The Cancer Diet: Preparing the Body to Fight Cancer

Have you heard the saying, “you are what you eat”? A lot of truth is in that statement, especially when fighting cancer. Cancer nutrition is all about choosing cancer-fighting foods and avoiding foods that create cancer-friendly conditions.

Patients in our comprehensive cancer care program meet with our certified cancer nutritionist in the Washington, D.C. area to establish a cancer diet that is rich in cancer-fighting vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and low in compounds that increase cancer risks.

We address the key areas of your diet, including:

  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
  • Water intake
  • Foods that prevent cancer
  • Foods to fight cancer during treatment

Replenish Your Body with Vitamins

As part of your cancer nutrition counseling at Gentle Wellness Center, we help you develop a plan for getting the vitamins you need to fight your cancer and maintain optimal health during treatment. Distinguishing between vitamins that are critical to staying healthy and using vitamins for treating cancer is important.

Vitamin B17 and Vitamin C are among the more well-known vitamins used for treating cancer. Our medical staff helps educate you about the appropriate use of these treatments.

IV vitamin therapy provides the essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids your immune system needs to remain strong during cancer treatment.

Choose Foods That Prevent Cancer

At Gentle Wellness Center, the centerpiece of our cancer diet program is nutritional counseling that helps patients choose a diet rich in cancer-preventing foods. While no cancer prevention diet is 100 percent effective, there are steps you can take to incorporate cancer-fighting foods into your diet.

Working with our nutritional counselors, you learn about:

  • Common, easy-to-find cancer-preventing foods
  • Foods that can increase your cancer risk
  • Recipes to incorporate cancer-fighting foods into every meal

In addition to foods that help prevent cancer, foods that fight cancer are available, too. Foods like kale, broccoli, and cauliflower are natural cancer fighters. Your Gentle Wellness Center nutritional specialist will teach you about these powerful cancer-fighting foods and give you the information you need to make better nutritional choices during your treatment.