The Power of Food for Cancer Prevention and Survival - Thrivers
The Power of Food to Fight Cancer
More than four decades ago, the United States declared a “war on cancer,” yet current statistics predict that during our lifetime, one in two men and one in three women will develop cancer. The final results come to nearly one-quarter of every death in America is due to cancer.
For years diet has been the subject of study for many researchers. The results are clear; whole food, plant-based centered, diets are ideal for achieving optimal health! Included in this class is valuable information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage cancer growth.
Research has shown that more than one-third of all cancer deaths in the United States are due to poor diet, yet most are unaware of the connection. Faced with these startling statistics, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine developed the Food for Life: Cancer Project curriculum to offer a new direction in battling this disease.
The Food for Life: Cancer Project classes are intended for cancer survivors and their family and friends as well as those looking to prevent the disease. These classes are not intended for individuals currently going through cancer treatment.
Healthy Chef Wellness
What We'll Be Doing
During this class we will discuss the science of cancer, cancer growth and how diet should factor in. You will learn how to prepare cancer-fighting meals loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals, high-fiber and low-fat foods, and healthy dairy alternatives. The series also provides information on planning meals and maintaining a healthy weight.
We will meet on Mondays 10:30am-12pm in the Conference Room at the YMCA on Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway. Each class will have some discussion, a short video and and food sampling Featured Class Topics
Featured Class Topics
March 20 - Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
March 27 - Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
April 3 - Discovering Dairy & Meat Alternatives
April 10 - Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Immune-Boosting Foods
Once you have registered keep an eye out for emails from HealthyChefWellness@gmail.com for more information.
I Can’t Wait to Share More With You on Monday, March 20th at 10:30 am CDT!