AICR Focused on Research and Wellness for Survivors

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There are over 15 million cancer survivors in the United States alone, and that number is growing every year. Survival rates have improved due to earlier detection and improved treatments. However, cancer survivors face specific challenges linked to their diagnosis and treatment. AICR continues to provide answers to questions that will help people live and thrive beyond a cancer diagnosis.

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AICR iTHRIVE Plan: Nourish and Nurture Yourself after Cancer

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Life after a major illness like cancer, may at times seem as overwhelming as the experience of navigating through the disease. Here at AICR we often hear from cancer survivors who are looking for help with what to do to boost their odds for a longer, healthier life. AICR’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations are a blueprint for overall healthy habits and one great place to start. And with the New American Plate (NAP) Challenge you can integrate diet and physical activity recommendations into your lifestyle with weekly challenges that are specific and realistic.

Yet patients, survivors and their families also care about other spheres of life, including emotional and spiritual health, that need care and attention for feelings of overall well-being. That’s why AICR is partnering with iTHRIVE Plan to offer you a unique program that can help nurture your spirit and your body in addition to physical activity and nutrition. Read more… “AICR iTHRIVE Plan: Nourish and Nurture Yourself after Cancer”

Celebrating Diana Dyer, 20 years of healing inspiration, advice

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You’ve likely searched online and found – relatively easily – evidence-based advice and resources about nutrition and cancer. But even just 20 years ago there was sparse evidence and little focus on nutrition and cancer. And for cancer patients, it was almost impossible to access reliable food advice to help them through treatment and recovery.

In 1997, dietitian and three-time cancer survivor Diana Dyer shared her journey of healing – focused on food and nutrition – with a Detroit newspaper. The day the article appeared Diana began receiving hundreds of inquiries from around the world asking for help and advice. She responded with a book about her recovery journey, weaving in her nutrition expertise which included practical tips for a healing diet. Read more… “Celebrating Diana Dyer, 20 years of healing inspiration, advice”