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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cancer Prevention & Survival Courses: 4 Part Series


North Texas Executive Director Patricia R. Thomson, Ph.D. is hosting four free classes centered around how your diet can play a role in cancer prevention and survival.  You may have seen her lead a similar class at the North Texas Blood Cancer Conference & Expo last September.

Below is a list and description of each of the classes being held.  Each class will include a cooking demonstration and samples.  Classes are limited to 25 people per session and will be held at the Dallas Leukemia & Lymphoma Society office (8111 LBJ Fwy., Ste 425, Dallas, TX 75251).  You can register for the classes individually or sign up for all four!  Signing up for all four classes at once ensures that you will not be placed on a waiting list for later classes.

Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Certain diet patterns seem to have a major effect in helping people diagnosed with cancer live longer, healthier lives.  In this class, you will learn about the right food choices that can help reduce the risk of developing cancer as well as prevent a recurrence.
Register here.

Fueling Up On Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
Saturday, February 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The easiest way to be healthy is to build your meals from foods that are naturally low in fat and to use cooking methods that do not require added fats or oils.  In this class you will learn how to prepare delicious, low-fat dishes made from whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits.
Register here.

Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives
Saturday, February 25th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In this class, you will explore a variety of vegetarian sources of protein, all of which are low in fat, high in fiber, and loaded with cancer-fighting nutrients.
Register here.

Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control
Saturday, March 11th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Both antioxidants and the body's immune system are critically important in fighting cancer.  In this class, the instructor will discuss and demonstrate healthful dishes loaded with immune-boosting nutrients such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C, and zinc - helping you learn how to easily and naturally maintain a healthy weight and a cancer-fighting nutritional regime.
Register here.

These classes are sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.  If you have questions about the class, contact Patricia directly at Patricia.Thomson@lls.org

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