Nutrition & Cancer Healing

Best & worst foods & most effective/low-price supplements

for people with or recently recovered from cancer

by Leonard (leonardleonard1 at earthlink.net)

The following is a list of what I believe are the most helpful (& harmful) foods & supplements for people with or recently recovered from cancer, based on everything I've read (the most important items are CAPITALIZED):

HELPFUL:

Beverages: freshly squeezed ASPARAGUS, green vegetable, carrot, celery, BEET, apple, grapefruit, lemon, & grape juices; green tea
Compare Juicers & Juicing.

Foods: organic, raw/steamed, locally-grown, vegetables (especially ASPARAGUS, leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, squash, onion/leeks, celery, carrot, beet; fermented vegetables); fruit (esp. grape/raisins, berries, figs, lemon); grains (esp. brown rice & barley); mung bean; tempeh; sprouts; FLAXSEED OIL MIXED WITH COTTAGE CHEESE
Compare Dr. Johanna Budwig’s flax oil - protein diet & protocol has saved terminal cancer patients, Brassica vegetables and cancer risk, “Brassica family prevents pre-cancerous cells turning into potentially deadly cancer cells”, and Broccoli (Sprouts or Extract) May Halt Growth of Breast Cancer Cells.

Herbs: HOXSEY FORMULA, Flor-Essence, Fu Zheng, ARTEMISININ, pau d'arco, astragalus, turmeric, burdock, garlic, milk thistle, beet root, cat's claw; maitake, shiitake, agaricus blazei & coriolus versicolor mushrooms

Misc: PANCREATIN, bromelain, CoQ-10; FERMENTED SOY; GREEN POWDER MIX, green foods, thymus, liver, flora; pectin; lysine & proline; GLA, shark liver & fish oils; potassium, melatonin; quercetin & resveratrol; I3C; carotenoids, niacin, vits. A-D, K; AHCC; PROTOCEL; colon, liver, gallbladder, lymph, kidney, parasite, & mercury cleanses.

AVOID:

Bottled/pasteurized juice, SUGAR, salt, omega-6 & saturated fat* (except coconut oil), fatty meat, dairy; white flour, pasta, & rice; wheat, bread, high-glycemic foods on empty stomach, refined/processed/junk food & drugs/chemicals
Compare Dr. Johanna Budwig’s flaxseed oil-protein diet & protocol, Sugar and Cancer and 146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health.

* A reader’s comment received by Healing Cancer Naturally reads:

“This article recommends avoiding omega-6 and saturated fat. Having been hurt by being taught to avoid things I needed to be healthy in the past, I would like to comment that omega-6 fat is essential to health and life for humans. I highly suggest to adjust this advice to suggest a range of intake, since none results in death.
There is good reason to believe that some saturated fat should be eaten as well, since terrible blood vessel damage has been seen from unbalanced unsaturated fatty acid intake. This damage was prevented by intake of saturated fat, which may also help in utilization of unsaturated fat.”

The most effective LOW-COST/COST-EFFICIENT items
(designed for persons on low-budget):

Vegetables (low-glycemic, fresh, raw or lightly-steamed, organic, locally-grown)--ASPARAGUS, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, avocado, endives, artichoke, watercress, collards, kale, dandelion[1], & other leafy greens; BEET, raw carrot, cabbage, licorice, garlic, chives, onion/scallion/leeks; sprouted broccoli; fermented vegetables

Fruit (low-glycemic, ripe, organic)--dark grapes/raisins, peach/nectarine, apricots, apple/pear, cantaloupe; lemon & tomatoes (if not using Hoxsey formula), red grapefruit (if not taking Hoxsey or any drugs)

Sprouted grains, millet, barley, short-grain brown rice; sprouted lentil, broad/Fava & mung beans; tempeh

Nuts-- raw almonds & walnuts

Fat/oil-- flaxseed OIL MIXED with low-fat COTTAGE CHEESE or yogurt (Budwig);
Compare Dr. Johanna Budwig’s flaxseed oil - protein diet & protocol.
fish oil, & shark liver oil/alkylglycerols

Herbs/spices: Hoxsey formula, Flor-Essence, Fu Zheng, ARTEMISININ, Pau d'Arco, astragalus, turmeric/curcumin, burdock, garlic, cat's claw, graviola?, milk thistle, beet root, asparagus; agaricus blazei, coriolus versicolor, or maitake mushrooms; green tea
Compare Herbs.

Misc: FERMENTED SOY (e.g., Soy Essence by Jarrow) & other fermented foods, MACROBIOTIC DIET; liver & thymus; spirulina/ chlorella, green powder mix; L-lysine & proline; potassium, iodine, melatonin, selenium, & vitamins A, B-complex & niacin, C, & K; beta glucan, PROTOCEL/CANCELL/CANTRON, Transfer Factor Plus, probiotics; bromelain; ELLAGIC ACID; Oxygen Elements Plus/Hydroxygen Plus; homeopathy; visualization/imagery, meditation/relaxation, & emotional release.

Cancer-Healing Foods That Facilitate Weight Gain

WARNING: Several of theses items I would avoid unless I needed to gain weight, because they have excessive sugar and a very high glycemic index. Avoid consuming on an empty stomach (except for fruit and fresh-squeezed juice):

FRESH-SQUEEZED VEGETABLE & fruit JUICE (immediately fresh-pressed; NO bottled juice) -- particularly fresh-pressed CARROT, BEET, ASPARAGUS[2], organic concord GRAPE, red grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, & apple juice
Perhaps even organic green drinks from frozen section of health food store.
carrots (organic)
BEETS
sweet potatoes and yams
fruits-- papaya, kiwi, organic grapes/RAISINS, dried fruit, pineapple, and other tropical fruit
BROWN & WILD RICE
flaxseed oil mixed with low-fat cottage cheese or quark
Compare Dr. Johanna Budwig’s flaxoil-protein diet & protocol.
Vit. C

I think the BEST AND SAFEST NON-ANIMAL PROTEIN SOURCES are green foods (algae, wheatgrass, barleygrass, alfalfa, etc.), leafy greens, tempeh (very absorbable form of protein), walnuts, almonds, mushrooms, and SPROUTS--particularly sprouted broccoli, garlic, onion, beans (particularly lentil & mung bean), and seeds (particularly sunflower).

Compare Raw food treatment for cancer and Chlorine dangers: “Cancer fighting nutrients become deadly when combined with chlorinated tap water”.

Footnotes

1 Dandelion in addition to being free for the picking is a plant with great therapeutic potential, see the research into Taraxacum (dandelion)'s medicinal effects.

2 Compare Garden asparagus and cancer Studies researching anti-tumor effects of asparagus officinalis compounds.

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