The Peat Institute for Cancer Knowledge
The Peat Institute has been formed to provide an education and support resource for practitioners and carers supporting people with cancer.
After 30 years of working in oncology as a nurse and 21 years of that in integrative cancer support this is the natural progression for Patricia Peat to share everything, she has learnt over the years about Integrative Oncology.
Over these years the there have been fundamental changes in the how we view managing cancer:
The research evidence showing the way cancer manifests as a metabolic disease where the lifestyle interventions undertaken by the individual can have an effect has increased in both quantity and quality
Our understanding of how cancer cells manipulate their extracellular environment and how the health of that environment can help people.
Some of the more questionable approaches of old which deters doctors from taking an interest in
Worldwide practitioners are training in nutrition, naturopathy, holistic therapies to a very high academic standard. Research and evidence driven training into functional medicine, how disease starts and what manifests in the body provides the pathway back to health which is both in hi individual and precise.
The work of ground-breaking research practitioners such as Dr Nasha Winters, Jane McClelland, Travis Christopherson is shaping the future of integrative oncology support that is scientifically based and outcome measurable.
What’s holding us back
Biggest issue is not enough practitioners to work with people dealing with cancer. As awareness amongst the public of how integrative oncology can empower people in tkiang part in their recovery’s has grown we need more practitioners to train in this area
Lack of engagement by medical teams. This is dramatically improving as the research is showing us the importance of supporting the gut and immune system to ensure treatment works. The importance of good nutrition sounds obvious but there are still mixed messages from medical teams as to its value, this leaves people confused and conflicted.
Support can interfere with treatment; knowledge on how to work with different treatments, whether traditional chemotherapy, targeted therapies or immunotherapy means practitioners can be trained to work confidently and safely with all treatment modalities
Not looking under the bonnet; Looking at root causes, what contributed to the perfect storm of how why someone developed cancer and ensuring that environment has changed is of course vital. Most oncology proactive is one dimensional and rarely involves addressing the persons background, terrain, or damage caused by the treatments themselves.
This most important and interesting element of working with people, functional testing means they are given a pathway towards health where they are empowered to become their own healer.
WHAT WILL WE BE PROVIDING?
We will be aiming to provide the research-based training you want, in a manner that suits you and covering all the topics that will help you develop your practice
Aiming to fit into your busy life, we will be developing a library of topics on all the various cancers and subjects you need
Interviews with leading practitioners and also people who have been incorporating integrative approaches into the
Mentorship support, live Q and As to all our sessions and ongoing mentorship as you develop your practice. Aimed at taking all the science to working integratively and developing the art of applying that to the individual person in a way that empowers them.
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