How a breast cancer survivor boosted her immune system by healing her mind with yoga, meditation and walks in nature

Galiano, a fan of nature and the outdoors, in Phuket, Thailand, in 2018. Photo: Isabel Galiano

[South China Morning Post / Nan-Hie In] Surviving breast cancer taught Isabel Galiano to take the mind-body connection seriously.

“You can’t just heal the body, you also have to heal your mind,” says the 46-year-old, who became a health coach specialising in supporting cancer patients after beating the disease a decade ago.

She is convinced her lifestyle played a role in her illness.

“I never smoked. I barely drank … I ate healthily. I was always thin,” she says. “But lifestyle isn’t only about [physical health]. How about the emotional aspects? Often the latter is completely underestimated and not addressed at all.” [Read more…]