Fresh Green Salad with Feta

Nutrition Lifestyle Medicine Seminar 
with Dr Britta Noske

The Thing Is


By Ellen Bass


to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it

and everything you’ve held dear

crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,

your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat

thickening the air, heavy as water

more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you down like your own flesh

only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, ​How can a body withstand this?

Then you hold life like a face

between your palms, a plain face,

no charming smile, no violet eyes,

and you say, yes, I will take you


I will love you, again.

We will explore why and how we grieve.

Looking at what helps.  Exploring how opening our heart to grief can be a pathway to transformation and wholehearted living.

Facilitated by Kay Ryan

Fee $40pp or $20pp for one session 

Please pay to

ASB: Aratika Cancer Trust


register here

Fee $40pp or $80pp for one session 

Please pay to

ASB: Aratika Cancer Trust


register here

Sat 06 Nov

9 - 12:30pm

Webinar - Zoom

Welcome to this informative opportunity. You have taken this positive step to proactively join in learning practical ways to support your cancer wellbeing with nutrition and integrative lifestyle medicine.

The morning will be shared as two 1.5 hr sessions.

Thank you for honouring our koha. As a charitable trust, your donation supports running our events.  

'Let food be your medicine and, medicine be your food '

-    (Hippocrates, 460- 370 BC)

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Facilitated by
Dr Britta Noske

Two sessions:

9 - 10:30am

Lecture: Role of Nutrition in Health

11 - 12:30pm

Lecture: Integrative or Functional Medicine

Koha $30 - $60pp 

Please pay to

ASB: Aratika Cancer Trust


GP, Fellow RNZCGP, trained Meditation and Nutrition Facilitator

Has a strong interest in nutritional
and integrative medicine,
particularly in relation to cancer
management. Trained with and is a member of the Australasian College of Integrative Medicine, and the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. Britta’s own cancer diagnosis in 2010 precipitated much research into lifestyle changes for cancer which has convinced her that much can be done by anyone with a cancer diagnosis to improve their prognosis and quality of life. Has attended a Gawler Retreat and trained as a facilitator with the Gawler Foundation. Britta facilitates meditation and nutrition courses for the Aratika Cancer Trust.