The Cancer Coach with
Isabel Galiano

Supporting cancer patients and those affected by cancer

The Cancer Coach with
Isabel Galiano

Supporting cancer patients and those affected by cancer

We believe that every person is unique, that every cancer is different, every circumstance is particular and every person deserves an individualized support plan. Whatever treatments you decide to undergo, we are here to support you throughout your healing journey. Together we will work out a plan personalized to your profile, priorities and needs. We will develop realistic action steps that fit into your day-to-day life.

Our goal is to put every person affected by cancer in their best possible condition both physically and mentally to support healing, enhance quality of life and avoid the recurrence of the disease.


How We Help

Personal Coaching

Our programs are individually created to meet your exact current requirements

Treatment Centers

We work with some of the world’s leading integrative cancer treatment centers

Residential Retreats

Worldwide healing retreats hosted throughout the year

What Our Programs Include

Nutrition Advice

Eating a nutrient dense diet adapted to every phase of your healing makes a huge difference in your recovery and wellbeing.

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“What should I eat when I have cancer?”,
“What should I eat during cancer treatment?”,
“Is there a particular diet I need to follow to avoid cancer recurrence?”

Eating a nutrient dense diet adapted to every phase of your journey makes a huge difference in your recovery and wellbeing, but there is so much conflicting information out there that most feel confused and overwhelmed. We will break it down for you. Together we will establish comprehensive and easy to implement guidelines: how to shop for groceries, how to get organized in the kitchen, how to follow simple recipes.


Oncology Aesthetics

Restoring your body image and self-confidence can be an important part of managing the cancer treatment process.

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“I can’t recognize myself in the mirror”
“I want to look like myself again”
“I feel uncomfortable to socialize because of the way I look”

Too many cancer patients retreat from their daily activities because they feel uncomfortable or even ashamed of the physical changes they are experiencing during treatment including hair loss, eyebrows loss, changes in weight and grey complexion.

You become less active, have less social interactions, feel more isolated and so a vicious circle begins: the less active you become, the less energy you have, the less motivation you have and all this can affect your state of mind and sometimes even your willingness to fight.

Our professional oncology aestheticians and make-up artists will guide you through easy tips to help you look and feel better. Learning how to wear a wig in the right way, use hair accessories, cosmetic make up, dress in a way that gives you more confidence can make a real difference in your self-esteem and self-confidence and ultimately your quality of life.

Mind Body

A positive and constructive mindset is crucial, but sometimes easier said than done.

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A positive and constructive mindset is crucial, but sometimes easier said than done. There will always be ups and downs. We will support you in difficult moments while teaching you techniques to cope with stress, fear and anxiety.

Many studies have demonstrated that cancer patients who feel supported have faster recovery, less side effects, better chances of avoiding recurrence and increased survival rates. Our first priority is to make you feel supported, heard and understood. Many of our coaches have been cancer patients themselves and we know exactly how it feels.

We firmly believe, and our experience coaching cancer patients confirms, that true healing can’t be attained without addressing emotional health. Our minds need to heal, too.

Negative emotions – like anger, resentment, unforgiveness and sadness – are toxic, not only for our spirit but also for our physical health. We will guide you on how to foster positive and constructive thoughts. As pragmatic and science-based thinkers, we realize the importance of this. Addressing emotional wellbeing is a fundamental part of our coaching.

Stress Management and Emotional Support

Studies have linked cancer progression to chronic stress, depression and social isolation.

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Studies have linked cancer progression to chronic stress, depression and social isolation.  People who use effective coping strategies to deal with stress have been shown to have lower levels of depression, anxiety and other symptoms related to cancer and its treatment.

We will introduce you to coping strategies to help you better deal with stress and anxiety. By implementing relaxation techniques in your daily life, you will be able to enjoy some well-deserved moments of disconnect.

Nutritional Supplements

Supplements and nutraceuticals can be highly beneficial, but only if used appropriately.

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Supplements, vitamins, nutraceutical
“Should I take any vitamins or supplements?”
“How do I know which supplements are right for me?”
“How do I know what dosage is right for me?”
“Will supplements interact with the medications I am taking?”
“Will supplements protect me from recurrence?”

We believe that the use of supplements should always be individualized to your specific needs at a specific moment in time, ideally using you most recent recent blood test results. Self-supplementing can be a real problem especially if you are going through treatment, you always need to consider safety and possible interactions. The quality of a supplement as well as the adequate dosage play a crucial role in their efficacy and proper guidance is required here too. For those reasons we work with qualified health professional that are trained in supplements and will give you individualized recommendations based on your needs and priorities.

Better Sleep

Having trouble sleeping is often the first side effect. Studies show that insomnia affects cancer patients at three times the rate of the general population.

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“I can’t sleep”,
“My sleep has deteriorated”,
“I am exhausted”,
“I always wake up during the night”

Having trouble sleeping is often the first side effect you encounter when facing a cancer diagnosis. Studies show that insomnia affects cancer patients at  three times  the rate of the general population.

