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The Role of Functional Foods in Cancer

Posted by MIOG support team on 18 April 2019
The Role of Functional Foods in Cancer
What are functional foods? Functional foods are foods that have health benefits beyond providing basic nutrition. They have been researched and found to specifically influence health and reduce the risk of disease. Some people may call them superfoods, but there are many unsuspecting foods not labelled as 'super' which are also very beneficial and in fact very functional. A well-known example is the humble oat. Oats contain soluble fibre and beta-glucan which has been shown...
Posted in: Integrative Oncology Nutrition Functional Foods Cancer Bowel Cancer Colorectal Cancer Diet & Lifestyle  

Cannabis in Oncology - Part 3

Posted by Tanya Wells on 12 April 2019
Cannabis in Oncology - Part 3
Information for GP's, Medical Oncologists and other Health Practitioners regarding the use of cannabis for chronic cancer and pain support. Most medicinal cannabis products are 'unregistered medicines' and therefore do not appear on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. To access unregistered medicines a doctor must make an application to the TGA on a patient's behalf. Preferably this would be a specialist in the illness being treated, but a GP can manage the ap...
Posted in: Medicinal Cannabis Medical Cannabis Pain Integrative Oncology Treatment side effects Cancer Cancer Treatments Complementary Therapies  

Cannabis in Oncology - Part 2

Posted by Tanya Wells on 3 April 2019
Cannabis in Oncology - Part 2
How to get medical cannabis extracts in Australia - what is the process? There is conclusive and substantial evidence for prescribing medicinal cannabis in many conditions, and was made legal in Australia in 2016. But medicinal cannabis is not a first line therapy in Australia - this means that it can't be prescribed at the first signs of pain, for example.  It can only be prescribed if multiple medications have been trialled and the current medicines available for that condit...
Posted in: Medicinal Cannabis Medical Cannabis Pain Integrative Oncology Treatment side effects Cancer Cancer Treatments Complementary Therapies  

Cannabis in Oncology - Part 1

Posted by Tanya Wells on 27 March 2019
Cannabis in Oncology - Part 1
What is medical cannabis and which cancer symptoms can it help? Cannabis is definitely the buzzword in cancer care right now. So let's talk about it. What exactly is in medical cannabis?
Plant-derived cannabinoids are mainly manufactured from Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica plant species. Although there are more than 60 active compounds found in cannabis plant extracts, the focus of clinical interest in oncology is on CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabiol). THC a...
Posted in: Medicinal Cannabis Medical Cannabis Pain Integrative Oncology Treatment side effects Cancer Coping Cancer Treatments  

Welcoming Liz Stilwell

Posted by Liz Stilwell on 20 March 2019
Welcoming Liz Stilwell
Counsellor and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Well the 'journey' began long before I knew it was a journey... The bones of who I am, or the work Bio, says I'm a recycled Occupational Therapist - and prior to that as an Occupational Therapy aide working in Psychiatry, I had an epiphany it wasn't like Donald Neale Walsch having a conversation with God. It was just a simple sudden knowing that my voice would be my lifes' work. I was 23.  I was walking up and d...
Posted in: Cancer carers Integrative Oncology Mindfulness Meditation Cancer Coping Cancer Treatments Complementary Therapies Lifestyle  
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The Role of Functional Foods in Cancer

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