Disclaimer: Some of the companies below, have provided us with products to help ease the discomforts of our daughter going through chemo. We are most grateful. No monetary compensation has been received. Opinions are shared by the author and her family, and information is presented form the brands.
Living with Cancer… for patients, their family, their friends, their co-workers – it is a trying time. These products and services can make things a bit easier.
Give the gift of nutrition with a box from Nutritious Gifts – Food For Health
Our daughter was the recipient of a Cancer Care Essentials Box. She was delighted with the contents, and it really did brighten her day. She has enjoyed several of the items, and looks forward to trying them all. Her box arrived carefully packaged, and the presentation gets two thumbs up!
The idea for Nutritious Gifts started after a friend was was diagnosed with cancer. They searched online for the right gift to send him, but were disappointed to only find the typical options of flowers, candy or highly processed foods. As health professionals with knowledge about the power of healthy eating, they wanted something more, something that would actually help him along on his new health journey. So, they went to the grocery store and hand-selected specific food items with his health condition in mind and created their first gift box. Since then, their mission with Nutritious Gifts has been to create specific gift packages to send loved ones with particular health conditions such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes. They strive to select products that are practical and evidence-based for whichever health condition your loved one may have. Additionally, they seek vendors who take great pride in their food products and use only whole foods and natural ingredients. Rebecca is a registered dietitian (R.D.) and Matt is a medical doctor (M.D.) who both practice a whole-food, non-processed food approach to eating. They believe in the power of healthy eating, and believe that a balanced diet is the key to a long life. However, they are also foodies who are not shy about eating things they love, including the occasional donut!
Steve’s Goods – CBD Products
About Steve’s Goods
Steve’s Goods is a brand of CBD (Hemp) products that strives to spread awareness about the medicinal benefits of this amazing plant – our goal is to build an online brand to support the continued education of CBD.
Healing comes in many forms…sometimes just a written word,or a soft hug, can make for great changes.
Because love is a collection of thoughtful and compassionate gifts you share to provide meaningful encouragement. The LOVE HEALS journal supports a loved one with cancer. The BIG HUG blanket is for anyone in a new life stage.
The LOVE HEALS journal is the perfect gift to give a loved one who has been recently diagnosed with cancer. more than just pages in a book, this “kit” comes with everything you to create a beautiful gift. As the purchaser, you ship the journal to yourself. it will arrive with a directions card that will walk you thru step by step of what you can do to add love to the journal. IT’S EASY! When you are finished with a few key pages, you will give the journal as a gift and she will use it through her diagnosis. Of course it is a wonderful gift, but it also helps you with what you are going thru too! cancer effects everyone.
- 2 metallic sticker sheets
- 1 embroidered sticker sheet
- 2 small envelopes (retail therapy, and inspirational words)
- 3 gold paper clips tassels
- silver glitter washi tape
- 1 embroidered fabric bookmark with purple velvet backing and tassels
- over 160 journaling pages
- 28 guided journaling prompts to help with all the feelings that come with cancer
- 14 inspirational quotes and messages
- 90 blank pages with space to write, draw, etc.
Their patented knit lap blanket is a luxurious grey knit with glittering metallic thread to wrap the ones you care for in love. there are 31 knit holes for you to attach personal messages. Use the 6 starter tags that are provided, and you can buy more if needed. it is the perfect size to fold up and fit in a purse, bag, or to carry on a long, hard journey. bring the BIG HUG everywhere!
- Great Granny Gift – have all the littles decorate the tags with fabric paint!
- Great Gift for someone far away – show a far away family member that you miss and love them by sending your love!
- Modern Memory Quilt – have it out and when people come over, have them fill out the tags of their best memory with you. Pull it out next year to reminisce!!
Size: 28” x 40”* Comes with:
- BIG HUG lap blanket (with 31 knit holes)
- 6 grey velvet back tags (4 grey grommet closures, 2 jewel closures)
*this is a lap blanket and not meant to cover you for sleeping. **pen not included
Zenagen – The Fusion of Beauty + Science
Ack- the dreaded hair issue. When undergoing chemo, hair thinning and loss is almost a given. Besides the actual hair loss being physically painful, it’s also emotionally painful. Any time that cancer patients can find great hair care products, it’s a blessing!
