Aug 30, 2004 - 7:12 pm
Firstly, I want to thank everyone for their previous posts. It's really amazing to get so much support from strangers! I was just wondering if anybody could give me their opinion on macrobiotics and the macrobiotic diet. I've seen information indicating a link between macrobiotic diets and cancer survival but obviously this hasn't been proven scientifically. Has anyone been on this type of diet?
As a more general question, what are your general recommendations for a cancer diet? From my (limited) research, it looks like low sugar, low fat, little or no meat/dairy/animal products, moderate fruit, high vegetables and grains is the way to go. Any comments?
Also, my relative (stage IV colon cancer) is currently recovering from surgery (colon resection) and has an appointment with an oncologist next week. He's still very weak and I was wondering if anybody could give us some advice as to how to boost his energy levels and help prepare his body for chemo. Any specific foods he should be eating?
Finally, does anybody have any information about a Dr. Burks in Toronto (Mt. Sinai Hospital)? We were referred to him. My relative has stage IV colon cancer.
If anybody's heard of this Doctor, please let me know.
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.