Now that you are a cancer patient who is dedicated to doing all possible to survive and thrive, we urge you to examine the important issue of diet and nutrition.  It used to be common for healthcare professionals to say, “Eat anything you want.”  That may be a medical opinion but it is not an informed medical opinion.  Nutrition makes a difference.  In this section we will offer real-food nutritional practices and guidelines that will help in your healing.  Let’s get started.

Clean Out Your Pantry & Refrigerator

Your refrigerator and pantry are likely to contain processed foods.  If ever there was a time to eat real food, cancer is it.  Now, take a bold step toward making informed nutrition choices by acting on the following:

Throw out the following oils:

  • Margarine
  • Solid shortenings
  • Partially-hydrogenated oil

. . . and products made with them.

Buy the following oils:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Vegetable spray
  • Sesame oil

Throw out the following sweeteners:

  • Sugar
  • Aspartame
  • Saccharin

. . . and products made with them.

Buy the following sweetener:

  • Stevia

Throw out the following meats:

  • Salami
  • Bologna
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Hot dogs
  • Smoked ham
  • Smoked turkey

. . . and products made with them.

Once you clean out the shelves, you’re on your way to bringing health to your dinner plate.

Cook Healthfully

Healthy Cooking Techniques:

  • Coat the pan with vegetable spray
  • Stir fry
  • Oven fry
  • Bake in parchment or foil
  • Poach
  • Steam
  • Stew

Season Healthfully Using Herbs & Spices

To Flavor: Use:
Vegetables Basil, caraway, chives, dill, ginger, tarragon, oregano, rosemary
Fruits Cinnamon, cloves, mint, nutmeg
Meats Garlic, oregano, rosemary, sage, dill, fennel, tarragon, thyme, parsley, curry
Salads Basil, chives, dill, marjoram, mint, parsley

 

Shop Healthfully

  • Read labels.
  • Buy lowest fat/salt/sugar choices.
  • Eat before you shop.

Sample Menus

We are pleased to offer here two variations with two options for each meal.  With simple substitutions, you can create a joyful variety of delicious meals that maximize nutrition.

The Cancer Recovery Meal Plan:

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Meal #1

Option A:                                                       Option B:
Scrambled egg whites                                Oatmeal
with red peppers and onions

Tomato slices                                               Soy milk
Orange                                                          Blueberries
Herb tea                                                        Ginger tea
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Meal #2

Option A:                                                       Option B:
Chicken Caesar Salad                                Veggie Burger
with whole grain croutons                        Whole grain bread
Carrot sticks with hummus                       Mixed green salad
Iced Green Tea                                            Fresh tomato juice
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Meal #3

Option A:                                                       Option B:

Baked eggplant                                            Wild salmon
Whole grain dinner roll                               Brown rice
Steamed broccoli                                        Cauliflower potatoes
Mixed green salad                                      Greek salad
Apple slices                                                  Fresh plum

Cancer Recovery Meal Plan:  6 “Mini-Meals” a Day

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Meal #1

Option A:                                                       Option B:
Fresh tomato juice                                       Grapefruit
Whole wheat bagel/peanut butter           Hard-boiled egg
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Meal #2

Option A:                                                       Option B:
Mixed green salad                                        Non-fat yogurt
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Meal #3

Option A:                                                       Option B:
Vegetable soup                                             Mixed green salad
Cheese                                                            Unsalted Almonds
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Meal #4

Option A:                                                       Option B:
Protein bar (sugar-free)                              Apple
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Meal #5

Option A:                                                       Option B:
Herb-encrusted fish                                    Roast turkey breast
Mixed green salad                                       Cauliflower potatoes
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Meal #6

Option A:                                                       Option B:
Celery sticks with hummus
 

 The Cancer Recovery “Real Foods” Shopping List™

Vegetable                                             Fruit                                        

___Broccoli                                           ___Berries
___Cabbage                                          ___Oranges
___Peppers                                           ___Red Grapefruit
___Tomatoes                                        ___Mangoes
___Carrots                                            ___Apple
___Leaf lettuce                                    ___Cherries
___Cauliflower                                    ___Apricot
___Onions                                            ___Cantaloupe
___Beets                                               ___Kiwi
___Asparagus                                      ___Pears
___Squash                                            ___Red Grapes
___Pumpkin                                         ___Watermelon

Fish & Meat                                          Whole Grains & Breads

___Cod/Flounder                                   ___Oats and oatmeal
___Tilapia                                                ___Barley
___Salmon (wild)                                   ___Brown Rice
___Tuna                                                   ___Flax seed
___Trout                                                  ___Buckwheat
___Mahi-mahi                                        ___Spelt wheat
___Sardines                                            ___Millet
___Haddock                                           ___Amaranth
___Skinless Chicken Breast                  ___Quinoa
___Skinless Turkey breast                    ___Wheat germ

Legumes                                              Other

___Black beans                                     ___Garlic
___Garbanzo beans                              ___Ginger
___Kidney beans                                  ___Cinnamon
___Navy beans                                      ___Cayenne
___Pinto beans                                     ___Stevia
___Lentils                                              ___Green tea
___Split peas                                         ___Curry

Non-fat Dairy                                       Oils

___Yogurt                                             ___Extra Virgin Olive Oil
___Cottage cheese                              ___Sesame Oil
___Almond milk                                 ___Non-fat vegetable spray