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Medical Edge: Cancer survivor east whole food diet

CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- A local woman who survived cancer said a change in her diet made all the difference.A young cancer survivor said she had new hope after not just traditional treatment but also a big change in her diet. She was part of a team who said people should go see the "PlantPure Nation" documentary showing at the University of Cincinnati Thursday night, Sept. 17. It shares details on the importance of a diet based on whole foods.Laura Wilson who was diagnosed with brain cancer said, "About 14 months ago in July I had an MRI and surprise, they found a brain tumor."Wilson was grateful to many of the people who not only provided traditional treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive high grade brain tumor; they followed it up by introducing her to a diet now growing in popularity across the country. That's thanks in part to a documentary now showing in many parts of the country called PlantPure Nation. The movie suggested people all could benefit from a vegan diet which cuts out food from animals such as meat and adds in more fruits, vegetables and whole or unprocessed foods. Doctor Rekha Chaudhary was Wilson's cancer specialist. She said in just the time Wilson has been on this type of diet, "Her MRI's have been looking really good."Wilson however said there was something else about it that was really healing, "It was something that we could do to give me a better chance and it gave us hope, which is something we didn't have in a lot of other avenues to pursue."Whether or not people want to go completely vegan, there are a lot of reasons to eat more plants in the diet. Restaurants like "Rooted," which are vegan allow people to have more options when they eat out. Really what it comes down to is a what they call a shift of the plate; rather than just covering the plate with meat and potatoes people may actually want to put more plants on the plate.Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutrition professor, said, "Really it's amazing; you start eating this way and the next thing you know you start craving a salad."The idea was that the earlier people start eating this way the more they give their body what it needs each day to stay well. Doctor Chaudhary said people need more science based studies to support the idea.Here's a sample of some of what's at Rooted: https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=9e6sa0otjse

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