One of the cornerstones of our holistic approach to cancer treatment is the emphasis on eating a nutritious diet. It’s important both during our patients’ therapy and as a permanent part of their lifestyle. Nutrition plays a vital role in cancer prevention, as well, and healthy dietary choices are a simple but integral part of a comprehensive approach to prevention.
Research has shown that foods packed with carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals help the body repair cells and regulate hormones, possibly leading to a decreased risk of cancer. Processed foods, on the other hand, are the biggest barrier to a nutritious diet. Aside from the often minimal nutrition in the products, processed foods often rely on additives, preservatives, hormones, and steroids. The result is an inexpensive product with a long shelf life — and lots of empty calories.
By switching to an organic, nutrient-rich diet, you can give your body the tools it needs to repair itself and regenerate. Choose grass-fed meat instead of grain-fed, and locally-grown organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
What are some of the foods that can help prevent cancer? Generally speaking, aiming for a colorful diet is a great way to load up on nutrients. Carotenoids, for example, are responsible for the bright reds, yellows, and oranges in fruits and vegetables. And for something like omega-3 fatty acids, a good mix of nuts and seafood will boost your omega-3 intake. Here are some examples of foods rich in omega-3s:
A nutritious diet is also critical in boosting the body’s immune system, which is an important part of our approach to cancer treatment. To help boost the body’s immune function for patients undergoing any of our alternative cancer therapies, we also offer a range of complementary therapies. These include treatments such as the “Myers Cocktail” and other intravenous therapies that use antioxidants and vitamin C, in addition to