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How to choose our best health. A terminal cancer thriver story.

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1) How to choose our best health. A terminal cancer thriver story

Saturday 9th December 2017
9.45am for 10.00am start - 12noon
The Orchard Barn
Nicholson's Nurseries
The Park
North Aston
OX25 6HL

2) How to choose our best health. A terminal cancer thriver story

Saturday 6th January 2018
9.45am for 10.00am start - 12noon
The Orchard Barn
Nicholson's Nurseries
The Park
North Aston
OX25 6HL

3) How to choose our best health. A terminal cancer thriver story

Thursday 11th January 2018
18:30 for 18:45 start - 20:45pm
School Hall
Wimbledon Park Primary School
Havana Road
SW19 8EJ

5 minutes walk from both Wimledon Park tube and Earlsfield mainline station (one stop from Clapham Junction))

"Wow, wow, wow! Those were the most inspirational two hours going! I felt like a child in a sweet shop just sponging up all this information like nectar! Thank you, thank you! Not only did it open my eyes even more to your incredible journey, but it also gave Louise a tremendous amount of positivity to cling to. You are utterly incredible." Fiona Steel, Oct 2017


Please read on for the following:

  1. What you will learn by attending this event
  2. Who would find it beneficial to attend
  3. Ticket types
  4. Event administration
  5. About me
  6. FAQ's
  7. Disclaimer

1. What you will learn by attending this event

You will hear my perspective on the many questions that people have been asking me about on how I have managed to turn my life around since receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis on Christmas Eve 2015.

I will challenge you too on making time to contemplate some of our biggest questions in life. I feel that I have been given a gift: to share the lessons of living with a terminal disease. Through these I sincerely hope that I can shine the light on a journey not to tread.

You will hear my perspectives on the more popular topics such as

  1. What is our best approach for nutrition?
  2. What is the mindfulness thing all about?
  3. "I struggle with self-discipline: how should I get started on the journey of my improving my health?"

You should also come to hear debate on the equally important questions of

  • the benefits of fasting
  • managing stress
  • finding purpose in life
  • understanding what it means to be a human
  • faith & religion
  • the NHS & other mass health systems
  • why to study our poo
  • understanding death is to understand life
  • how to be rid of toxic relationships
  • why individualised functional medicine is at the heart of it all

"That was a brilliant morning. So proud of you Nick, truly inspiring, moving and I'm in awe of your incredible attitude and approach." Philomena Lufkin, Oct 2017.

2. Who would find it beneficial to attend this event

This event is for anyone wishing to understand more about what mind, body & spirit actions are necessary to take control of their health, especially for those concerned about chronic disease. These actions result from my passionate beliefs, copious research and experimentation on myself.

This event comes at a time when conventional healthcare is unable to halt the increasing incidence in all chronic diseases in western societies: coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, dementia, MS and more. I believe that my approach has application for all these conditions.

I am, of course, deeply humbled by those who have to suffer compromises to their health that originate from outside their control. I will never be able to fully appreciate the depths of their hardship. However, this event is for those who share my belief that

  • everyone's perception of their health can be improved by improvements in their mental approach
  • we have more choice and control than most of us think over the development and management of chronic illness.

If you are wanting to do everything possible in the pursuit of improving your health, whatever its current state, or the health of someone near and dear to you, then I intend that you learn lots out of attending this event.

"Your talk was very inspirational and mind blowing. The amount of research and detail you have gone into is amazing." Louise McLean, Oct 2017

3. Ticket types

In addition to tickets for single admissions, discounted tickets are available for groups of two or more.

Discounted student tickets are available. Student ID cards will be required at the entrance door.

4. Event administration

A light snack and drink will be provided. Please state any dietary restrictions you have.

Please be on time. We will start on time. I would not want you to miss anything.

