Health in Harmony
Upcoming Events
Farm Stand
Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 10am (weather permitting)

Tricycle Gardens will be selling locally grown produce at the corner of Marshall and College Streets downtown. We'll even have recipes for you! More info
Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays, August 9 & 23 from 2-3pm, downtown library 

Coloring and crafting is not only fun, it's also therapeutic. Put your creativity to the test and create something for yourself or a loved one. More info
Open Support Group
Wednesday, August 10 from 10:30-11:30am, downtown library

Open to all cancer survivors and their loved ones. Discuss your journey with others who have been down the same path. More info
Patient Resource Fair
Thursday, August 11 from 10am to 1pm, downtown library

Learn more about services available to patients and caregivers, including physical therapy, the Arts in Healthcare program, nutrition counseling, self-care for caregivers, patient and family advisory board, and more! More info
Smoothies 101
Thursday, August 11 from 11am to 12pm, downtown library

Join registered dietitian Elizabeth Miller for a class on making nutritious and delicious smoothies! More info
Save the Date!
Healthful Eating During Cancer Survivorship
Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 5:30-6:30pm, Stony Point library

Join registered dietitian Elizabeth Miller for a free series of workshops on the benefits of healthful eating for cancer survivorship. RSVP required. Call (804) 827-0876 to register. More info
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), patients treated at cancer care centers that offer integrative health services have less pain, less anxiety, improved mood and less overall fatigue. Here at VCU Massey Cancer Center, we consider integrative health to be the combination of cutting-edge medical care with complementary approaches such as mind-body practices, nutrition, psychological care and exercise, whether for physical therapy and cancer rehab or for overall health and fitness. Massey's Integrative Health program incorporates a variety of stress reduction and healthy lifestyle practices within a health care setting to address the physical, mental and spiritual needs of our patients. 

Each month in this newsletter, we'll bring you more information about integrative health at Massey, including informative articles on various integrative health topics; dates for free workshops, support groups and classes; healthy lifestyle tips from our experts; nutritious recipes; and integrative health resources available at Massey and VCU Health.

We encourage you to visit our website for more information, and to share this newsletter with your friends, family and others who may be interested in learning more about integrative health!
The Pillars of Health
Spirituality and Cancer 

Results from a recent survey of patients at Massey revealed a strong interest in spirituality. Exactly what is meant by spirituality, and how is it intertwined with the cancer experience? Read more...
Integrative Health Team Member Highlight
Jim Bonomo

Massey Chaplain Jim Bonomo has been a fixture in the clinics of Massey and Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU for more than 17 years. In this Q&A, we asked Jim about his approach to chaplaincy, his career, faith and spirituality, and the unique challenges brought about by cancer. Read more...
Myths and Facts
Turmeric and Cancer

The buzz on the internet is that turmeric can help prevent and/or cure cancer. But is there evidence-based research to back up the claims? Read more...
Recipe Corner
Cherry Berry Smoothie & Avocado Strawberry Caprese

This month, registered dietitian Elizabeth Miller provides nutritional summer recipes that taste great and help beat the heat.  Read more...

Massey does not endorse all forms of integrative and complementary medicine. We only recommend therapies that are known to be safe and have the potential to improve health when used alongside, and never in place of, professional medical care. All cancer patients are advised to consult with their physician before starting any integrative therapy, as some may interfere with medical care.
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