At Oasis of Hope, we influence gene mutation and suppress tumor growth by decreasing blood levels of certain pro-growth hormones, such as insulin, free IGF-I, and free estrogen. We do this through our lifestyle program that stresses a low fat, whole food vegan or quasi-vegan diet, a movement and breathing training, brisk walking and a reduction of excess body fat.
Our nutritional program is especially beneficial as studies show that adopting a whole food plant-based diet low in fatty animal products helps fight cancer. This diet includes an ample intake of fruits and cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. It also includes vegetables rich in alliums such as garlic and onions. Maintaining leanness and good insulin sensitivity with regular exercise and smart eating habits is key.