Fight cancer with nutrition

Fight cancer with nutrition

So far we have seen that foods are vital for preventing cancer. But a growing body of scientific research shows that foods can play a decisive role even after cancer has been diagnosed. Certainly, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and other treatments are important. But the foods we put on our plates for breakfast, lunch, and dinner may well be our most essential allies. Nutrition works in several ways. First, your body's principal anticancer defense is your immune system, made of specialized white blood cells that patrol your bloodstream to seek out and destroy cancer cells. Their strength depends on the foods you eat. Second foods influence hormones. If your diet is planned the right way, you can target the hormones that promote cancer growth and cut them down to size. Third, if you are undergoing cancer treatment, the right foods can support you on the road to getting well.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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