Eat with your eyes

When we were on holiday in Mexico a few weeks ago, we had this beautiful outdoor setting for one of our dinners.  I loved the way they had taken individual flowers and arranged them so prettily.


Creating an attractive setting really helps with your enjoyment of a meal.   This is particularly important if you aren't feeling hungry as a result of treatment like chemotherapy or something like that.  If you are in that situation, see if your partner/friend can help encourage your appetite by making things look pretty and inviting.  Even putting a vase of flowers on the table can make a difference, or some candles....

Remember, we first eat with our eyes, then our noses and finally our mouths - so stimulate your eyes first, and the rest will follow!  Make the environment attractive, both the setting and how the food is arranged on the plate.

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Anti-cancer - a new way of life

One of my favorite books about cancer is "Anticancer - A New way of life " by Dr David Servan-Schreiber.  He got brain cancer at an early age and set out to understand the complex inner workings of the body's natural cancer-fighting capabilities. The book is both a moving personal story and also exposes the facts on the roles that environment, lifestyle and trauma play in our health.

The books is a wonderful preventive book for all of us, as well as a healing book for those with cancer.

Here's an interview with Dr S.S:



I highly recommend everyone read his book.
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