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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...

Brassica vegetables and broccoli sprouts and their benefit for cancer management

Posted by Vivian Klaver on 4 June 2020
Brassica vegetables and broccoli sprouts and their benefit for cancer management
If you have ever come in for a consultation here at MIOG, you will have heard our Naturopaths and Nutritionists talk about Brassicas. This humble family of vegetables is of particular interest in the Integrative Oncology world, as they contain valuable little plant compounds that have an incredible benefit for health. "Brassicas are also known as Cruciferous Vegetables, as they grow in the shape of a cross. Turn over a cauliflower or brussel sprout and have a look at the leaf formati...

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 ...

Immune boosting tips

Posted by MIOG support team on 19 March 2020
Immune boosting tips
Whilst there are no magic pills you can take to protect yourself from getting sick, there are a number of things you can do to support the strength of your immune system and body's ability to manage incoming pathogens and illnesses.
Eat fresh food Vibrant plant foods are the best sources of nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which are essential for your immune system to work efficiently. Forget stocking up on frozen pizzas, and instead buy fresh ingredients. If...

Dietary approaches in cancer

Posted by Vivian Klaver on 30 January 2020
Dietary approaches in cancer
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...

What is Integrative Oncology

Posted by MIOG support team on 16 January 2020
What is Integrative Oncology
Integrative Oncology is the use of scientifically researched and validated Complementary Therapies to support patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. It is used alongside conventional medical interventions, such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy or hormone therapy. Complementary Therapies may include nutritional or herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle changes, psychological support, and other non-invasive therapies such as hyperthermia, oxygen therapy and more. ...

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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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