Diet & Nutrition

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These are the experiences, ideas and views of each individual person featured here. Your own situation may be different and these ideas may not work for you.

Emily
NED (No evidence of disease) for two years

Diet & Nutrition

As much as I can control, I try to control. I eat organically whenever possible at home, but when we go out and the meal is out of my control, I just enjoy myself.

Richard
Diagnosed in 2004

Diet & Nutrition

I believe in everything in moderation. But I could still cut down on sugar. It's in my head, but there are times when I just can't pass on a packet of peanut M&M's!

It is important to eat right. It's better for my body to eat less sugar and it's better to eat more fruit and vegetables.

I eat well, I feel pretty good. Your body doesn't always want to eat as much food as your typical person, so rather than three big meals a day I'm much better off having four meals a day, or even a fifth - a snack - in the evening. When you have pulmonary issues, the more bloated your stomach is, the more it's going to press against your diaphragm.

A lot of times people call me and tell me to try this and that, it's going to cure you or make you better. My doctor's always said: "You can do anything you want, just ask me first".

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