Nutrition

“You dig your grave with a knife and fork”. (Old English proverb)

Nutrition and the related subject of
supplements is one that has received a great deal of attention in cancer treatment and with a great deal of justification. A number of different nutritional therapies have been proposed for the treatment of cancer and I refer you to the following links for more information.

My personal experience is that nutritional therapy is similar to all other CAM therapies; the diet needs to be adapted to the individual metabolic needs of the patient. Therefore I tend to favor a form of metabolic nutritional therapy which in its least individualised form can be seen in the Blood Type diet of D’Adamo, more differentiated in the 12 metabolic types of Nicholas Gonzales, and the Metabolic diet of Bill Wolcott. Of course, diets in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medical traditions are individualised as part of their regular diagnostic and treatment programs and relevant specialists should be consulted.

Metabolic Diets

Eat Right 4 Your Type - http://www.dadamo.com/

Metabolic Diet by B. Wolcott:
Overview -
http://www.canceractive.com/page.php?n=461
Website - http://www.healthexcel.com

Nicholaz Gonzalez Nutritional Regimen – includes a large number of supplements
Website -
http://www.dr-gonzalez.com/
Dr. Gonzalez's dietary program, as well as most of the metabolic dietary program, is based on Dr. Kelley, who cured himself of pancreatic cancer in 1973.
For an online version of his book "One Answer to Cancer".

General Dietary Advice for Cancer patients
The Penny Brohn Cancer Center in the UK provides some excellent general advice on diet.

Johanna Budwig Diet
I include this diet because it has a long track record and is relatively simple to apply. Information can be found at the Healing Cancer Naturally website.

The Gerson Diet
One of the most well-known cancer diets.
Website:
http://www.gerson.org/

Macrobiotic Diet
I include this diet because of its popularity in the Arab world (as promoted by Miriam Nour) – generally it is considered a cancer prevention diet rather than a cancer therapy diet. There have been some variations introduced to the diet since its inception. I have provided a few links which explain the diet and one link that shows the problems with the strict application of the original Kushi diet, especially in already debilitated cancer patients.
Kushi institute website
Egyptian-affiliate of Kushi institute
Modified macrobiotics site (UK)
Arabic macrobiotic site created by Mariam Nour students in Egypt
Problems with strict macrobiotic diet in cancer patients - orthodox medical view