Eating Healthy to Prevent Cancer

April 11, 2012

Penn Current

Debra DeMille, MS, RD, CSO, nutritional counselor at the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital (JKCC) at Pennsylvania Hospital, was featured in a Penn Current article about how “consuming some specific foods, such as kale, whole grains, and beans could also help ward off cancer.” According to DeMille, “People should try to get away from the overly processed foods and get back to more whole food ingredients. The whole foods themselves can have cancer fighting properties and secondary prevention properties that can prevent heart disease, anti-inflammatory diseases like arthritis, or even high blood pressure.” The JKCC at Pennsylvania Hospital offers classes four times a year with nutritionists who demonstrate how to incorporate foods with cancer-fighting properties into one’s daily diet. It also hosts a nutrition blog which contains weekly posts covering helpful topics such as nutrition tips to prevent colorectal cancer, the use of herbs in cooking for better health, and foods that can help fight fatigue... Read More