Dean Ornish Lifestyle Research

Dean Ornish Lifestyle ResearchAutumn 2017, Living Well Magazine For a decade Dean Ornish has studied prostate cancer and the effects of lifestyle interventions on the progression of the disease. The long-term studies have consistently shown that intensive lifestyle changes have been shown to decease Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) readings, increase telomere length, and slow the … Continue reading Dean Ornish Lifestyle Research

Benefits of Mindfulness for Caregivers

Benefits of Mindfulness for CaregiversAutumn 2017, Living Well Magazine Regular and consistent mindfulness meditation helps to prevent caregivers from psychological stress and ‘caregiver overload’. Research from the University of Almeria has shown the benefits of mindfulness meditation in reducing psychological discomfort and overload in family caregivers. Consistent with other research into the positive benefits of … Continue reading Benefits of Mindfulness for Caregivers

Fruits, Veggies and Illness

Fruits, Veggies and IllnessSummer 2016, Living Well Magazine Research shows evidence that fruit and vegetable consumption is linked to a longer life, and is directly linked to reduced cancer death and cardiovascular mortality.  Regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is linked to a longer life, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and … Continue reading Fruits, Veggies and Illness

Get Moving to a Healthier You

Get Moving to a Healthier YouSpring 2016, Living Well Magazine In times of illness, including periods of treatment for cancer, many people have a tendency to avoid physical activity, however research shows that exercise, or your preferred form of physical activity, can be an important supportive means, alongside conventional treatment, to improve cancer prognosis. The … Continue reading Get Moving to a Healthier You

Spiritual Wellbeing provides better Quality of Life to Cancer Patients

Spiritual Wellbeing provides better Quality of Life to Cancer PatientsAutumn 2016, Living Well Magazine An Australian study on 490 oncology patients found that spirituality has a significant, positive connection to quality of life and the fighting spirit of people with cancer. Spiritual wellbeing also has a significantly low association with feelings of hopelessness and anxious … Continue reading Spiritual Wellbeing provides better Quality of Life to Cancer Patients

Latest Research – Stress and Cancer

Latest Research - Stress and CancerWinter 2016, Living Well Magazine Researchers from Melbourne’s Monash University have found a link between high levels of stress and the spread of cancer. For years, it has been suspected that high levels of stress may cause cancer and/or accelerate its growth, but neither hypothesis had been proven scientifically. Now, … Continue reading Latest Research – Stress and Cancer

Purpose, Connectedness, Genetics and Immunity

Purpose, Connectedness, Genetics and ImmunityAutumn 2016, Living Well Magazine On a cellular level our immune system appears to respond better to the kind of wellbeing that is based on a sense of connectedness and purpose.  The sense of wellbeing we gain from undertaking different activities – think eating a meal versus doing voluntary work – … Continue reading Purpose, Connectedness, Genetics and Immunity

Meditation and Heart Disease

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