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8th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 05-07, 2025 | Rome, Italy

Traditional Medicine 2024

Environmental and lifestyle factors in the prevention and management of cancer

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2024 - Tim Ewer
Integrative Health Ltd, New Zealand
Title : Environmental and lifestyle factors in the prevention and management of cancer


There is a growing evidence base for using nutritional, lifestyle and environmental components in both the prevention and management of cancer. It has been estimated that 30–40 percent of all cancers can be prevented by lifestyle and dietary measures alone. Obesity, nutrient sparse foods such as concentrated sugars and refined flour products, low fibre intake, consumption of red meat, alcohol, and an imbalance of omega 3 and omega 6 fats all contribute to excess cancer risk. Reductions of 60 percent in breast cancer rates have already been seen in human diet studies, and a 71 percent reduction in colon cancer for men. In this presentation, I will give a general overview of our current understanding about the factors that can increase the likelihood of cancer and then go on to look at some specific diet and nutritional options for the supportive care of cancer patients.

Keywords: Environment, lifestyle, nutrition, prevention, management, cancer.


Dr Tim Ewer, MB ChB, MMedSc, MRCP(UK), FRACP, FRNZCGP, FACNEM, Dip Occ Med, DCH, DRCOG, has been working in integrative medicine for over 30 years and he is vocationally registered as both a specialist physician and a general practitioner. He founded a GP practice which now has 25 staff and he also has a separate specialised integrative health clinic in Mapua, Nelson. Prior to this he was a hospital physician for 10 years after gaining his medical degree and specialist qualifications in the UK. He has trained in a variety of modalities including nutrition, environmental medicine, hyperbaric medicine, acupuncture, photobiomodulation, biofeedback and bioenergetic modalities. He has been an advisor to the World Health Organisation on natural medicine and to the New Zealand government on integrative medicine/CAM. He has been the vice-president of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) and a faculty member of the Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM).