Can the health of your gut microbiome affect your treatment outcome?
The short answer is…yes!
It turns out that having a diverse gut microbiome is actually really important when it comes to cancer care.
For example, a recent study shows that having a healthy gut microbiome is linked to improved treatment outcomes for patients with metastatic kidney cancer. (You can read more about the study here.)
But no matter what type of cancer you have, a good rule of thumb is to keep your gut microbiome as healthy as possible.In fact, it’s so important that CTOAM’s cancer expert & research scientist, Alex Rolland, made an entire Ask Alex episode about it!
Watch here ⬇️
Want to Diversify Your Gut Microbiome?
Here are 3 simple ways:
- Eat a high-fibre diet.
- Eat fruits and veggies high in ‘fructo-oligosaccharides’, like bananas, dried fruit, onions, leeks, garlic, asparagus, and artichokes.
- Eat grains with resistant starches, such as barley or uncooked potato starch.
Just making a few small changes can help increase your chances of a successful recovery. Plus, they also help to prevent recurrence!
Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts about this – just reply to this email or leave a comment below the video.
You can also check out this article that explores how certain foods play a role in regulating the genes and processes involved in cancer.
Eating healthier can feel daunting sometimes, especially when you’re already dealing with so much. But I really encourage you to just do the best you can with making small changes wherever you can.
I believe in you!on September 9, 2020