About Us

The Anticancer Lifestyle Program (ACLP) is a free, online, comprehensive lifestyle transformation course for cancer survivors and those who seek to reduce their risk of cancer and other chronic illnesses.

 

Our Course

Through the use of engaging videos, graphics, animation, quizzes and activities, our experts teach course participants evidence-based ways to reduce inflammation and improve the body’s natural defenses against disease. The course is designed to supplement any necessary medical treatment, and to empower participants to take an active role in their health and well-being.

The ACLP course is divided into five modules, each of which can be taken at any pace and as often as desired. Course participants will receive the tools and information they need to make lifestyle changes in these key areas. Each module has its own Toolkit of resources to further help participants create their own Anticancer lifestyle.


1.  Introduction/Change:

We introduce the course, and our psychologist discusses barriers to change and how to overcome them.


2.  Mindset:

Our certified Mindfulness instructor teaches how to develop a mindset that supports healthy choices and sustained lifestyle change.


3. Diet:

Our registered dietician provides simple food rules and explains why and how to make healthier food choices.


4. Fitness:

Our fitness specialist explains why movement is so important and shows simple ways to work activity into daily life.


5. Environment:

Our Anticancer Environment expert gives the information needed to make wise purchasing decisions that will reduce daily exposures to toxins and create a healthier home and body.


 Our History

The ACLP was originally developed in 2011 as an in-person course by the nonprofit Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation, and the Payson Center for Cancer Care, a regional, nationally accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Center, at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire. The program was inspired by the research and principles outlined in Anticancer: A New Way of Life, by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber.

 


Our Mission
Our Mission is two-fold:
  • To promote evidence-based lifestyle changes that promote overall wellness and that may reduce the odds of getting many chronic illnesses, including cancer; and
  • To fill a post-treatment gap for cancer and other chronic illness patients, many of whom seek to be active participants in their own health and well-being.

 

As one program participant put it:
“Everything until now has been done TO us; this is something we get to do for ourselves.”

 

Health care providers are confident referring patients to the program, knowing that it features evidence-based research and recommendations.


Our Message to Course Participants

 

1. Explore the evidence – and then choose for yourself.

2. Strive to make changes in all the areas for optimal impact.

3. Connect with your community regularly (family, friends, support systems, and key resources).

4. Look back, but don’t stare. Move forward!

 


 

This radio interview on “Smart Talk,” with one of our facilitators of the in-person course in Pennsylvania conveys the program’s impact on cancer survivors. Our online program offers the same information as the in-person version.

 


 

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If you work in a health care setting or in a business and would like to know how to incorporate the Anticancer Lifestyle Program into your current wellness offerings, please contact us by sending us a message through our Contact page.

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