046: Nutrition for Cancer Prevention (and overall health)

Today I’m chatting with Lauren Larson, RDN about nutrition for cancer prevention.

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Full transcript is available here.

Unfortunately so many of us have been affected by cancer in some capacity. While there are many circumstances we can’t control, I’m all about taking the steps we can when possible to protect our health. I’m thankful to have Lauren Larson, RDN on the show today to share her tips on cancer prevention and nutrition.

Here are some of the things we discuss in this episode:

– How many people are diagnosed with cancer each year? What types of cancer are considered preventable?

– 10 cancer prevention recommendations

How can you assess your risk?

– Recommended diet for overall health and longevity in addition to cancer prevention

– Her thoughts on animal protein and how much protein shed recommend

– A little bit about CBD

and so much more.

Here’s a little bit about Lauren:

Lauren’s journey to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) began after volunteering to teach nutrition to kids. This experience inspired her to leave her Engineering career and pursue an MS in Nutrition from Colorado State University and become an RDN. Since then, she has been working in inpatient clinical and outpatient oncology. She lives in the mountains of Colorado and enjoys trail running, mountain biking, skiing, yoga, and barre. Her and her husband have two young children, ages 1 and 4, and a rescue dog.

If you have specific questions for Lauren, please leave them in the comments section and I’ll be happy to pass them along for you.

Resources from this episode:

Cancer health check

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Get 21 days of Les Mills workouts for free here

How To Not Die Cookbook

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  1. Valerie on December 11, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Great Podcast! I really learned a lot. Question, how does seafood, particularly things such as shrimp and crawfish and oysers fit into the cancer prevention model outlined in this podcast? I am Southern. Should these be very limited as well. Also, are processed meats an absolute no, or can they be consumed in moderation?

    • Fitnessista on December 12, 2019 at 1:37 pm

      i’ll send this along to her and ask!! so happy you liked the episode 🙂

    • Lauren L. on December 13, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Valerie! Great questions! Seafood would fall under the 1/3 of the plate that can come from animal foods. And processed meats should be limited to occasional use. So if you’re traveling and you have a sandwich don’t sweat it, but if you’re having a sandwich 1+ times per week, I wouldn’t consider that occasional.

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