Our activities – nutrition
Proper nutrition is essential for cancer recovery as it can help maintain a healthy body weight, repair damaged tissues, boost the immune system, manage treatment side effects, and reduce the risk of recurrence. Nutrition is important for cancer recovery for several reasons:
Maintaining a healthy body weight: Cancer and cancer treatments can cause significant weight loss, which can weaken the body and make it more difficult to recover from the disease. Adequate nutrition can help maintain a healthy body weight and prevent further weight loss.
Building and repairing tissues: Cancer treatments can damage healthy cells and tissues in the body. Proper nutrition can provide the body with the necessary nutrients to repair damaged tissues and support the growth of new cells.
Boosting the immune system: Cancer treatments can weaken the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight off infections and other illnesses. A balanced and healthy diet can help boost the immune system, making it more effective at fighting cancer and preventing infections.
Managing side effects of treatment: Cancer treatments often have side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, which can make it difficult to eat and maintain proper nutrition. Eating a balanced diet that includes foods that are easy to digest and provide essential nutrients can help manage these side effects.
Reducing the risk of recurrence: Some studies suggest that a healthy diet and lifestyle may help reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, and limiting processed and high-fat foods may help reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
Living Well with Cancer Drop-In
We’ll be focusing on practical ways in which you can rebalance your body for health. We will be sharing tried and tested approaches to help you have a better relationship with food and eating, and how this can be supported by moving more and improving mood.
By harmonising the way in which you eat, move and maintain your mental health, the intention is that you enable your body to achieve the best possible state for coping with cancer treatment and recovery.
You will be empowered with more understanding of how you can control overall health. You will also learn and be able to set in place the habits that help keep you well as you recover or manage your disease.
This programme is about YOU and will help you to identify for yourself that you might like to change or adapt in your life to support your health. We understand that change and developing new habits can be hard so we’ll be looking at ways in which you can set goals and stay motivated to ensure that your desired changes happen.
This is a waitlist, let us know you are interested and we will let you know when dates are set.