Have you ever asked your oncologist, “what kind of diet do you recommend my child following to help their healing?”
If so, what was the answer? It wouldn’t surprise us if it was something like, “Oh, don’t get caught up in that. They can eat whatever they want right now. A calorie is a calorie, and our concern is that they don’t lose weight. So, if they want cake from the cafeteria or french fries, let them have it.”
Here’s the truth…
Cancer is an obligate glucose (aka. sugar) metabolizer. Normal cells have the metabolic flexibility to adapt from using glucose to using ketone bodies (aka. fat). Cancer cells lack this metabolic flexibility. So, when a person limits the glucose and increases the fat, they effectively work on starving the cancer.
So, it DOES matter what any cancer fighter eats and a calorie is NOT just a calorie.
In fact, we want to introduce you to Dorian, a brave 7-year-old Leukemia warrior, and his incredible mom, Melody. They not only learned first hand the difference a nutrient-dense, non-processed diet can make with blood counts and hospitalizations, but we think their open minded approach to learning a “different” path will be an encouragement.
Dorian’s Favorite Sport or Activity:
Off-roading in jeeps.
Dorian’s Favorite Healthy Food:
Salad and pickles
Dorian’s Health Tip:
Learn some of the basic nutritional info like going grain-free. Now, we buy kefir, coconut oil and almond flour. Dorian loves to strain homemade chicken broth.
- If needing help with getting started with grain-free meals, here’s Season 30 Day Meal Plan, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinners for 30 days, a calendar and organized shopping lists.
- Kefir has anti-cancer properties, is great for the gut, a wonderful probiotic and just does a body good. It is a great addition to any smoothie, poured over granola or berries or simply enjoyed on its own. If living in California, we recommend Organic Pastures Dairy. Kefir is also very easy to make using grains from Cultures for Health.
- Here’s a brand of coconut oil that we recommend.
- Here’s a brand of almond flour that we recommend.
- Here’s our favorite chicken broth recipe.
Dorian’s Story with KICKcancER:
When Dorian was diagnosed with leukemia at age 3, I was looking for the best ways to help him survive the next 3.5 years of grueling treatment. I am so grateful for a fellow cancer mommy who told me about the 1st KICKcancER Retreat and said – just go!
My husband and I went with an open mind and learned so much about nutrition, detox and supplements. I even tried raw milk for the first time and used essential oils. We started making changes in what foods we shopped for. KICKcancER recommended things like eating organic bacon and asparagus, and I noticed Dorian’s blood counts were stable and didn’t dip as low as the other patients who ate processed foods.
We also did epsom salt baths every few days to help his body clear out the extra chemo. Our oncologist was shocked when we made it through delayed intensification without crashing blood counts and hospitalization. He said that never happens. I knew using what I learned at the KICKcancER Retreat was responsible for helping my son.
Dorian is now a stronger boy, 1 year off treatment and doing well. His blood work continues to be great as we practice good nutrition and essential oil use. I cannot thank KICKcancER enough for their education and support.