Q. I will be starting chemotherapy for breast cancer. What can I do to improve my chances for the best result? I am especially interested in healthy anti-cancer foods.
I don’t just want to be passive in my treatment!
A. We applaud your proactive initiative. Many cancer treatments involve surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Once the protocol is complete patients are sent on their way with instructions to return periodically for evaluation. An exercise and dietary program may not be mentioned but we think they are crucial, along with social support.
David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, was an amazing neuroscientist who developed brain cancer at age 31. He was told that his prognosis was grim and he wasn’t expected to live longer than a few months or years. He fooled the doctors, though, and survived nearly 20 years. We were honored to be able to interview David on our one-hour radio show two times. He provides incredibly practical information for all cancer survivors. To listen to his inspiring interviews here are the links:
Show # 708
Show # 757
Do your best to eliminate sugar from your diet. We have come to believe that sugar stimulates growth factors and hormones (like insulin) that encourage abnormal cellular proliferation.
Our Top 20 Anti-Cancer Foods are:
We also recommend our book, Recipes and Remedies From The People’s Pharmacy with our top anti-cancer food recipes including:
Roasted Garlic (page 151)
Leek and Sweet Onion Frittata (page 129)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts (page 150)
Quinoa Radish Salad (page 140)
Grilled Tofu & Avocado Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette (page 123)
Cancer-Fighting Cabbage Curry (page 115)
Beet Juice Smoothie (page 34)
Farmer’s Market Saag (page 146)
Coleslaw with Mint (page 145)
Broccoli and Garlic Stir Fry (page 49)
Cauliflower and Red Petter Quiche (page 118)
Baba Ganoush (page 153)
Lentil and Roasted Bell Pepper Salad (page 133)
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We wish you great success in your efforts to stay healthy.