Nutrition's role in wellness and healing
A healthy lifestyle—including good nutrition and regular exercise—has not only been found to aid in disease prevention, but can also help the body recover from illness as well as the side effects of treatment.
Nutrition plays a key role in fighting all sorts of diseases, including cancer. The nutrients found in specific foods—such as lycopene in tomatoes, antioxidants in berries and proteins in lean meats and low- or no-fat dairy products—are thought to be especially beneficial in fighting various types of the disease. But, there's no substitute for a well-rounded diet low in saturated fats, sugars and processed flour and meat products, and high in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and fish.
It's important to talk with your oncologist, and a registered dietitian, about an eating plan. The Cancer Resource Center also offers care, information and support regarding nutrition for cancer prevention and for during and after treatment. Call the Cancer Resource Center for more information at (831) 759-1951.