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 Radical 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'
Podcast Lets talk about the C Word
Hosted by Helen King, breast cancer survivor, this podcast is a platform for people to share authentic experiences of cancer. Helen is creative, witty, raw and real. You can also follow her on Facebook.
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 have an Aratika lending library. We have some of these books are available for loan.
Radical Hope Kelly A Turner, PhD
Your LIfe Matters Petrea King
Up until Now - a memoir Petrea King
Quest for Life Petrea King
Spirited Women Petrea King
The Biology of Belief Bruce Lipton
Dying to be Me Anita Moorjani
The Genie in Your Genes Dawson Church, PhD
Love is Letting go of Fear Gerald Jampolsku, Md
Life, Happiness and Cancer Phil Kerslake
Meditation an In-depth Guide Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson
Unbreakable Spirit Karen McMillan