Cancer Never Sleeps
Cancer never sleeps and is continually gnawing away at your body. Cancer thrives in an environment that would kill healthy cells. Instead of requiring oxygen like normal healthy cells—cancer feeds on the fermentation of sugar—without oxygen. Cancer is a thief and robs nutrients from healthy cells. This loss of nutrients causes the healthy cells to stop dividing and die. When they die—they form Acidic Waste. Additional waste is created for those who have taken Chemo or used Radiation as these treatments kill not only cancer cells, but healthy cells as well leaving even more Acidic Waste. Therefore, you must always be on your toes doing everything you can to STOP this thief. You may not have a lot of control over cancer, BUT you do when it comes to YOUR diet.
Understanding What A Cancer Diet Is
With regards to a cancer treatment, every food that we eat or drink can be categorized into several different categories:
* Foods that feed and strengthen the cancer cells and/or the microbes in the cancer cells and body. Examples would be: refined sugar, refined flour, soda pop, dairy products, etc.
* Foods that cause cancer (e.g. trans fatty acids [margarine, french fries and virtually every other processed food you buy], aspartame [Diet Coke, NutraSweet, Equal, etc.], MSG, polyunsaturated oils [e.g. corn oil], etc.)
* Foods that directly interfere with alternative treatments for cancer (e.g. chlorine, fluoride, alcohol, coffee, [cigarettes] etc.)
* Foods that occupy and distract the immunity system from focusing on killing the cancer cells (e.g. beef, turkey, etc.)
* Foods that contain nutrients that kill the cancer cells, stop the spread of cancer, or in some other way help treat the cancer (e.g. a variety of vegetables, purple grapes with seeds and skin, red raspberries with seeds, strawberries with seeds, broccoli, cauliflower, several herbs, carrots, apricot seeds, pineapples, almonds, etc.)
In addition, there are things like cooking vegetables. The cooking destroys the live enzymes in the vegetables and makes them far less digestible and far less effective in treating cancer. Also, any pasteurized foods and drinks have no live enzymes either.
Ideally, during a cancer treatment, if foods are allowed on a particular diet,100% of everything you eat should be in the category of...
"Foods that contain nutrients that kill the cancer cells, stop the spread of cancer,or in some other way help treat the cancer."
Whenever you eat a food that is not in that category, you are interfering with your cancer treatment!This is why so many cancer diets are very high in certain raw vegetables and certain raw fruits.
FOODS THAT FIGHT CANCER
"Ursolic Acid is a dietary compound found in some herbs and fruits. Exhibiting powerful anticancer potential, researchers are aware of ursolic acid’s ability to reduces enzymes which promote inflammation in the body and contribute to abnormal cell cycles. It also helps trigger “cell suicide” to occur in cancerous cells as well as inhibit DNA replication from occurring responsible for the progression of tumor growth and metastasis." ~NIH.gov
"Foods that help fight cancer containing ursolic acid... apples, basil, bilberries, cranberries, peppermint, rosemary, lavender, oregano, thyme, hawthorn, and prunes." ~source
Piperine, known as the “King of Spices” may help to lower the incidence of cancers relating to the stomach and breast. In fact, piperine (a compound found in black pepper, chili powder and cayenne pepper) has been identified as one of the major compounds which target cancer stem cells of breast tumors. ~NIH.gov (1), ~NIH.gov (2) and ~NIH.gov (3)
Lycopene Destroys Cancer Cells
Lycopene is a bioactive compound which has been shown to destroy cancer cell activity. Lycopene can disrupt cancer stem cell’s communication pathways which enable a cancer cell to live and cause it to die.
Lycopene has been shown to protect against cancers.
Lycopene gives fruits and vegetables their red fleshed pigmentation. Some of these lycopene rich food sources which help fight cancer are...
Isothiocyanates Have Anticancer Properties
Isothiocyanates are chemopreventive (have anticancer properties) and have been extensively studied over the past 20 years and have revealed that they exhibit antitumor activity. They target multiple pathways including apoptosis (cell death).
