Posted by Dr Shala Rasouli on 13 February 2019
For a long time a low fat diet has been proposed as a key to losing weight, managing cholesterol and preventing health problems. However, the types of fat we eat matter more than the amount of fat. In other words: not all fats are bad. In fact, fats are an essential part of a balanced diet. And whilst it is important to minimize the intake of unhealthy fats, it is equally as important to increase the intake of the healthier fats. Why were we told to eat low fat? The most discuss...
|Posted in: Obesity Lifestyle Heart Disease Cholesterol Essential Fatty Acids Diet & Lifestyle|
Posted by Tanya Wells on 7 February 2019
Millennials, I'm talking to you! Monday was World Cancer Day, and the media releases that I saw on that day were very interesting as they were all about a healthy and preventative lifestyle! Even the Sydney Morning Herald led with the headline "Exercise and healthy diet key to reducing cancer rates, research shows" Two of the biggest risk factors that lead to increased risk of cancer incidence and recurrence is the combination of obesity and sede...
|Posted in: Cancer Complementary Therapies Obesity Sedentary Lifestyle Bowel Cancer Colorectal Cancer Young-onset CRC|
Posted by Tanya Wells on 31 January 2019
Intermittent fasting is the new buzz word in oncology care but which type is best? How do you do it? When? For how long? And what are the benefits? OK, let's start with a few definitions to set the scene... Caloric restriction (CR) is the daily reduction of dietary energy intake by approximately 30% without fasting periods. Intermittent fasting (IF) encompasses eating patterns in which individuals have extended time periods (e.g., 13-48h) with little or no energy intake,...
|Posted in: Cancer Cancer Treatments Fasting Intermittent Fasting Periodic Fasting Obesity Breast Cancer|
Posted by Ashley Lui on 24 January 2019
What is Reflexology
Reflexology is a form of massage, performed to the feet, hands, and/or ears. It is a manual therapy where pressure is applied in a gentle but firm squeezing fashion.
The idea behind reflexology, particularly foot reflexology, is that each area of the foot corresponds to an organ or system in the body and is connected via energy channels and meridians. Massaging specific points will bring blood flow and healing to that corresponding area. This is extremely re...
|Posted in: Massage Remedial Massage Reflexology Oncology Massage|
Posted by Tanya Wells on 16 January 2019
Following on from last week's blog post, a number of my patients with breast cancer brought up concerns about their treatment-induced symptoms. So let's talk about it a little more. Endocrine therapy side effects: It's not just survival that matters. I think we can all agree that Endocrine Therapy is useful for many breast cancer survivors: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently confirmed that although endocrine therapy doesn't affect overall surv...
|Posted in: Cancer Complementary Therapies|