ICT

ICT Module VII

Integrative Cancer Therapy Fellowship Module VII: Dietary Treatments of Cancer

Oncologists typically tell their patients to “eat whatever you want; diet doesn’t matter with regards to outcome.” This module will dispel that myth by explaining the interactions of foods and nutrients with myriad pathways in the body. These interactions often cause epigenetic changes which can increase or decrease cancer risk, as well as worsen or improve outcome in those with cancer.

Upon completion of the module, the participant will:

  • Understand the role that a high glycemic index diet plays in increasing the risk of a cancer reoccurrence
  • Review the literature concerning diets that are high in omega-6-fatty acids suppressing the immune system
  • Understand that a diet high in omega-6-fatty acids may decrease cancer-fighting lymphocytes
  • Understand that fat cells produce estrogen independent of the ovaries production of estrogen
  • Understand the role that elevated insulin levels have in cancer development and metastasis
  • Learn the role nitrosamines can play in the causation of cancer
  • Review studies that show that large amounts of iron and copper can lead to free radical production and increase the patient's risk of cancer and reoccurrence
  • Learn vegetables and fruits that are good to juice
  • Know the importance of avoiding malnutrition in a cancer patient
  • Understand the importance of adequate hydration in a cancer patient
  • Understand the role diet plays in genomic methylation

Schedule:

Case Reports Mark Rosenberg, MD 1 hr
A Functional Approach to Botanical-Nutritional Support of Cancer Challenges Dwight McKee, MD 2 hr
Food as Medicine Dwight McKee, MD 2 hr
Evolution of the Western Diet and the Origins of Modern Chronic Disease Barry Boyd, MD 2 hr
Energy, Balance and Cancer Lifestyle Interventions and Cancer Survivorship Barry Boyd, MD 2 hr
Overview of Carcinogenesis Lise Alschuler, ND 1 hr
Integrative Management Considerations for Breast Cancer Lise Alschuler, ND 1 ½ hrs
Integrative Management Considerations for Lymphoma Lise Alschuler, ND ½ hr
Integrative Management Considerations for Prostate Cancer Lise Alschuler, ND 1 hr
Integrative Nutrition Assessment of a Cancer Patient’s Metabolic Status Diana Noland, RD, MPH, CCN 2 hr
Nutritional Influences to Consider for Survival and Secondary Prevention Diana Noland, RD, MPH, CCN 1 hr
Ketogenic Diet – What is Involved in Assessing, Implementing and Monitoring for an Oncology Patient Diana Noland, RD, MPH, CCN 1 hr
Nutritional Oncology: Using Diet and Supplements to Augment Medical Therapy for the Cancer Patient Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS 1 hr
Nutritional Oncology: Using Diet and Supplements to Augment Medical Therapy for the Cancer Patient (Continued) Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS 2 hrs
Integrative Management Considerations for Colon Cancer Lise Alschuler, ND 1 hr
Integrative Management Considerations for Lung Cancer Lise Alschuler, ND 1 hr
Integrative Management Considerations for Pancreatic Cancer Lise Alschuler, ND ½ hr
Integrative Support for Prevention and Management of Chemotherapy Toxicity Lise Alschuler, ND 1 hr
Integrative Support for Prevention and Management of Radiation Therapy Lise Alschuler, ND ½ hr