Anti-Cancer Coaching Program

If you are preparing for, undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment, this six-session coaching program is for you. For while diet alone cannot cure or prevent cancer, a nutritious and delicious diet can support you during cancer treatment and may strengthen your body’s anti-cancer mechanisms.

This program is based on the four pillars of anti-cancer living developed by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber in Anticancer: A New Way of Life: Diet, stress management, exercise and chemical exposures. It is also inspired by my own experience of cancer 18 years ago, the nutrition workshops I teach at the Boulder Community Hospital/Rocky Mountains Cancer Centers, the many clients I have supported through cancer treatment (and beyond), and the book I have written, Zest for Life: The Mediterranean Anti-Cancer Diet.  

Our work begins with a 90-minute nutrition evaluation at which we discuss your medical history, lifestyle and diet. We talk about the link between cancer, diet and lifestyle, and about the risk factors we can and can’t control. Sign up for your nutritional evaluation here.

Once your coaching program starts, we meet weekly or bi-weekly (whichever suits you better) and each session lasts an hour.

Session 1 - Sugar & carbs: Do they feed cancer? “Good” vs. “bad” carbs. Insulin, IGF-1 and cancer. Healthy alternatives to sugar.

Session 2 - Fats & protein: Do meat, milk, eggs or fat cause cancer? Should you eat a vegan diet? Can you get enough protein from plants?

Session 3 - Meal Planning: To help you eat a super-healthy diet when your energy, time or budget are limited.

Session 4 - Inflammation & microbiome: Inflammation is a key driver of cancer (and other diseases), but diet, lifestyle and healthy gut microbes can help cool it. 

Session 5 - Avoiding toxic chemicals: How to reduce your exposure to cancer-causing chemicals in your kitchen, bathroom and home.

Session 6 - Sleep, stress management, movement and mindfulness: How to optimize these key pillars of anti-cancer living.

The cost of this program includes:

  • A copy of my book Zest for Life: The Mediterranean Anticancer Diet
  • A copy of Dr. David Servan-Schreiber’s book Anticancer: A New Way of Life
  • A link to Morgan Freeman's film about Dr. David Servan-Schreiber’s work, The C-Word
  • A binder for your course material, including articles, handouts, meal planning templates and recipes
  • Weekly homework assignments to help you apply what you have learned
  • Feedback on your online food journal during the first month of the coaching program

Meetings take place at my Boulder or Denver offices or via video conference. Additional sessions or half-sessions can be scheduled after the program.