Updated OMS Book Launch in Canberra Canberra’s OMS support group Taking Control has recently been reinvigorated and what better way to kick things off than to launch Professor George Jelinek’s newly updated book Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis? The group was thrilled when Karen Law, who co-authored with Professor Jelinek Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis, agreed to travel … Continue reading Updated OMS Book Launch in Canberra
Changes to our Therapeutic Team Siegfried Gutbrod has recently decided to step down from his role as therapeutic director with The Gawler Cancer Foundation, and will continue as a therapist and program facilitator in our cancer programs, alongside Paul and Maia Bedson. The Foundation recognises and thanks Siegfried (or Siggy, as he is affectionately known … Continue reading Changes to our Therapeutic Team
Congratulations to Professor Avni Sali... A big congratulations to our board member Professor Avni Sali, who made the 2016 Queen's Birthday honours list, "For significant service to integrative medicine as an educator, clinician and researcher, and to professional education." Click here to view the full 2016 Queen's Birthday honours list.
2016 AGM News In May the Yarra Valley Living Centre hosted our 2016 Annual General Meeting, and enjoyed attendance from some of our loyal members, who continue to show an enormous amount of support for our Foundation - thank you. After six years of service Efi Farmakalidis stepped down from her position on the board, … Continue reading 2016 AGM Update
Our fundraising team was delighted to receive an email recently from Julia Mannix in Gawler, South Australia. Julia wanted to let us know about the very successful ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ she and friends held to raise funds for The Gawler Foundation. More than 50 people attended (despite wet and windy weather) and the event … Continue reading Fundraising in Gawler a Mad Affair!
New research shows meditation can cut the risk of death in half for people with heart problems. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, USA have found that people with coronary disease who began practicing Transcendental Meditation were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die from all causes. … Continue reading Meditation and Heart Disease
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a natural substance, gossypin, found in vegetables and fruits can halt melanoma cells – and they say they know why…. Not all skin cancers are life-threatening but there is one form – melanoma – which is difficult to treat successfully and can be deadly. A type of … Continue reading Melanoma and fruit & vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbages contain many phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. In fact, in the late 90’s, published studies indicated that there was a link between the consumption of cruciferous vegetables and lower risk for breast cancer. More recently, the nutrients in broccoli sprouts and their protective effects against multiple types … Continue reading Broccoli sprouts and breast cancer
The benefits of exercise for those with localised cancer may be similar to the benefits from chemotherapy. Physical activity is certainly not a substitute for having chemotherapy or other therapies, but we’re increasingly realising it’s an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Large long-term (epidemiological) studies of disease trends have shown that those who … Continue reading New research exercise and Cancer