Once the initial shock of getting a cancer diagnosis has faded, finding ways to help oneself through the next phase starts. One of these ways, a very well researched option, is diet and nutrition. It is said that ‘we are what we eat’. In this day of fast food and hurried meals, far away from the made-from-scratch meals our mothers provided, this is quite alarmingly true.
Rethinking what you eat and how it does or does not nourish your body takes some research. Most would agree that getting rid of junk food, highly sugared foods, and wasted calories is a good start. Combined with exercise – exercise as simple as a half hour walk – can make a huge impact on your body’s ability to heal.
There are many nutrition/diet books for cancer patients available. One of the ones I read recently is The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. The information has made a huge impact on me – even 20 years after my original cancer diagnosis. There were pieces of the puzzle learned prior that finally all came together. Hence, I am following his guidelines and noticing greatly improved health. Worth a read.
Do some research and find what makes a difference for you. We are all unique and what works for one does not necessarily work for another.