The July meeting was amazing , a brilliant turn out of members and guests. We had the Chunky Monkeys there to present a cheque to the amazing value of
£ 750 for the Rory the Robot fund.
The Chunky Monkeys are a Special Group of Motor Bike Enthusiasts and they organised a long ride from Stourport to Aberystwith to raise funds for our group. There were 7 bikes and riders, the journey took 2 days leaving time for them to raise the £ 750.00 for our cause. We say thank you so much to all of them for every penny raised.
Presentation by Laurence Truman on the benefits of Nutrtion and Diet for a healthy Life Style and positive contribution to good health and long term benefits for Prostate Cancer sufferers in the pre diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation phases of PC.
Dr Trueman, Laurence, gave a memorable talk on diet and nutrition to an audience of over 100 members.
This was not a lecture, but a man to man and man to woman walk about amongst the folk of Kidderminster and Worcestershire where he engaged on a personal level giving us the facts on good nutrition and diet for the well being of us all. He gave the facts which left us in no doubt about the benefits.
The detrimental effects of too much sugar and salt in the diet, the disadvantages of too many processed foods, which are addictive, making us want more and more to the detriment of our bodies and in partcular to the pancreas.
This was not a lecture on you must do this and not do that but several points seemed most relavant.
The body and pancreas need a rest from food and we should rest our bodies for 12 hours without the intake of more food.
Potatoes and bread provide the body with sugar but with the bread and potatoes we should have protein as well such as cheese with bread and fish with chips The proteins make the stomach work to give eqilibrium and stop the craving for more sugar or salt. Once again too much processed food is not recommended.
Omega 3 (not too much), Selenium (good source, Brazil nuts) even better if coated with dark chocolate were both mentioned as being very beneficial.
Time and again it was emphasized that we need a balanced diet and that each of us have different needs depending on our metabolism.
With this in mind I think we all need a nutritionist to advise us for diet and nutrition as well as a doctor to take care of us when we need.