A healthy diet is vital to maintain a good baseline of health and wellbeing during cancer treatment and afterwards. Emerging evidence suggests that diet and weight management as well as regular physical activity are linked to better survival rates, diminished cancer recurrence for those in remission and even disease prevention.
For some people diet can be a touchy subject – everyone has an opinion and there’s a great deal of information and misinformation circulating about what foods should be eaten and those which should be avoided. An accredited dietitian can help you make informed decisions about your diet and suggest strategies for managing symptoms and treatment side effects such as changes to appetite, nutrient malabsorption and taste perversion.
The Lifehouse LivingRoom offers nutrition consultations and group sessions to all patients who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as those who have been through cancer and want to improve their lifestyle.
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Nutrition is such an important part of your overall health and wellbeing, especially when you’re undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment. But there is a lot of information out there and it can be difficult to navigate.
As Laura Wilmott, one of Lifehouse’s accredited practicing dietitians, says: “A lot of people do their own research about nutrition and cancer which is great, as long as they’re looking in the right places.”
Here are some websites Laura recommends:
- Cancer Council NSW – managing nutrition related side effects
- Cancer Council NSW – staying healthy after treatment
- iheard – a website run by the Cancer Council that discusses myths and facts relating to cancer
- About Herbs, Botanicals and Other Products – a website that provides detailed information about the use of herbs when undergoing cancer treatment
Looking for good recipes? Laura recommends:
- Cancer Council
- Eat for Health
- Taste – Healthy Recipes
- Australian Healthy Food Guide