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First Official Guest Blog – The Right Diet for Cancer Patients by Jillian McKee

I’m SO excited to introduce you to my first guest blog!  Jillian McKee contacted me a couple of weeks ago after she stumbled upon my blog, and asked if I would post a health blog.  I did NOT hesitate…YES, YES, YES!  I’m so honored, Jillian!  Please read her blog on proper nutrition for cancer patients…

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The Right Diet for Cancer Patients

Healthy eating is so important when it comes to the health and vitality of a person’s body. As a cancer patient, your immune system is compromised and does not protect you from illness like it once did. Because of this, healthy eating is so important and can really help to improve the overall quality of life on a daily basis. To begin, it is important that you understand what a healthy diet can do for you and what to ask your doctor the next time you go for a visit. Proper nutrition can make a huge difference to you and your health.

The very first benefit of proper nutrition and a healthy diet is that it can greatly improve your level of energy throughout the day.  Healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, contain a myriad of vitamins and minerals that can do amazing things for the body.  After traditional cancer therapy, you are probably left exhausted and in pain.  Healthy foods and the proper diet will help to ease you back into your normal daily routine so that you do not have to feel tired simply because of the type of treatment you are going for.

Healthy eating is also great because it helps in the healing process of the body.  The same vitamins and nutrients that give you energy are also working to improve wellbeing and the body’s ability to heal itself. While nutrition is not a cure for cancer, it can definitely aid in the healing that traditional therapy provides.  Healthy eating will help you to feel more energetic and vibrant throughout the day so that you are not so tired all the time.  

If you would like to begin incorporating healthy eating into your life, it is first essential that you speak with your doctor.  Only your doctor knows what is best for you depending on your current state of health and your past.  Discuss with your healthcare provider how you would like to start eating more healthily and if they can help you to devise a meal plan according to your recommended daily calorie intake.  Your doctor will more than likely be happy to work with you to better your health and complement your traditional treatment using a healthy and nutritious diet.

After you begin to incorporate the right foods into your diet, you will find that you have an increase of energy and feel more vibrant each day.  Whether you have mesothelioma or are in remission for another type of cancer, it is important to see the benefits that the proper nutrition can do for you.  As with anything that is relating to your health, you will want to speak with your doctor to ensure that a healthy diet is right for you.

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For more information on Jillian McKee and her posts, please visit:

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance’s Google + page.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog at http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog

 

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