Food and NutritionFoods to be taken
- Increasing vitamin D intake decreases the aggressiveness of melanoma tumors. Vitamin D is found in fortified milk, eggs, fish, fortified yogurt, cereals and cod liver oil.
- Grater intake of carotenoids decreases the risk for melanoma. Pumpkin, cantaloupe, carrots, red bell peppers, papaya and winter squash are all sources of carotenoids.
- Whole grains, fatty fish and organ meats are all good sources of coenzyme Q10, a chemical compound that damages harmful, disease-causing free radicals.
- Foods that help Prevent and Fight melanoma include broccoli, flax seeds, kale, blueberries, apples, watercress.
- A nutrient called sulforaphane, contained in broccoli sprouts as well as other cabbage-family vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale helps to prevent cancer.
- Refined and processed foods, spicy and fatty foods, caffeinated drinks
Yoga and ExerciseLow impact activities such as walking can help. Donot overdo any activity.
- Avoid getting burned and protect your skin when the sun is at its most intense.
- Spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
- Wear a hat and sunglasses
- Use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 (the higher the better), with good UVA protection (the more stars the better)