Foodie Friday: Healthy Breakfasts are all about Balance
✨ Laggiesland Créche does Mandela Day for LFCT ✨
A healthy breakfast is a must for children – skip it and they will be playing nutritional catch-up for the rest of the day, says Carole L. Adler, M.A., R.D., a dietitian at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When children skip breakfast, they don’t get what they need to be at their best, says […]
Sarcoma Awareness Month: Ewing Sarcoma
How Beautiful is this? We just love it when kids do for kids, and Laggiesland Créche in Paarl have once again done themselves proud in their support for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust by Doing Mandela Day for LFCT. The whole Laggiesland Créche accompanied their “Juffrou” to our office in Paarl to deliver this bounty […]
Mandela Day 2019 – St. Joseph’s Home
Ewing sarcoma is a bone cancer (although it can also very rarely develop in the soft tissue) and is the second most common primary sarcoma that can develop in children, comprising 10-15% of childhood bone cancers. The Ewing’s family of tumours: Ewing’s sarcoma of bone Extraosseous Ewing’s – a tumour outside of the bone Primitive […]
International Sarcoma Awareness Month!
Here at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust we do Mandela Day every day of the year, but this year we decided to do a very special outreach at the St. Joseph’s Home, an intermediate paediatric care facility for children with life limiting and life threatening illness, situated in Montana, Cape Town. Lizelma was accompanied yesterday, […]
Why is Nutrition Important?
The month of July is designated International Sarcoma Awareness Month. Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. They can affect almost any part of the body, on the inside or the outside. There are three main types of sarcoma: soft tissue sarcoma, bone […]
CBD for Cancer – Can it Help?
Why is nutrition so important, and what should cancer patients should keep in mind during and after treatment? With the help of Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD/LDN, CSO, senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we debunk a few nutrition myths in this podcast — and provide tips on what you can do to eat healthfully. Transcript […]
When Someone You Love is Grieving: How to Really Help
With the recent changes in the laws around cannabis use and the influx of the sale of cannabis products, CBD Oils etc in South Africa of late, especially the influx of social media postings of “so-called cures”, we thought it might be time to re-visit the subject…. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of many cannabinoids […]
Foodie Friday: Soy & Cancer Risk
“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” ~Henri Nouwen ~ It’s […]
Born With Leukemia ~ Now an Active 4-Year-Old
There’s a lot of conflicting information going around about soy: Is it healthy? Is it dangerous? And if it’s OK to eat, why do some people say it isn’t? Some of the misunderstandings come from the fact that studies in people and studies in animals may show different results. In some animal studies, rodents that […]
Melissa Belba is a healthy, bubbly, active 4-year-old girl. “She’s such a happy child, even though she’s been through so much,” says her mother, Erjona. “Every day, she says, ‘Good morning, Mommy – I love you.’” She also loves meeting new people, often announcing, “I got a new heart. You want to see my scar?” […]