For the past couple days, I am craving oranges. Before cancer, I would have ignored it but now — after cancer, I am eating them until I get my fill. When I was in treatment I craved oranges and bananas. My body needed the vitamin C and potassium. I know because my doctor checked after I told her about my cravings.
A recent article in the National Cancer Institute website says high dose intravenous vitamin C has been used in cancer treatments since the 70s. Who knew? I don’t think my doctors did because they never mentioned it. In fact I was the one who found out about the importance of healthy foods, supplements and herbs.
Who knows why my body wants the oranges now. I frankly don’t care. If it wants oranges, it gets oranges. No questions asked.
Be well and listen to your body. It knows what you need.