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Welcome! This is a place where you’ll find thoughts, insights and guidance on how to maximise your health and wellbeing if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. You’ll also find delicious healthy recipes and practical food tips. We really hope you enjoy the articles and we look forward to your comments.

Raise a (healthy) glass!

The sun is shining, it is early summer (almost) and I'm hoping you have plenty of reasons in your life to celebrate. With a certain royal wedding happening very soon, many people will be in celebratory mood this weekend but even if the wedding doesn't...

Re-connection and the healing heart

Last week I was given the opportunity by the charity Yes to Life to speak in front of an audience on the subject that I am most passionate about - how spiritual connection allows us to heal. This is a topic that some of you...

Introduction to Silvia Grisendi

Last summer I made a firm intention - to find myself a nutritional therapist to join our team who was highly qualified and experienced, kind and empathetic, and had added skills to help me take Body Soul Nutrition to a level where we may help...

Cancer’s relationship with the human microbiome

Most of us understand that we have microorganisms living within our gut that hold importance for our health, if nothing else we'll have seen probiotic yoghurt drink ads on TV telling us gut bugs do great things and that we'd better look after them...

The magic of mushrooms in cancer support

The scientific evidence indicating that plant compounds can have a powerful influence on whether or not cancer develops is growing rapidly. There are now tens of thousands of papers showing that nutrients and other compounds extracted from the plants we eat and also those we...

Sugar and cancer – discussions with an oncologist

Towards the end of last year I was invited to take part in a discussion with oncologist, Tim Benepal, on how sugar affects the health of those with cancer. I leapt at the opportunity as it's not often you find an oncologist willing to sit...

Introduction to Sarah Lumley

I am really excited to tell you that we have a new member of the Body Soul Nutrition team of nutritional therapists; the highly experienced cancer specialist, Sarah Lumley. I have known Sarah for a well over a decade having met at a conference when I was working...

A cancer support double act

Last year I had the pleasure of presenting alongside Professor Robert Thomas; oncologist and champion of a healthy lifestyle after cancer, when the two of us gave a talk to staff at West Middlesex Hospital. The combination of oncologist with an interest in the power...

Where there’s hope, there’s life

I know I should be used to it by now but every week I am still shocked when I hear stories from my clients diagnosed with advanced cancer as they describe the insensitive manner in which news of their illness has been delivered to them...

Launch of the Living Well with Cancer Cookbook

I'm delighted to tell you that a wonderful new cookbook written especially for people with cancer has just been launched and one of the authors is Body Soul Nutrition's very own therapist, Catherine Zabilowicz. Here Catherine talks about the reasons she wrote the book and...

Cancer: a connection forgotten but not lost

Never has there been a disease that puzzles people like cancer does. As the numbers affected climb relentlessly scientists are desperate to know the secrets that will allow us to bring this beast under control. But the billions of pounds and mass of brain power...