Nutrition for cancer patients
Nutrition for Autoimmune Disease patients
I strongly advocate grass-fed meat as opposed to corn-fed meat because mounting research tells us that grass-fed meat has a number of health-enhancing benefits in respect of preventing and aiding the fight against chronic illness, whereas grain-fed meat must be, in my opinion, considered a risk factor for disease and disease progression in chronic illness. Here are a few pointers why.
Grass-fed meat is:
An approach to health that aims to identify and address the underlying causes of disease using a systems-focused, patient-centered approach. It involves listening to and analysing patient histories, interpreting interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.
Disclaimer: Before beginning any kind of exercise program, even if you only attempt part of it, it is important that you consult your GP or a qualified fitness professional who understands your health and medical background and can provide you with feedback on your choice of routine. I explicitly do not encourage anyone to undertake exercise without consulting your GP or medical team and a fitness professional first.
There are countless approaches to exercise, and I do not pretend to know which one is right for you. It is absolutely essential that you find what works for you, or you will simply stop doing it. And everytime you start a new exercise programme and stop it after a while, you build a barrage of negative feelings around the concept of exercise, that can prevent you from starting exercise again. So the best would really be for you to go to www.youtube.com and type into the search bar any name of exercise that appeals to you. You will find countless whole exercise routines that vary in length between 2 to 60 minutes, and you won't have to pay anything to try them out. You can start and stop anytime, in the privacy of your own home.
Another idea is - and some of my patients have used this to great success - to simply dance to a selection of videos on youtube. Type the name of a song or artist you like into the search field and off you go! Proper dance moves that involve entire sections of the body will increase your energy levels, engage your brain in novel movements and activities, increase your heart rate and blood flow and move your lymph. Not to mention the fun that can be had!
If you would still like some ideas, I will share below links to some routines which my patients have fed back to me as being particularly useful and which have made a difference to people whose lives are impacted and challenged by severe chronic illness including cancer.
My anti-inflammatory ketogenic programme is not a Paleo programme but for many people with an interest in "improving health", a change to a healthy Paleo programme will significantly improve symptoms. sites have a strong focus on eliminating inflammation, a primary promoter of illness and initiator/contributor to cancer at various levels of the disease.
Note to my patients: Paleo is not ketogenic, but usually a few tweeks will convert a Paleo recipe to a ketogenic one.