Nutrient rich foods have long been associated with cancer treatment, with mounting evidence about the effect these foods have on disease prevention and reversal. Food Matters, an online nutritional information website, has this month launched its Cancer Learning Program.

The learning program brings together for the first time, several world leading authorities on nutrition who claim that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer. The online learning program has been developed to educate the public on how nutrition plays a vital role in boosting the body's defense against cancer and other illnesses.

One of the teachers in the program, Andrew Saul Ph.D. claims that building up the immune system with nutrition and vitamins will help the body to fight disease. His studies have shown that when patients combined conventional therapy (chemotherapy, radiation and surgery) with nutrition and high doses of nutrients, these patients on chemotherapy did not lose their appetite, and experienced minimal or no hair loss.

Dr Charlotte Gerson, daughter of Dr Max Gerson and founder of the Gerson Institute joins Saul and four other nutrition experts on the Food Matters Cancer Learning Program. "The natural and powerful defenses in a normal human body make cancer impossible; a normal healthy body will not develop cancer with a diet of healthy, rich organic food", said Gerson.. She claims that chronic diseases are the result of nutrient deficiency, and highlights the mineral-depleted state of the soils used to grow crops as the source of this deficiency.

Food Matters have released the Cancer Learning Program this month after extensive research which involved worldwide recruitment and interviews with leaders in the field of nutritional disease prevention. The message reinforced by all of the nutrition authorities in this program is that there is evidence that increased intake of certain nutrients does reduce the incidence of heart disease, cancer and stroke.

Among these teachers is Patrick Holford, one of Britain's leading nutrition experts. Patrick is a pioneer in new approaches to health and nutrition. He warns that cancer is on the increase. It is predicted that, within twenty years, half the population will be affected at some point in their lives. The single greatest cause of cancer - even greater than smoking - is now known to be the modern diet.

The Food Matters Cancer Learning Program is a starting point to learn to tackle cancer head-on and also to learn how to avoid this 'lifestyle' disease of our era. For additional information on the Food Matters Cancer Learning Program contact James Colquhoun or visit Food Matters to see a sample of the learning program.

Author's Bio: 

James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch are nutritionists turned filmmakers. As the creators, directors and producers of the feature film 'Food Matters', a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health, James and Laurentine's intention is to reiterate the ancient wisdom of Hippocrates, "let thy food be thy medicine".