House Calls

SPR 2019

House Calls Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on health and wellness. It includes a wide assortment of articles with topics on the latest health and wellness information, nutrition, safety, lifestyles, and more.

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h o u s e c a l l s { spring 2019 } 27 FEED YOUR HEALTH A nutritious diet is particularly important for cancer patients, as healthful foods provide the vitamins, minerals, and good fats the body needs to maintain strength and repair damaged tissue. But cancer treatments such as chemotherapy often leave patients feeling too nauseous and exhausted to cook. For this reason, local programs are here to help. Roper St. Francis Healthcare Nutrition Classes During these free cooking and nutrition classes for cancer patients and survivors, instructors demo yummy strategies for harnessing the latest cancer- fighting research into delicious and healthful meals. Learn more at AMOR Healing Kitchen This 501(c)(3) organization prepares and delivers healthy meals to locals battling cancer. At AMOR, many of the chefs behind the meals are teenage volunteers. Program founder Maria Kelly is a former high school teacher and launched AMOR with a wish to educate youth about healthful, plant-based meals while simultaneously nourishing residents who are fighting serious illnesses. AMOR clients receive weekly deliveries that include three entrees (like colorful salads, spring rolls, and fajita bowls), snacks, and a small bouquet of fresh flowers—many of the ingredients for which are organic and locally sourced. "We have formed a partnership with Charleston Parks Conservancy to source from their community gardens, as well," notes Kelly. Clients can enroll to receive deliveries for eight to 16 weeks; visit to learn more. Local lung cancer survivor—and part-time spin instructor—Bob Werner in his element. P H O T O G R A P H ( B O B ) B Y M I R A A D W E L L

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