With all clients in my Seattle hypnosis and Bainbridge Island hypnosis offices I talk about the importance of a healthy diet, regular exercise and how this impacts health. I have worked with many people who are living with cancer or who are cancer survivors. I talk about the importance of a plant-strong diet, being physically active and I teach self hypnosis for stress reduction and lifestyle compliance.

New Guidelines Link Lifestyle to
Cancer Survival

Healthy Diet, Regular Exercise Can Improve Odds, Report Confirms

WebMD Health News, April 26, 2012: Cancer survivors who eat right, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight improve their chances of survival, the American Cancer Society says. The Society has long recommended these measures to prevent certain cancers, and officials say the evidence now shows that healthy lifestyle has a direct impact on cancer recurrence and survival.

Nearly 12 million Americans, or 1 in 25 people, are cancer survivors, meaning that they have been diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives. For some time, proper nutrition and physical activity have been thought to play a role in surviving cancer. But this is the first time the American Cancer Society has issued formal guidelines for survivors. The studies overwhelmingly suggest that eating a mostly plant-based diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding obesity can lower cancer recurrence risk and improve survival.

Studies in breast cancer survivors have shown that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains is associated with a lower risk of death than one that contains a high intake of processed and red meat, refined grains, sugar, and high-fat dairy products. Eating a healthy diet low in red and processed meat appears to protect against cancer progression, risk of recurrence, and overall survival for a variety of cancers.

Regular exercise appears to be associated with a lower risk for recurrence and improved survival following treatment for breast, prostate, ovarian, and colorectal cancers.

Moderate exercise during cancer treatment has been shown to improve fatigue, anxiety, and self-esteem, as well as heart health and muscle strength.

Cancer survivors who are overweight or obese may benefit from intentional weight loss following treatment.

The report recommends that cancer survivors obtain the nutrients they need from foods instead of supplements, noting that “a concern exists that supplements may do more harm than good” following the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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