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The Best Diet for Cancer Patients: Nourishing Your Body for Health

Posted by Paymon Sadrolsadot ND, PhD on Tue, Jun 13, 2023


A healthy diet is essential for cancer patients to support their overall well-being and aid in their treatment journey.

Here are key dietary considerations to nourish the body:

1) Focus on Nutrient-Dense Foods: Emphasize whole foods rich in essential nutrients, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. 

2) Opt for Plant-Based Foods: Incorporate a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, which are packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that can support the body's natural defenses.

3) Adequate Protein Intake: Include lean sources of protein like poultry, fish, beans, and organic tofu to help repair tissues and maintain strength. 

4) Hydration is Key: Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water and opting for herbal teas or unsweetened beverages. 

5) Individualize the Diet: Tailor the diet to personal needs and preferences while considering any treatment side effects or dietary restrictions. 

6) Consult with a naturopathic doctor: Seek guidance from a naturopathic doctor who specializes in oncology to develop a personalized nutrition plan. 

Remember, a well-balanced diet plays a supportive role in cancer treatment, but it should always be integrated as part of a comprehensive care plan under the supervision of a healthcare professional.


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Dr. Paymon Sadrolsadot, ND, PhD   is a highly skilled naturopath with over 20 years of integrative medicine experience.  He has professional experience as a physician, acupuncturist, educator and clinician. He combines Eastern and Western medical philosophies with integrative medicine in his approach to naturopathic oncology.


Topics: integrative cancer treatment