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Eating well2017-02-19T23:10:05+00:00

Eating well during and after prostate cancer treatment can improve your overall health, boost your recovery and help minimise treatment side-effects you may be experiencing. A balanced approach to eating and drinking not only slashes the odds of other illnesses (think cardiovascular disease, other cancers, diabetes and more) but it makes it easier to manage your weight. And, here’s the clincher, maintaining a healthy weight has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer returning. (You can review your Body Mass Index here.)

Get your personal meal plan

TrueNTH can set you up with an Accredited Practising Dietitian to review what you’re currently eating and then custom build a meal plan so you get the best possible results for your treatment and beyond. Eating to maintain muscle mass and avoid excessive weight loss, for example, can also be essential for improving treatment outcomes. We can also help you identify dangerous fad diets.

So give us a call, no matter what you’ve been eating lately. We can help with specific diets, food intolerances and allergies, religious needs and personal preferences. No case is ‘too hard’ for our Accredited Practising Dietitians to work with.

“I’ve never felt better. After fixing up my diet during treatment, I have so much more energy now ”


Call TrueNTH on 1300 878 368 to organise your personal diet plan

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  1. Max Shub December 15, 2016 at 3:33 am

    More specific information on healthy diets would be welcome,perhaps referring to the work of Prof Dean Ornish and Dr Mark Moyad

    • joji.mori@movember.com December 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

      will be building on this content in time

  2. Christopher Ellis December 12, 2016 at 11:31 am

    The UK site is messy and may not give much help.
    Keep the message on diet simple and avoid encouraging the notion that fad diets can lead to dramatic outcomes for prostate patients.

    • joji.mori@movember.com December 17, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Included a note that we can help identify those “fad” diets

  3. timpegler December 11, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Thanks, gentlemen. Think I have taken the bulk of these comments in now. Joji, were we going to include sample diet plans? From memory, I originally wrote the call to action at the bottom of the screen thinking we might have meal plans to display. Thanks, Tim

    • joji.mori@movember.com December 17, 2016 at 9:33 am

      It’s difficult to show an example meal plan because people will possibly use that as their meal plan, no matter how it’s presented. Will revisit this as more detail is provided content wise

  4. nick December 6, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I would have to agree with Brenton here Dave particularly when we look at the function of this page which is a collection point to let the guys know we can help them, that nutrition is valuable and get them through to us. The evidence base for particular foods can be covered in greater detail elsewhere where its significance and potential application to an individuals diet can be explored. If anything i wonder if alluding to individual nutrients with low level evidence is a help or hindrance. if it is in the right context and the man understands the significance and level of evidence it can be a useful hook and help with connecting with the men and may of course help with outcomes. In saying that it is very difficult for the layman to distinguish between levels of evidence and given the level of this evidence its often a frustration for the man as some of the messaging across the globe around this is quite inconsistent depending on each group views on the evidence i.e one group will mention green tea another will not as the evidence is weak. I also take Brenton’s point in regard to false hope it is not uncommon for individuals with cancers to self commence all sorts of diets when diagnosed off poor quality evidence and we need to be careful of this . one bloke i consulted a few years ago completely changed his diet off a single fact sheet talking about beta carotene and was eating 2kg of carrots a day

  5. Brenton December 6, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Hi Dave, I think we should avoid incorporating information on green tea, red berries, soy isoflavones, lycopene etc and its effects on prostate cancer progression as the evidence for this is based on epidemiological research (no causal effect), or cohort/control studies within men with low risk prostate cancer (i.e active surveillance/watchful waiting). It may give hope to men with more advanced prostate cancer that diet will reduce cancer progression when this may not be the case.

    Joji – It might be a good idea to also mention we can work with any diets, intolerance, allergies, religions, and any diet that is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ as some men may think they are ‘too hard’ for us to work with. This may open up men for us to see 🙂

  6. dave hughes December 6, 2016 at 1:11 am

    perhaps incorporate information on the researched foods that add to decreased cancer progress.Green Tea,Red berries etc

  7. nick December 5, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    These resource links provide some further guidance and support presumably we will be able to build on these recommended resource links and include the work we are looking at in this space as a nutrition team

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