Nutrition, Food And Exercise

Ideas for losing weight

Re-thinking weight loss   European Journal of Nutrition highlighted that fat does not necessarily make you fat, not even dairy fat.   Apparently  people who eat full-fat dairy tend to be leaner than those who opt for low-fat versions. In 2016, a long-term study of...

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Hydrotherapy makes a splash

 Give me an excuse to exercise in warm water - and I dive in Advice rains on cancer survivors saying exercise is GOOD for recovery after cancer, but sometimes it's difficult to access. The NHS  promises and advises, but the practicalities of finding somewhere...

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Foods to avoid if you are on a diet

Who doesn't want to lose weight? I am not a Nutritionist/Dietician/Doctor, just an ordinary patient.  But I sometimes feel that not enough notice is taken of what we need and what works for us.  My weight ballooned on Tamoxifen, and no-one seemed able to give me...

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Cake cheers you up and can banish loneliness

Set out a home made cake on a china plate - and suddenly it lifts the spirit.  It's old-fashioned, everyone drooling over it is probably on a diet - but the ritual of "Oh! Go on - have a tiny slice" and you do, lifts the spirits! Cancer can be lonely Roy Lilley, the...

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Cooking for cancer survivors

Too tired to cook - so what can we eat? The answer could be in a new cookbook by Sarah Rainey, Three Ingredient Baking [amazon_link asins='0718184793' template='ProductAd' store='wwwaftercance-21' marketplace='UK' link_id='b72ba106-2bd8-11e8-a3bd-439a07a0af8f']...

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Junk food is just that – so try and avoid it

Processed food identified as villains It started with Jamie Oliver having a down on chicken nuggets.  He was vilified by Mums who relied on feeding these to their kids as an easy, and they thought nutirtious way, of getting them to eat. After Jamie got the flack,...

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Watch out for sneaky sugar in food

Sugar adds calories - whatever it is called Regarded as a villain; thought of as a possible cause of some cancers and all sorts of ills, manufacturers disguise sugar in different ways to make it more acceptable. Livestrong, the US Cancer charity, warns " Sugar is one...

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‘Five a Day’ is fresh or frozen best?

Advice from Livestrong Don't feel guilty about eating frozen fruit or veg A recent email from Livestrong, the giant US cancer charity, removed the guilt from my shopping. They say "produce selected for freezing is harvested when it's ripe, rather than harvested early...

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