Life after cancer: what to do to remain healthy

By Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

Published 26/05/2016 | 00:00

Clair Whitty.
Clair Whitty.

Have you survived cancer? Have you been through the scary diagnosis, the often difficult and disruptive treatments?

Is all this behind you now and you are moving on with the next phase of your life?

After treatment there can be problems with hair condition-perhaps it's not as healthy as it once was. Some people have skin problems, including dry, tired looking skin. Nails too can be brittle, and digestive problems are common. Energy levels can be slow to return. Depression can set in if recovery isn't as fast as expected. Lack of confidence can be an issue.

You want to live a healthy life as best you can but you may be uncertain about what to eat and what not to eat to remain healthy. Bodycare products can contain ingredients that are best avoided. Brands I trust are Nia which is an Irish company. Their products contain only natural ingredients. Trilogy, Dr.Bronner, and Benecos cosmetics are other brands I use. Naturagin hair colour has the least amount of chemicals, and Weleda deodorants are aluminium free.

Digestive enzymes and probiotics will help improve digestion. Bio-Strath Elixir is an excellent tonic to help with vitality and energy. Terra Nova Beauty Complex is a great remedy to help improve the condition of your hair, skin and nails. Many people like to take Vitamin D as it's good for mood, bones, and immunity. Udo's Choice Ultimate oil blend can help with mood, skin, joint health and energy levels. Jan De Vries Confidence Essence will help give you a boost of confidence.

Manual Lymph Drainage Massage may help to clear toxins, support the lymphatic system, and improve your energy.

Eat a good wholesome diet. Aim to avoid as much processed foods as you can as well as all sources of white sugar. Keep your meals as close to nature as possible. If you can cook your meals, at least you'll know what you're eating.

We were recently asked at the shop if we could run an information day to inform cancer survivors about how to deal with these issues; to explain what foods to eat, what supplements to take, and which bodycare products are best to use. So you never know, there may be an event like this near you. Check out your local health store.

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