Food for Life: Let's Beat Breast Cancer
123 Cider Creek Lane
Rochester, NY 14616
The Zoom-based classes feature a live cooking demonstration, with interspersed video, interactive discussion, and Q&A. The recipes will be emailed prior to the class so you can follow along. Some classes have additional handouts that will be provided.
There is a maximum of 25 participants per class for an intimate and interactive setting.
Class 1: Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control
Both antioxidants and the body’s immune system are critically important in fighting cancer. Cancer-fighting compounds such as antioxidants, mainly found in fruits and vegetables, assist in halting free-radical damage, which can otherwise lead to cancer development. Healthy weight control is also essential for warding off a variety of chronic diseases. Studies have shown that slimmer people are less likely to develop cancer compared with their heavier counterparts. Trimming excess weight may also improve survival after cancer has been diagnosed. In this class, the instructor will discuss and demonstrate healthful dishes loaded with immune-boosting nutrients such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C, and zinc—helping you learn how to easily and naturally maintain a healthy weight and a cancer-fighting nutritional regime.
Class 2: Foods and Breast Cancer Survival
This class looks at the research behind increased prevention and survival rates for those individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. Factors discussed include reduced fat intake, increased consumption of vegetables and fruits for a greater fiber intake, and exercise. In the lecture, Dr. Neal Barnard highlights various studies like the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) Study, which reported greater protection from breast cancer when women consumed at least five vegetable and fruit servings daily.