Olivia Newton-John faces cancer, goes vegan
Olivia Newton-John revealed that she switched to a plant-based diet to help her be healthier while being treated for breast cancer. the Fat star, now 72, was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992 and has since tried to treat it with different methods. The actress enjoyed a long period of remission, but in 2017 she was diagnosed again with breast cancer and decided to turn to plants. Meanwhile, recent studies have linked the consumption of dairy products to a higher risk of breast cancer.
In an interview with Closer every week, the actress explained that she would try to treat her cancer with less toxic methods, including medical marijuana, herbal medicine and a plant-based diet. Her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, is key in helping her eat more plant-based foods.
“There are a lot of herbs that I take. And for the past 10 years I have used cannabis, ”Netwon-John told an interviewer. “I also eat vegan because my daughter was visiting me and she is vegan. I feel very good. After living for years with different cancers and having surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, I thought it would be wonderful if we could find different types of treatments for people with cancer.
Newton-John recently started the Olivia Newton-John Foundation with her husband, John Easterling, to promote plant-based diets as a way to stay healthy through cancer treatment. His foundation aims to develop less damaging forms of treatment, as well as to support research into how a plant-based diet can help the nutrition and health of patients.
The link between processed meat and cancer
A to study from the University of Glasgow found that women between 40 and 69 who ate more than nine grams of processed meat increased the risk of breast cancer by 20 percent. Research studies have linked a diet high in meat and the consumption of high-fat dairy products in breast cancer. Yet another to study published last month (conducted by the Catalan Institute of Oncology, the World Health Organization and Imperial College London) found that diets based on meat and dairy products increased the risk by 12% of breast cancer in a woman.
Studies link consumption of whole dairy products to breast cancer
High-fat dairy diet increases breast cancer risk by 53%, 2017 study finds report commissioned by the National Cancer Institute.
In addition, a study from Loma Linda University analyzed the dairy consumption of 53,000 North American women. The study showed that over eight years, 1,057 of the women developed breast cancer, correlated with high consumption of dairy products by the participants.
“Consuming as little as a quarter to a third of a cup of cow’s milk per day was associated with a 30 percent increased risk of breast cancer,” said lead researcher Gary E. Fraser, Ph.D., from Loma Linda University, said. “By drinking up to one cup per day, the associated risk has increased to 50 percent, and for those who drink two to three cups per day, the risk has further increased to 70 to 80 percent,” Fraser explained. that the possible reasons for the increased risk may be related to the content of sex hormones in cow’s milk, since breast cancer in women is a hormone-sensitive cancer.
Newton-John’s organization is dedicated to changing the rhetoric around cancer treatment, hoping to focus on nutrition in the fight against the disease. The celebrity insisted her new diet is helping manage the nearly thirty-year battle with cancer.
“I have taken a lot of herbal medicine over the past few years and have done well. We want to raise funds to finance studies on plant medicine.