Why Use Our Services
There is a growing body of scientific evidence supporting exercise, optimal nutrition and healthy lifestyle in not only preventing cancer, yet in preventing cancer recurrence, ameliorating the side effects of some cancer treatments, in addition to improving quality of life and energy levels.
Furthermore, healthy lifestyle is essential in other chronic health conditions in addition to playing a vital role in general health and wellbeing and prevention of future illness for all.
Lifestyle and “Wellness” is a vital component of health generally;- for those afflicted with an illness or condition, through to the most fit and athletic. Our wellness consultations are personalised and holisitic with the aim of optimising your health and supporting you in achieving your goals.
Our comprehensive medical wellness services range in focus:-
General Health and Wellness for Adults and Children
Wellness for Chronic Health Conditions/Chronic Injuries
Wellness for Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts
Wellness for Weight Management
Wellness for Mental Health
The World Cancer Research Fund International has recommendations for Cancer Survivors based on worldwide evidence which continues to be analysed. They recommend that all cancer survivors should receive nutritional care from an appropriately trained professional and that cancer survivors should aim for a healthy weight, and partake in regular physical activity. The term "cancer survivor" refers to those living with a diagnosis as well as to those whom have recovered.
The research continues. The Continuous Update Project is an ongoing programme to analyse global research on how diet, nutrition, physical activity and weight affect cancer risk and survival. Among experts worldwide it is a trusted, authoritative scientific resource, which underpins current guidelines and policy for cancer prevention.
Barriers to the recommendations go beyond lack of education or knowledge. Cancer Survivors and their families are unsure how best to exercise. For how long? What symptoms are expected? When it comes to diet, they are also unclear, as some have issues with weight loss, others with weight gain. Some have bowel issues, some absorption issues. Cancer patients, survivors and their families need GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT along the Survivorship journey. Needs may change along this path. Therefore skilled health professionals should be involved.
Adding to this, professional guidance is often necessary for those without cancer, whom wish to optimise their health, achieve athletically, manage a chronic health condition, and improve overall quality of life.
This is where Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko by establishing Wellac Lifestyle-"Wellness After, And during Cancer" and "Wellness And Contented Living", wants to make a difference, where the whole body and mind is addressed and where professional support and guidance is provided to achieve optimal health outcomes.