Top 5 tips once you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer

Top 5 tips once you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer

A diagnosis of cancer will rock your world. It brings with it fear both of the disease and of the treatment. It may feel like nothing will ever be the same again. Having recovered from breast cancer some 15 years now, I know what it feels like to be in your shoes, but...
What to eat alongside chemotherapy

What to eat alongside chemotherapy

Chemotherapy affects people in different ways. You may find it no more than a minor inconvenience, and be able to keep to your usual ‘real food’ diet. Or it may be that you greatly feel the side effects of chemo, potentially resulting in loss of appetite, constipation...

When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2003, I came across a book called ‘Your Life in Your Hands’ by Jane Plant.[i] This highlighted Jane’s own success with a no-dairy diet in the remission of her cancer. She reasoned that Chinese populations had a very low rate of...

Let them eat sugar

Yesterday I went to talk by a local oncologist. It was an opportunity to hear first-hand an update on the latest technological developments in fighting cancer, and I was impressed that several lifestyle issues were covered too. This included the risk of alcohol and...