Friday, 26 February 2016

Lamb & vegetable curry with cauliflower rice

Today's post is a recipe from Jenny Philips, who specialises in supporting people with cancer through nutrition. She is running an Outsmart Cancer Cookery Masterclass with us in London on Sunday March 13th, you can book your tickets here. 

For those of you eating meat, this is a very easy to digest and totally delicious recipe. The flavours really come through and it has a mild heat from the chilli, but nothing too overpowering. Pulses such as chick peas can be substituted for a vegetarian option.

Cauliflower is the new star of the low carbohydrate world, and here it makes a great alternative to rice.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Finding an integrative path for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Today's post is from one of our beneficiaries, Olive*, 47, from Kent who has kindly shared her experience of being treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. 

After a year of getting regular boils in my armpits and round after round of antibiotics I got concerned when one lump wasn't responding.  After another nine months of hospital visits starting with the breast clinic, chest clinic and skin clinic, I ended up with a diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) at the Haematology clinic.

Having never heard of this condition it did not register that this was cancer.  I was on my own when the consultant broke the news, having had so many visits to the hospital I thought this would be another 'we can’t find anything wrong'.  It was a shock to say the least.  I had no warning or pre-counselling about what I was about to be told.

I drove to work after that in my state of shock and the first people I told were my boss and a colleague.  They cried with me.