Is There a Prostate Cancer Diet?
By Sheldon Marks, MD — From webmd.com August 22, 2011 241
When you're being treated for cancer, it's more important than ever to eat right and get adequate nutrition — but it can also be more difficult than ever to adhere to a balanced cancer diet. Your body is working overtime to fight the cancer, while it's also doing extra duty to repair healthy cells that may have been damaged as a side effect of treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. At the same time, many cancer treatments — especially chemotherapy — come with side effects that drain your strength and sap your appetite. So how can you make sure you're getting all the essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals you need to keep a balanced cancer diet?
1.Participate in regular exercise. Walking is best.
2.Limit your calorie intake. Excess calories are bad for cancer growth. Eat what you need to get to the next meal, not the usual American style of eating all you can as if you are never going to eat again.
3.Get sunshine daily. Darker-skinned people need more sunshine.
4.Don't follow these or any guidelines to excess. Moderation is the key.
5.Heart healthy is prostate healthy.Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer, even in men with prostate cancer.
6.Variety in the foods you eat is important. Increase the diversity.
7.Remember supplements are supplements. They are not intended to replace an intelligent diet; their purpose is to supplement an intelligent diet. Supplements are a poor alternative to eating foods that are high in the desired nutrients.
8.See a doctor regularly for early detection and preventative care. Be proactive rather than reactive.