If you don't believe that your food and lifestyle choices promote cancer and other adverse health conditions and diseases, you could NOT be more wrong.
If you're eating the typical American (now called Western) Diet, including fried food, foods cooked at high temperatures (meats or foods that have charring on them), pastries, candy, animal products (meats and dairy) more than once a day, red meat more than once a week, refined foods such as cereals, enriched flour products (breads, cookies etc.), prepared foods (marinated meats, white rice, macaroni and cheese, rice-a-roni, vegetables in sauces or fruits in syrups, etc.), then you're slowly setting yourself up for adverse health conditions, and yes, even cancers. These types of foods contain ingredients that actually rob your body of healthy nutrients, making it easier for DNA to be damaged, leading to disease and even cancer.
If you have immediate family members that have developed cancer, there is reason for you to be concerned, particularly if more than one person has had cancer. This may mean you have a predisposition to cancer and can develop it in your lifetime. This can be a terrifying thought, but it's not the end of the world and it doesn’t mean that you're going to develop cancer. You need to be proactive and remove potential cancer causing foods and agents from your life where ever possible.
You should make sure you're including cancer-fighting foods in your daily diet to maximize cancer prevention.
Every vegetative food has health-promoting properties, some more than others. If you try to include as many colors as possible from the vegetable world every day, you will promote optimal health. Buy organic when possible. If eating meats, buy wild caught fish (cold water fish is preferred; salmon, trout, steelhead, sardines, cod, and halibut) and organic free-range chicken and turkey.
- At least 5 servings of vegetables, 2 fruits, 3 whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds and heart healthy oils (olive oil and coconut oil to cook with; sesame, flax and sunflower should never be used to cook with.)
- Eat 50-70% of your vegetables raw and 30-50% lightly cooked (beans must be cooked.)
- Include more omega 3-rich foods.
- Include super foods (see list below) every day.
- Vitamin D3: get at least 2000 IU’s daily.
- Detox your body twice a year.
- Get a minimum of 45 minutes of exercise at least 4 days a week, hard enough to sweat (your work or job does not count).
- Use a sauna periodically to help remove toxins.
- Drink at least 1/2 your weight in ounces of water daily (natural spring water or purified water, Pur, Brita etc. work well.)
- Get 15-20 minutes of sunshine at least 3 times per week.
- Use very good micron filters in your home air system.
- Use green, non-toxic home cleaning products.
- Laugh and smile in abundance.
- Fill you life with love.
- Do for others when possible.
Cancer-Promoting Lifestyle Factors
- Processed and refined foods (most food products in a package or box)
- Cola’s, soft drinks
- High fructose corn syrup, agave nectar, corn syrup, excessive amounts of any added sugars
- Trans fats, hydrogenated fats
- Excessive intake of stimulant foods (high energy drinks)
- Red meat, charred meats, excessive intake of animal foods
- Foods cooked at high temperatures
- Fried foods
- Heavy metal toxcity
- Excessive salt intake
- Sedentary lifestyle
Below is a list of cancer-fighting foods:
- Algae (Biosuperfood is the best algae product, in my opinion)
- Chili peppers
- Cruciferous vegetables
- Dark Chocolate; should be at least 85% dark; raw cacao is best (1-2 oz. per day)
- Flax seed
- Grapefruits, oranges and other citrus fruits
- Licorice root
- Mushrooms – Chaga, Shiitake, maitake, reishi
- Nuts – Brazil nuts
- Oranges and lemons
- Seaweed and other sea vegetables
- Soy products like tofu
- Swiss Chard
- Sweet potatoes
If you're diagnosed with cancer
If you're diagnosed with cancer, take some time after the initial shock to assess your options. There are some very important questions you need to ask your doctors. Certainly you need to change your diet and lifestyle to one of health promotion.
Questions to ask your doctor
- What traditional treatments are recommended?
- What is your prognosis with treatment and without?
- What effect on your quality of life do the recommended treatments have?
- What other illnesses or diseases can the recommended treatments cause in the future, short-term and long-term?
- If I decide to do alternative treatments will you continue to monitor me during the treatments?
- Are there any alternative treatments that you may recommend? Don’t be surprised when the doctor say’s no alternative treatments have been shown to be effective. Traditional doctors are powerfully discouraged from recommending alternative or natural treatments. However, a few doctors will go against the traditional establishment and recommend alternative treatments. A new branch of medicine is growing in which traditional medicine and alternative medicine are used side by side. This new branch is labeled “Integrative Medicine;” I would urge you to consider them as well.
There are many effective non-toxic alternative cancer protocols available. Tens of thousands of people have had great success with them. This becomes a very personal decision for you and your family to make. The most important part of your life with cancer is educating and researching your options for yourself. Don’t be pushed and don’t let people scare you into making rash decisions.
If you decide to use alternative cancer protocols understand your current doctors may drop you, some are very understanding and will continue to support your efforts. Look for a doctor that will support you regardless of your decision.
Healthy Wishes for Cancer Free Life