Foods which contain this cancer fighting and anti-tumor substance are... horseradish, turnip, rape, swede, white/red cabbage, savoy cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, sprouting broccoli, curly kale, Chinese white cabbage, garden cress, watercress, radish, white mustard, papaya. ~NIH.gov
When seeking to prevent and treat cancer, aim to consume at least two servings of cruciferous vegetable sprouts daily for optimal impact.
Turmeric Suppresses Progression and Metastasis
"Curcumin, a polyphenolic compound derived from turmeric (Curcumin longa), is one such agent that has been extensively studied over the last three to four decades for its potential anti-inflammatory and/or anti-cancer effects. Curcumin has been found to suppress initiation, progression, and metastasis of a variety of tumors." ~NIH.gov
"Curcumin is an extract found in the spice turmeric and possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer abilities. Curcumin has the ability to control inflammation, prevent tumor invasion, hinder cancer cell growth, turn off factors which suppress apoptosis (cell death), prevent angiogenesis (creation of new blood vessels) and inhibit metastasis." ~NIH.gov
NOTE: piperine can increase the bioavailability of curcumin by 2,000%.
Green Tea - The 2nd Most Consumed Beverage in the World
"Tea in chemoprevention of cancer. Tea produced from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis is, next to water, the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Among all teas consumed in the world, green tea is the best studied for health benefits, including chemopreventive efficacy . . . In recent years, many studies from our and other laboratories have shown strong chemopreventive and possibly cancer chemotherapeutic effects of green tea polyphenols and EGCG against cancers of the skin (UV radiation and chemically induced), lung, breast, colon, liver, stomach, prostate, and other sites." ~American Association for Cancer Research
Polyphenols Fight Cancer
"Resveratrol (polyphenols) has a profound ability to prevent and heal metabolic conditions especially relating to cancer cells. Resveratrol protects cell’s ability to repair damage and extends their lifespan." ~NIH.gov
"Resveratrol has shown protective properties from cancer of the prostate, liver, pancreas, colon, skin and many other organs." ~NIH.gov
These are some of the foods with polyphenols that fight cancer...
Spices... Cloves, star anise, capers, curry powder, ginger, cumin, cinnamon
Dried herbs... Peppermint, oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, lemon verbena, parsley, marjoram
Beverages... Cocoa, Green tea, Black tea, Red wine
Dark berries... Black chokeberry, black elderberry, low bush blueberry, plum, cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, prune, black grapes, Blueberries, Bilberries (Whortleberry), Cranberries, Lingonberry (Cowberry), Huckleberry and Farkleberry
Seeds... Flaxseed, celery seeds
Nuts... Chestnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts
Olives... Black olives, green olives
Vegetables... Globe artichokes, red chicory, green chicory, red onion, spinach, broccoli, curly endive
Fruit other than berries... Apples, apple juice, pomegranate juice, peach, blood orange juice, lemon juice, apricot, quince
Oils... Extra-virgin olive oil
Ginger Protects Cells
Ginger is a phytonutrient which protects against free radical damage and has exhibited strong neuroprotective properties in research. Ginger enhances the antioxidant defense system by contributing pharmacological activity to protect cells from carcinogens and cancerous activity. ~NIH.gov
Quercetin Exhibits Cancer Prevention & Treatment Properties
Quercetin is a polyphenolic flavonoid compound. Modern studies have shown that quercetin prevents various diseases, such as osteoporosis, some forms of cancer, tumors, and lung and cardiovascular diseases. The antioxidant properties of Quercetin exhibits cancer prevention and treatment properties by improving the production of other antioxidant levels including glutathione and SOD. ~NIH.gov
Short list with most powerful cancer fighters listed first... Elderberry, Red Onions, White Onions, Cranberries, Green Hot Peppers, Kale, Blueberries, Red Apples, Romain Lettuce, Pears, Spinach, Capers, Goji Berries, Lovage Leaves, Asparagus, Okra, Red Grapes, Arena Berries, Raw Black Plums, and Bell Peppers.
