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Social Dynamics have Profound and Beneficial Effects

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 October 2021
Social Dynamics have Profound and Beneficial Effects
A cancer support group provides a place to discuss fears and challenges with others you know who are going through the same thing. Complex social interactions have been a cornerstone of human evolution, altering how we respond to stress and immune challenges, the environment, and one other. Our history as hunter/gatherers has much to do with patterns in behaviour and metabolism that are not always adaptive in modern contexts, and adverse social circumstances have been linked with heart disea...
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Basic Meditation Tips

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 5 September 2021
Basic Meditation Tips
If you’re new to meditation, start slowly. Try it for two or three minutes, then build up to longer periods, between 20 minutes to an hour a day. Depending on your schedule, it’s perfectly fine to break up your meditation into several short segments throughout the day. Try to do it every day, and and place every day. This trains your mind and body to expect it, and allows you to more easily transition from daily life to a meditative state. The most important tip: Don’t ju...
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Ashwagandha's Effects on Muscle Growth and Recovery

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 28 August 2021
Ashwagandha's Effects on Muscle Growth and Recovery
When we think of supplements for strength and muscle building, modern options like creatine monohydrate, whey protein, or BCAAs likely come to mind. But research continuously shows that Ashwagandha also known as Withania or Winter Cherry, a herbal supplement with ancient roots, deserves equal attention from today's performance and strength building communities.  Ashwagandha is a herbal supplement that has been used in Ayurvedic naturopathic medicine for centuries. It's made...
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The Gift of Today: Finding Joy and Purpose in the Present

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 5 August 2021
The Gift of Today: Finding Joy and Purpose in the Present
A life touched by cancer is a life forever changed. Suddenly, setting goals, making plans, and thinking about the future seem to revolve around the diagnosis. It is normal to worry, to question your existence and life path, and to simply wonder, Why me? It is far from easy. But you are not alone. Here, we share 7 tips that can help you cope healthfully with your emotions and find joy and purpose in the present. 1. Assess your life Some survivors say their cancer gave them a wake-u...
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Using Art Therapy To Cope With Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 4 August 2021
Using Art Therapy To Cope With Cancer
Data from over 20,000 people with cancer found that one in ten patients were also affected by depression. Helping patients to deal with both the physical and psychological side effects of living with and recovering from cancer needs to be a necessary part of their treatment. Many studies have found that art therapy is a great way to help cancer patients deal with how they're feeling, including reducing depressive symptoms and physical pain, while improving their outlook on the futur...
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  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia