14 Mobile Apps for Cancer Prevention and Healthy Living

The Anticancer Lifestyle Team

In our modern, fast-paced world, many of us are discovering the benefits of using our smartphones to support our health and wellness goals. Mobile apps can be considered digital companions, offering guidance and resources tailored to our well-being.

Whether it’s an app that helps you make informed dietary choices or one that introduces you to calming mindfulness exercises, these tools are designed to be both intuitive and informative.

Our experts at the Anticancer Lifestyle Program have curated a list of their top app recommendations designed to improve your diet, boost your fitness, manage stress, and reduce toxic exposures. Dive in, explore our recommendations, and discover how a touch of modern tech can support your health journey.


Apps to Create a Healthy, Nontoxic Home
Recommended by Deborah deMoulpied, ACLP Green Living Expert 


  • Features: Scans product barcodes to identify harmful ingredients in personal care and cleaning products; maintains a database of unsafe chemicals; and offers safer product alternatives.
  • Cost: Free
  • How to Use: Simply scan the barcode, ingredients, or front label of a product while shopping, and the app will provide an immediate assessment of its safety.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Clearya’s extensive database ensures you’re always informed about the latest research, helping reduce exposure to potential carcinogens.

EWG’s Healthy Living App

  • Features: Provides ratings for over 120,000 food, cleaning, and personal care products based on their ingredient safety.
  • Cost: Free
  • How to Use: Search or scan a product or ingredients to get the safety rating and healthier alternatives.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Created by the Environmental Working Group, this app’s ratings are based on rigorous scientific research, ensuring you get trustworthy information about potential toxic chemicals.

Think Dirty

  • Features: Rates products on a “dirty” meter, offers detailed ingredient information, and suggests cleaner alternatives.
  • Cost: Free with in-app purchases for additional features.
  • How to Use: Scan or search for a product’s rating and ingredient breakdown.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Quick insights allow users to make informed decisions, reducing exposure to potentially harmful ingredients linked to cancer.


  • Features: Evaluates food and cosmetic products for safety, offers product recommendations, and explains the health impact of each ingredient.
  • Cost: Free
  • How to Use: Scan the product’s barcode, and the app will display its health rating and suggestions for healthier alternatives.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Nutrition plays a crucial role in cancer prevention. Yuka’s comprehensive evaluations ensure that both your pantry and medicine cabinet support your anticancer goals.

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Apps To Manage Stress
Recommended by Margaret Fletcher, ACLP Mindset Instructor

Mindfulness.com Meditation App

  • Features: Offers guided meditations, courses, and teachings from world-renowned experts.
  • Cost: Free basic version. Premium subscription available for additional content.
  • How to Use: Choose a meditation or course based on your current needs and follow the guided instructions.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Stress is a known factor in chronic disease. This app’s varied teachings ensure a personalized approach to stress reduction, beneficial in an anticancer lifestyle.

Healthy Minds Program

  • Features: Provides guided meditations, teachings, and exercises to cultivate a balanced mind.
  • Cost: Free
  • How to Use: Start with the foundational program and then explore topics that resonate with your current needs.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: A scientifically-backed approach ensures that users are getting effective mindfulness training, crucial for mental well-being and overall health.


  • Features: Offers guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing exercises, and relaxing music.
  • Cost: Free basic version. Premium subscription available for additional content.
  • How to Use: Navigate through the app’s categories (Sleep, Meditation, Music) and select the content that suits your mood.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Good sleep is essential for recovery and overall health. Calm ensures both mental tranquility and restful nights, both of which are vital for reducing inflammation.

Insight Timer

  • Features: Houses a vast library of free guided meditations, music tracks, and talks from mindfulness experts.
  • Cost: Free with in-app purchases for premium content.
  • How to Use: Browse or search for a meditation topic, teacher, or music track and start listening.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: With its vast content, users can find specific meditations tailored to their needs, be it stress reduction, sleep improvement, or healing.

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Apps To Help Make Healthier Food Choices
Recommended by Crystal Pace, ACLP Registered Dietitian


  • Features: Allows users to track meals, moods, and hunger levels to promote mindful eating.
  • Cost: Free
  • How to Use: Log your meals and feelings to gain insights into your eating habits.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Emotional eating can be a challenge when it comes to improving our diet. By understanding the link between mood and food, users can make healthier choices.

Earheart AI

  • Features: Uses AI to provide personalized nutrition advice and meal planning.
  • Cost: Pricing varies based on features. Basic version is free.
  • How to Use: Input your dietary preferences and health goals, and the app will generate personalized recommendations.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Nutrition is not one-size-fits-all. A tailored approach ensures that dietary recommendations are optimized for individual health goals.

Way of Life – Intuitive Eating and Mindful Eating App

  • Features: Offers guided meditations focused on eating, daily mindfulness practices, and journal prompts.
  • Cost: Free with in-app purchases for premium content.
  • How to Use: Engage with daily practices and meditations to cultivate a healthier relationship with food.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: A positive food relationship can lead to more sustainable healthy eating habits, essential for long-term health and cancer prevention.

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Apps to Feel More Fit

Recommend by Peter Pace, ACLP Fitness Instructor


  • Features: Tracks physical activities like running and cycling, offers social features to connect with friends, and provides detailed analytics.
  • Cost: Free basic version. Premium subscription available for advanced features.
  • How to Use: Start an activity, and the app will track your route, speed, and other metrics. You can also join challenges and connect with friends.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Strava’s community features ensure users stay motivated and active.


  • Features: Provides trail maps, reviews, and details for hiking, biking, and running trails worldwide.
  • Cost: Free basic version. Pro subscription available for offline maps and advanced features.
  • How to Use: Search for trails near your location, filter based on difficulty or activity type, and follow the trail map during your adventure.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Nature exposure has numerous health benefits, from reducing stress to improving physical health. AllTrails makes accessing nature simple and enjoyable.

Muscle & Motion

  • Features: 3D animations provide visual insights into exercises, ensuring proper form and understanding.
  • Cost: Subscription-based with various pricing tiers.
  • How to Use: Search for a specific exercise or muscle group to see detailed animations and explanations.
  • Why It’s Worthwhile: Proper exercise form is crucial to prevent injuries and ensure effective workouts. This app ensures users get the most out of their physical activity.

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In Summary

Apps can be valuable tools in guiding our wellness journey, offering structure and insights. However, it’s essential that they don’t overshadow our personal experiences or detach us from the present moment. True wellness arises not just from digital metrics and notifications, but from a deep connection with our bodies, minds, and environment. 

To further support this holistic approach, the Anticancer Lifestyle Program offers a wide range of free resources, from our online course (accessible from our website or via our dedicated mobile app!) to eBooks, webinars, blogs, recipes, and more, all designed to educate and empower you on your path to well-being.

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