Anthocyanins Suppress and Treat Tumors
"Anthocyanins (over 600 types) occur naturally in foods. Anthocyanins exhibit anticancer potential by supporting gene function. Anthocyanins also trigger apoptosis (cell death) by manipulating the communication between cancer stem cells and tumors. Anthocyanins boost the productivity of genes which suppress tumors, induce apoptosis (cell death) in colon cancer cells and create dysfunction in leukemia cells." ~NIH.gov
"Consuming both fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables containing these powerful phytochemicals can protect your body from developing cancer and treat already present tumors.
Additionally, the anthocyanins freeze-dried berries may exhibit chemopreventive (have anticancer properties) properties and suppress tumor development." ~NIH.gov
Anthocyanins cancer fighting properties are found in these foods... blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, eggplant, grape juice, plums, prunes, raisins, red apples, red beans, red beets, red cabbage, cauliflower, red or purple grapes, red onions, red pears, red wines, and strawberries.
One Last Grouping
Several spices are potential sources for prevention and treatment of cancers, such as Curcuma longa (tumeric), Nigella sativa (black cumin), Zingiber officinale (ginger), Allium sativum (garlic), Crocus sativus (saffron), Piper nigrum (black pepper) and Capsicum annum (chili pepper), which contained several important bioactive compounds, such as curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine and capsaicin. The main mechanisms of action include inducing apoptosis (cell death), inhibiting proliferation, migration and invasion of tumors." NIH.gov
Almost all Fruits are Forbidden. Fruits contain sugar and cancer feeds on sugar. A good cancer diet should be designed to balance the pH in the blood and "remove" (I use that term in a non-technical way in this case) yeast and fungus from the body!
Foods in TWO Categories. Some foods are in more than one category. This makes them an even better choice to add to your list of foods that help treat cancer.
Juicing. Juicing is really important occasionally because it allows the nutrients to be easily delivered and digested.
stop eating sugar!
Processed sugar ferments in the body.
That fermentation causes the pH level to drop to Acidic levels.
Also, sugar blocks the absorption of calcium, and creates low oxygen or a no oxygen level in the cells.
To top that all off – sugar feeds on cancer.
This includes: NO – fruit, white bread, pasta, sodas, NO sugar at all… period!!
Meat, Fish, Fowl and Dairy
The two critical enzymes trypsin and chymotrypsin are tied up when digesting meat (primarily red meat). Both of these are critical in helping the immune system kill cancer cells. Vegetable proteins do not tie up those enzymes.
Another reason to avoid meat is adherence to the theory that meat contributes to the accumulation of fecal matter in the colon. The colon should be relatively clear during a cancer treatment so that the body can absorb as many nutrients as possible. All foods which ferment in the bowel should be avoided. Additional concerns about meat consumption are theorized to be hormones, carcinogens (nitrosamines, nitrates, nitrites), and production of uric acid leading to a microbe friendly acidic environment. Patient testimonials regarding changes in diet leading to cancer remission are touted as evidence for avoiding meat altogether.
All beef, all pork, all fish, all turkey and all chicken should be avoided during a cancer treatment unless otherwise specified by Dr Pablo.
EXCEPTION: Dr Pablo does allow a small exception to this "rule." He allows both fish and chicken to keep your diet from seeming so bland or difficult during the transition.
There are many reasons for these restrictions. The only exception is that if a person is fighting weight loss, some fresh, freshwater fish can be eaten if that is the ONLY thing the cancer patient will eat (e.g. they won't eat beans or other legumes).
Avoid dairy products, including butter, all cheeses and all malts, except cottage cheese or skim milk when used in the Budwig Diet.
If a person must have milk, the only acceptable variety is unprocessed goat's milk, "from organically grown and grazing goats."
The Rule of Thumb is this: "if it contains something that came from an animal, it is forbidden!"
the good, the bad and the ugly
ALL man-made sweeteners (e.g. aspartame - NutraSweet, Equal) and fat substitutes should also be avoided. These items are most often associated with brain cancer, but everyone should avoid them.
This is one of many reasons soda pops are out of the question. Soda pops are also acidic.
There is only one acceptable sweetener in a cancer diet - Stevia, which is an herb.
Sugar and Refined Grains
interfere with the immune system
You should absolutely avoid eating refined sugar and refined grains and anything else refined. These things not only feed the fungus and yeast in your body, they also feed the cancer cells. The yeast in flour makes things even worse. Do not eat anything where yeast, fungus or mold is used, added or is a part of.
In addition, refined sugar and other simple sugars also interfere with your immune system. These substances also interfere with getting Vitamin C and oxygen into the cancer cells. Sugar also depletes the body of key minerals and other nutrients because of its acidity. It is not the acidity that directly destroys the minerals, the acidity causes the body to use the minerals to regulate the pH level in the body. The same is true of all acidic foods.
The chain reaction caused in the body by acidic foods (due to the body's attempts to keep the blood at a level pH) is the cause, or a major contributing factor, to almost all chronic diseases, including cancer. It would take an entire book to describe how the body keeps its pH normal, and the ramifications of these processes.
avoid - except fresh soy sprouts
In reality, all soy products should be avoided except fresh soy sprouts. Soy sprouts have an impressive number of anti-cancer nutrients and are acceptable as part of your salads, if you can make your own soy sprouts.
should be avoided
Whole grains can be used only when a cancer patient is fighting dangerous weight loss. If the weight loss is uncontrolled, they should consider a cachexia treatment plan, based on Hydrazine Sulphate (see the sample treatment plans). Yeast, which every cancer patient has throughout their body, converts complex carbohydrates into simple carbohydrates, so even whole grains should be avoided when possible. In any case, avoid commercially stored grains and potatoes.
Another reason to avoid even whole grains is that over the decades the soil has become acidic and because of the soil many whole grains have more fungus than they did many decades ago. Corn and rice (because of the way they are stored) are grains that should be totally avoided.
Yeast (Baker's and Brewer's)
waste products of yeast are mycotoxins
This is another reason for avoiding processed bread and other bakery products: "Japanese research links breast cancer with the ingestion of goods baked with yeast." The problem is mycotoxins, which are waste products of yeast. There are many health problems that can be directly attributed to yeast, including arteriosclerosis, obesity, and AIDS.
NO flour (using yeast) can be used in a cancer diet, not even if whole grains are used!
may be a major cause of cancer
‘Refined’ salt may be a major cause of cancer.
Refined salt, the wrong fats, margarine and butter are the main causes of red blood cells sticking together (called: coagulation), causing them to absorb less oxygen and making hemoglobin a free meal for yeast and fungus.
The clumped together red blood cells do not get as much oxygen into the cells of the body. Also, the clumped together red blood cells cannot pass through the smaller arteries/capillaries, meaning much less (if any) oxygen gets to cells in these areas of the body, and some of these cells may be turned to anaerobic (i.e. cancerous). As if that weren't bad enough, once the cells are cancerous, the oxygen still can't get to the cancer cells to slow down their spreading or kill them.
On the other hand, natural sea salt has a very similar mineral content as human blood. It is truly a health food as long as you don't eat too much of it. Here is a quote:
Salts obtained from solar evaporation of sea water are entirely different from modern refined salt. The plural "salts’ is deliberately used here, because seawater salts are actually a complex blend of trace minerals, as well as calcium and magnesium salts. This complex blend is essential to life, as Quinton’s research demonstrated.
Traditional table salt today, [on the other hand,] is primarily kiln-dried sodium chloride with anti-caking agents such as “aluminum” added. Trace minerals, as well as calcium, magnesium and potassium salts are removed in processing. Kiln-drying involves scorching salt at high heat to remove moisture. This refining process creates a product that is unnatural and hard on the body. It is the true culprit that contributes to high blood pressure, heart trouble, kidney disease and eczema, among other problems.
Bad Fats and Oils
absolutely avoid partially hydrogenated oils
Other foods you should absolutely avoid are trans fats, meaning trans fatty acids or partially hydrogenated oils. Trans fatty acids may be one of the major causes of cancer. They become part of the cell's wall (replacing cholesterol) and make the cell wall rigid or sticky and can make the cell anaerobic (i.e. the first step to becoming cancerous) because large oxygen clusters cannot get into the cells.
Like refined salt, these fats also destroy the electrical charge of red blood cells, causing them to "stick" together. When this happens, among other things, the red blood cells do not get to many cancer cells, meaning the cancer cells get far less oxygen (if any), meaning they thrive because they are anaerobic.
Another bad food for cancer patients is polyunsaturated oils.
Polyunsaturated oils (e.g. corn oils sold in supermarkets everywhere) promote the growth of small blood vessels (by promoting the production of "bad" prostaglandins). This is bad for cancer because it allows tumors to grow new blood vessels. However, these small blood vessels are good for preventing strokes. Thus, while on a cancer diet avoid polyunsaturated oils. In short, avoid all heated oils.
Junk Foods, Condiments and Other Comments
forget junk foods and condiments
You can forget about eating at a restaurant, big or small, formal or informal, unless it has a menu specifically for organic raw foods.
Condiments are absolutely forbidden.
Basically, any "refined" or "processed" food that contains sugar, refined salt, aspartame, MSG, trans-fatty acids, coloring, other additives, refined flour, etc. etc. should be avoided.
Even the cooking of food kills critical enzymes needed for digestion.
There is a trend in the food industry of making "no trans fats" foods. This does not mean these are healthy foods. They are "processed".
While it is true that cooking does release some vitamins by a very wide margin overall it is better to eat food raw if it can be safely eaten raw.
Need I even mention stop smoking (no matter what kind of cancer you have), because smoking puts more than 100 carcinogens in your body. Tobacco is also very high in sugar, fungi and yeasts. Part of this is because the way tobacco leaves are processed.
Need I even mention stop drinking alcohol (which is a "primary mycotoxin"), which interferes with ALL treatment plans.
Need I even mention caffeine (except when it is used as an enema), because caffeine restricts the blood vessels. It is also acid-forming and mucoid-forming.
Let us use some common sense in our choices.
Some Special Listed Foods)
look out for fungus
Peanuts are perhaps the number one food that should be avoided because they are so high in fungus. Foods that have little resistance to invaders, when they are growing, are frequently high in fungus.
Corn, rice (because of the way it is stored) and potatoes, and any foods with corn, rice or potatoes, should be avoided, also because of fungus and the way they are stored.
Cashews are another food high in fungus.
Avoid processed apple juice for reasons beyond the scope of this article.
Avoid oranges, tangerines, and dried fruits, for a variety of reasons.
Do not microwave any foods during a cancer diet (or any other time).
The Distressing Symptoms of a Severe Change in Diet)
The Distressing Symptoms of a Severe Change in Diet
When you go on a natural treatment for cancer, such as a raw food diet or juicing diet -- you can expect some strong reactions from the body.
Here are a few comments by those who have changed their diets...
“[After starting an alternative treatment program] I had chemotherapy coming out the pores of my skin, even though it had been months since I had any. I had to take showers several times a day to wash this stuff off because it would burn my skin as it came out. It smelled putrid. It was just awful, the toxic stuff that was coming out of me.”
"Something else I noticed was that any time she had a bowel movement (which became quite frequent after the start of the diet) it was so foul smelling, almost like she was excreting rotten flesh!"
"He is doing well at taking everything as he is supposed to. My sister said that she noticed a foul odor 'like it was coming out his pores' last Sunday. She said it smelled horrible and was nauseating and unbearable."
And if you are on a colon flush, it gets worse: "He reported lumps of foul smelling substances that looked like 'rotten hamburger' flushing out of his colon, his urine was strong and dark, and he had occasional headaches."
These symptoms, plus diarrhea, constipation, etc. can all result from a massive change in diet or the treatment itself.
They are common, they are normal and usually they are an indication the treatment is working!