Food for Life Breast Cancer Prevention & Survival
This 5-week virtual series will involve information from the Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine & cooking demos each week.
Sept 26 - Oct 24
Mondays 6-8 PM
2-Hrs Per Week
5-Week Virtual Series
Cost: $100 • Teachers: $85
This 5-week virtual class looks at the research behind increased prevention and survival rates for those individuals diagnosed with breast cancer.
Factors discussed include reduced fat intake, increased consumption of vegetables and fruits for a greater fiber intake, and exercise. Information from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine will be shared each week, as well as cooking demos. Recipes & handouts will be sent to participants each week prior to class.
Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
Certain diet patterns seem to have a major effect in helping people diagnosed with cancer live longer, healthier lives. In this class, you will learn about the right food choices that can help reduce the risk of developing cancer as well as prevent a recurrence.
Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
Dietary fat not only hinders the immune system, it also drives hormone production, which can mean higher rates of hormone-related cancers such as breast and prostate cancer.
Fiber helps your body rid itself of toxins, waste hormones, excess cholesterol, chemicals, and other undesirables. The easiest way to be healthy is to build your meals from foods that are naturally low in fat and to use cooking methods that do not require added fats or oils. In this class, you will learn how to prepare delicious, low-fat dishes made from whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits.
Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives
When cancer researchers started to look for links between diet and cancer, one of the most noticeable findings was that people who avoided meat and dairy products were much less likely to develop the disease.
In this class, you will explore a variety of vegetarian sources of protein, all of which are low in fat, high in fiber, and loaded with cancer-fighting nutrients.
Cancer-fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Diet
Both antioxidants and the body’s immune system are critically important in fighting cancer. Cancer-fighting compounds such as antioxidants, mainly found in fruits and vegetables, assist in halting free-radical damage, which can otherwise lead to cancer development.
In this class, the instructor will discuss and demonstrate healthful dishes loaded with immune-boosting nutrients such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C, and zinc—helping you learn how to easily and naturally maintain a healthy weight and a cancer-fighting nutritional regimen.
Foods and Breast Cancer Survival
This class looks at the research behind increased prevention and survival rates for those individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. Factors discussed include reduced fat intake, increased consumption of vegetables and fruits for a greater fiber intake, and exercise. In the lecture, Dr. Neal Barnard highlights various studies like the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) Study, which reported greater protection from breast cancer when women consumed at least five vegetable and fruit servings daily.