Hi all, I’ve never printed a “guest blog,” before, but David Haas approached me and asked if he could provide some insight into healthy eating to prevent or fight cancer. We all have friends and family who are suffering because of cancer, so I welcomed his words. David is a researcher and writer about fighting cancer with food.
Here is a link to his blog: www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/david/
Nutrition and its Holistic Health Benefits for Cancer Suffers
by David Haas
If you or someone you love is living with cancer, proper nutrition can be a vital part of recovery. While it may not be able to “cure” you, a holistic approach can allow you to feel better from the inside out. Whether you are suffering from mesothelioma or any other form of cancer, you can benefit. Here are some examples of proper nutrition and its holistic health benefits from cancer sufferers.
First, eating a healthy diet can provide you with the energy you need to keep fighting. When you are going through chemo or any other type of treatment, it can drain you of all your energy. This can make it hard for you to continue your fight, but it can also make it hard for you to continue enjoying the things you once loved. When you eat the right foods, you are able to do both without having to sacrifice your energy anywhere.
Second, there are certain foods that are proven to help those who are suffering from cancer. Foods that are filled with antioxidants and vitamins and minerals are essential to your diet. Examples of these would be collard greens, spinach, kale, tomatoes, watermelon, guava, papaya, apricots, pink grapefruit, blood oranges, liver, sweet potatoes, carrots, milk, egg yolks, and mozzarella cheese. Also, foods including nuts, grains, and some meats, poultry, and fish can be beneficial. Your doctor or some other type of holistic healer will be able to tell you what will work best for your specific route of treatment. While eating these foods will not cure you, they certainly will not hurt you. Indulge in them for energy and healing properties while you are going through this difficult time.
Taking care of your body in the physical sense by exercising can keep your body strong. It is easy to become sedentary when you get a diagnosis like cancer. It is even easier to allow yourself to sit still when you are going through treatment. However, if you are eating the right foods and taking care of yourself in other ways, you will be able to continue your physical activities. Doing so will allow you to keep up your energy and receive all the benefits you would normally get from exercising, like keeping your heart strong.
Finally, caring for your mind is a great way to keep uplifted and motivated during your difficult journey. Cancer is a physical disease, but it is also necessary that you do not neglect your mind. It has been proven that those who are more positive heal more quickly. Do whatever you have to keep you mind active and satisfied. This may mean therapy. It could mean picking up a new hobby. Do whatever points you in a positive direction.
By eating a healthy diet and taking care of yourself in a holistic sense, you do not have to suffer in needless ways. You can have energy, be happy, and fight your cancer. Take advantage of these tips, and reach out to other healers, such as doctors, to find the best route for you to take.