Over the past 6 months I’ve had the pleasure to get to know a remarkable woman by the name of Kylie. Kylie lives in Sydney and relatively recently was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kylie emailed Luke and I out of the blue and ask if we had any advice around nutrition and foods to get her back on track once all her treatment had finished but also to keep her as strong as she could possibly be throughout her course of chemo and operations. We shared our knowledge on foods to keep her healthy and just as important the foods to avoid but what’s come out of it all is more than just that.
Kylie’s journey isn’t a unfamiliar one for the thousands of women that suffer from breast cancer, she’s endured pain, heartache, nausea and adjusting to a new body but Kylie has chosen to make a positive from a tough situation.
During her fight with cancer Kylie witnessed first hand that lack of support from a nutritional point of view. Food, as we all know, can be medicine or it can be toxic. So why then is nutrition neglected during cancer prevention, treatment or rehabilitation? Kylie, had to seek external advice about nutrition but also felt like there was a gaping hole when it came to the rehabilitation also. She has also had to seek out external expertise around exercise to keep back to her pre-cancer fitness and other alternative therapies.
Now I’m not bagging out the health system so please don’t get me wrong, but it needs to be noted that in order to regain health then other avenues other than pharmaceutical drugs, can be explored. Kylie sought out a more holistic course of action because she is a driven and motivated woman but perhaps other women are simply unaware of the alternative paths of healing, the power of naturopathy for instance or the the importance to heal the gut with probiotic foods.
So in light of her experience Kylie has started a blog to not only share her story but also to inform and empower other women to take a holistic approach to their health.
Health is multifaceted, so by approaching your health with an open mind you’ll be half way there.
There is more to your health than prescription drugs
and your body will respond to alternate therapy whether its acupuncture, kinesiology, tai chi or naturopathy.
Kylie has started a blog https://baldbarrenandboobless.wordpress.com/ so please visit and refer to a relative or friend who may be going through a similar journey as Kylie. The one thing Kylie took comfort in was speaking to others going through it too, sharing knowledge and experience helps to ward off the isolation.
Kylie came to us to seeking help but I’ve actually learnt far more from her. I’ve learnt about being tenacious, driven and the need to get more information out there for women with breast cancer. She is a truly remarkable woman and one I admire, respect and wish all the best for the future.