Tickets will be limited so that I can make the event as relevant to you as possble, whilst also making ticket prices reasonable. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

These events are the introduction event to a series of conversations, events and tools in self-help lifestyle medicine that I am running for you. For other events and support, visit www.thecancerjourneyman.co.uk and sign up for the newsletter to stay informed.

5. About me

On Christmas Eve 2015, aged 51, I received the news that everyone dreads: a diagnosis of cancer. My dose was in a particularly nasty, aggressive and advanced stage. Having started in my prostate it had spread all over my skeleton. There were too many sites of cancer for the doctors to be able to quantify the number of locations, so they didn't try.

With no cure possible, I was put on a palliative care programme. I did not ask for statistics: I am not a statistic and I had enough gut feel for the odds. I reasoned that if I worked hard at it, harder than I have ever worked at a project in my life, then why couldn't I put claim one of the 5 places in the 5% of people who survive (whatever that means) a death sentence. I just had to work harder than 95% of other people.

On 23rd June 2016, just 7 months after diagnosis, my medical team informed me that there was no evidence of disease (formally referred to NED in the medical profession) remaining in my body. Whilst delighted with the news, I knew how tricky cancer is to constrain. There is no room for complacency or slippage: every day I am working on maintaining the positive belief and total lifestyle overhaul that i believe will keep my disease under control.

I have left no stone unturned in a 23 month journey, keeping some less pallatable treatment options in reserve until the time necessitates. I have chosen to cease much (but not all) recommended conventional treatment. I have experimented with the latest thinking in holistic therapies for the mind, body and soul. I spend as much time measuring results as I spend on treatments & therapies. In an area requiring a bio-individualised approach, I have amassed my own evidence of which appoaches are effective in the control of my disease.

I still work and have become a more complete and content human than I ever was. Every day I live is better than the last. I was once apologetic about the angst that I subjected my family to, but now we all appreciate the lessons that my condition has taught us.

My life purpose is now redefined: I am lucky enough to be able to view this self-imposed health challenge as a wonderful opportunity to reach out to others. My task is to shake people out of their stupor. For most of us our state of health is largely our choice. And most of us have forgotten what it takes to make daily decisions and sacrifices to live a full and healthy life. It is simply too important to give the responsibility of our healthcare to others, yet most of us do. It is time to stop.

On 14th November 2017 I had my 23 month scan results. The good news continues with my oncologist informing me that there is still no evidence of disease (NED) in my bones or organs and that the scans show a further improvement on my previous scans of 15 months ago.

On Christmas Eve 2017 I am striving to qualify for my next milestone. Of the 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK only 0.7% (17,000) of these reach their second anniversary living with stage 4 of the disease.

6. FAQs

What is the parking availability?

There is sufficient parking available at both the Oxfordshire & London venues.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact nick@thecancerjourneyman.co.uk

What's the refund policy?

The cost of your ticket(s) can be refunded up to 7 days in advance of the event. I am sorry that we are not able to refund after this date due to our need to incur costs on your behalf for food and venue.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your ticket to the event as this with help should any error occur. Alternatively have it available for viewing on your smartphone. We are not able to accept payment at the door.

If you are a student, please bring your student ID card with you.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Your ticket is not transferrable to another date.

Please enter details of all ticket holders into the website at the time of booking.

If you can not make it to the event your ticket can be used by another person, if

  • you give your persmission. Please ensure that your guest brings the printed ticket with them if possible. Alternatively have it available for viewing on their smartphone.
  • they give your name at the admissions door, as someone who has paid for a ticket in advance.

Please note that we are not able to accept payment at the door.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes on condition that the above is fulfilled.

7. Disclaimer

I, Nick Parker, am not qualified to give medical advice. None of what I say or write should be considered as a medical advice or a cure for a health condition. My opinions are my beliefs, sometimes expressed with evidence of personal effect, sometimes evidenced with research conducted by third parties.

It is the responsibility of the reader, or listener, at all times, to decide what advice, information or opinion they wish to believe and then possibly put into action.

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