16th International Conference on Breast Pathology and Cancer Diagnosis
The Annie Appleseed Project, USA
Title: On the path to better diagnosis of health called Prehabilitation- 3 Steps 4 Health
Biography: Ann E. Fonfa
Annie Appleseed Project has been gathering evidence around simple natural steps that can make a big difference in the way people go through cancer treatment. We all agree that there are too much pain and suffering and it can start early on in treatment and sometimes last a very long time. Thus we suggest immediate acceptance and implementation of all 3 Steps. Many epidemiological studies suggest that the Mediterranean diet is an excellent one for health. It is has been shown to reduce cancer risks, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Step 1 of our plan is to eat ONE more fruit and ONE more vegetable each day. We start this so simply because asking people to make huge changes that may benefit their health in many ways, should begin with a step easily taken. Physical activity/movement/exercise has been well studied and shown to be helpful in any stage of cancer, i.e. in treatment and through survivorship, but also shown to improve overall health. Exercise professionals stressed the first 60 minutes a day, then 30 minutes of vigorous physical activity. Lately, studies are showing that just ten minutes daily can make a difference. Step 2 of our plan is to take a walk. Start at ‘your’ level. Stress has been shown to be a major factor in both mental and physical health. It is how stress is handled that seems to matter. Step 3 take 7 deep breaths before bedtime (sleep issues), before treatment or at any time needed.