What should I be eating during cancer radiation therapy? This is one of the most asked questions by cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. And it is an excellent question. We all know about the connection between food and health. A cancer
Fatigue is the most reported side effect of cancer radiation therapy. Radiotherapy can impair your body’s ability to take in and use oxygen. It affects muscle strength. And, ultimately, it can affect your quality of life when you feel exhausted
Sunshine is vital to your health because of Vitamin D. It is estimated that 80% of people in northern countries and over 50% of the world’s population are deficient in this essential nutrient. Being stuck indoors, especially during winter months,
Staying healthy has always been important. But right now, especially, it is vital to keep your immune systems as healthy as possible. While foods cannot prevent viruses from invading your body, healthy food can provide you with the nutrients needed
There are some foods you should not eat while taking tamoxifen. There are other foods that are fine to eat. And there are some foods that can make your tamoxifen work harder for you. I am going to tell you
I didn’t really want to start taking Tamoxifen, although my oncologist recommended it. I knew of the side effects and it worried me. I had already thrown a blood clot and had liver issues as a result of my chemotherapy.
Joanna Stimmel was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 46. She was devastated by the news. However, as she progressed along her journey she realized a few things. She listened to what her cancer was telling her and it became
Cruciferous Vegetable Night was made famous by the Big Bang Theory character, Sheldon Cooper. These fabulous vegetables are so tremendously healthy. We should be trying to have cruciferous vegetable night every night. Well, at least incorporating them into at least
I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. They are just ideas and promises. Just dreams. Only about 8% of people who start the year with resolutions actually follow through and keep them. NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: a promise to
You probably came here expecting me to give you the answer to “How To Eat And Be Healthy”, right? Well, I wish could tell you an exact and simple answer to that question. No one knows this answer yet. Once
Journaling and expressive writing can improve the lives of cancer patients. Several scientific studies have shown that journaling can improve sleep, pain levels, other general physical symptoms, psychological well-being and overall quality of life for cancer patients. Expressive writing has
As all cancer patients know, side effects of cancer treatments can leave us weak and drained. Personal trainer, Daniel from dumbbellsreview.com, has provide us with some simple strength exercises we can do to help us repair ourselves. Without further delay,
This is my honest and heartfelt letter to anyone diagnosed with cancer. I was told I had cancer in the fall of October 2013. It devastated me. I found it tremendously hard to navigate my emotions, while trying to listen
Pomegranate juice has been the center of controversy for a number of years. In 2010, the US FDA issued a warning that POM Wonderful, a major brand of pomegranate juice, made false and unsubstantiated claims that their juice can cure
Have you experienced any side-effects while taking tamoxifen? Did it take you a while to figure out that it was tamoxifen causing your symptoms? Have you experienced this with any other medications? Did you feel inferior, insecure and incapable when
Oatmeal has been a long time favorite breakfast of runners. It is easy to make and versatile, with recipes to satisfy most tastes. For runners, oatmeal is one of the perfect foods as it has the right balance of healthy
I am a runner and I am a cancer survivor. When I started to teach cancer survivors to run, I started to recognize that learning to run and fighting cancer both teach us similar things. Starting is scary and the
Science shows us that running can reduce pain. This is good news for cancer survivors, as cancer treatments can increase pain. Cancer treatments can cause pain My type of breast cancer grows in the presence of female hormones, estrogen and
Most cancer survivors will list “chemo brain” as one of their experiences with cancer treatments. This is the phrase used for a group of cognitive symptoms, including mental fogginess, trouble concentrating, memory loss, confusion, difficulty learning, and slower mental processes.
Updated December 16, 2019 Running can help us live longer. Aerobic exercise, like running, can lower our risk of cancer recurrence. It can help survivors live longer and better lives. Don’t believe it? Let’s look at some of the evidence.
The new Canada Food Guide was released in January 2019. It replaced outdated food guidelines that were highly criticized. But how healthy is this new food guide? Let’s explore this from the perspective of a cancer survivor. Before my cancer