Monthly Archives: April 2013

Organic Farming and Gardening during Cancer Treatment

As my first blog in our series about Cancer Treatment Centers of America I wanted to tell you about the organic farm at their Arizona location.

Farmer Bob of CTCA holds up cauliflower in the organic farm at the Arizona location. It also ties nicely into the #MLLCommunity theme this month of Hobbies. Let’s talk about farming and gardening!

At Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goodyear,  Arizona they have planted an organic farm. It will take a few years to be certified organic but they are well on their way! The farm allows them to use organic food straight from their  “backyard”. Not only do the patients benefit from the organic food, but they can leisurely stroll through the farm and view the crops for themselves.

Sufficient nutrition is such a vital role in the cancer treatment process. At CTCA, nutrition therapy is one of the facets of their integrative model of care.

Chefs and nutritionists from CTCA have created a cookbook: http://www.cncahealth.com/cookbook

I’ve been thinking about growing a few things myself. Visiting the farm made me want to really take some action to plant a few things…. Herbs, jalapenos, micro greens…..

Do you have a vegetable garden? Plant garden? What do you like to grow?

What foods do you like to eat during treatment?

edible flowers

Edible flowers in the CTCA Organic Farm

Working and Cancer Treatment

In continuing our theme this month, we are going to talk about Work and Cancer.

If you continued/continue to work, what are your best tips for surviving the work week during/between treatments?

Do you have any tips you can share?

One of our favorites resources to share is Cancer and Careers. Their website has a wealth of helpful information. They also host a conference every year on Work and Cancer. This year it’s June 14th.

Are there other resources out there you have used?

Now it’s up to you!!

Share your thoughts on your MyLifeLine.org website. Share it to Facebook and Twitter. Leave a comment below!

You can share on FacebookTwitter (use #MLLCommunity), or by commenting below. We hope to hear from you!

Feel free to use the #MLLCommunity hashtag for anything you write about that brings you connection, inspiration, and healing!

Stay tuned for the next #MLLCommunity post, next week! If you missed March here’s a recap!

Hobbies During Cancer Treatment

A new month means a new #MLLCommunity Theme

This month’s themes is Reflection on Work/Hobbies/Interests!

 

Share why you do the work you do! Share your favorite hobbies. Share new hobbies you’ve picked up.

What are your interests? Have they changed throughout your cancer treatment?

Are there special hobbies you like to do with friends?

 

Now it’s up to you!!

Share your reflections on your MyLifeLine.org website. Share it to Facebook and Twitter. Leave a comment below!

You can share on FacebookTwitter (use #MLLCommunity), or by commenting below. We hope to hear from you!

Feel free to use the #MLLCommunity hashtag for anything you write about that brings you connection, inspiration, and healing!

Stay tuned for the next #MLLCommunity post, next week! If you missed March here’s a recap!