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What are Medicinal Mushrooms?

Posted by MIOG support team on 26 August 2020
What are Medicinal Mushrooms?
Medicinal Mushrooms - A Crash Course If you are patient at MIOG, you may have been prescribed medicinal mushrooms in some form or another.  Whether they are mixed up in your liquid herb mix, given in a powdered supplement, a tablet or capsule, or maybe they have been prescribed in your food as medicine plan. Some way or another, we generally try to get more mushrooms in to you. But why?   What are medicinal mushrooms? Medicinal mushrooms have been used for hundreds of year...

Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Care

Posted by Vivian Klaver on 30 April 2020
Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Care
Let's start by saying: No, keto is not suitable for everyone or for every cancer type. In mainstream media, "keto" has become a bit of a buzz word, particularly for fast weight loss and for supercharged energy levels. Bulletproof coffees, MCT oil, and butter and bacon seem to be back on the menu. Since realising its application in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy, there is plenty of emerging research around other clinical applications for this high fat diet. The ...

Natural and effective treatment for mucositis

Posted by MIOG support team on 15 April 2020
Natural and effective treatment for mucositis
Oral mucositis is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It presents as swollen mouth and/or gums, ulcers in the mouth or on the lips, painful swallowing, feelings of dryness or burning in the mouth and throat, reflux-type sensations, and increased mucous or saliva in the mouth. Mucositis can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, however if in the mouth (ie oral mucositis) it is particularly noticeable and painful.   Why am I getting mucositis ...

Genetic Testing in Cancer Care

Posted by MIOG support team on 8 April 2020
Genetic Testing in Cancer Care
Genes are what make you, you. It is the information passed down from parents to children, to determine things like eye colour, skin tone and height. Under the surface, it also determines all biochemical processes like metabolism, hormone production, how your body uses nutrients, and the predisposition for health conditions.
How much do we know about genes and genetic mutations in relation to cancer? When it comes to cancer, you may know that certain genes or genetic mutations are link...

What is Lymphoedema?

Posted by Sachini Ganhewa on 1 April 2020
What is Lymphoedema?
Lymphoedema is a chronic condition where there is an excessive build-up of protein rich fluid in a part of the lymphatic system, which causes localised swelling. Lymphoedema can occur as a result of cancer treatment where lymph nodes that are normally responsible for filtering the lymph fluid are either removed by surgery or affected by the use of radiation therapy. Approximately 20% of patients treated for breast, melanoma, gynaecological or prostate cancer will develop secondary lymphoe...

A letter to our community

Posted by Tanya Wells on 26 March 2020
A letter to our community
Dear MIOG Community. Well there goes another week where the themes are physical distancing, anxiety and uncertainty. It can be very stressful time for oncology patients, especially with treatment - induced immune effects and changes to your current treatment plans and options.  The results of efforts are looking promising, and the distancing measures are succeeding at "flattening the curve". We are, however, still at the beginning of a long road ahead. Ipatien encourage e...

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Herbal Spotlight: Withania

Posted by MIOG support team on 17 September 2020
Herbal Spotlight: Withania
What is Withania? You may have heard of the herb called Withania: also known as Withania Somnifera, Winter Cherry...
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