Around the world cancer rates are increasing and in Canada cancer is the leading cause of death. It is estimated that 80-95% of all cancers are caused by lifestyle factors such as diet, obesity, exposure to environmental toxicants, lack of exercise, alcohol consumption and smoking. Diet plays an incredibly important role in this statistic. Diet has also been shown to impact cancer outcomes, mitigate side effects of conventional therapies and reduce the risk of cancer from recurring. Therefore, any comprehensive CancerCare program should include a focus on nutrition.
One of the first things many people do after diagnosis is change their diet. Newly diagnosed individuals are inundated with recommendations by well-intentioned friends and family. Additionally, there is a plethora of information online regarding cancer and diet. However, much of this information is contradictory and non-specific to your diagnosis. The doctors at our clinic are trained in clinical nutrition as well as naturopathic CancerCare. Therefore, they can help provide dietary advice that best fits your diagnosis, nutritional status and overall health needs. This is turn will enable you to make healthy dietary choices during all stages of your cancer journey. Some of the dietary strategies we employ at our clinic include fasting, caloric restriction, the ketogenic diet, vegan and vegetarian diets, the Mediterranean diet, Ancestral diets and more.