Nutrition, Food And Exercise

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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At last the NHS is doing something about eating healthily

We gain weight during treatment, and losing it can be difficult. Hospital meals chock full of fatty preservatives don't help, and trying to find a healthy snack in hospital can be impossible. Thank heaven campaigns by well-known chefs like Jamie Oliver are shaming...

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Chocolate and Christmas

Researchers across the Atlantic are now discovering benefits of Chocolate in MODERATION! So we can all indulge at Christmas but it MUST be Dark Chocolate. For chocoholics,  it's the best Comfort Food  Researchers at US medical centres such as Johns Hopkins, etc. have...

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Livestrong’s advice about Protein

What we need to eat as cancer survivors Doctors, physios, nutritionists and everyone else tell us we must eat healthily.  This photo shows fish and vegetables piled high with recommended suitable foods. But, when flat out with fatigue, which one of us has time or...

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