Getting adequate sleep is absolutely crucial; a significant amount of research suggests a link between lack of sleep and an increased risk for various cancers.  Sleep also plays a critical role in the recovery and healing process; when you sleep, your body actively repairs and regenerates.

Together we will work on implementing proven techniques and healthy habits that will help you get you deeper and longer sleep.

Exercise and Movement Guidelines

Studies show that staying active reduces your chances of getting cancer and cancer recurrence, while improving survival rates.

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“I know I should stay active, but I don’t feel motivated”
“What type of exercise should I do?”
“I’m scared of starting exercising again”
“I feel insecure around exercise”
“How can I introduce exercise in between all my treatments?”

Studies show that staying active reduces your chances of getting cancer and cancer recurrence, while improving survival rates.

We understand that exercising can feel intimidating at a time when you may feel unwell and vulnerable. We will guide you on safe movements to do, while being mindful of your abilities and energy levels. Together, we will find ways to incorporate movement into your daily life in a way that feels good to you.


Support for Family and Caregivers

Cancer not only affects patients, but also the family and friends. They can also feel disorientated, scared and unsure about the best way to help you. 

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Cancer not only affects cancer patients, but also the people surrounding them. Your family and friends also feel disorientated, scared and unsure about the best way to help you. 

Family members often need a secure space to talk about their feelings and how it affects them. We have seen far too often family members or caregivers being truly affected by the experience but not daring to talk about it as they feel that it is not a priority. We believe that everybody affected by the situation would do better with adequate emotional and practical support.

Guidance and practical tips will also make your loved ones feel more confident and better equipped to support you.

Clean living and reduced toxin exposure

Chemicals in food, water, air and everyday household items can affect a cancer patient with a compromised immune system.

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Our bodies are very smart; all of our organs are meant to work together to keep us healthy. However, when our immune system is compromised, our bodies can certainly benefit from additional help to cope with environmental pollutants and toxic exposures.

We will advise you on easy ways to create the healthiest possible living environment. We will talk about clean water and air, safe food containers and cooking utensils, electromagnetic waves and more.

Why Do You Need A Cancer Coach?

Isabel Galiano

Hearing the words “You have cancer” changes you forever. You go through a rollercoaster of emotions and feel completely overwhelmed with the diagnosis, the amount of information you have to process and the plans ahead. We will guide you through your test results and advise you on questions to ask your medical team. Having a better understanding of your condition and treatment options will make you feel more confident and empowered. Getting organized really makes a difference; it gives you back a sense of control.

Recent Recipes

I love food and enjoy spending time in my kitchen creating simple recipes with colorful and nutrient dense ingredients.
Have a look, get inspired and enjoy!

Simplest Breakfast Ever

This delicious high-protein breakfast full of healthy fats, fiber and potassium couldn’t be any easier to prepare.

Fun fact: Avocados have more potassium and more magnesium than bananas!

Boil 1 egg (hard or soft, as you prefer) and peel.
Cut 1 avocado in half. Place boiled egg on top.
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Tip: For perfectly hard boiled eggs, add eggs to a pot and cover with water and put a lid on the pot. Bring water up to a boil. Turn heat off and set a timer for 9 minutes. Drain eggs and rinse under cool water. The yolks will be yellow, creamy and there won’t be a green ring from over-cooking in sight.

For soft boiled eggs, boil no more than 6 minutes.

Banana-Berry Smoothie

Naturally sweet and dairy-free smoothie with oats and flax seed to carry you through until lunch. Flax seeds contain anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids along with antioxidants, that help improve digestion, cardiovascular health, cholesterol and hormone balance, while fighting sugar cravings.

Mix in a blender:
3/4 cup non-sweetened nut milk or oat milk
3/4 cup of frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup of rolled oats (GF)
1/2 of a banana*
1 teaspoon flax seeds

Green Vitality Juice

Nutrient-dense, low-sugar, refreshing and hydrating, this juice is perfect any time of the day.

Combine in a juicer:
3-4 stalks of celery
1/2 cucumber
10-12 mint leaves
1 green apple
1 squeeze of fresh lemon

Creamy strawberry banana ice-cream

Delicious and easy to prepare treat for the summer.

Freeze 5-6 strawberries (wash before freezing)
Freeze 2 bananas, chopped without the skin

Optional : 1 frozen pitted date (for a sweeter taste)

Pour ½ cup of coconut milk or nut milk in a high speed blender, add the frozen bananas and strawberries and blend until it’s smooth and creamy.

Optional: garnish with some freshly cut strawberries.

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one dealing with cancer, please contact us.

American Insitute of Integrative Oncology
Lifestyle Medicine
The Institute for Functional Medicine
College of Naturopathic Medicine
Medical Association
Integrative Nutrition
Medical Association of Thailand
Clinical Education
Danielle Van De Velde