Resources Information Inspiration
At the beginning...Diagnosed, now what?
What is cancer? This might seem like a silly question.
But do you really know what cancer is and how long humans have been dealing with this malady?
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Cancer research and support organizations in Aotearoa.
Find your local Cancer Society and go visit! Excellent resources, supportive care nurses, support groups, and volunteers.
Te Aho o Te Kahu - Cancer Control Agency
Non government research trust. Excellent source of information on research being done in New Zealand.
Cancer Support - Healthpoint NZ
Integrative and Lifestyle Cancer Support
An app that offers a mobile, 24/7 cancer support service.
Petrea King - Quest for Life
Shannon Harvey Health Journalist
Producer of excellent films and podcasts about health and mindfulness. Very inspiring.
Cancer survivor and well-known Australian who pioneered integrative and lifestyle medicine for those diagnosed with cancer. His books and teachings have inspired many.
Bruce Lipton - Biology of Belief
Inspiring Stories of Hope
In 2020 RNZ interviewed a number Kiwis living with cancer as well as some of our Aratika Trustees.
Listen to their stories.
Kehukehu Butler 'My Cancer is my Mokai (Pet)'
Greg Taipari 'Knowledge is Power'
Claire Taipari 'Own Your Story'
Poihaere Knight 'Rogue Friend Cancer'
Aratika Cancer Trust 'Empowering People to Live Well'
The coolest club you never want to be a part of....The team on the You, Me & the Big C podcast are your BFF’s, your sisters, brothers, fathers and mothers. A candid look at cancer, with Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon.
Radio DJ Emma B meets people living with and affected by cancer for honest conversations over a cuppa. Expect real experiences from people who understand
what you’re going through, plus useful advice and information from Macmillan
We have an Aratika lending library. Some of these books are available for loan or you can inter-loan online.
The topic of nutrition, what to eat or not, if you have cancer, is a minefield. There are many different opinions from experts who seem like they know what they are talking about. At Aratika retreats we serve a plant-based diet with moderate doses of our favorite yummies.
The links below are for your information. It is up to you to find the right diet for your constitution. Most importantly enjoy your food. Enjoy your life.
We are working on updating the Nutritional Links for now. Stay tuned, more to be shared very soon!