Ginger Reduces Chemo Nausea

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Car sickness is not the only form of nausea where the common herb, ginger, might come to your aid. Research also shows it to be better than placebo when used to treat seasickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). Nausea and vomiting are the most significant influences on quality of life in patients [...]

Prostate Health, Prevention and Survival

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Worried about prostate cancer? A healthy lifestyle incorporating the latest research into boosting longevity may slow down the development and progression of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer (PC) is now acknowledged as the second most common cancer in men in western countries including the US and Australia.  Historically the presence of PC was not associated with [...]

Magnesium for hot flushes

Spinach - a great natural source of magnesium

Magnesium has been found to reduce hot flushes in women experiencing early menopause as the result of treatment for breast cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21271347 Chronic magnesium deficiency affects the large number of people in western society, so research into the use of magnesium for hot flushes might be useful for all menopausal women, not just cancer patients. [...]

Tai Chi Helps Chemobrain

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Tai chi is a gentle approach to exercise and relaxation that is ideal for anyone experiencing a lower level of fitness or general slow-down after surgery. It can be adapted for various disabilities (including wheelchairs). Tai chi has been practised for many years as a stress-management technique to improve cancer survival.  The side effects of [...]

Save the Beetroot

Photo credit: Nick Saltmarsh

Save the Humble Beet! Beetroot, we need you!  This purple vegetable is said to fight cancer, lower blood pressure, fight dementia and some are starting to think it’s as good an energy drink as a Red Bull. Purple superfoods are the way of the future, or at least we hope they will be. Australian entrepreneur, [...]