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
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
New research from the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows that the biochemicals in green tea change a women’s oestrogen metabolism, revealing at least one of its mechanisms for reducing the risk of breast cancer. The study comes from the NIH’s National Cancer Institute, and was led by Dr. Barbara Fuhrman. The researchers tested the levels … Continue reading Green tea reduces risk of breast cancer
Soy products can improve survival from lung cancer, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In the Shanghai Women’s Health Study, 444 women were diagnosed with lung cancer. Researchers examined the women’s diets before and after their cancer diagnosis. Those who ate the most soy products cut their risk of dying … Continue reading New Research: Soy combats Lung Cancer
Cancer patients who practised Qi Gong and meditation experienced significantly higher wellbeing levels, improved cognitive functioning and less inflammation compared to a control group, new University of Sydney research has found. Click here to read more.
After running the length of NZ, breast cancer survivor Janette Murray-Wakelin is running around Australia, eating nothing but raw vegan food. Doctors told Janette Murray that she had only months left to live in 2002. She was diagnosed with a highly aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread into the chest wall and the lymph nodes. … Continue reading It’s never too late
From cancer carer to MS diagnosis: Jenny Fox is embracing life through retreats. Jenny believes that The Gawler Foundation’s lifestyle principles that she has adopted give her not only physical benefits of wellbeing but more importantly they provide holistic benefits that have enabled her to persue a path in life so different from what she … Continue reading Life Long Health
Our friends at The Ornish Spectrum discuss practical skills to help you re-connect with your community an essential skill when you are unwell and in need of support. In our programs at The Foundation we emphasise the importance of group support, forgiveness and good communication skills. In his book You Can Conquer Cancer, Ian gawler talks … Continue reading At the heart of healing: connection
The loss of hope is one of the three most debilitating psychological challenges that cancer patients face, along with unwanted aloneness and loss of control. But conventional approaches to cancer care can be so fixated on the disease that the patient’s wellbeing and the healing power of hope are often overlooked. Hope provides the fuel … Continue reading Can hope help you live longer?