potent anti-inflammatory benefits and antioxidant properties, adding some turmeric to foods containing fat or taking a good quality, solubility-enhanced supplement is an excellent way
to help boost your immune system and support your body’s ability to detoxify. Curcumin has also been heavily researched in cancer studies and has been shown to help reduce treatment
resistance and side effects and boost cancer cell sensitivity to treatment. If you are undergoing treatment, it is best to stop taking this for a day or so before and after to a
void possible interactions.
winter nutrition regime. Vitamin D’s role in immune health, mood balance and maintaining healthy cells and bones make it an essential addition to my top 10 list. Significant research also links
vitamin D to reduced inflammation and improved cancer outcomes. Many people with cancer have very low levels of Vitamin D so make sure your GP tests your levels and that you supplement to
achieve 50-100ng/ml of blood.
Garland et al., 2006; Trump & Johnson, 2011)
the delicate balance of long-chain fats in the body. Low levels of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA are also very common in people with cancer, so if you are not eating oily fish regularly (at least 2-3 times per week), it is important that you take a good quality EPA-rich fish oil to top up your long- chain omega-3 levels. Testing fatty acid levels via a simple blood spot, home kit is a great way to ensure you are getting the right type and amount of healthy fats in your diet. Opti-O-3 kits available from Igennus come with a free consultation to discuss your results!