Posted in Bowel Cancer
Posted by Vivian Klaver
on 30 January 2020
Vegan, paleo, keto, low carb, mediterranean, intermittent fasting.....
There are so many buzz words when it comes to diet these days, and most people are left confused and frustrated, not knowing what to put into their bodies. Particulary when managing or preventing cancer, diet and nutrition are incredibly important. Unfortunately, "dietary trends" don't take into account the individual needs of a person, their health status, and physical and emotional coping abilit...
Posted by MIOG Community
on 29 August 2019
It may not be Luis Vuitton or Prada....but mama's got a new (ileostomy) bag.
Tales and experiences with a colostomy from one of our wonderful patients.
Hi there, welcome to the club!
If your experience was anything like mine, you were so beautifully cared for by the stoma nurses in hospital following your surgery. It felt like a safe little cocoon, and entering out into the world with your Colostomy bag (c-bag) on board felt a bit like leaving home.
What I'd like to poin...
Posted by Moving Beyond Cancer
on 14 May 2019
Should patients with cancer exercise?
Historically patients with cancer were advised to rest, however these days we know better! Physical activity and targeted exercise are beneficial for cancer prevention, recovery and survival, and should be a part of every cancer management program.
The Department of Health and Human Services, the Americal College of Sports Medicine, and the specialist journal Oncology all have published multiple studies and review articles confirming...
Posted by MIOG support team
on 10 May 2019
Meditation is no longer associated with highly spiritual people sitting cross legged under a tree. It is becoming increasingly popular even with us common folk, and is proving to be very effective for managing stress and anxiety. A cancer diagnosis is clearly one of the most stressful things that can happen, and clinical studies are showing that Meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction are very useful and should not be taken for granted.
It is easy, safe and free - ...
Posted by MIOG support team
on 18 April 2019
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 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...