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Nutrition Matters In Cancer Care

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 13 October 2022
Nutrition Matters In Cancer Care
Malnutrition in cancer is the result of a combination of metabolic dysregulation and anorexia, caused by the tumour itself or by its treatment. It negatively impact the clinical outcomes and mortality risk of cancer patients. At cancer diagnosis, half of patients present with some form of nutritional deficit. Nutritional status also often declines further during cancer treatment due to various treatment-related side effects such as anorexia, mucositis, and nausea and vomiting. The incide...
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Small Signs Of Stress and Burnout

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 October 2022
Small Signs Of Stress and Burnout
In order to prevent or eradicate work-related stress, you must first understand how you got to this point. Here’s what I typically see: No control. The person feels they have no say over their schedule, work assignments, or workload. They also feel that they lack adequate resources to get their job done. Unclear expectations. A person’s job description and title might be confusing or ambiguous. Does the job description say one thing yet you’re taking on entirely diff...
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Burned or Browned Foods

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 6 October 2022
Burned or Browned Foods
Have you ever left a meal in the oven for too long or set the toaster too high? Maybe you’ve fried something in a pan and really fried it. Burning food is a common occurrence — but can these seemingly minor incidents put you at an increased risk of developing cancer? Carcinogens in foods
Certain foods, when cooked at a high temperature, form natural chemicals that are classified as probable carcinogens, but studies suggest that these “likely” carcinogens are actually ...
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Artifical Sweetners Liniked To Higher Health Risk

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 September 2022
Artifical Sweetners Liniked To Higher Health Risk
The study, published Sept. 7 in The BMJ journal, included over 103,000 French adults who participated in a web-based nutrition study. The average age of participants at the start was 42 years and almost 80% were female. At the start of the study, people filled out questionnaires about their diet, health, physical activity, and personal information such as education, smoking status, and occupation. They also completed multiple dietary assessments at the beginning of the study and every 6 mon...
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Jarlsberg Cheese Prevents Bone Thinning

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 14 August 2022
Jarlsberg Cheese Prevents Bone Thinning
Cheese often gets a bad rap for its high calorie count and fat content. But when consumed in small portions, cheese — particularly Jarlsberg cheese — can help preserve bone health. A small comparative clinical trial, published in BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health, shows that a small daily portion of Jarlsberg cheese helps ward off bone thinning (osteopenia/osteoporosis) — without raising harmful low-density cholesterol. The benefits appear to be limited to Jarlsberg che...
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Exercise For Cancer Survivorship Of Breast Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 29 July 2022
Exercise For Cancer Survivorship Of Breast Cancer
Exercise helps patients regain arm mobility more quickly after breast cancer surgery
A new study indicates that physical therapy can help women receiving a lymph node dissection for breast cancer regain full use of their affected arm more rapidly than current standard follow-up care. Many women who are treated for breast cancer receive a lymph node dissection, which is a surgery to remove lymphatic tissue between the breast and underarm. When lymph nodes are removed or damaged, fluid can bui...
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  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
  • British Naturopathic Association