Posted in Functional Foods
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 Tanya Wells
on 18 July 2019
When someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, they undergo a biopsy during which 3 receptivity markers are tested: ER (oestrogen), PR (progesterone) and HER2 (human epidermal growth factor). Each of these can be positive or negative, suggesting whether cancer cells are receptive to these hormones. This defines the type of breast cancer present.
Most common types of breast cancer are:
ER/PR+ve HER2 -ve (70-80%)
ER/PR-ve HER2 +ve (20%)
Triple negative (meaning all the three above...
Posted by Dr Shala Rasouli
on 27 June 2019
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men.
Presenting symptoms of prostate cancer:
Some men have no symptoms at all this is called 'Asymptomatic presentation'.
Frequent urination (especially at night)
Difficulty holding back urine (dribbling) or starting urination
Interrupted or weak flow of urine
Burning or painful urination
Blood in semen or urine
In some cases, prostate cancer can present wit...
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...