What is Nutrition Therapy?
Nutrition Therapy is the “development, education, and oversight of a custom, results-driven, and sustainable diet and lifestyle program.” We believe Nutrition Therapy is important to all individuals, but vital to a patient trying to overcome cancer. Individual protocols need to be created through a detailed assessment of past and current eating habits, lab work, medical history, physician recommendations, lifestyle, and other factors. It is important for a patient to understand how food can work to help the body heal.
Believe Big connects patients to an oncology nutritionist to determine the best protocol (including Ketogenic and Plant Based Diets, Intermittent Fasting, Treatment Support, and Detox). There is misinformation circulating about nutrition and things are always changing; this makes it extremely important to have an expert in the oncology field who can present you with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information.
Please fill out the patient advocate form and we will connect you with someone that can help you. In the interim, please review the information on this page to help you get started on your path to better health.
What Can I Start Doing Today?
- Eating a nutritionally dense, low carbohydrate, seasonal, local, and clean diet has been shown to change the tumor microenvironment to make it more responsive to standard of care and integrative therapies while maintaining the nutrient status needed to support the immune system and other aspects of the body to heal.
- Choose fresh, certified organic whole foods. If you are unable to buy all organic, at the minimum avoid the dirty dozen. Check out the Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen printable resource you can carry with you when you shop from the Environmental Working Group.
- Drink lots of pure water with fresh lemon juice. This will rapidly remove soluble wastes rather than allowing them to accumulate in your body.
- Reduce chemical exposure with the products you put on your skin and use in your home. Here are some of Believe Big’s favorite resources.