How Foods Support Cancer Recovery
by Donald Yance, c.n., m.h., r.h. (ahg)
“You are what you eat.”
This simple adage has been around since time immemorial. It is balanced by the complementary slogan “you are what you don’t excrete” (but that’s a different story). Perhaps more appropriately, “you are what you absorb.” Overcoming illness and maintaining health through dietary therapy is central to holistic philosophy and practice.
People in the United States spend more per capita on junk food and fast food than any other country, are fatter than in any other country, and spend more in diet products and diet foods than any other country. The most widely advertised foods tend to be high in calories and low in nutrients, with little advertising for healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans.