Neuroscience and Mindfulness Meditation

Neuroscience and Mindfulness MeditationSummer 2017, Living Well Magazine by Paul Bedson It is always heartwarming when there is a convergence between science (neuroscience), psychology (mental health) and spirituality (meditation). These three areas of study are sometimes antagonistic but the new science of the brain is bringing them together, perhaps as strange bedfellows! The new technology … Continue reading Neuroscience and Mindfulness Meditation

Antioxidants and Cancer

Antioxidants and CancerWinter 2017, Living Well Magazine The antioxidant effect of fruits and vegetables has been shown in research to influence the risk for breast cancer and therefore play an important role in any diet, but particularly for those who seek to follow a diet that supports the prevention of breast cancer. It is well … Continue reading Antioxidants and Cancer

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

Melatonin and Cancer

Melatonin and CancerSpring 2016, Living Well Magazine Melatonin has a twofold importance for cancer, in that it has both a direct influence on the course of cancer, and is also is affected by the same risk factors that exist for cancer. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland, and is responsible for regulating … Continue reading Melatonin and Cancer

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