Horizons is a new e-learning platform that Yes to Life has launched to help professionals achieve a better understanding of the potential of Integrative Oncology to improve quality of life and outcomes.
All the e-learning courses available here have been devised and delivered by highly qualified professionals, often recognised leaders in their field. They range from profession-specific development modules, to general resources for healthcare professionals wanting to gain an understanding of the field of Integrative Oncology.
Integrative Oncology, while well-established in the US and other countries, is relatively new to most healthcare professionals in the UK. The British Society for Integrative Oncology (bsio.org.uk) defines Integrative Oncology as a patient-centred, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilises nutritional, lifestyle and complementary interventions alongside conventional cancer treatments to support better quality of life, improve resilience, minimise the side effects of treatment and improve outcomes.
This is a rapidly evolving field of science with much to offer to patients before, during and following treatment, but its sheer breadth can be intimidating, leading to difficulty in knowing how to safely refer on to appropriate resources.
This introductory course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with an overview of Integrative Oncology, looking at all the resources available, the role they can play in cancer care, who the providers are, and the evidence for efficacy and safety. Delegates will complete the 11-module Introduction with sufficient understanding of integrative modalities to confidently refer their patients on at times and in situations where Integrative Medicine may be able to help.
You can find more information and book your course here
Lifestyle medicine is the fastest growing medical speciality globally. It is an evidence-based discipline which addresses the root cause of chronic health conditions by focusing on the lifestyle choices that give rise to these diseases in the first place.
The six pillars of lifestyle medicine are a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection. It is estimated that by addressing these key lifestyle factors 80% or more of our common chronic diseases could be prevented or delayed.
Lifestyle habits play are key role in the prevention of cancer and supporting patients to live well after a diagnosis of cancer.
These three introductory talks will take you through the evidence supporting a lifestyle medicine approach for cancer, how to incorporate this learning into your clinical practice and a focus on healthy diet and nutrition. The teaching has been created by the team at Plant Based Health Online, the UK’s first CQC-regulated online, plant-based lifestyle medicine service.
You can find the full programme here