The first weekend of Your Life and Cancer 2020 - Introduction to Integrative Medicine is now over. Thank you to everyone who attended.

All the presentations were recorded and are available to purchase here


There were a number of questions on several sessions which we ran out of time to answer so some of the speakers have kindly offered their responses which can be found by clicking on the link below:

Your Questions Answered

 

Learn about  the importance of nutrition,  why supplementation is important, managing your stress and the physical effects on your body, the role of the microbiome, avoiding or reducing toxins, the science behind mindfulness and hear from best selling authors, leading oncologist, naturopaths and scientists.

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10:00
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    5 mins
    RDThe aim of the Yes to Life charity is to change attitudes and make integrative cancer care (combining the best of conventional and complementary approaches) readily available so more people have the best chance of reclaiming their health.   We look forward to introducing you to some of the leading experts in integrative medicine from around the world.  
10:05
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    40 mins

    RT_MPProfessor Robert Thomas, a consultant oncologist & published author knows the science behind lifestyle medicine in great depth and can help explain how incorporating healthier foods into your diet, finding ways to manage stress & getting more physically active during and after cancer treatment can help improve quality of life and potential outcomes.    Expert Host: Dr Marie Polley, Co-Chair, Social Prescribing Network; Board Member of the Society for Integrative Oncology; Past-Chair, British Society for Integrative Oncology, UK

11:15
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    45 mins
    PP_CZPatricia Peat, founder of Cancer Options and author of The Cancer Revolution book provides an overview to the integrative model of cancer care that combines conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, with lifestyle and complementary therapies.   Expert Host: Dr Catherine Zollman, GP & medical director, Penny Brohn UK cancer charity
12:30
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    45 mins

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    We now know that nutrition can reduce the risk of cancer and recurrence and progression, and support through treatment and beyond. Whilst nutrition might not be taught at medical school, there is a burgeoning bank of evidence demonstrating the link between our diets and cancer development, particularly in some types of cancer including breast, bowel and prostate cancer.  Toral Shah and Kirsten Chick have a unique insight into this aspect as nutritional professionals who have also both been through a cancer diagnosis. Together, they will discuss the broader power of food and nutrition to support cancer patients and those living with and beyond cancer to live optimally. 

13:15
  1. Break
    75 mins
14:30
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    45 mins

    CG_MTDr Carol Granger is recognised as one of the UK's leading expert on the microbiome and cancer and also a registered nutrition practitioner.  Before her career in nutrition, she worked in biosciences, including as a microbiologist and biochemist.  Expert Host: Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Clinical neuroscientist, nutritionist & researcher and Chairman of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine

15:45
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    45 mins

    SM_DAs a medical doctor and functional medicine practitioner, Dr Sally Moorcroft will help you to understand the significant health benefits of a supplement regime that is designed by a qualified practitioner and explain the dangers of self-medicating. Expert Host: Dr Dani Gordon, is a Canadian double board certified medical doctor and American board certified in Integrative & Holistic Medicine.

16:30
  1. Break
    150 mins
19:00
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    45 mins

    LA_CZAn award-winning, highly respected naturopathic oncologist, author and breast cancer survivor, ​Dr Lise Alschuler understands first-hand how the safe and effective use of natural therapies can improve results from conventional treatments, maximises patients' health after treatment and reduces ​risk of cancer recurrence.  Expert Host: Dr Catherine Zollman, GP & medical director, Penny Brohn UK cancer charity

10:00
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    30 mins
    SS_RDSophie Sabbage, author of the Sunday Times bestseller 'The Cancer Whisperer', global authority on how to thrive in adversity and Stage 4 cancer thriver discusses the impact of fear on medical outcomes and wellbeing.  Often described as 'Medicine for the Soul'. If you only have time to attend one session - try to make time for this one.  Expert Host: Robin Daly, Founder & Chairman, Yes to Life
11:00
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    30 mins
    LD_RTLizzy Davis is a cancer exercise specialist with years of experience of working as a nurse in oncology and palliative care where she has seen first-hand the enormous benefits of an exercise plan after a diagnosis of cancer. Expert Host: Professor Robert Thomas, a practicing consultant, cancer specialist, with 30 years’ experience in patient care.
12:00
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    30 mins
    LM_CZDr Lauren Macdonald, a medical doctor, integrative practitioner, expert in the mind-body connection and someone who has had Stage 4 Cancer will help you to understand the importance of addressing stress and isolation when meeting a cancer diagnosis. Expert Host: Dr Catherine Zollman, medical director, Penny Brohn for the Penny Brohn cancer charity
12:30
  1. Break
    60 mins
13:30
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    30 mins
    NFS_JGDr Nina Fuller-Shavel, A medical doctor and certified functional medicine practitioner. A personalised approach is central to the Integrative Medicine approach to cancer. Testing is used to help understand what imbalances a patient may have. The array of tests can be overwhelming but this presentation aims to help prioritise which ones can offer best value in establishing the best treatment choices. Expert Host: Jo Gamble Functional Medicine Practitioners and Fellow in Integrative Cancer Therapy
14:30
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    30 mins
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    Dr Jenny Goodman, Medical Doctor , qualified nutritionist, lecturer and author of Staying Alive in Toxic Times - A Seasonal Guide to Lifelong Health will highlight some practical tips on excluding common toxins from your life and home and provide the most effective approaches to detoxifying the body.  Expert Host: Sara Davenport, Founder of one of the UK’s leading breast cancer charities, Breast Cancer Haven, and Founder of the blog ‘Reboot Health.co.uk’, best-selling author of 7 health books.

     

     

     

15:30
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    45 mins
    LC_MProfessor Linda Carlson is an expert on mindfulness, meditation and in this presentation she will show you how you can use mindfulness to enhance your capacity to handle the inevitable stresses of cancer that adversely affect the body’s ability to heal. Expert Host: Clare McLusky, Associate teacher at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Trustee for the Yes to Life Charity.
16:15
  1. Break
    45 mins
17:00
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    45 mins

    DA_RTProfessor Donald Abrams was named as one of the “Top Cancer Doctor” in Newsweek’s 2015 Special Health Issue on Curing Cancer.  He is currently an integrative oncologist at the USSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine as well as an oncologist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.  Expert Host: Professor Robert Thomas, a consultant oncologist at Addenbrooke's and Bedford Hospitals and author of Lifestyle after Cancer and Keep Healthy After Cancer.  Together they explore the benefits of combining a conventional treatment plan with a whole-person approach.

17:45
  1. Break
    Intro to Integrative Medicine
    75 mins
19:00
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    45 mins
    TL_RDKelly Turner, PhD, traveled the globe studying 1,500 cases of "spontaneous remission"— patients who had complete reversal of a serious or terminal cancer diagnosis—and discovered they shared ten common healing factors.    Tara Flanagan, Director of Content for The Radical Remission Project, shares how the science and survivor stories helped rewrite her own story after a stage 4 diagnosis in 2017. 
19:00
  1. Intro to Integrative Medicine
    90 mins
    Z_T_B_BPanel Discussion with Dr Catherine Zollman medical director of Penny Brohn UK and  Sophie Trew, Philip Booth and  Gillian Bertram who have all experienced the impact of a cancer diagnosis in their lives. After an intensive weekend, you may now be starting to feel overwhelmed - don't worry! help is at hand! This session is to help you to prioritise what is important for your own journey and health challenges, identify manageable and enjoyable first steps and work out how to create and navigate your own anti-cancer action plan going forwards.

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