My co-author Domini Kemp and I did a free talk in the Fumbally Stables in Dublin 8 in October 2016. The event was on “Food and Cancer” and we discussed the role of nutrition for cancer patients. As I’m sure you’re all aware, this is a highly emotional and controversial subject that causes a lot of confusion not only among cancer patients, but also health professionals.
Nutrition science is an incredibly young discipline and I strongly believe we’re only just at the beginning of uncovering what the potential role of food in the prevention, treatment and management of cancer really is. The goal of our event is to lift the fog around this topic (at least somewhat!) and give you some knowledge and clarity. The event was packed and people said they came home from our talk armed with practical knowledge and a plan of action to start making changes.
This talk did not promote any particular dietary approach but put people on a path to explore the subject more in-depth if they wish to do so. We often hear the adage “a little knowledge is dangerous”. While this is certainly true in many areas of science, I’m of a slightly different opinion when it comes to food and nutrition. We shouldn’t forget that we all have been living in our bodies for years- and decades- and that we have our innate wisdom and intelligence. In my experience- both personally and professionally when working with cancer patients- combining solid knowledge in nutrition with the signs that our body sends us can often lead us to find the “ideal” diet that works for us at a given time of our life.
I invite you to listen back to what we presented- here’s a brief synopsis of our talk:
- Anti-Cancer: A new way of life
- Lessons being learned
- Advice we get vs the evidence
- Domini’s practical steps
- Nutrition research: the issues
- The “myth” of sugar?
- Metabolic Flexibility
- The “What-not-to-dos”
- The “To dos”
- Where to start?
- Lifestyle focus points