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Re: We Dairy-Free Bunch

Hey back at ya David,

Well, it's my choice I suppose, and I've stuck with it, becoming almost vegan these past 3 years.

I can't be sure exactly HOW much of an impact it has had on my cancer, but I reckon that for me it worked well...but it had to be in conjunction with the usually medical treatment.

In the UK we've had occassional get-togethers for our PCa crazy gang, and I've noticed that a growing number of the guys have chosen the dairy-free approach.

However, I reckon we are certainly in the minority, you think??

Very Best Wishes,



Re: We Dairy-Free Bunch

Hi George,

On your advice, I did get Jane Plant's book as it sounds like her approach has worked well for you.

It seemed a little too restrictive to be practical for my life style.
I work too much, travel a lot and eat in restaurants more than I would like.
I'm just not in a position to turn food preparation into a full time job.

However, I have made every effort to cut out red meat, dairy products and eggs.
I have also learned to avoid many different types of oils.

That in itself has been a challenge.
In the states it is almost impossible to remove butter, eggs and cheese from your diet unless you prepare all your own food.

Go in a restaurant and order baked fish and steamed vegetables.
It will come to your table floating in butter.
Healthy eating is just an alien concept in this culture.

I am eating more fruits and vegetables and have become much more discriminating about what I eat.

I am not sure how much benefit will be derived from this regarding the PCa.
However, I will continue to work at it.
It's one of the few things I can control.

Tony - USA

Re: We Dairy-Free Bunch

Hi Tony,

Yes, it must be a big problem for you over in the US.
We Brits stare wide-eyed at the sheer size of the portions there, and the high, high calorie content!

Frankly, eating out, for me, is pretty restrictive too. To be on the safe side I almost always choose something plain and simple...salad and baked potato. Boring? Yeaaahhhh! But it fills me and serves the pupose I suppose.

One thing about all our large food stores though...they are starting to have many more sections solely for "Free-from" from lactose, or gluten etc etc and are now stocking a lot more organic produce, so self-catering is very easy.

Guess you are doing the very best you can despite the hurdles in your way. Keep at it, Tony, I'm sure diet plays a massive part in combatting the cancer.

Very Best Wishes,


Re: We Dairy-Free Bunch

Tony, beware of fish. Luckily I live in Alaska where the wild fish is relatively untainted by contaminants and they contain no additives. Besides the butter, most farm raised fish is not that different from red meat because of what it is fed and the antibiotics and such that are released in the water. Much of our tilapia, catfish, and other fresh water species are now raised in China and the goal is production weight irregardless of methods. I know of some fish markets/restaurants in Arizona that intentionally mislabel fish as being from wild stocks or even lie about the species. Many of our waterways are now polluted so catching and eating your own are not always a healthy choice anymore. Good fish is expensive and when you buy it make sure the dealer is trustworthy and can give you an accurate picture of where it came from. - (Alaska, USA)