Food Therapy

Nutritional Therapy | Cancer Center For Healing
During your visit at Cancer Center For Healing, you will discover that food choices designed to prevent and control cancer can be delicious! The type of diet that appears to minimize cancer risk is low in “high-quality” animal protein and saturated animal fats, and rich in lower-glycemic-index carbohydrates from whole grains, pasta, beans, and green juices. It also features phytonutrient-rich vegetables – particularly cruciferous and allium vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic and onions that boost the body’s production of protective enzymes that detoxify carcinogens. Keeping the diet low to moderate in added fats or oils can work with regular exercise to promote leanness and good insulin sensitivity, which aid the prevention and control of many types of cancer. So that is what you will learn at Cancer Center for Healing – how to cook delicious foods prepared from whole grains, pasta, beans, soy, fruits, vegetables, and wheat grass, with modest amounts of added oils and nuts. Small portions of poultry or fish are also an option for patients who choose to adopt a “Mediterranean” style diet rather than a strictly plant-based (vegan) approach. What you won’t find in your recommendations are fatty meats and the typical “junk foods” made with refined carbohydrates, oils, and synthetic additives. If this is a new style of eating for you, you may be surprised to learn how delicious it can be! Our hope is that you will take this style of eating home with you, so that you can protect not only your own health, but that of your family as well. All meals are planned and prepared by our certified nutritionist Liliana Partida, who will teach you about healing foods and develop a personalized diet that will position your body for healing.