For the last five thousand years, all the great medical traditions have used diet to influence the course of disease, therefore why is advice on nutrition still missing from the conventional treatment of cancer?? Interestingly enough, it has been observed that in publications of ‘Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology’, which sets the tone for oncology training all over the world, there is not one single chapter on ‘the role of nutrition in the treatment of cancer‘ or the prevention of relapses.
This awareness only goes to show that we can’t blame Oncologists for making statements like: ‘Eat what you like, it won’t make much difference‘ as they have ‘little to no expertise in the area of nutritional medicine!!’ This is just one more reason which highlights the need for an ‘Integrative Approach‘ to cancer healing and why it is so important to ‘take charge and take control‘ over the diagnosis which has been thrust upon us, knowing that nutritional consultation and support is not far away.
Diet is a large part of the recovery process in all types of chronic disease, especially cancer, as our innate mechanisms are programmed to restore balance, therefore without good nutrition our cellular communication system begins to break down, malfunction and disrupt homeostasis. We also know that conventional cancer treatments place a lot of nutritional demands on the body which can adversely affects people in so many ways. For these reasons alone it seems imperative that ‘nutrition should be an essential component of all cancer treatments‘.
Dr. Patrick Quillin is an internationally recognized expert in the area of nutrition and cancer. He has over 30 years experience as a clinical nutritionist and is the author of numerous books on cancer healing and strongly advocates: