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Things We Love: Items that help Christa Wittmier thrive while living with cancer

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Christa Wittmier relaxes at Hawaii Natural Medicine in Honolulu as she receives an ascorbic acid (high-dose vitamin C) intravenous drip. Diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2015, Wittmier has tried a combination of traditional and holistic medicines.

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Naturopathic physician Dr. Stephen Benchouk of Hawaii Natural Medicine adjusts Christa Wittmier’s ascorbic acid intravenous drip. She receives the treatment twice a week as part of her wellness routine.

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Aim Hi is a North Shore company that uses all organic ingredients in their skin-care products. The 1/4-ounce Soothing Lip Balm Tin comes with a tiny little rose quartz.

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The 2018 edition of the CanPlan cancer planner is vastly improved as a three-ring binder so you just need to replace the calendar each year, not the entire book.

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The Instacart grocery delivery app lets you pick from a few stores such as Safeway, Times, Foodland and Costco. Fees depend on the delivery window you are looking for, items you have picked and the total dollar amount spent.

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Instapressed is a cold-pressed juicery in Kakaako where you can get Green Aloha juice.

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Simple essential oils can help ease the side effects of using medications and IV drugs. Lavender and peppermint aromatherapy can help weaken the nausea.