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2019 "Eat Well, Heal Well Live Well" Resources and Educational Session Links

Aug 29, 2019

The 2019 Seeds of Hope – Eat Well, Heal Well, Live Well- on Sunday, June 9, 2019 was a busy event with a prominent guest key note speech, cooking demonstration, 3 educational sessions, 17 activities/demos and 30 educational booths- representing Kaiser Permanente and their community-based programs. With the hopes of sharing resources that support cancer patients and caregivers during their cancer journey, this year’s program focused on nutrition, as well as other areas of cancer rehabilitation and prevention.
  

EVENT DETAILS:

For those who missed the educational sessions, or would like to view them again, please click on the links below.
  

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Our Seeds of Hope Day has always been about celebrating and helping our survivors thrive by providing resources to maximize their recovery from their treatments and promoting healthy survivorship. In 2019, seven important nutritional topics as well as seven prevention and cancer educational topics were showcased for the participants to experience and learn.
  

NUTRITION/FOOD ZONE

  • Food is Medicine - Healthy Eating and Weight Management
    What is the association of obesity and cancer development and prevention (NCI) How can food be used to fight and prevent cancer? What role does alcohol play in this? Learn from dieticians which foods are most nutritious and how to build healthy, balanced meals. 
  • Minimizing Toxin Loads Through Organic Foods, Food Storage, and Cooking Methods
    Learn more about the toxins that exist in the products that we use on a day to day basis- especially endocrine disrupting compounds that have been associated with cancer. 
  • Organic Farming
    Not only does this benefit the environment by improving fertility, soil, and biodiversity, but it also reduces environmental exposure to toxic materials associated with the development of cancer. 
  • Pharmacy and Natural Medicines
    Learn from our pharmacists about supplements and possible interactions with your current medications 
  • Fresh Approach
    Healthy, local produce can be an unattainable luxury for many families in the Bay Area. Learn how to access different programs, like the Mobile Farmers’ Market for affordable locally-grown fruits and produce. 
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
    As a KP Community Grant Recipient, they help promote and simplify enrollment into the Cal Fresh Program. This program allows those in need to buy groceries and fresh produce at participating stores and farmers’ markets. Learn more about eligibility.
  • Food Donation (next to Second Harvest Food Bank)
    1 in 3 children and 1 in 4 adults in Silicon Valley are food insecure. Food donation can help fight hunger in our community.


PREVENTION AND CANCER EDUCATION ZONE 
After diagnosis and treatment for cancer, it is even more important to keep up with screenings for other cancers as well as learn about other preventative steps.

  • Colorectal Cancer - including the “Colon Experience” Inflatable Tunnel
    FIT test is a simple test that you can do in the convenience of your home, come see how it is done 
  • HPV Related Cancer and HPV Vaccination
    HPV vaccination early in life may prevent HPV related cancers later in life 
  • Liver Cancer and Hepatitis Treatment and Prevention
    Hepatitis C treatment now may prevent Hepatitis C related liver cancers in the future 
  • Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health - including the “Prostate Experience” Inflatable Tunnel
    Men’s health is not limited to prostate cancer. What other factors can impact a man’s quality of life? 
  • Skin Cancer Awareness
    Learning your ABCDE and SPF may save lives 
  • E-Cigarettes, smoking related cancers, and ways to stop smoking
    Can you “vape” just flavors? What are e-cigarettes? 
  • Breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer and Women’s Health
    Menopausal symptoms, bone health, early cancer detection and prevention are just a few issues to evaluate at this booth


ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS - KAISER PERMANENTE

  • Acupuncture
    Meet with our certified acupuncturists to learn about how acupuncture promotes the flow of vital life energy (called “qi” or “chi”) and how stimulating key points in the body can help manage the side effects of cancer treatment. 
  • All About Sleep
    Talk to a sleep specialist and learn how to get a good night’s rest 
  • Oncology Clinical Trials
    Kaiser Permanente is an active and leading participant in several national cooperative trials. Learn about available clinical trials at KP San Jose and Santa Clara and how participation can improve care standards. Check out the many survivorship studies that are on-going. 
  • Complementary Integrative Medicine
    Learn ways to use non-traditional healing approaches and techniques that help with coping and symptom management to improve wellness and quality of life 
  • Genetics
    The genes you are born with may contribute to your risk of developing certain types of cancer. We can help you understand your risk for disease. 
  • Heart Health
    Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack? Learn about preventive care for heart health as well as how to manage your cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight. 
  • Health Education
    Our Health Education Department has resources and programs to help you maintain and improve your health and wellness. Learn how this team of health professionals can help you achieve and maintain lifestyle changes such as healthy eating, exercise, and stress management to take care of yourself and loved ones. 
  • KP Pet Therapy Team and Volunteer Services
    Come meet the pets that help to cheer up our patients through their cancer treatment and ways that you can participate in our volunteer services 
  • Refreshed Skin Therapy
    Aestheticians will be available with tips for taking care of your skin as well as skin consultations. 
  • Supportive Care Services (Pain & Relief and Life Care Planning)
    Learn about symptom management, life care planning, financial support information and other support resources. 
  • Life Care Planning
    Peace of mind comes from knowing that your values and wishes are honored in health care decisions. Get information on how to make an advance health care directive form. Free notary available.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES

  • American Cancer Society
    Check out our Look Good Feel Better demonstration table and get information about prevention, treatment, and survivorship as well as programs such as Road to Recovery (transportation), Reach to Recovery (breast cancer support), and I Can Cope.
  • Asian American Cancer Support Network
    Learn about the educational, supportive, and diverse network of resources available to not only Asian-Americans, but to everyone. Check out the limited-edition survivorship gift basket. 
  • Bay Area Cancer Connections
    Dedicated to providing compassionate support and comprehensive information to those affected by breast cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Cancer Care Point
    Provides hope and help for individuals and families in Silicon Valley whose lives are touched by cancer. They provide a vast array of programs and classes including imagery, massage therapy, yoga, nutrition consults, and support groups, as well as transportation and financial resources. 
  • Leukemia/Lymphoma Society
    Dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and services to patients and their families with leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Pediatric Spanish - speaking support program with Latinas Contra Cancer.
  • Living Strong Living Well
    A twelve-week small group strength and fitness training program for cancer survivors who have become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease- to help build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability and quality of life.
  • The Next Step Boutique
    A woman’s boutique established to accommodate the special needs of women who have experience breast cancer.

2019 "Eat Well, Heal Well Live Well" Resources and Educational Session Links

Resources and educational links for our 2019 Seeds of Hope.

2018 Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Resources and Educational Session Links

Resources and educational links for our 2018 Seeds of Hope.

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