Over the last few years, I’ve received e-mails from many people seeking help after a cancer diagnosis. I know what it’s like to feel desperate with that initial scramble for information that goes hand-in-hand with being told you have cancer. What those people wanted to know is what I did, literally, the nuts and bolts, to get well after my own cancer diagnosis. The resource you’re reading now is my answer to them. It’s the result of a lot of research, trial and error, and I’m happy to recommend every single item within its pages. I hope you’ll find the contents useful, and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about any of the items. The headings in this colour are links to the products. OK, let’s dive in!
Squeakycleanwaterisoneofmynon-negotiables. Here'swhatIusetoensureIhaveaccesstocleanwatereveryday: Reverse Osmosis undersinkunit.Ipayasmallmonthlyfee(£9)towardsanannualfiltercheckandmembranechange. Water Distiller This unit distils 4 litres of water at a time. It's easy to clean (with anhydrous citric acid) and requires a carbon filter change twice a year, on average. These cost under £10. Please note, I don't recommend relying on this system alone if you live in London. Find out why, here. Big Berkey Whatdifferentiatesthisfromitscompetitorsisthatitfiltersoutcontaminantsbutleavesmineralspresent.It’sportableanddoesn’trequireelectricitysoit’sgreatfortravelling.Itcomesinvarioussizesandthefilterslastaround11years,withaverageuse. Air FilterIkeepthisinthebedroomanditensurestheairwebreatheovernightisascleanaspossible. Vitamix high speed blenderThismakesthesmoothestsmoothies.It’salsousefulformakingsoups,saucesanddressings. Angel 7500 JuicerILOVEthisjuicer.Itonlytakes3minutestoclean. Magimix 5200 food processorThislittlebeautydoesmostofthegruntworkinourkitchen. 5L Stock PotThisisthepotIusetomakebonebroth.Iusedtomakeitinaslowcookerbutcouldn'tcontrolthetemperaturesothestockwouldn'tcongeal.
Non-stick Teflon-free Wok Imaybeatadoverprotectiveaboutthislittlefella.Ifyouweretobuyjustonenon-stickitem,I’drecommendthisasit’ssoversatileandIlovethepopofgreencolourinthekitchen. Dehydrator Thisisareallyusefulbitofkitforsoakinganddehydratingnutsandseedssothattheirenzymesremainintact.Ialsouseittomakekalechipsandrawcookies. Sauerkraut Pot Thisallowsmetomakelargebatchesofsauerkrautwhichisrichinbeneficialbacteria. Spiralizer Thisisgreatformakingcourgettispaghettiandstringysweetpotatofries. Glass Food Storage Containers Thesemakefoodstorageeasy.ThebaseisglassandthelocktopsaremadefromBPA-freeplastic. Far Infrared Sauna Thisisagreatlow-costunitwhichfacilitatesdeepcleansinganddetox.Besuretohavewhateveryouneednearbybeforeclimbingin,andmakesureyou’vegotplentyoftowelstomopupthesweat. Coffee Enemas Wonderfulfordetoxification.Contraindicatedifyou'reonchemotherapy.You'llneedanenema kit,acatheterforthewhitetip,andorganic coffee. Rebounder (mini trampoline) to help move lymph around the body. Meditation ThisisalovelyguidedmeditationIuseoftenforrelaxation.Thisisanotherusefulonetohelpdiminishfearofcancerrecurrence.