A new healthy eating and wellbeing app developed in Cornwall by a young cancer survivor has been fully authorised by the NHS and now features on the NHS website in the cancer and healthy living categories.

It also appears on the Covid-19 Health Apps website, run by the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA).

Wholesome World is a collection of recipes, nutritional information, research and medical insights. It also includes sections on home lifestyle, through mental fitness, physical health and nutritional understanding that should prove very useful for those confined at home by the current virus lockdown.

Freyja Hanstein was diagnosed with a brain tumour just a year after losing her husband, Lars, to abdominal cancer in 2014.

The 32-year-old has degrees in Biological Sciences and Law and most recently worked in the hospitality and health marketing sector. She was inspired to create the app following her experiences.

“Lars took a keen interest in staying as healthy as possible during his fight against his illness and we did a lot of research into the things that might help him such as physical wellbeing, food and meditation,” she said. “Tragically he died just a month after our wedding but, when I then got my own cancer diagnosis, I continued that work and the app was created.

“It’s a great honour and a huge milestone that the NHS has officially authorised the Wholesome World app and is now featuring it on their website.

“I’m also delighted that, as well as helping people facing cancer and other general health related issues, it has been recognised by ORCHA as a useful tool at home during the battle against Covid-19.”

The app, which is attracting excellent reviews, has a selection of resources including medical information and scientific case studies on other people’s health issues. There is also advice on ways to reduce stress and promote wellbeing – simplifying the research and effort required to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

The recipes and nutritional information were reviewed and authorised by a team of professional chefs and nutritionists alongside a comprehensive links section that provides instant access to a wide range of additional sources of information.

The Wholesome World app costs £3.99 on the App Store and £2.99 on Google Play. For further information, visit https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/wholesome-world/ and https://covid19.orcha.co.uk and https://www.wholesomeworld.com

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