What is the Anticancer Lifestyle Program
The Anticancer Lifestyle Program (ACLP) is an online comprehensive lifestyle transformation course for cancer survivors and those who seek to reduce their risk of cancer and other chronic illnesses. The program is divided into five modules, all offered free of charge.
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.
Each of the five modules 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:
Our registered dietician gives you simple food rules and explains why and how to make healthier food choices.
Our fitness specialist explains why fitness is so important, and gives you simple ways to work activity into your life.
Our Anticancer Environment expert gives you the information you need to make wise purchasing decisions that will reduce your daily exposures to toxins and create a healthier home and body.
Each module contains graphics, text, interactives, as well as guidance from our subject matter experts. We are fortunate to have these informed, credentialed, and helpful guides for each module:
Dr. Alex Brown is a licensed psychologist, member of the Behavioral Health Faculty at the Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in New Hampshire, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is trained in health psychology and behavioral medicine. He helps patients develop strategies to work through changes that will benefit their health.
Margaret Fletcher is an expert teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness, part of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Margaret helped create the Mindset pillar of the ACLP, and taught this pillar of the in-person course for many years.
Traci Komorek has been a registered dietician for 15 years. She helps cancer survivors develop diets that promote healing. Traci has taught the ACLP Diet classes for the in-person course since 2012.
Lynne Avery is a registered nurse, and has been credentialed by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. Her work involves helping people incorporate healthy lifestyle changes. She created an exercise class specifically for cancer survivors. Lynne helped create the in-person version of the ACLP Fitness module and has taught it since 2011.
Deb DeMoulpied is a Green Living Expert. She has a Master’s degree in Education, and was the founder of an environmental green goods store in New Hampshire. In order to choose the cleanest possible products for her store, Deb spent years researching and vetting companies and products so that her customers could be confident that the brands she carried were the safest ones available. Deb created the in-person version of the ACLP Environment pillar and has taught it since 2011.
How much does the course cost?
Absolutely nothing. Take any and all modules as often as you like, and refer back to them as desired. We always appreciate donations to help us spread the word to others. Any donations to our nonprofit, the Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation, are tax-deductible according to the limits set by law.
What will I learn in this course?
You will receive the tools and information you need to implement and maintain an Anticancer lifestyle. In addition to what you learn in the course, you will find invaluable resources (apps, books, videos, websites, worksheets, and so forth) in our program Toolkit, located on this website. The Toolkit is constantly updated with the latest and best articles and resources concerning the Anticancer lifestyle.
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I’d like to take all the modules.
Should I take them in any particular order?
We recommend starting with the Course Introduction. In this module, you are introduced to the theme of the course, and our course psychologist discusses barriers to change and how to overcome them. Ideally, you would follow that with the Mindset module, since it lays the groundwork for developing a mindset that supports healthy choices and change.