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?
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 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
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 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 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 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 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