The second weekend of Your Life and Cancer 2020 took place in October 2020 and focused on 'Expanding Your Knowledge'.

Delve deeper into the topic of Integrative Medicine and learn about evidence and science behind mistletoe therapy, medicinal mushrooms, oxygen and hyperthermia, the role of hormones, cancer as a metabolic disease and much more. Please see the full programme below.

All the presentations were recorded and are available to purchase here:

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There were a number of questions on several sessions which we ran out of time to answer in the live presentations, so some of the speakers have kindly offered their responses which can be found by clicking here.

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10:00
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    30 mins
    Robert Verkerk PhD is an internationally acclaimed, multi-disciplinary sustainability scientist with a 35-year background in environmental, agricultural, food, nutritional and health sciences, and founder of the Alliance for Natural Health International. He is an inspirational speaker and communicator who has a passion for helping people to achieve optimum health.
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11:00
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    45 mins

    BH_ETDr Boris Hübenthal is senior Physician at the Center for Integrative Oncology, Paracelsus Hospital, Switzerland & Chairman of the European Society for Integrative Oncology. He has a vast amount of knowledge on both Mistletoe therapy and Hyperthermia.   Expert Host: Dr Elizabeth Thompson, CEO and Holistic Doctor, National Centre for Integrative Medicine.

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12:15
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    45 mins
    MB_DGProfessor Mike Barnes , Consultant neurologist and medical cannabinoid expert and advocate for a sensible and robust approach to medical cannabinoid prescribing in the UK and Prof Gil Bar-Sela, Head of the Division of Oncology and Hematology in the Emek Medical Center, and also the Director of Beit-Shulamit, a new cancer centre in Emek Medical Center that is under construction. in Israel, will discuss the role of cannabinoids in an integrative cancer care programme.
13:00
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    90 mins
14:30
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    45 mins
    S_W_VProfessor Thomas Seyfried, is a biochemist, Professor of Biology at Boston College and author of the ground-breaking book Cancer as a Metabolic Disease. The debate as to whether cancer is genetic or metabolic is not new, but if the metabolic theory holds true, then this opens up additional ways to target the cancer. Dr Nasha Winters is a naturopath a global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research, an internationally sought after speaker, co-author of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer and has had her own personal journey with cancer.  Expert Host:  Robert Verkerk PhD, Founder & Executive & Medical Director, Alliance for Natural Health.
15:45
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    45 mins
    SS_ATDr Scott Sherr , Director of Integrative Hyperbaric Medicine and Heath Optimization at Hyperbaric Medical Solutions will give an overview of the crucial role of oxygen and will discuss Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.    Expert Host: Dr Aryan Tavakkoli, medical director of Quantum Clinic and a Functional Medicine practitioner
17:00
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    45 mins
    NW_ETDr Nasha Winters is a naturopath a global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research, an internationally sought after speaker, co-author of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer and has had her own personal journey with cancer. Expert Host: Dr Elizabeth Thompson, CEO and Holistic Doctor, National Centre for Integrative Medicine
17:45
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    75 mins
19:00
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    45 mins
    PH_RDThe title of this presentation is a Zen quote which took on a new meaning when Dr Patrick Hanaway received his stage IV laryngeal cancer diagnosis.  A board-certified family physician, Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Institute of Functional Medicine and founding Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Dr Hanaway will share his own personal journey with cancer, the uncertainty and the importance of connection with self, community and the natural world..   Expert Host: Robin Daly, Founder & Chairman Yes to Life  

     

10:00
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    45 mins

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    Dawn Waldron is a nutritional therapist and nutrigenetic counsellor with 17 years clinical experience, and a 24 year survivor of Grade 3, Stage 3, receptor negative breast cancer. In this session Dawn and Emma will discuss the science behind nutrigenomics in a way that you will clearly understand.   Nutrigenomics is about the relationship between diet and gene expression and many of the best researched genes are relevant to cancer risk. Individuals may have problems absorbing or utilising nutrients, or genetic variants that make it more difficult to metabolise hormones, process carcinogens, or protect DNA. Nutrigenomics may help to explain unpredictable cancer outcomes and treatment responses, and allow us to design more personalised protocols for cancer patients to reduce side effects, increase treatment tolerance and improve treatment outcomes. Expert Host: Emma Beswick, Founder at Lifecode Gx® , a personal health company, applying the latest genomics science to enable a preventative, proactive and personalised approach to health.

     

11:15
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    45 mins
    MB_RMMore and more scientific studies support the therapeutic value of medicinal mushrooms in cancer care.   Mark Bennett is well qualified to help you understand the research and to explain the number of ways in which medicinal mushrooms can help people achieve improved quality of life. Expert Host: Romina Melwani  Certified Nutritional Therapist and Mycotherapist practitioner
12:30
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    45 mins
    JM_TCJane McLelland  is an award-winning author, former chartered physiotherapist, inspirational speaker, stage IV cancer survivor and patient advocate. She will discuss her ground-breaking book How to Starve Cancer and take us through her remarkable journey, and touch on the medical discoveries she made on the way.    Expert Host: Travis Christofferson, Author of Tripping Over the Truth & Ketones The Fourth Fuel,  Curable, co-founder of CareOncology USA.
13:15
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    90 mins
14:45
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    45 mins

    BGGIn contrast with the UK where conventional treatments and integrative and lifestyle medicine have to be obtained from separate providers, in many other countries there are clinics offering fully integrative treatment.  It is an honour to have Dr Keith Block, Medical and Scientific Director to talk about the pioneering work at the The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Chicago, USA.  Lizabeth Gold, Head Dietitian and Charlotte Gyllenhaal, Research Manager for the center will join for Q&A.  Host: Robin Daly, Founder & Chairman of Yes to Life charity.

     

16:00
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    45 mins
    VL_MTDr Valter Longo is considered one of the most influential voices in the 'fasting movement'. Early clinical trials into Fast-Mimicking Diet (FMD) and cancer prevention and treatment are ongoing, but if early results are any indication, this could be a powerful new resource for people with cancer. Expert Host: Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Clinical neuroscientist, Nutritionist, Researcher
19:00
  1. Expanding your knowledge
    90 mins

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    Robin Daly, Founder and Chairman of the Yes to Life Charity will summarise the highlights from the weekend and moderate a panel discussion and Q&A.  Panel to include Dr Catherine Zollman, GP & medical director for Penny Brohn UK;  Robert Verkerk PhD, Founder and Executive Director of Alliance for Natural Health International Patricia Peat, Founder of Cancer Options, Dr Aryan Tavakkoli from Quantum Clinic & Jo Gamble from Embracing Nutrition.

 

Purchase the Recordings Intro to Integrative Medicine (26-28 Sept 2020) Wellness Centre