Dec 12, 2012 - 4:56 pm
So I went to an hour-long lecture about diet for cancer patients in treatment and after. Forty-five minutes of the hour-long lecture, more or less, were devoted to plant-based diets and the Mediterranian Diet and it's cancer-protective properties. The lecturer was passionate and animated. There was no new or useful information and that nothing that couldn't be found with a google search or just watching the nightly news. I didn't have the heart (or the energy) to tell him that I've eaten a fruit, plant and grain-based diet for 35 years, starting well before it was called the Mediterranian Diet (as well as low sugar and the last few years, no sugar). My cousin eats bacon cheeseburgers, cake and cookies and is as healthy as a horse. Sometimes people want to find reasons for things and sometimes, there just aren't any ready answers. Diet is important, both what you eat and what you don't eat, but it's no magic bullet and no guarantee that it's as protective as one might hope. Good idea? Sure. More than that? Who knows. It wasn't for me.