Gynecologic Oncology Institute heartily endorses preventing and fighting cancer with good nutrition and better lifestyle choices. This association of cancer and nutrition is being shown in multiple cancers, including ovarian and uterine cancers. This is the type of activity that should flourish across all communities around the world, but especially in the US where were are plagued by SAD (Standard American Diet) full of terrible choices.
This seminar already took place a few years back, but the point is….keep doing this everywhere, all over the place. Just do it!
“The American Institute of Cancer Research estimates that 1 in 3 cancer developments and recurrences can be prevented through a healthy diet and lifestyle,” says Hillary Sachs, an oncology dietitian at the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute, based in Lake Success.
Sachs creates nutrition plans and menus designed to help her patients fight breast cancer successfully and prevent it from reoccurring. She is working with Mitchell SuDock, Head Chef at Mitch & Toni’s Albertson Restaurant, for a free presentation on healthy, tasty foods breast cancer survivors can prepare at home. Sachs offers tips on the best foods and how to prepare them to increase cancer-fighting potential. SuDock prepared several healthy dishes at the event and there was a free tasting.
For those who couldn’t attend the presentation but are looking for healthy food guidelines, Sachs says that a good diet starts with fruits and vegetables, as they contain cancer-fighting compounds called phytochemicals. Every fruit and vegetable has a different set of phytochemicals, and these compounds give them their unique color. To get the most phytochemicals, eat a rainbow of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. “The more color the better,” says Sachs. And eat a lot of different fruits and vegetables together. “They work synergistically with each other,” she says. “They may not do the same thing in isolation.”