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Healing can seem complicated, so this week Cathy Nobil-Dutton offers two simple foods that can put you on a healthy track, during treatment and after. Put your mind at ease and enjoy some healthy, healing broth.
Cancer treatment is a physical challenge for many people. Whether it is surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, all of these experiences present a challenge to the body in terms of healing. It is really next to impossible for a person to survive and thrive if nutrition is not addressed as part of the treatment and recovery process. We would never expect our vehicles to run efficiently without the proper oil and gas. We can’t treat our bodies in a negligent way and expect that they are going to manage the load that is given to them without any problems.
For the body to repair, heal and remain free of cancer, giving it a nutritional boost is an essential component of care. Often times, physicians overlook this area. Their focus is on eradicating the cancers with the tools that they know to use.
Some cancer survivors get very involved in nutrition and vitamin supplementation. This is something that is best done in conjunction with a person who specializes in this area. There are supplements that are contraindicated for people who are having chemotherapy. There are also some concerns with regards to supplements and certain types of cancer. To be on the safe side, be sure that there are no problems with adding supplements.
Often when people get a cancer diagnosis, they look back and wonder if what they ate contributed in any way.
Often when people get a cancer diagnosis, they look back and wonder if what they ate contributed in any way to getting cancer in the first place. I have had clients tell me they don’t know what to eat anymore because of all of the additives and pesticides in food. They have lost trust in their ability to know what is healthy. There is no real way to completely avoid all of the issues with our food and worrying about it too much can cause additional stress for a person. The best approach is simply to try to make the changes in diet and lifestyle that are the easiest to make and add to it as they heal and get stronger.
Whether someone is trying to find a way to include healthy, easy to digest foods into their diet during chemotherapy and radiation or just boost the vitamins and minerals in their diet, two easy ways to accomplish this are Bone Broth and Magic Mineral Broth. Bone broth is loaded with collagen and gives a super boost to the immune system. It can help to reduce inflammation, which is important in cancer prevention. The broth can help with gut healing and detoxifying the body of heavy metals.
Both of these broths can be consumed once a day or more. When I had cancer, I started making the Magic Mineral Broth prior to my surgery and continued having my daily mug throughout my treatment. Both broths continue to be a mainstay of my diet.
| Mind-Body | Uterine Cancer | Clinical Social Worker | Clear Cell Carcinoma | Integrative Oncology Navigator| Personal Trainer| Body Image | Lynch Syndrome | Certified Health Coach
Cathy Nobil-Dutton was diagnosed in 2013 with uterine cancer. She also discovered that she carried the genetic variant for Lynch Syndrome and the Lynch Syndrome gene which increases the risk of a number of cancers.
She is a licensed clinical social worker and has been helping individuals, couples and families make healthier choices since 1983. Ms. Nobil-Dutton is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and a Lifestyle and Weight Management Counselor and is a member of the International Association of Fitness Professionals. She is also trained and certified as an Integrative Oncology Navigator.
Cathy is also the founder of Body Esteem which brings integrative care for body and mind where her mission is to help people deal with the challenge of body changes that occur as a result of cancer and to raise awareness about Lynch Syndrome.
Cathy can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or through website BodyEsteem.
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