It is, of course, an excellent thing to raises awareness about breast cancer but while early diagnosis is vitally important, just as important, although not attracting so much attention, is helping those who have been diagnosed to get through their treatment in the healthiest and least unpleasant way possible.
With that in mind, when his mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, Jim Fisher, chef patron of French cookery school www.cookinfrance.com recruited nutritional therapist, Lucy Hyland of www.foodforliving.ie and together they applied their skills to creating recipes and nutritional ideas to help those undergoing chemotherapy.
‘My mum and I used to love cooking together,’ said Jum, ‘but once she was diagnosed, there were more important things to consider than gourmet cooking. We had to focus on maintaining her strength and fitness as well as choosing foods that helped her overcome chemo’s radical effects of her body. This included a diminished appetite and a drastic change in her sense of taste. [Read more...]