Any Mediterranean Diet books?

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compiler
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   Posted 8/21/2010 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
At our local support group, the subject of diet came up. I know that I personally should do a bit more in this area.
 
It was pointed out that the most powerful anti-cancer food are rich in anti-oxidents.
 
They recommended eating foods with strong colors, such a blueberries, spinach, etc.
 
Also, the Mediterranean Diet was mentioned to be of excellent benefit in general and for us PC sufferers.
 
Any comments on this, and also any particular book recommendation (especially a Mediterranean Diet book)?
 
Mel
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. First post-op PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. Next PSA late Sept.

John T
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   Posted 8/21/2010 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
"Beating Prostate Cancer, Hormone Therapy and Diet" Dr Charles Snuffy Myers
"Anti Cancer" Schriber

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

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25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT


el perro
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   Posted 8/22/2010 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a "Mediterranean Food Pyramid" that gives general guidelines of what to eat. See, for example, www.safe-and-easy-weightloss.com/MedDietPyramid.htm

"Moosewood Cookbook" is one of the classics of "health food" cuisine. A lot of the lifestyle-intervention type docs also have books out on diet, like Drs. Roizen and Oz, "YOU: On a Diet", Dr. Ornish, "The Spectrum", etc. Dr. Weil also has various books with recipes, but I don't recall the titles right now. He also has an "Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid", that can probably be found with google or other search.

about.com/food/ and allrecipes.com are also good online sources for healthy recipes.
Dx 11/2008, Gleason 3+3
Active surveillance for now

Swimom
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   Posted 8/23/2010 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Come on over to our house. Paul is macedonian / greek. We eat nearly all mediterranean food. :-)
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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/24/2010 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Vicki,
I'm on my way!

Tony
Disease:
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.

Status:
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas

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