Being positive and looking for ways to help yourself recover and cope with cancer can at the same time be very empowering and also very frustrating. There is so much information on the internet, sometimes from dubious sources, that this was why the 3 of us decided to combine our individual first-hand knowledge and experience and share the things we found helpful. It is an interesting fact that even in the span of time since we were first diagnosed, there has been a huge shift of attitude in the medical profession towards the acceptance of patients integrating self-care with conventional treatment.
One of the things we feel passionate about is encouraging recovery and supporting our bodies through really good nutrition. Good nutrition is vitally important as it enables you to cope with the side effects of treatment, prevents weight loss and body tissue breaking down. It also helps repair damaged tissue, fights infection and provides energy.
In Chapter 10 of The Cancer Journey we look at what really makes cancer tick and how we can change our diet to make better food choices.