A new food guide is now available! Now cancer patients and survivors can have their own food guide, customized to their special nutrition needs. I am proud to introduce you to the Cancer Risk Reduction Guide
Where Did the Dream to Create A Food Guide Come From?
When I finished my cancer treatment, I was full of anxiety. I thought that every time I got a headache or a twinge or uneasy feeling that my cancer had come back. I was jumpy and on edge. When I asked my doctor what I could do he said ‘just eat a healthy diet’ but that didn’t seem like enough. When I heard this, I pictured Canada’s Food Guide (nothing wrong with Canada’s Food Guide) but being a cancer survivor, I felt I needed something more specific to my needs.
Creating A Food Guide
I got the idea to create a food guide for cancer patients who had finished treatment from a health unit in Ottawa that created a food guide for people with diabetes. That planted a seed for me – someone should create a food guide for people who want to reduce their risk of cancer….yes, someone should do that.
I Tried to Get Others To Create A Food Guide
I so believed in my food guide idea that I told people who I thought had the means to make it come to life…but not having lived through the experience of cancer and the fear and anxiety that comes after cancer treatment, others were not as enthusiastic as I was.
Not Giving Up on My Food Guide
I’ve worked with many cancer patients and survivors and they share one common goal. They want to change their eating so that they can reduce their risk of ever getting cancer again. I knew that the guide I wanted to create could help so many people. I didn’t give up on the idea. Finally, after meeting an amazing graphic designer who agreed to help me with my dream, my food guide was launched in 2018 and the website followed after that. Right now, we have two products to offer you. The full colour printed guide and the full colour digital download.
What’s in our Food Guide?
After focusing my professional interest as a registered dietitian in the area of cancer nutrition, I noticed three key themes emerge. Those, three themes, I call The Three Keys to Cancer Risk Reduction and they are:
Support the immune system
Reduce chronic inflammation
Eat nutraceuticals (nutrients from food that act on cancer cells directly)
and they are all detailed in the Cancer Risk Reduction Guide.
How Do I Get a Food Guide?
Food Guides are now available for purchase from our website www.CancerRiskReductionGuide.com and you can choose the hard copy or the digital download.
Why Should I Get a Food Guide?
I know what it’s like to be wondering, “Am I doing everything I can to reduce my risk of recurrence?”. “Can I eat this?”. “Is this good for me?” And you can stop wondering and know with certainly what the nutrition research says can help you to reduce your risk.
How to Use the Food Guide
When you have your copy of the Cancer Risk Reduction Guide, take time to read through all the information. Make a list of the items that are recommended that you aren’t doing as part of your regular routine. Next rank these items from ‘easiest to implement’ to ‘most challenging to implement’ and set a new goal for yourself. Start with the item that is the easiest.
Goal Setting for Success
An example of a goal might be “starting tomorrow, I will drink one cup of green tea every day”. By focusing on just one goal at a time, it allows you to work in a step by step way to make improvements to your health.
Making Goals that you can Succeed with
You don’t have to implement everything in the guide right away. It’s better to make improvements gradually to help them stick. I’m not out to create the next fad diet. The Cancer Risk Reduction Guide is about creating lasting change. If you need help to reach your goals, then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to work with you either in person or over the phone.
Share your Cancer Risk Reduction Guide Successes
I’d love for you to share your successes with me. I think the best way for that is to post it on my facebook page I would also love it, if you could share your victories with others. Let them know how the food guide helped you to understand what you needed to do and that it gave you a roadmap to get there. Please share it with other cancer patients and cancer survivors.
Who Should Get the Cancer Risk Reduction Guide?
I happen to think everyone should be on a cancer risk reduction diet, but in reality I know that most people want to just keep the blinders on and think that cancer is something that happens to other people. Having said that, I think the people who will benefit most from the Cancer Risk Reduction Guide are people whom;
1) Have had a diagnosis of cancer and are finished their treatment and wondering…now what?
2) Are living with a genetic risk for cancer such as BRAC1 or BRCA 2
3) Are living with an environmental or workplace exposure that puts them at risk such as asbestos, radon or arsenic
4) Have had a ‘cancer scare’ such as a positive screening test like a pap smear, colon polyps or skin biopsies
5) Have an inflammatory condition like chronic acid reflux (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease or H.Pylori
6) Have a viral infection linked to a high risk of cancer such as HPV (human papilloma virus), Hep B or C (hepatitis) or Epstein-Barr virus
7) Have a history of smoking or exposure to radon in their home
8) Have a history of excess sun exposure or sun burn
9) Have family members with cancer
10) Are sedentary and/or overweight, especially if the excess weight around the middle
11) Currently have cancer and are undergoing treatment, but are still able to eat a healthy diet
From One Cancer Survivor to Another
I created the Cancer Risk Reduction Guide for you. I’ve been there, I know how scary it can be. Get your guide today and let me help you to make sure you are doing everything you can to help reduce your risk. I held on to this dream in order to do something good for others. I can only do that, if you get the guide and implement the changes that nutrition science tells us can make a difference.
There is a full reference list to support the guide, which can be found on Cancer Risk Reduction Guide for Professionals