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Cannabis in Oncology - Part 1

Posted by Tanya Wells on 27 March 2019
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...

Welcoming Liz Stilwell

Posted by Liz Stilwell on 20 March 2019
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...

Sexual Health after Cancer

Posted by Tanya Wells on 9 January 2019
Concerns about sexual health and intimacy is something that comes up a lot with my patients; in fact, over 70% of my patients have discussed sexual issues with me.  Sexual symptoms often slip under the radar of 'important issues' to discuss with your oncologist, but with more cancer survivors than ever (yay!) it is becoming more and more important to chat about it. Cancer-associated sexual symptoms may be noticeable during treatment, but more commonly they are an ongoing c...

Help! My loved one has cancer

Posted by Tanya Wells on 2 January 2019
Having a diagnosis of cancer is one of the most shocking and stressful realities that a person can face - and not just the affected patient, but also loved ones, friends and family. The shock can last a long time, and it is a long process with many emotional ups and downs. Having a friend or loved one with the diagnosis is a shock as well carers can feel helpless, fearful and frustrated. Your loved one may need acute physical help for at least three months during/after initial surgery/ch...

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The Role of Functional Foods in Cancer

Posted by MIOG support team on 18 April 2019
What are functional foods? Functional foods are foods that have health benefits beyond providing basic nutriti...
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