Healthy Diet And Physical Activities For Breast Cancer Patients

 

Breast cancer is frequently the most life-threatening diagnosed cancer in women worldwide that can oftentimes lead to death.  There are no foods that would act as a “miracle bullet” to prevent breast cancer. However a healthy diet and a good exercise can be a contributing factor that can affect the immune system in improving the overall health and well-being of cancer patients.

The South Beach Diet – Breast Cancer And Diet

Healthy Diet And Physical Activities“A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association questions the effect of consuming fruits and vegetables during adulthood to protect against breast cancer. The study followed more than 250,000 European women during a five-year period and found that those who ate a diet rich in fruits and vegetables during adulthood did not benefit from any additional protective effects against breast cancer development. Though such a diet may have some anticancer benefits, it is not clear whether diet during adolescence is more important than diet during adulthood. The study also doesn’t rule out the possibility that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables could benefit those with high risk of developing breast cancer.

Much more research needs to be done before we better understand what the risk factors and causes of breast cancer are and what role food plays. Regardless, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is still essential for overall health. In their new dietary guidelines, the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommend consuming at least 4.5 cups of produce each day  a good rule for anyone to follow. The South Beach Diet has always encouraged ample consumption of whole fruits and vegetables.”

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Broccoli & Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli & Cruciferous Vegetables“The four-petal flowers from these veggies resemble a cross or “crucifer,” hence the name. Broccoli is probably the best known cruciferous vegetable. Like Brussels sprouts, rapini, cabbage (green), cauliflower and turnips (white), it forms a “head.” Others – known as the “headless crucifers” – include dark green leafy vegetables like kale and collard greens.

WHAT’S IN CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES?

Nearly all are excellent or good sources of vitamin C and some are good sources of manganese. Dark greens are high in vitamin K.
Glucosinolates are compounds found in all cruciferous vegetables; Glucosinolates form isothiocyanates and indoles.”

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Yoga, Nutrient Supplementation and Breast Cancer

Yoga, Nutrient Supplementation and Breast Cancer“The use of nutritional supplementation and other modalities during cancer treatment therapy (radiation, chemotherapy) has been an ongoing subject of controversy for some time. For many years, I have recommended the use of immune and antioxidant supplements knowing that they can have a significant impact on side effects and therefore treatment interruption. The concerns that immune/antioxidant supplements interfere with treatment by oncologists has interfered with patients taking supplementation seriously. When challenged with published data, the benefits on the use of supplements for cancer patients far outweighed the concerns –for example, the use of coenzyme Q10 to negate the complementary and cardiotoxic of tamoxifen has been established yet ignored by many. Recently, an article published on May 19, 2013 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment reports that supplementation with antioxidants after treatment for breast cancer is not only safe but may help improve survival. Analysis of data from 12,019 breast cancer survivors examined the use of supplements at least one year after diagnosis. Results: post-treatment use of antioxidant supplements was associated with improved survival! Needless to say, the use of anti-cancer plant based dietary modification along with nutritional supplementation that infers immune and antioxidant support makes for the best nutritional therapy.”

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Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris was born in Europe but has lived in the US for many years. He attended college both in Europe and the US and completed medical school at the University of Texas. Residency and fellowship in oncology was completed at Baylor. Read More...
Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton