Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is breast cancer awareness month. It touches so many of us – we all know someone who is affected by breast cancer either directly or because we know someone who has a close friend or family running the gauntlet of cancer treatment. A good friend’s sister reached the end of her life with breast…

Eating Well with Cancer – book has been updated

At some point in our lives we will come in close contact with cancer. Someone we know will have that dreaded diagnosis and the long haul through treatment. Maybe it will be you or someone in your household. It is so important to eat well and stay well nourished which can be hard because of…

Cancer – living with it or know someone who is?

It is a tough journey. Chemo, surgery, radiotherapy, anxiety, fatigue….all this and life has still got to go on including eating, cooking and shopping. Somehow, those living with cancer need to be eating well to keep themselves as well nourished as possible so they can support their bodies to recover after each treatment or surgery…

The Importance of Taste in Staying Healthy

Our sense of taste and smell can have a big impact on how healthy our diet is, and it is something that is often overlooked. Think to the last time you had a head cold and your sense of smell was dulled. Food becomes bland and boring. We lose our appetite as it is often…

Does focusing on obesity in a health campaign have a negative side?

Have you seen the OB_S_TY campaign by Cancer UK? It caused quite a stir in nutrition circles when it was launched.  I wrote most of this back when it launched but didn’t hit publish button.  The focus on weight and health in isolation still bothers me so this is post remains very relevant.  I know…

Do you know someone with cancer?

I found out recently that a friend has been diagnosed with cancer.  It is not the first time that a friend of mine has been through the mill (she came out the other side and is fit and healthy several years later- hooray) and I have seen friends cope with family members or close friends…