Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How to help a girlfriend who is going through chemotherapy?

As you may be aware, I'm into gifts and gift-giving. It is my passion. I  love to give and receive really great presents. 

At Gift Basket Villas, we get questions on what are the best gifts for my boyfriend or husband, since it so much tougher to buy for a guy that a gal, isn't it? Unless you get beer or golfing, or fishing gifts but you really need to know what they like. Most people who have a hobby already have everything they need, so you need to come up with gift ideas on how to take care of their wants. I love  helping my family and friends who ask for ideas on homemade gift basket  People love to give when they receive. Try it sometime and see what happens.
A much tougher question is this: what do you do about  your girlfriend who received the dreaded breast cancer diagnosis? She's  going through a tough time with her chemo treatments and needs to have a healthy meal plan. Do you know how to show her you care? When people ask if there's something they can help with, they're not quite sure what to do. A  meal delivery in the early weeks would e  helpful. Get a beautiful mug,  pretty flowers or a new best seller or movie that she hasn't read or seen.  She needs clean and healthy whole foods, nothing high in fat or sugar.  Give her some honey or herbal tea.


Honey
There is something undeniably enchanting about honey coming from the flower nectar and transformed by bees into this beautiful, gooey, delicious liquid. It has long captivated us with it's properties since ancient times. It may also have some scientific superpowers - do you know that honey can be kept indefinitely without spoiling? 
In an article on wound care by the National Institutes of Health, honey is shown to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and wound care properties. How cool is that?

Herbal Teas
There’s nothing nicer than sharing a soothing cup of herbal tea with your girl-friend. Herbal tea is a tasty, warming, caffeine-free pick-me-up, and has lots of  has lots of wonderful health benefits. It can soothing a troubled tummy to easing insomnia and can be calming. Herbs have long been know for all types of healing powers. Drinking herbal tea can also be a great source of vitamins and minerals.

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At Gift Basket Villas a great gift idea is our  "Chemo care package"  When you can't be there in person you can still let them know you are thinking about them by sending our Chemo Champion Gift Basket. This basket is designed to help them 'feel better' during their treatment by including stomach soothing peppermint candy, ginger candy, gourmet water crackers and herbal tea. Also included is a crossword puzzle book to take their mind off things for a while.
“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.” – Jim Valvano. How you can help is to just be there for her.