The holiday season can fill up the stomach with delicious treats, hearty meals and expedient amounts of seasonal goodies. However, if you are on a nutritious diet plan, eating right during the holidays has to be a mission. For certain groups of people, it's a necessity to eat a healthy meal. For example, cancer patients currently in treatment and survivors can't overindulge during the holiday season, because cakes and sweets provide little nutrition. Caregivers need to pay close attention as well in order to enable and support their loved ones during the holiday season, when certain foods are more tempting than others. The following are some good and bad foods for nutritional eating this season.
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Posts from 2012
Whether dealing with skin cancer, lung cancer or mesothelioma, dealing with the uncertainty of this disease can be terrible. Even if you are in remission from your cancer, there is always the uncertainty of whether or not it will ever come back. Knowing that your cancer might appear again in your body can be extremely terrifying. However, it is important not to focus entirely on what may or may not happen. You have to learn ways to deal with the uncertainty of cancer so that you can live a normal and healthy life. Here are five ways that can help you deal with the uncertainty of cancer.
Using Proper Nutrition to Avoid Anorexia and Cachexia During Cancer Treatments
The mechanisms that suppress appetite in people experiencing cancer are complex and may severely impact their quality of life. Medications, anxiety, and the nature of how cancer affects the body in itself can all sway the desire and ability to eat. Any phase of a cancer patient’s journey should include good nutrition and awareness of the negative consequences of a body deprived of nutrients. Providing the body with adequate nutrition during times of anorexia, loss of appetite, and prevention of cachexia, the permanent loss of body mass, is an important strategy to maintain health during treatment and recovery from cancer. If the body isn’t strong enough, or weight loss is too great, cancer treatment may not be effective or the treatment may have to be stopped.
Nutrition is important for day to day health, and most cancer patients are more conscious of their health than the average individual. Most people know that cancer treatments are physically draining and emotionally exhausting, so cancer patients usually want to know what they can do to give their bodies a better chance of survival and eventual recovery. There are certain foods and drinks that should be embraced and also those that cancer patients should avoid.
It is said that we are spiritual beings living a human existence. Therefore, it only makes sense to include spiritual healing along with your traditional western medical care when you have been diagnosed with cancer, such as mesothelioma. There are many modalities of spiritual healing. Choose the types that resonate with your personal gut feelings.