Zenagen is a luxurious, one-of-a-kind hair care experience that not only produces results with naturally-formulated ingredients, but also offers unparalleled convenience to its users. Zenagen products only need to be used every other day for 5 minutes in the shower for beautiful results! Our Zenagen Revolve line was developed with nutraceutical ingredients to deliver a natural, luxurious, and effective therapy for men and women suffering from hair loss, thinning, and shedding. The Zenagen Revolve line targets the hair follicle and the production of the hormone DHT (which causes 95% of hair loss in men and women), while only needing to be applied every other day for 5 minutes in the shower. The Zenagen Evolve line is a shampoo-based therapy that uses natural ingredients to treat broken or damaged hair, as well as help accelerate hair growth up to 40%! This line is perfect for anyone who has hair that has heat damage from over styling, or damage from over coloring. Let Zenagen help your hair look new again!
Quality sleep is important all the time, but even more so when the body is struggling to heal. Having smooth silky sheets becomes not a luxury, but as far as I’m concerned – a necessity. These are the sheets that we sleep on each and every day. The one’s that we have slept on for years.
Breathable, ultra-soft comfort bed sheets made from high performance fabric with a PeachSkin finish – The Original PeachSkinSheets® is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Great for hot sleepers due to its thermal control and moisture wicking properties, they also are anti-pill and wrinkle free. We pride ourselves on being a quality company with a quality product, and going the extra mile for our customers. We know that you will LOVE sleeping on The Original PeachSkinSheets® Softness!
About the MyAir Comfort Mask by Ellessco
MyAir was designed to take the stigma out of wearing a mask so you can look good and feel good – whether you’re traveling, gardening, visiting a hospital or just slogging through cold & flu season. Advanced filtration adapted from medical respiratory technology provides comfort & protection – maintaining humidity for the health of your lungs, and reducing exposure to airborne pathogens and irritants. MyAir also provides a convenient barrier between your hands, nose & mouth, preventing tactile contamination – the most common way to transfer viruses & bacteria.
About NoMo Bands
NoMo Nausea and Migraine Bands are a stylish drug free wrist band that combines the power of acupressure with the aromatherapy of peppermint scent to decrease nausea and headaches. Created by a mother in need, the NoMo bands are here to provide relief to you and your whole family! Our clinically proven and patented bands combine peppermint aromatherapy and acupressure to provide all natural and drug free migraine, headache, nausea and vomiting relief. Their bands are in hospitals, doctors offices and surgical rooms across the country. Nomo has been featured on ABC, NBC, Daytime, & The Today’s Show. They have been honored with such accolades as: Surgical Product of the Year Nominee, Eco Family Friendly Product by KIWI magazine, Celebrity Mom Choice Award from Star Magazine, the anti-nausea product of choice by NAUI scuba divers world wide, iheart radio’s most innovative business nominee, & Small Business of the Year Finalist.
The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide & Cookbook
Information that meets the unique and specialized nutritional needs for individuals undergoing treatment. Recent research indicates that diet can influence a patient’s cancer treatment and survival rate as well as help to manage the side effects. This book has been written for both patients and caregivers and addresses the unique requirements of a patient undergoing cancer treatment. A patient’s waxing and waning appetite and ability to maintain optimal nutritional requirements are severely challenged during treatment, so the book provides integral information on how to deal with these challenges. From managing the side effects of treatment with particular foods and nutrients, to make-ahead meals that can be frozen and reheated at a moment’s notice, to foods that are simply more palatable to a patient depending on what stage of treatment they’re in. The 150 recipes will also be tabbed and categorized according to their suitability in the stage of treatment, making meal preparation easier. In addition to the recipes specially selected to meet the needs of cancer patients, this book covers:
- Treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery
- Treatment side effects and nutrition recommendations for everything from anemia and appetite concerns to heartburn, taste changes, mouth sores and wound healing
- Concurrent conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity
- Fighting cancer cells and boosting the immune system with food such as probiotics, anti-inflammatories, low glycemic foods, phytonutrients, and nutraceuticals
- Conventional, complementary and alternative treatments such as energy medicine, whole medical systems and alternative therapies
- Sample menus, shopping lists, resources.
