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

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

Melanoma and fruit & vegetables

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

Broccoli sprouts and breast cancer

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbages contain many phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. In fact, in the late 90’s, published studies indicated that there was a link between the consumption of cruciferous vegetables and lower risk for breast cancer. More recently, the nutrients in broccoli sprouts and their protective effects against multiple types … Continue reading Broccoli sprouts and breast cancer

New research exercise and Cancer

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

Qi Gong: new study finds benefit in old therapy

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.

It’s never too late

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