Rich Roll with Dr. Dean & Ann Ornish: The Power of Lifestyle Medicine to Undo Disease & Live Better

Rich Roll is an author, athlete and podcast creator who, on his 40th birthday, took a self-inventory and found himself fifty pounds overweight and out-of-shape. He adopted a plant based, whole grain diet and his life changed. Here he interviews Dr. Dean Ornish. Dr. Ornish believes, as do I, that the simple choices we make in our lives (such as what we eat and how much we exercise) can make a big difference.

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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.

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“Sugar Feeds Cancer?”… Not quite!

Patients often ask about diet as it pertains to their cancer diagnosis. Many patients come in having heard that “sugar feeds cancer.”  This is a common myth/misperception and it is simply not true. Eating a lot of sugar can contribute to obesity. Obesity is a risk factor that is linked to several types of cancer (Breast, Colorectal, esophagus, pancreatic, endometrial, kidney, thyroid and gallbladder). In addition to being a risk factor for certain types of cancer, obesity has many other negative implications for your health.

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