Cancer Nutritional Program
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 foods that fight cancer and avoiding foods that create cancer-friendly conditions.
Patients in our comprehensive cancer care program meet with our certified cancer nutritionist in the Washington, DC 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
As part of your cancer nutrition counseling at Natural Horizons, 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 cancer treatment and Vitamin C cancer treatment are among the more well-known uses of vitamins 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.
At Natural Horizons, the centerpiece of our cancer nutritional program is counseling that helps patients choose a diet rich in cancer-preventing foods. While no cancer prevention diet is 100% 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 for cancer-fighting foods at 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 Natural Horizons nutritional specialist will teach you about these powerful cancer-fighting foods.