Atoq wrote:There is scientific evidence that meat, especially processed meat increases the probability to develop CRC. Also a diet rich in fibers is positive in many ways.
I was already training a lot but perhaps this lead to producing too many free radicals? I avoid meat, diary, added sugar except when I bake a cake at home (then I use less, but I have two kids and should I say no to making a pavlova for birthdays?).
I try to eat a lot of veggies and I will likely try to have an A. Longo wise diet that is almost fasting for 5 days twice a year.
I take some supplements that a doctor of integrative medicine in Italy prescribed to better survive chemo and radio. It is funny because here (Norway) integrative medicine does not exist, while in Italy it is in the official hospital, the same administering chemo
It is really difficult to know what to do, you can find a scientific paper saying that something as an effect and another saying that it is not effective or even dangerous. Then you should dig more and be able to evaluate the methods, the statistics, the journal, the research group.
Scientific evidence is not so black and white for all fields, at least intermittent fasting worked on mice and people lacking genes promoting growth are less prone to develop cancer, even with a very unhealthy diet. So avoiding meat and diary (rich in growth factors IGF-1) makes sense to me and is also good for the environment, global warming and ethics.
My son is going to ask his oncologist about glutamine. He has 2 smoothies a day (when not too nauseous) with beets, kale, berries, etc and almond milk. He has improved his diet, mostly chicken and fish for "meats" and no more sodas. I'm encouraging more veggies, eliminate processed foods of all kinds. I feel all these changes are important and need to continue--even do better.
Yes, it is difficult to know what to do regarding diets, supplements, etc. as many studies contradict each other.
Thank you for writing.