Reflections on Cancer

Cancer: the mega disease predicted to affect 1 in 2 of us in the coming years, if not already. It’s a scary topic, almost everyone I know has been affected in some shape or form by this disease or their family has. It appears to be rampant and getting worse with each passing year.

So when I read that we were going to spend an entire day diving into this very topic as part of my Nutritional science qualification, I was super excited.

Cancer: uncontrolled cell division with the ability to invade other tissue, either adjacent or distant sites (metastasis)

IINH 2019
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Solitary Suffering

I’m not sure what it really is but there is something about suffering through exercise, alone, in the wet, dark and cold weather that really resonates within me. It feels like a bigger accomplishment, to want to go out, alone, into horrible weather conditions to perform the solitary function of running. When I zoom out on my previous life and try to reconcile how I feel about exercise now compared to how dismissive I was of it in the past, I struggle to recognise that person.

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160 Days Alcohol Free

It’s hard to believe it’s been this long since I had a sip of alcohol. 160 days, zero blips. I started this on June 4th 2019 by signing up to the OYNB 90 day alcohol free challenge. I enjoyed it so much that I am now going for the 365 challenge. A whole year with no beer, even now with 160 days under my belt, it still feels a bit surreal.

Why did I decide to give up alcohol? These are my why’s.

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Heart Healthy Nut Roast

This is my go to Christmas dinner these days instead of the traditional turkey and ham staple. Even back when I was eating meat morning, noon and night, I would still find this one very filling and wholesome.

I found this one in Gaz Oakleys Vegan 100 superb cook book. I have modified it slightly so it’s not 100% vegan as I have added eggs. I just found the eggs bind the mixture better so am using them instead. For vegan, just use flax eggs.

Here’s how you smash it together in no time at all.

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Following Your Curiosity

As a child, I was naturally curious about everything I saw and heard around me. At some point in my life, and I’m guessing it’s the same for alot of us, this curiosity seemed to disappear, somewhere in my 30’s.

I think for me, the combination of increasing responsibilities, marriage, kids, jobs, mortgages just sucked up almost all of my time and energy. Most if not all of my hobbies took a back seat as I tried to navigate these choppy waters. There was simply no time or energy left in my day for me to be curious and follow that curiosity wherever it led.

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The Magic of the Nervous System

I’ve just started back into Year 3 of nutritional science and my first module is the Nervous system. Every system I study just blows me away with it’s complexity and how it functions and the nervous system is no different. It is amazing what is going on inside the billions of nerve cells (called neurons) inside our brains and bodies every millisecond of the day. There is no computer or AI in the world that can even come close to performing at the same level as the human nervous system.

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How Does Alcohol Impact Your Nutrition

Moderate alcohol consumption offers perceived benefits for our health in terms of stress management, relaxation and social enjoyment but the reality maybe quite the opposite. Additionally, the definition of “moderate” can vary wildly from one person to the next.

Excessive alcohol consumption and binge drinking negatively impacts our bodies in a multitude of ways.

Here is just a few of the main ones.

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