Tri-Cities Cancer Center teaching how to prevent cancer through diet

Tri-Cities Cancer Center teaching how to prevent cancer through diet

Using food to fight cancer.

That’s the goal behind an upcoming series being held in Kennewick.

The Tri-Cities Cancer Center is partnering with Red Mountain Kitchen to host “Cancer Crushing Cuisine.” The program is designed with a focus on preventing and reducing cancer risk through the food we eat.

“Even through treatment it’s important – the type of food that they put in their body and how they fuel their body,” said Ken Gamboa, director of marketing and business development at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. “As we take them through the treatment process we want to make sure we’re treating folks as the full person.”

Participants will learn about the cancer-fighting properties and benefits of certain foods and spices – specifically produce that can be found at local farmer’s markets through the summer. The classes will be led by a Lourdes health dietician, the Tri-Cities Cancer Center’s naturopathic physician and local chef Kyle Thornhill.

Tri-Cities Cancer Center teaching how to prevent cancer through diet

“Eating healther does definitely play a factor in what you can do for your body in preventing and fighting cancer,” said Thornhill.”I think it all starts with what you eat.”

The classes will be held on Thursdays at Red Mountain Kitchen and coincide with the Downtown Kennewick Farmer’s Market. They will take place June 13, August 8 and October 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Classes cost $50 per individual and that includes an apron, cutting board and knife. Half of that cost will go towards the TCCC Foundation as a donation.

You can register by calling (509) 737-3413 or click here for for more information.

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