By: Text: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD
Photo Courtesy of Jacki Glew, MS, RD
At the Block Integrative Center for Cancer Care, experts use a combination of conventional and complementary therapies that look at the mind and body as a whole. Top on the list is a plant-based diet. “There are thousands of disease-fighting chemicals in plant foods,” says Jacki Glew, MS, RD, Lead Clinical Nutrition Manager, “so we’re encouraging people to get as much fruit, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains into their diets as possible.” Also key: “Stop eating junk!” Too much white sugar, white bread, and white rice can elevate blood sugar and give cancer cells fuel to grow.