There is one main reason so many people are afflicted with one form of cancer or another. Their eating habits. The human body was not created to swallow pills, whether those pills are medications or vitamin supplements. It was created with a strong immune system that can withstand many assaults on its well-being, and body systems that thrive on the right types of foods. The problem most people face is a medical-pharmaceutical desire for sick people so they can make money. That means some form of doctor-sponsored medicine intake to keep the drug companies rolling in profits and the doctors busy.
Cancer is one disease for which there are only three medically supported and inter-related treatments—chemotherapy, radiation, and/surgery. Those are not options, they are measures born of desperation on the part of the patients and greed on the part of those treating them. While doctors love to spout words of wisdom regarding nutrition and nutritional intake, they are actually clueless when it comes to protecting the body from chronic illnesses, sicknesses and syndromes. All the traditional forms of ridding the body of cancer don’t work because of poor diets which causes the cancer to return even when doctors believe the patient is cancer free.
Let’s see what really causes cancer, in most cases, and what can reverse it when it does occur. The main cause of cancer is a lack of proper respiration of oxygen in normal body cells (CancerCompass, 2015). Almost all cancers—90 to 95 percent—are “directly related to poor diet, toxic overload, exposure to radiation, asbestos, smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity, lack of exercise, viruses, chronic inflammation, and chronic stress, all of which have the ability to compromise the immune system” (CancerCompass, 2015). When a body is in good health with a healthy immune system, it can find and destroy cancer cells before they continue to grow; but if the immune system is not in good shape or is bombarded with damaging influences, cancer cells can and will grow and spread in the body (CancerCompass, 2015).
When we speak of healthy cells, we mean cells that can burn oxygen and glucose to produce adenosine triphosphate (APT), which is the energy source for all cells. CancerCompass calls this process “aerobic respiration” which takes place during the Krebs cycle (2015). When that cycle is off kilt or is disrupted, the ability of the body to move oxygen to the cells is also disrupted and the cells cannot produce ATP. Instead they start to ferment blood sugars (glucose) which produces an inferior type of energy that causes the production of a lactic acid by-product that creates an acidic environment in the tissues surrounding the cells (CancerCompass, 2015).
As far back as 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg, a cancer biochemist who was a Nobel Laureate that same year, believed that “cancer occurs when there is hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen, at the cellular level . . .” which indicates that when cells lose 35 percent of their required oxygen over a two-day period, they turn cancerous (CancerCompass, 2015). What leads to this loss of oxygen and the acidic environment in the cells is the intake of foods that are high in processed sugars, dairy-based foods, meats, soft drinks, coffee, refined grains, processed and fast foods (CancerCompass, 2015).
According to Chris Woollams (2012), “a poor diet causes cancer to grow; a good diet stops it.” He went on to explain that a cancer-beating diet should keep in mind that research done in 2006 that revealed there is total proof that “diet, weight control and exercise” can prevent the return of cancer via consumption of foods high in
“suphoraphanes, resveratrol, curcumin, piperine, vitamin E, vitamin A, genistein, choline, theanine” all available via a plant-based diet (Woollams, 2012). Further, as with research by Dr. Warburg, evidence is increasing that supports the link of high plasma glucose levels to the growth of cancer cells. What’s also evident is that low-stress exercise along with a healthy diet also helps with survival for those afflicted with the disease. Those who are either overweight or obese tend to develop more cancers and have the lowest survival rate, but getting weight down to healthy levels increases the chances of survival (Woollams, 2012). Research done at NorthWestern Medical School indicated that getting weight back to healthy levels via a good diet increases the chances of reversal and survival.
Woollams also cites John Boik’s 2001 book Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy, stating that Boik’s work proves that diet is essential in preventing and treating cancer. He explained that Boik believed that “cancer is a multi-step process—irritation, inflammation, pre-cancer cells, cancer cells, growth and growth hormone, a tumor, the need for blood supply, firing off cells around the body . . . (Woollams, 2012). Most of the foods we consume put our body into an acidic state which starts that entire process and keeps it going.
The key is to alkalize the body using plant-based foods. “Multi-strain probiotics are found in green vegetables, fibrous cruciferous vegetables, broccoli, alfa-alfa, and in natural herbs like aubergines, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, chicory, chives, cucumber, dandelion, dill, endive, fennel, green beans, kale, kelp, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, peppers, potatoes, radishes, sorrel, spinach, squash, turnips, and watercress” (CancerActive, 2012). Add to that long list “ginger, natural willow bark, garlic, onions, apples, curcumin/turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg” (CancerActive, 2012). Almost all fresh fruits are a must including “apples, apricot, avocado, blackberries, blackcurrants, cherries, cranberries, currants, figs, grapes, lemons, limes, lychees, mangoes, melon, olives, oregano, papaya, peaches, pears, raspberries, and redcurrants” (CancerActive, 2012). While some claim that citrus fruits are acidic, they do not produce an acidic effect when consumed.
Steer clear of the following foods and other ingestibles to ensure an alkalized body. Synthetic estrogens given in hormone replacement therapy and xenoestrogens, meat (mass-marketed red meat with high fat content), fruits and vegetables that are grown far away and picked before they’re ripe to survive shipping, shellfish (prawns, crabs, scallops), all processed canned foods which are high in sodium, dried meats filled with sodium, Chinese foods that contain MSG, dairy foods and dairy-based foods, all foods containing refined sugars/carbohydrates (CancerActive, 2012). Prepared smoothies and juices are high in sugar and “caffeine drinks stimulate the liver to release glucose into the blood stream” (CancerActive, 2012).
Perhaps this is why a pure plant-based diet of raw fruits and vegetables is the safest way to go for preventing and beating various forms of cancer. The choice is yours.
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Woollams, C. (2012). A poor diet causes cancer to grow; a good diet stops it. Retrieved from http://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=978