InspireHealth’s approach to nutrition is a simple one: enjoy wholesome foods that nature provides, and reduce processed and refined foods. A whole food
is one that can be grown, raised, harvested, or hunted. Whole foods contain the nutrients we need to nourish our bodies most appropriately. The original and preferred sources of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids are whole foods. Cancer and its treatment can cause changes in digestion and absorption leading to symptoms of gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, food aversions, nausea and/or loss or gain of appetite and weight. Focusing on healthy eating after a diagnosis of cancer may help to reduce some of the symptoms of cancer and side effects of treatment.
The good news is that preparing and eating whole, natural, unrefined foods does not need to be time-consuming or labour intensive. With some guidance, cooking whole foods from scratch can be a simple, inspirational practice. Now is the perfect time to adopt or enhance a nourishing diet and create
healthy habits in the areas of food shopping, meal preparation and eating.