Blood Ca &Complementary Therapies

1) "ACTIVE HOPE OPTIMAL WELLNESS PROGRAM" after MDS and Blood Cancers

Coordinated through the University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Program Funded by by the J.P. McCarthy Foundation, Detroit, Michigan Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Warber

STUDY PURPOSE: To better understand the impact that nutrition, mindfulness meditation, Logotherapy, yoga and Chi-DoTM have on enhancing the quality of life and optimal wellness of blood cancer and Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) survivors.

WHAT: a 12 week integrative lifestyle modification program designed to enhance the quality of life. The study will include weekly Yoga, Chi-DoTM, Mindfulness Meditation, and Nutrition sessions. Special Note: the nutrition component will be following the guidelines in my book, A Dietitian's Cancer Story.

WHO: You must have had a diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia, or Lymphoma, are not receiving cancer treatments during this 3 month time period, and are 18 years of age or older.

WHERE: Plymouth, Michigan. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THIS LOCATION.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: We cannot promise that participants personally will receive any benefits from being in this study. However, we hope that some will learn new skills that have the potential to: _ Increase quality of life (physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being) _ Increase interconnectedness _ Increase perceived social support _ Increase quality and patterns of sleep _ Increase consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish (food frequency) _ Decrease anxiety _ Decrease depression

CONTACT: For more information call Jenna Wunder or Deneil Kolk at 998-7712 or Email: wunder@umich.edu.

3/03

Source: Newsletter@CancerRD.com (Diana Dyer)

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