Being a post-cancer patient at one of the nation’s largest and well known cancer research hospitals provides me with consistent interactions with other patients, their families and, of course, the amazing hospital staff. In just about every corridor, there is something posted about nutrition and how food can work as medicine to get you through the most difficult times. Smoothie recipes are a big part of their food recommendations because, often, drinks are the only thing someone can consume during treatment. We all know how fast and easy it is to use the NutriBullet, imagine what an amazing resource it is for people with physical ailments.
While most people associate using the NutriBullet with low-calorie vegetable Blasts, people who are going through treatment often make high protein, calorie-rich Blasts that provide them with vital nutrients to maintain strength. Every time I visit the hospital, I hear at least one new story about how the NutriBullet is helping someone cope with the side effects of their treatment. It has special meaning to me because I was blessed enough to have been a part of the introduction of the NutriBullet to the world. I was one of the earlier users and it was during the most challenging time of my life. I was able to share with thousands of people how using the NutriBullet helped me to recover from cancer and the not so pleasant treatment.
The best part is that it wasn’t about sharing verbally; the physical and emotional changes that occurred once the NutriBullet became part of my daily routine were obvious to everyone around me, including my doctors. My oncologist in particular is a NutriBullet user and reminds me at every visit how it helps him maintain energy throughout the day. When he has a patient who is struggling with food consumption during treatment, he recommends the NutriBullet, sharing their gratitude with me.
Cancer is awful and the treatment can be harsh. Knowing that there is something out there that can make a difference in a cancer patient’s day is priceless, and it is so wonderful that the word is spreading around the cancer community.
If you know someone who is struggling with cancer and/or cancer recovery, explore the resources available here on NutriLiving and share any recipes you think might help them. Knowing you're thinking about them goes farther than you think, and you might play a bigger part in their recovery than you imagine!