Diet and Nutrition

Diet and nutrition planning is a cornerstone of ICTs cancer treatment protocol. Oncologists generally offer that it doesn't matter what cancer patients eat, as long as they eat enough to maintain their weight. "Not true," according to ICT Director, Dr. Mark Rosenberg, since so many cancers feed on glucose (sugar). Studies indicate that a high-fat, low-carbohydrate

"ketogenic" diet, specifically containing high amounts of medium chain triglycerides (such as coconut oil), can have an effect on the size and spread of certain cancers . Other diets that have shown promise for cancer treatment include calorie restriction and amino acid restriction. Some benefits of nutrition therapy include:

  • Better immune function
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Higher strength and energy levels
  • Higher response to treatment
  • Faster recuperation time after treatment
  • Better quality of life

To learn if ICT's cancer treatment services are appropriate for you or to arrange an appointment, please call (561) 886-0976.