Donald Abrams, MD: Integrative Cancer Care and Nutrition

I saw Dr. Donald Abrams speak at the annual Society of Neuro-Oncology meeting in November, 2017. He is an Integrative Oncologist who believes in a "whole-person" approach. He believes patients benefit from a western treatment plan but that their plan of care should also include good nutrition, acupuncture and meditation, among other things. As far as nutrition, specifically, he endorses a plant based, whole grain diet with fish. This is the diet to which I try to adhere and the diet that I encourage my patients to adopt. Seeing him speak and meeting him stoked my inner nutrition nerd-like tendencies.  I returned from the meeting with a child-like invigoration and promptly emailed everyone I knew the link to his videos.  I consider him to be a thought leader in his field and someone from whom we can all benefit to learn from, especially those with a cancer diagnosis.