I just went to a workshop on nutrition and brain tumors at UAB in AL in Feb. To my knowledge, I was the only one there with a benign brain tumor, but figured I might could use some helpful information on the subject, as my tumor could possibly be growing. They certainly mentioned tumors and how they feed off of glucose. The nutritionist there said a low carb diet was the way to go. Also, she recommended no sweets at all, unless it was maybe two fun size snacks per week. Oh well, why even have that much..... She said to have fruit, but reduce your quantity of fruits, as well. She recommended no beef, with grilled fish and chicken, only. I had already researched this info. prior to the meeting, but the diet plan was maybe a little more strict than I had anticipated. Also, there was a discussion of flaxseed and cottage cheese for the Dr. Budwig Diet. I had read about this diet prior to the meeting. A glioma patient at the meeting had practiced this diet for two years, along with total elimination of sweets. She seemed to be doing pretty well.
I, too, have wondered if the malignant tumors react in the same manner. Is a tumor, a tumor, no matter what? I don't think it could hurt in any way. I think it is certainly worth noting that nutrition does play a part on our health, so why not try and live as healthy as possible.