Dear Friend

Eating Well sends your body a signal that you are willing to do something for yourself because you matter. You are dedicating yourself to healing with this cancer.

But what does Eating Well mean? The answer goes back to the most important question: “What matters now for you?”

In this section, we go into much more detail on what a really healthy anticancer diet looks like. There are a lot of debates about choices like the vegan diet, Mediterranean diet, Paleo diet and more. Trust us, one size does not fit all.

There are radical anti-cancer diets that are often difficult to follow and may cause excessive weight loss, strength loss, or other negative effects that really should only be followed with the guidance of balanced practitioners. There are also tasty, balanced anti-cancer diets.

Our colleague Rebecca Katz has written some of the best anti-cancer cookbooks. You can also link to her course free of charge when you join CancerChoices.

For one person, Eating Well may mean enjoying the foods you love, even if they aren’t deemed “healthy.” For others, this may mean restructuring your diet to include low-fat, plant-based foods in place of burgers and ice cream. For others, it may look entirely different. Ultimately, Eating Well means going back to what matters now for you and what you believe in. No matter what you choose, we’re completely with you.

At the end of the day, Eating Well as part of your approach to cancer care comes down to what matters to you, what you believe in, what feels nourishing, and what you can sustain.

Wishing you well,

Michael

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Michael Lerner

Michael Lerner is co-founder of Commonweal and co-founder of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, Healing Circles, The New School at Commonweal, and CancerChoices.

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Michael Lerner is co-founder of Commonweal and co-founder of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, Healing Circles, The New School at Commonweal, and CancerChoices. He has led more than 200 Commonweal Cancer Help Program retreats to date. His book Choices In Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer was the first book on integrative cancer care to be well received by prominent medical journals as well as by the patient and integrative cancer care community.

Michael Lerner Co-Founder