Health Restoration after Cancer Plan

If you have not been a previous client of the Grace Gawler institute and are currently in remission, this Health Restoration after Cancer Care Plan was designed with you in mind. 

The physical impact of cancer:

As we all know, successful conventional cancer treatment can be harsh. Over the long-term it can seriously impact your mobility. What patients don’t know is that you do not have to live with these long-term symptoms.

For example there are solutions to joint pain and nerve damage to hands and feet called peripheral neuropathy. These conditions impede well-being, life quality and create unsuspecting danger such as falls an inability to use your hands as you have before treatment.

Brain and chemo fog:

One of the well-known long-term side effects of chemotherapy is cotton ball thinking or chemo fog. This needs to be addressed for long-term life quality. It can lead to depression, memory issues and hearing loss. The Grace Gawler institute has specialised on solutions to these problems. 

Ageing and the impact of hormone treatment on breast and prostate cancer:

Although hormone treatments have a major role in controlling some cancers, their impact can cause accelerated ageing and interference with the bodies natural repair mechanisms. This is also related to psychological issues post cancer treatment.

Exercise:

Should be specifically tailored to your needs taking into account any damage to joints and nerve that you may have sustained during your treatment. We provide you with tailor-made exercise plans all geared at increasing your well-being.

Dealing with long-term effects of radiation therapy:

Dry and damaged skin, irritation and redness can be experienced long after radiation treatment has finished. Attention to skin care and regeneration is essential as a part of long term well-being. Don’t suffer in silence – we can help you with solutions.

Some side-effects from chemotherapy, including radiation therapy, are short-term whilst others are long-term

Gut bacteria and bowel function: Conventional cancer treatment can interfere with the function of your bowel and eliminate healthy gut bacteria. Health restoration of bowel function is imperative for long-term well-being. Standard probiotics are often inadequate. Rebuilding healthy resident gut bacteria has been a focus of Grace Gawler Institute’s research.

Researchers state that gut bacteria can alter cancer susceptibility and progression by modulating inflammation, inducing DNA damage, and producing metabolites involved in oncogenesis or tumour suppression.

Gut bacteria can be manipulated for improving cancer treatment. The efficacy of chemotherapy/immunotherapy likely depends on an individual’s gut bacteria. Restoring a patients resident gut bacteria and microbial diversity is critical for human health and may be pivotal in preventing cancer recurrence.

Post chemo malabsorption syndrome:

When bowel bacteria and other microbiomes that live in the upper gastrointestinal tract have been impacted by chemotherapy or even targeted treatments, nutritional absorption can be compromised.

One remedy for this is to restore your resident gut bacteria; however, there are many other positive adjustments that you can make to your diet that can greatly assist with your long-term health restoration.

The Grace Gawler Institute’s solution to this issue is to take advantage of the new science of Nutritional Gene Analysis

Gene analysis testing is non-invasive and uses a mouth swab to analyse the jeans you were born with and how you metabolise and absorb nutrients.

Footnote: Some patients report becoming lactose intolerant and others intolerant to gluten in wheat products after undergoing prolonged cancer treatments. This needs to be addressed.

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