The other day I received a request to post an article on the importance of nutrition for cancer patients. After reading it, I could only agree that what its author writes makes a lot of sense and can be applied not only to cancer patients but also to everybody who is affected by any long-term disease.
After all, didn’t it use to be common sense to recommend light, nutritious diets (like the famous chicken broth) to sick patients, so that the organism could concentrate on recovery without being overwhelmed with lengthy digestions?
When did we forget this basic principle and started to feel entitled to eat only junk food just because we are sick, to end up with more problems because of our poor choices?
So thank you Gillian for reminding us the importance of a healthy nutrition, especially when we are sick.
“Cancer and the Importance of Nutrition” by Jillian Mckee
When you have cancer, it can be challenging to maintain good nutritional habits. Regardless of whether you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, bone cancer or colon cancer, there will be changes to your appetite and the way in which your system tolerates common foods during the course of treatment.
Nutritional Needs Change
Previous to diagnosis, your doctor probably recommended a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in calories and fat. However, living with cancer will cause changes to your nutritional and dietary needs. Some obstacles that many cancer patients encounter include fatigue, depression, and difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. A proper diet can help combat these obstacles. Continue reading