Diet is also a key factor and something you can do to help your health is filling your plate with colorful foods. Pick vegetables and fruits that are high in vitamins and minerals. Add fiber rich foods like beans, peas, whole grains; limit red meats and processed meats, sugars and alcohol. Choosing fish, beans and poultry as a protein instead of red meats, baking and broiling rather than frying and charbroiling, as well as portion control, will all help you feel good and are good for your health.  Alcohol has also been tied to an increased risk for several types of cancer, most notably breast cancer.  According to the American Cancer Society web site, limiting your intake to no more than 2 drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women can help.  The more you drink, the higher your risk.  

MarCIA also wants to stress “clean eating” As part of her journey she wants to share some important tips for choosing “clean” foods

About a month into Marcia’s treatment plan, she was referred by a family member to an integrative oncology center from Chicago. They focused on Lifestyle Diet Change.  In addition to the concern for proteins, the integrative doctors were more focused on changing her diet for a healthy lifestyle. Marcia not only cut out animal fats from her diet, but also discovered many new foods and learned so much along the way that she wants to share including the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15″.

The EWG “Dirty Dozen” list includes:

The EWG “Clean 15” list includes:

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Onions
  5. Papaya
  6. Sweet peas (frozen)
  7. Eggplants
  8. Asparagus
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Cantaloupes
  11. Broccoli
  12. Mushrooms
  13. Cabbage
  14. Honeydew melon
  15. Kiwi