I have been asked this question a lot. Is there a diet that I can follow following a breast cancer diagnosis? Patients would say, ” .. but I have been told to cut this food out and that food out and then to add this in and that in, it so confusing”. What to eat and what not to eat…that is the question! How can we find out more about breast cancer nutrition?
There is so much information and mis-information out there surrounding foods and diets, you can get completely overwhelmed. It is difficult to navigate through the noise at the best of times, let alone if you have had a breast cancer diagnosis. So, is there such a thing as a breast cancer diet?
Tamar Rothenberg is my guest in this episode. She is a registered nutritionist dietician based in Los Angeles, with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. Tamar is also an adjunct professor of nutrition at Touro College and University, has been involved in various research projects and has a Certificate of Training in Vegetarian Nutrition. Most recently, she co-led the study, Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen, which was published in Nutrients. So she knows her stuff!
This episode is an absolute value bomb. Tamar shares so much of her expertise in the area of nutrition, I learnt so much.
What we discussed:
We debunked 4 prevalent diet myths: sugar feeds cancer, the link between soy and breast cancer, and how carbs and all processed foods are bad.
How to optimise nutrition following a breast cancer diagnosis
The role of anti-inflammatory foods and the benefits of the mediterranean diet
What are pre-biotics, pro-biotics and symbiotic foods? Which food sources can I get these from?
The benefit of cancer rehab in the holistic sense
You can find Tamar at the various places below:
You can download her whole food guide on her website, and subscribe to get an early release of a nutrition course series for thrivers.
Find her on Instagram and to learn more about the wold of nutrition.
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If you want more information on the role of nutrition and breast cancer, then listen here and enjoy my conversation with Toral Shah.
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