Cancer - YOUR Diet Really Matters!
Yes, it really does matter what you eat and drink if you want to survive cancer. Your diet determines your ability to grow and maintain healthy cells and your ability to kill cancer cells.
Many people are now recognising the popular American diet consisting of fast convenient foods such as sugary and artificially sweetened sodas, French fries, pizza, potato chips, cookies, donuts, candy bars, pastries and all sugary edibles is lacking in vital nutrients to keep your immune system normal - let alone healthy!
What you may not know is that these foods create the perfect environment for cancer to thrive in. This is partly because cancer cells require SUGAR to become tumors and thus become independent and capable of killing you.
It is so important to keep your healthy cells HEALTHY and to fight off any cancer cells that are already in your body. A diet brimming with fresh colorful fruits, vegetables, some quality protein (such as grass fed lamb, beef and liver and legumes) and healthy fats is better than having a big, fresh vitamin pill.
Studies have shown consistently that eating an abundance of fresh, plant-based foods substantially reduces inflammation in the body and the risk of developing various cancers. These cancer preventative effects are related to the numerous phytochemicals and antioxidants contained in these foods. Some of the other positive effects to the body are:
- Strengthening the immune system, thereby helping to fight off infections and cancer.
- Feeling stronger, healthier, giving you more energy.
- Slowing down the ageing process.
- Coping better with various treatment side effects.
- Faster healing and recovery.
- Improving your chances of surviving cancer.
We recommend that you eat plenty of:
Asparagus, almonds, avocados, beets, berries such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and limes, garlic, ginger, green tea, lentils, omega-3 oils such as flaxseeds, hemp seeds, walnuts and chia, onions, peppers, passionfruit, pineapples, pumpkin seeds, spinach and other leafy greens such as kale, sprouts, hummus, tahini - sesame seed paste.
Some people with cancer, especially those undergoing chemotherapy and those with more advanced stages of cancer, may be unable to eat and/or digest large meals that are high in fresh fruits and vegetables. They may suffer from nausea and poor appetite and/or abdominal pain. Fresh juices and/or smoothies and cooked pureed soups containing these colourful fruits, vegetables and greens, can provide a concentration of nutrients and antioxidants to fight cancer.
Juice for Cancer Patients
2 Spinach or 2 dandelion or 2 kale leaves
1 Garlic clove or spring onion
2 Shitake mushrooms (remove stems and wipe caps clean)
Wash and chop ingredients, then pass through a juicer.
To vary this juice from time to time, substitute with the following ingredients: mango, Brussels sprouts, cabbage leaves, cauliflower, bok choy, red onion, lemon or lime, and any deeply/brightly coloured vegetables. Aim for 1 litre (33 oz) of juice per day in 3 to 4 separate amounts.
The above recipe can be found in Dr Sandra Cabot's book, “Raw Juices Can Save Your Life” check it out for this and many more healing recipes.
A few extra words of advice:
- Always buy fresh local produce (organic is best but if it is beyond your budget don’t fret, as you can wash and peel produce).
- Avoid possibly contaminated foods that have been imported from countries with poor food standards. These foods may be contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria or the hepatitis A virus.
- Don’t irradiate your otherwise living, healthy, vibrant food by cooking it in the microwave oven. This is a common mistake that people make these days and it undoes all the effort and expenses of buying the better quality produce.
- Take care of your liver – it is the filter of your blood stream and traps and destroys cancer cells.
- Feel free to email our friendly professional health advisory team for further advice
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.