The information in this book will be an invaluable resource and will help to alleviate the worry and concern that patients and caregivers face when dealing with the many health and nutritional issues associated with cancer treatment.
Available on Amazon HERE
Empowering strategies to improve lymphedema with therapeutic exercises and supporting recipes. Lymphedema treatment is an expanding topic on a condition that has been historically misunderstood and underdiagnosed. The condition is characterized by fluid retention and chronic swelling that significantly impacts the daily lives of approximately 10 million North Americans. It can be caused by infection, injury or genetic disorder and may occur as a complication of cancer treatment. In The Complete Lymphedema Management and Nutrition Guide, physiotherapist Ann DiMenna and dietitian Jean LaMantia share their expert knowledge of the condition, explaining its link with diet and exercise. Together they offer lifestyle adjustments and self-management strategies that may help those living with lymphedema gain control of their conditions, lessen their symptoms and improve the overall quality of their lives. This is an essential guide for anyone experiencing symptoms of lymphedema. The book includes expert information on underlying causes, symptoms, effective treatments and therapeutic exercises supported by both clinical and scientific research. It offers a friendly, easy-to-understand approach with step-by-step photographs and illustrations along with supplementary videos hosted on the authors’ site. It also delivers over fifty recipes to support an anti-inflammatory diet characterized by low sodium, low fat, adequate fluid and sufficient protein.
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The Cancer Risk Reduction Guide
The CANCER RISK REDUCTION GUIDE will provide you with clear, easy to understand guidance on the foods, nutrients and lifestyle choices that offer protection against cancer.
You can follow the guidance in this tool to feel better because of and about the choices you make.
Information contained has been researched, written and reviewed and is based on the best available evidence. Information is intended for educational and informational purposes only; it is not meant to replace medical advice or to apply to individuals with special health needs. Those that need more personalized nutrition advice, or who are following a special diet should contact a Registered Dietitian. While every effort is made to ensure the information contained is accurate and up to date, errors may occasionally occur. Authors assume no responsibility or liability arising from any error in or omission of information or from the use of any information or advice contained within.
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Living For a Reason – a True Cancer Journey
There can be up to 50,000 cases of breast cancer a year in the UK. Ann, in J.A. Prescott’s Living for a Reason, is just one. On receiving the news of her condition Ann greets it with the response – ‘You haven’t told me that I’m dying yet?’ and that is the spirit she carries throughout the book. It is a moving and powerful portrait of a woman who, faced with the vicissitudes of cancer, determines to live life to the full.The book shows Ann as she goes through the stages of cancer and the phases of treatment; the well known mastectomy, the loss of hair, the cosmetic surgery, the chemotherapy and the less well-known side-effects of the drugs. With her condition compounded with the onset of arthritis Ann’s determination is inspirational and her story is one of great courage.
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Chemo Summer an Uplifting Breast Cancer Journey
In Chemo Summer Jane Hoggar takes the reader through a light-hearted and informative account of her discovery of breast cancer and its cure.Cancer of any description has the capacity to chill those it affects and their loved ones. But for Jane Hoggar early discovery and diagnosis provided for a satisfactory resolution. And it’s these small details that might well help people in a similar situation. For example, Jane did not discover a lump, which is the usual thing in breast cancer, but a ‘sag’ when she raised her arms and it was her insistence that something was wrong that resulted in a vital early medical diagnosis.All the side issues are covered in the book, effects of chemo and radiotherapy, hair loss and wigs, changes in diet and exercise, making Chemo Summer a valuable and engaging look into a serious and often frightening subject.
Available HERE from Amazon