Yesterday I included some nutritional tips from other cancer survivors. Here are a few of mine:
1) Don’t you hate all of the wasted pulp when you juice? Instead of juicing, carefully wash and slice or dice your fruit and veggies and place in a blender, skins and all. Add enough water so that you don’t have to “chew” your, as my wife calls it, “miscellaneous sludge.” So many vitamins and anti-oxidants, as well as fiber in skins. An acquired taste, I know. But so, so good for you!
2) Bison meat is really great for you! (Sorry vegetarians!) I was a vegetarian for twelve years until my naturopathic MD instructed me to eat red meat once each day to help keep my bone marrow strong enough to withstand my endless chemotherapy. So far, so good! (But I don’t eat red meat every day… Old habits are hard to break!)
3) Mix milled flax seed in your recipes whenever possible. Great Omega 3’s and very low carb and very high fiber.
4) Eat a lot of raw nuts, especially walnuts. Too bland? Mix in a few roasted, spicy cashews or pecans… Just not too many!
My new book, Living Longer (& Better!) with Cancer features an entire section about nutritional balance. It explores a wide range of nutritional theories, from crazy raw diets to anti-oxidant fads and all of the wise, good ideas in-between. Sorry, it won’t be finished until next summer.
In the meantime, feel good, keep smiling and always eat your veggies! Lots and lots of veggies! Pat