At the heart of healing: connection

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

Cancer Council research

43,000 cancers are preventable with healthier lifestyle reveals recent research by the Cancer Council. Scientisists from the Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, at Cancer Council Queensland, estimate that a quarter of all cancer cases could be prevented if Australians adopted healthier lifestyles… for full article click  Justine Norrie  The Conversation

MS: retreat programs have major health benefits

MS: retreat programs have major health benefitsLiving Well Magazine Autumn 2015 A new study published in the Neurological Sciences journal has shown major improvements in the quality of life of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who accessed self-help resources (a book and website) and/or attended an educational retreat program promoting the integration of healthy lifestyle practices. The … Continue reading MS: retreat programs have major health benefits

Cell changes in breast cancer survivors

Evidence of cellular changes in breast cancer survivors from meditation and group supportLiving Well Magazine Summer 2014/15 A new study has shown that telomeres maintain their length in breast cancer survivors who meditate or attend a support group, while the telomeres in the comparison group without any interventions actually shorten. So what are telomeres and … Continue reading Cell changes in breast cancer survivors

Meditation in oncology clinic

Meditation in oncology clinicLiving Well Magazine Winter 2014 Researchers from the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, have found that cancer patients from an oncology outpatient clinic receiving single-session meditation consultation experienced significant reduction in anxiety, fatigue, distress and pain alongside improved wellbeing  and sleep.  While it is by no means new to discover … Continue reading Meditation in oncology clinic

More vegies linked to less disability in people with MS

More vegies linked to less disability in people with MSLiving Well Magazine Winter 2014 In support of the latest research  from the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) team, Professor George Jelinek has been fielding interviews with media in the USA.  Their new HOLISM paper shows healthy fat intake and increased fruit and vegetable consumption strongly predict … Continue reading More vegies linked to less disability in people with MS

Telomeres – The long and short of it

Telomeres - The long and short of itSummer 2014, Living Well Magazine In October 2013 exciting new research was published in prestigious medical journal The Lancet regarding the effect of comprehensive lifestyle changes on telomerase activity in a group of men with prostate cancer. Telomere shortness is a prognostic marker of ageing, disease and premature death.  Previous … Continue reading Telomeres – The long and short of it

Meditation shown to increase disease-fighting genes

Meditation shown to increase disease-fighting genesSpring 2013, Living Well magazine There has been solid scientific research supporting the mental and physical benefits of meditation. A 2013 Harvard study (1) has shown these extend to an increase in disease fighting genes and a lessening of activity by a cluster of genes which trigger some cancers. The … Continue reading Meditation shown to increase disease-fighting genes