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The Annie Appleseed Project

September 14-15, 2012 in San Francisco, our 1st West coast conference REGISTRATION will open in April, 2012

San Francisco, September 14-15, 2012 Conference Information page

It is NOT for nothing that an APPLE** is our symbol and in our name:

The March 9, 2011 issue of the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reported the discovery of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong that the administration of apple polyphenols to Drosophila melanogaster (otherwise known as fruit flies) resulted in longer average life span and the increased expression of genes involved in the production of antioxidant enzymes. **ORGANIC only See more about this in our section on Environment.

Find more information about all our prior national educational conferences here:

Summaries of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies conferences

We are still working on a new website, please be patient (3/2011).

Over Twelve years online! We are ALL volunteers.

Read on if you have an interest in complementary or alternative medicine (CAM), Integrative/Natural therapies for cancer.

If you have questions on natural therapies, also called complementary/alternative/integrative, we hope to provide some answers. We call this information "possibilities". People have used them before and some always benefit. Our theory is that if it worked before for someone, it can work again - maybe for you!

February 2011 - NaturalHealth (Australia) article - Opens as a separate PDF

Louise O'Connor Cancer Special Report

April 1, 2010 AARP Bulletin - opens as a separate PDF

Ann Fonfa, founder, interviewed in American Assoc for Retired Persons April 1 Bulletin.

February 2010 NEW ARTICLE about us: Life Extension Magazine, February 2010 Will Open as a Separate PDF

Try many things especially combining healthy eating - lots of fruits and vegetables (organic if possible), with physical movement/exercise, add a relaxation program for mind-body-spirit. Recent studies show this really helps people with cancer. And it can also reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes or high blood pressure. If you add a detoxification regiment and perhaps some dietary supplements or herbs, you can expect your system to be at its best. Then add the CANCER TREATMENT of YOUR CHOICE.

Our Health Messaged Postcards This opens as a separate page. If you would like to distribute our cards in your community, simply email us and we can send them to you.

The Annie Appleseed Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, provides information, education, advocacy, and awareness for people with cancer and their family and friends who are interested in complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) and natural therapies from a patient's perspective. We are an all volunteer organization.

Ann Fonfa, founder of The Annie Appleseed Project and a breast cancer survivor, has testified in Congress and to the Food & Drug Administration about a patient's need for CAM information. "Only by standing up for our right to know will we get the studies we need to make educated and informed choices."

Our comprehensive website encompasses both COMPLEMENTARY therapies - the use of natural therapies WITH conventional medicine, and ALTERNATIVE therapies - those used INSTEAD of or AFTER conventional therapy. Both are usually referred to as CAM. Lately the idea has grown to call the combination INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE. This concept will benefit patients.

Patients need to act NOW, thus many ideas are explored within this site. There are quite a few links - it is like an encyclopedia of options. Making healthy decisions for your self, a family member, or a friend is more easily done with good information. There are lots of scientific studies on these pages, as well as what we call "possibilities."

Please see the "Who We Are" section for our policies.

In the "Studies" section, you will find many published studies and articles on nutrition, dietary supplements, and much more. We update our site regularly by creating new pages as studies appear in journals and other formats.

Latest studies continue to show that a majority of cancer patients use some form of CAM. (Eisenberg et al, 2000;Kumar, 2002;Metz, 2002;Kelly et al, 2002;Richardson et al, 2000;Bernstein & Grasso, 2001;Ashikaga et al, 2002;Wolsko et al, 2004;Risberg et al, 2004;Buettner C et al, 2006;Mansky PJ et al, 2006;McEachrane-Gross FP et al, 2006;Swarup AB et al, 2006;Robotin MC et al, 2006;Humpel N et al, 2006, etc.).

Studies have been done in the US, UK, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Norway, Switzerland, and The Netherlands - in other words CAM is in use everywhere. And more studies are being done demonstrating the value of good nutrition combined with physical exercise/movement and stress reduction (yoga, meditation, etc.).

Few studies are at the "gold standard" level of randomized clinical trials. We need to keep asking that such trials be started so we will KNOW what works. On the other hand, many of us have to make informed decisions NOW. So SEARCH this site on any topic of interest, email us with questions, and go forward.

See the article about us that appeared in the November-December 2004 issue of Alternative Medicine magazine. Link just below:

"A Cancer Patient's Best Friend," by Peter Jaret, Dec 2004

Remember, in every situation there are SURVIVORS. Work actively to insure that you are in this group. Be well.

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Please make your check payable to, "The Annie Appleseed Project," and send it to: The Annie Appleseed Project, 7319 Serrano Terrace, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2215. We appreciate "In Memory Of" or "In Honor Of" donations too. See our "Who We Are/Donate" page for more information.

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We have recently been informed that there are over 10,600 links pointed to our site. We are still receiving about 85,000 -90,000 visitors each month June 2010.

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