Do you have cancer?
Do you know someone that does? Have you or someone you know survived cancer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to read on!
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has released an educational DVD called “Food for the Fight, Guidelines for Healthy Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment”. It is full of practical dietary strategies to help survivors remain healthy during treatment and prevent recurrence of their cancer.
The DVD features interviews with leading experts in the field, patient stories, and cooking demonstrations. Recommendations are based on AICR’s expert report, “Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective.”
“Food for the Fight” also emphasizes the importance of physical activity during cancer treatment and for survivors. It also recommends appropriate activities to combat fatigue during cancer treatment. The American College of Sports Medicine has concluded that cancer survivors should plan to get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity (walking, bicycling, etc.) aerobic exercise per week.
The DVD is divided into two sections, “During Treatment” and “After Treatment”. Each contains very useful guidance to help manage treatment symptoms and to minimize the risk of recurrence or of secondary cancers later.
The best advice in the world works better when it is implemented with faith in the words of the Great Physician, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you.” (Exodus 15:26)