A Plant Based Diet is Good for Fighting Cancer
Nevermind Less Junk Food: Eat More Nutritious Food!
The basic principles of a plant-based diet (PBD) are that it focuses on whole, minimally processed foods – whole grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts should make up the majority of what you eat – and limits animal products. A PBD also excludes refined foods, like added sugars, white flour, and processed oils. A […]
Are Goji Berries Really that Healthy?
According to the Global Burden of Disease study, unhealthy diets are responsible for 11m preventable deaths globally per year, more even than smoking tobacco. The biggest problem is not the junk we eat however, but the nutritious food we don’t eat. Researchers are calling for a global shift in policy to promote vegetables, fruit, nuts […]
WHO Commission Criticised Over Sugar Taxes in New Report
The popularity of goji berries for their health benefits has been growing more and more over the past few years, but are they really so healthy and why should we eat them? The answer to the first question is YES! Goji berries, also known as Lycium Barbarum, are native to Asia, and they have been used in […]
Alternative Eating for Better Health
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs’ new report, Time to Deliver, called for urgent action against chronic diseases and mental disorders, the globe’s leading cause of death and ill-health, but failed to include a recommendation on taxing sugary beverages. Sugar and in particular sugar sweetened beverages are “leading drivers of the […]
Real Food Recipes for your Child with Cancer
While the following article refers more to lifestyle diseases such as HIV Aids, diabetes, hypertension and obesity, eating well and ensuring that you and your Child with Cancer eat sufficient fresh, whole-foods and staying away from processed food as much as possible is critical for your good health. It is important that we all learn […]
Foodie Friday: Diet and Nutrition During Brain Cancer Treatment
Switching from cans of soup or casseroles to fresh, real ingredients can be a fun challenge, and right now is the perfect time to swop processed crackers and snacks for fruit, homemade smoothies and yoghurts. Not only will you ALL all feel better; your blood sugar will stop plummeting daily, you will all be more […]
Foodie Friday: Malnutrition & Brain Tumour Patients
In the past, you may have promised yourself that you and your family will start eating a more healthy and nutritious diet – now is the time to put that promise into action. Eating well can combat fatigue, help your child feel better, and keep their body strong so that they can cope more easily […]
Will Becoming a Vegetarian Prevent Cancer?
Malnutrition at the diagnosis of cancer is not an uncommon finding in the developing world. Malnutrition describes the consequences of insufficient protein-energy intake. Malnutrition is an unspecific term used to define an inadequate nutritional condition. It is characterized by either a deficiency or an excess of energy with measurable adverse effects on clinical outcome. Malnutrition describes the […]
Nutritious Recipes & Snacks
While we are all aware of the fact that we need to eat all our vegetables every day for good health, is it necessary to become a vegetarian and do vegetarian diets reduce cancer risk? According to Maria Petzel, a senior clinical dietitian at MD Anderson Cancer Center and a member of the Scientific and Medical […]
Ensuring that your Child with Cancer gets sufficient nutrition, which is necessary to improve their immune system so that they can fight the cancer, is not always easy, especially when you are a single parent, are dealing with the side-effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatment, or have other children to look after as well. The […]