[10:05] Lori’s philosophy around an integrative approach to the management of cancer.
[11:42] Has Lori found oncologists that would be open to working with Lori through this integrative process of managing cancer? What is their experience with this integrative approach?
[12:49] How Lori recommends that patients approach the conversation of taking an integrative approach with their oncologist.
[14:48] The challenge with moving toward the root cause.
[15:11] Key advice for taking back your authority and not compromising your health.
[15:27] What is epigenetics? How does it relate to cancer and cancer risks?
[18:53] The mitochondria: what they are, what they do, and their role in cancer.
[20:10] Why do some people that seemingly are so healthy still get cancer?
[21:38] The key pillars you can begin to put into place today if your family has a history of cancer.
[22:02] Why the decisions you make every single day are of paramount importance.
[24:10] Alcohol and its contribution to cancer risk.
[26:13] Lori shares what it looks like when she works with patients in helping them to co-exist and thrive alongside cancer.
[29:57] Lori’s key performance indicators!
[32:23] Where to learn more about Lori and the incredible work that she is doing in the world.
[32:53] Thanking Dr. Lori Bouchard for joining us today!
[33:07] What I loved about today’s conversation with Lori.
[35:21] All about our upcoming virtual event, Impact LIVEs!
Mentioned in This Episode:
Dr. Lori Bouchard — Visit to access Lori’s book, Cancer Doesn’t Own You — 160 Ways to Boost Health and Beat Cancer Daily, for only $1!
IMPACT LIVEs — November 18th‒21st, 2021
More About Dr. Lori Bouchard, ND
Dr. Lori Bouchard is an author, an entrepreneur, and a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. Inspired by her mother’s vibrancy and knowledge in natural medicines, Lori knew from a young age she would enter the healthcare field. She completed her Degree in Health Science at Western University prior to completing her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, a four-year full-time program at the prestigious Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.
Lori is also the author of, Live Longer and Stronger with Breast Cancer, endorsed by U.S. Presidential candidate and 4 times NY Times best-selling author, Marianne Williamson. This book is a step-by-step guide to help women fight their cancer more effectively. She is the owner of Oakville’s most innovative naturopathic healing center, Inside Health Clinic, which has been helping men and women reverse complicated diseases, such as Lyme, chronic fatigue, Hashimoto’s, and infertility, for over a decade.
Lori is registered through the College of Naturopathic Doctors Ontario, as well as a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
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“Your destiny [isn’t cancer.] There are so many things that you can do to take a hold of how the environment is playing a role in turning [certain] genes on and off.” — Lori Bouchard
“[Cancer] is 5-10% genetic … but then really 90% of it is the epigenetic part to the story – what we choose to eat every day, what toxicities we are around, even the people that we hang out with. If we are around really toxic, negative people, that is just as bad for our health vs someone who eats Big Macs every day.” — Lori Bouchard
“We all have cancer cells. That’s the reality of it. … So we have to look at how our immune system is focusing and getting rid of these abnormal cells every single day.” — Lori Bouchard
“[My] mission [is] to help people realize our [bodies are] phenomenal and amazing. My purpose is really spreading that message and helping people realize how powerful they are.” — Lori Bouchard