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Sunday, September 5th, 2021
Robin Daly, Chair and Founder of Yes to Life originally wrote this blog in 2018 but has now updated it as this issue is alive today. If there’s one thing that’s clear from 16 years of developing Yes to Life, it’s that – in the main – men don’t do Complementary Medicine. At least not... Read more »...

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
This blog is by Philip Booth, Wigwam Coordinator, and is adapted from a blog he wrote last year on his personal blog site (i). It’s all very well talking about stuff like increasing exercise, juicing, best times to eat, self massage, cold showers and more, but the biggest challenge is often how to make those... Read more »...

Monday, August 9th, 2021
Blog by Robin Daly – This article first appeared in Health Triangle – check out this great magazine at: When I set up Yes to Life some sixteen years ago, no-one was talking about Integrative Medicine or Lifestyle Medicine – it was Complementary and Alternative Medicine or CAM for short, and, particularly in the... Read more »...

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
Following on from Best Books for those newly diagnosed with cancer we have now asked our Wigwam members and Yes to Life team which books they would recommended for good nutrition and great recipes. In the first section we have books with cancer-related or focused information and in the second section general cook books that... Read more »...

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021
Philip Booth takes a look at what our Wigwam members and Yes to Life team books folks would recommended for someone newly diagnosed with cancer.   We had several books that got repeated recommendations which we include first and then we list the others that got a mention. Do feel free to add comments if... Read more »...

Monday, July 5th, 2021
This week’s blog is from Karin, a Wigwam member, sharing some of her cancer journey. We had just completed a 9 mile training run for Stroud Half, when I got my first shielding letter. Stay at home. Stay local. Don’t meet anyone. Look out the window. Only exercise once a day. I was in shock.... Read more »...

Friday, June 18th, 2021
In this blog post we are joined by breast cancer thriver Liz Keates sharing her experience of diagnosis, mastectomy and reconstruction. Life Shocked Aged 43 and with no family history of breast cancer, I was totally ‘life shocked’ when I received my breast cancer diagnosis. When I arrived in the consulting room I was sitting... Read more »...

Monday, June 14th, 2021
Launch of innovative Integrative Oncology course for Healthcare Professionals These are exciting times. While Integrative Oncology is well-established in the US and other countries it is relatively new to most healthcare professionals in the UK – but there is now a strong and growing interest. The British Society for Integrative Oncology ( defines Integrative Oncology... Read more »...

Monday, May 17th, 2021
The Congress kicked off with Sheila Dillon, presenter of the BBC Food Program for years, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloid leukaemia (a type of bone cancer) 10 years ago. ‘When I asked my oncologist if changing my diet that might help,’ she says, ‘I was told that nothing I could do would make the... Read more »...

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
Double blog! Wigs in my life for 20 years – For better for worse – My Partner for Life A Wigmakers thoughts We are delighted to bring you a double blog this week with first up, a powerful blog by Heather who shares her experience of wig wearing. This is followed by Shelara, a Gloucestershire... Read more »...

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Losing her father suddenly to cancer and amidst a cloak of silence had a profound effect on Caroline Leek, inspiring her to help other families affected by the disease Caroline Leek is the founder and director of Fruit Fly Collective, a multi award winning not for profit organisation that focuses on improving the public’s understanding... Read more »...

Monday, April 12th, 2021
We are delighted to have Alison Hitchcock, the founder of the charity From Me to You, share more about their work.  We all love receiving a handwritten letter through the post, the feeling you get. That rush of excitement, the anticipation of ‘what’s inside?!’ – Reading well thought out words from someone close to us,... Read more »...

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