Holidays are not the only time food can be used as a coping mechanism. When diagnosed with a disease such as cancer one can do the same. Either over eat or not eat at all. The stress and worry can play big tricks on the body. We have to treat our bodies as a very valuable machine. When battling a disease or cancer, If you give it to much fuel (food or the wrong food) it will not operate properly and if we do not give it enough it will not function and not be able to repair what has to be repaired.