Smart Patients Get Smart Care™

The World’s Leading Authority for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients

Not All Plant-Based Diets Reduce Cancer Burden

In science and medicine, information is constantly changing and may become out-of-date as new data emerge. All articles and interviews are informational only, should never be considered medical advice, and should never be acted on without review with your health care team.

By Glenn Sabin – Patient

Back in 1990, when the CLL diagnosis was presented, my initial pivots to a cleaner diet and new lifestyle habits came slow and steady.

I’ve written about CLL and diet on my blog before, so some readers may already know that for the last three decades I have followed a plant-strong diet heavy with a rainbow of fruits and veggies and omega-3-rich cold-water fish.

But it didn’t start out that way. Early on I was drawn to vegan and vegetarian processed food to complement the fresh stuff. Faux meats like turkey and bacon, dairy-free sliced cheese, soy ‘chicken’ tenders. You get the idea.

It took time to get used to purchasing and preparing fresh whole foods, and learning about things such as spices, cooking temperatures, proper oils— and what can be consumed ‘conventionally grown’ versus organic.

I recently learned about a remarkable study that investigated ‘healthy versus less healthy’ plant-based diets, and its impact on cancer incidence.

Each of us hosting CLL / SLL, and who wants to level up their nutrition, should read this piece, Not all Plant-Based Diets Reduce Cancer Burden.

Glenn Sabin

Glenn is a 33-year CLL thriver, cancer coach, and author of n of 1: One man’s Harvard-documented remission of incurable cancer using only natural methods