Posts Tagged ‘benefits’

No one likes pain. The reality is that physical pain is a common occurrence experienced by people who have been diagnosed with cancer.  Depending on the type of diagnosis, cancer patients may experience pain due to cancer-related treatments and/or physical discomfort from the disease itself. Many patients endure short-term acute or severe pain while others… [Read More]

(Re)treating yourself

Posted on June 10th, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment or providing care for someone with cancer can require that you re-fill yourself with energy as you need to along this journey. Periodically, as a caregiver, I need to get away on my own; to walk in nature, write, read, and quietly introspect.  I am aware, however, that… [Read More]

Mindful Walking – Part #1

Posted on May 17th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Although sitting still in meditation can be challenging for all of us some of the time, some people find sitting still to be intolerable most of the time. They want to move!  Walking meditation or mindful walking might just be the activity to satisfy the equanimous strivings of more energetic souls. What is it? There… [Read More]

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Bringing Mindful Meditation Into Your Life

Posted on November 15th, 2012 | 0 Comments

What is Mindfulness Meditation? All of us who teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) have trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the program. MBSR is grounded in research – which means that many, many studies have taken place over 25 years – to bring evidence and prove effectiveness. Prior to this of course, Mindfulness has… [Read More]

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I don’t know about you but I’ve become intrigued by some of these “ancient grains” that are becoming more readily available in grocery and natural foods stores.  Quinoa, amaranth, millet, kamut, spelt and buckwheat are a few- many available as both the whole grain and already ground into flour.  They look interesting but how does… [Read More]

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The Special Diet Allowance can offer a vital monetary supplement to individuals receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program with extra expenses related to a special diet due to certain medical conditions. A cancer diagnosis alone does not guarantee an approval for the Special Diet Allowance; instead, the approval of the Social Diet Allowance… [Read More]

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If you have ever completed, or helped someone to complete, the CPP Disability application, you know two things – it’s long, and it’s complicated. At the Wellspring ‘Money Matters’ program, we frequently help cancer patients to navigate through the application, pointing out highlights and areas where detailed and specific information is needed. The staff at… [Read More]

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Recommendation: 7 – 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Examples of 1 serving: ½ cup tomato juice, ½ cup canned tomatoes or sauce, ½ cup fresh tomatoes or 1 medium size tomato     Facts: Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, vitamin C and beta-carotene. The most concentrated source of lycopene is… [Read More]

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Add Some Culture to Your Life

Posted on June 6th, 2012 | 1 Comment

When you think of healthy foods yogurt inevitably comes to mind.  Yogurt is known to possess the following health benefits: easier to digest than milk – if you have lactose intolerance you may be able to consume yogurt because some of the lactose (milk sugar) has been converted into lactic acid in the fermentation process…. [Read More]

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Springtime Strawberries

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 | 2 Comments

Strawberries are appearing in abundance in grocery stores at this time of year which means local crops across Canada are soon to follow. Like other berries, strawberries are rich sources of antioxidants and phytochemicals. They are so versatile and universally liked that it’s not hard to find ways to include them while they’re in season. … [Read More]

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