BACTERIA AND CANCER
human body hosts one hundred trillion different species of bacteria,
most of which are harmless as long as they reside in the right location
in the body. The number of bacteria living within the body of the
average healthy adult human are estimated to outnumber human cells 10
to one meaning human beings are actually are 90% microbial and 10%
The pathogenic bacteria are constantly put in check by the
growth of the beneficial bacteria. These probiotic bacteria are
responsible for more than just that though. They are involved in the
processes which manufacture the 'messengers' which tell cancer cells to
are also involved in processes which manufacture nutrients for all the
body's cells and processes and this includes fighting off bacterial,
viral and yeast infections. Without them the human body would cease to
The utmost importance of these organisms cannot be stressed enough,
yet they are not considered when planning meals. They must be provided
with the right foods containing all the nutrients necessary for them to
perform their roles.
Many drugs, excessive sugar and alcohol can upset the balance of the intestinal bacteria which can then lead to many health disorders that, if left untreated, can cause debilitating conditions and even lead to cancer.
is one of the most vital ingredients; it should be eaten on a daily
basis to feed the beneficial bacteria in the intestines and aid
digestion. Without this, the system begins to break down. Unprocessed
whole grains, fruit and vegetables are the only way to gain enough
fibre to keep the system working well.
correct balance of vitamins and minerals is also required because they
are all interlinked with the bacteria in the body and without just one
of them, natural processes within the human system begin to stop
Prebiotic foods containing carbohydrates such as as
inulin encourages a healthy intestinal environment to benefit probiotic
intestinal flora. Prebiotic is a fairly recently coined name to refer to food
components that support the growth of certain kinds of bacteria in the colon
Oligosaccharides, resistant starch and fermentable fibre feeds
these bacteria who have an important influence on the rest of the body.
The human digestive system has a hard time
breaking down many of these carbohydrates. Almost 90% escapes digestion in
the small intestine and reaches the colon where it performs a different
function: that of a prebiotic. The bacteria that feed on fermentable
carbohydrate produce many beneficial substances, including short-chain fatty
vitamin K2 and certain
B vitamins. They also promote
further absorption of some
minerals that have escaped the small intestine,
magnesium and vitamin K2 is vital for the use of vitamin D in the body.
Prebiotic foods that feed the existing beneficial bacteria
Making a rich soup with any of these ingredients and consuming daily can help to restore the balance of the intestinal flora. Add plain yoghurt, spices and herbs for added benefit.
Probiotic foods contain beneficial bacteria and come from the fermentation process that the food has been allowed to undergo. During and after any treatment with antibiotics, it is
advisable to include more probiotic foods in the daily diet to replenish the
friendly bacteria that are wiped out by antibiotics.
It is advisable to consume probiotics at least an hour before other
foods to enable enough friendly bacteria to survive and pass through the
strong stomach acids.
Probiotic foods that contain beneficial bacteria
Yoghurt (with live cultures)
to take a shortcut using supplements is pointless because they do not
contain the natural and correct micro-nutrient co-factors which natural
food does. For instance; there is no point consuming
fat-soluble nutrients like
vitamin E and
vitamin K on their own as they will not be absorbed without fats.
Another example is that vitamin C increases iron uptake, while
vitamin E inhibits it. Vitamin C lowers
while vitamin E helps increase manganese and zinc absorption. As a
result, a very high intake of vitamin C will require an equally high
intake of vitamin E to maintain the same ratio. Taking
excessive vitamin C supplements can elevate the blood sugar and is
especially dangerous for elderly women and, because it increases iron
absorption, it may help to feed cancerous cells which thrive on iron
especially if vitamin E is not present in the same levels. It is always
best to consume foods rich in nutrients rather than supplements which
will invariably cause imbalances where natural food does not.
Many minerals in supplements are in forms that cannot be utilised by the human body.
human body is uniquely different and must be treated as such. If it is
provided with a wide array of organic pure foods it will naturally use
just what it needs and expel the rest. Interrupt this process by
introducing powerful synthetic chemicals, concentrates or extracts and
the result can be disastrous, even fatal.
ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENT WARNING
Antioxidants derived from
food sources play a vital role in keeping free radicals in check, but the
latest studies call into question high levels of antioxidant
supplementation. Among the most popular antioxidant supplements are
beta-carotene, the pre-cursor form of
vitamin A or lycopene
lutein. Taking these supplements containing high doses, instead
of consuming natural foods containing these nutrients, can have the opposite
effect desired and actually protect cancerous tumour cells from the body's
defences. Antioxidants can even accelerate the growth of early tumours or
precancerous lesions in high-risk people such as smokers and patients with
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who receive vitamin E and N-acetyl
cysteine (NAC) to relieve mucus production.
NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES AND CANCER
years of scientific studies indicate that most diseases seen in
developed countries, as well as the leading causes of death, are the
result of diet. A major cause of cancer is believed to be nutrient
deficiency. Most people are unaware they are deficient in any mineral
or other nutrient because there are very few obvious symptoms until
major organs become affected. The skin, hair and nails are usually the
first parts of the body to show signs of any deficiency; minor
infections and repetitive colds and flu are also indicators.
full blood count test should be done to find out which nutrients are
lacking but, unfortunately, doctors do not have the resources to test
everyone who shows these signs or yet know enough about the
micro-processes within the body and the minerals and other nutrients
that support them. Therefore, people with nutrient deficiencies go
undiagnosed until some more serious condition arises, which is often
too late if cancer has also manifested itself.
system’s 'realisation' of abnormal cells requires constant cell
communication from the 'messengers' and that is dependent on the
correct balance of friendly bacteria, vitamins, minerals, fibre, fats,
carbohydrates and proteins plus water being available in the body.
nutrient deficiency can go unnoticed for quite some time which is why
seemingly healthy people and even ultra-fit athletes can be struck by
cancer too. Developing these nutrient deficiencies can be due to
genetic, environmental, pharmaceutical, dietary and/or lifestyle
CAUSES OF NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY
drug abuse, too much
smoking tobacco can cause nutrient deficiencies especially of the B vitamins and minerals such as zinc.
Avoiding vegetables and fruits of any particular colour. All colours must be consumed for different phytonutrients.
Choosing confectionary or snacks in place of balanced nutritious meals.
Eating too much refined and processed food which contains low levels of nutrients and far too much animal fat, salt and sugar.
Food allergies cause
intestinal irritation which can lead to the malabsorption of nutrients
and gut permabi8lity issues and this can cause the immunes system to
attack the body's own tissues.
Intensive farming techniques leech important
minerals from the soil.
Insufficient daily probiotic and fibre-rich foods, such as whole grains, cereals, pulses, seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits.
Low-calorie, low-fat and weight-reduction diets.
Long-term administration of medications which force expulsion of many minerals and stop absorption of vitamins, such as the B vitamins, especially B12.
Performing a great deal of strenuous physical activity and not replenishing reserves, especially minerals. See Sports Nutrition.
Psychological stress and worry can cause causing digestive disorders leading to malabsorption of nutrients.
There is also a huge surge in vitamin D
deficiency because, due to fear of skin cancer, the increased use of
sunscreens are blocking out all of the sun's rays and many people work
all day indoors so this vital nutrient is not being manufactured by the
skin. Just 15 minutes of outdoor midday sun, two to three times a week,
on exposed clean skin can manufacture sufficient vitamin D which is
then stored in the body fat. If the body has a level of less than 75 nmol/L (30
ng/mL) by the end of the summer in the northern hemisphere of the
planet, it will take just one month to deplete this store and become
vitamin D deficient. During the winter months extra should be consumed
through vitamin D rich foods. Lack of vitamin D not only weakens the
bones and loses vital minerals that are stored there but also lowers
the strength of the immune system. See Vitamin D to find out more and for natural sources of this vital nutrient.
indigenous tribes, especially those in South America, have never known
a case of cancer amongst their people; it is assumed this is due to
their diets and pollution- and toxin-free lifestyles. They consume
natural foods and have learned, over thousands of years, which foods
keep them healthiest. Modern man has cut corners and is intent on
making high profits from food and drug production; industrial food
production practices have lowered the nutritional quality of food and
this, as well as the enormous rise in drug-taking, is causing nutrient
deficiencies to spread rapidly across the world at a similar rate to
the increase of cancer cases.
foods, such white rice, white flour and table salt, are very low in
nutritional value, especially minerals, because very often the most
nutritious part of the food is removed and discarded or sold to other
industries that pay well for minerals. Cheap nutrient-free substances
are often used in processed foods in order to gain higher profits and
this leaves the consumer lacking in nutrients they need to function
properly. ‘Fast food’ has become normal practice in the developed world
because people no longer have the time to be in control of what they
consume and go for taste and feeling full instead of eating what their
body is an complex machine where every nutrient is required in
sufficient levels, many on a daily basis, in order for molecular
processes to take place. All these components work intricately together
in teams as co-factors and water is important, as well as physical
exercise, to ensure these components flow around the body and get to
where they are needed.
MINERALS AND CANCER
minerals are lacking in the diets of developed nations because they
have been leeched from the soil due to intensive farming techniques
especially calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, selenium and zinc.
goes without saying that, if levels of these vital minerals have been
reduced then so have many other trace elements that the body also
requires such as boron,
caesium, chromium, germanium, iridium,
These are not all of them by any means because, by most research, there
are about 70-80 minerals and trace elements that are critical to the
full development and health of most plants and animals including human
parts of the world where soils are still rich in these elements because
farming has not taken place, such as the South American rain forests,
the human inhabitants do not develop cancers. Rubidium, along with
caesium and potassium, has been shown to be effective in preventing
cancer. Rubidium helps to regulate the flow of iron into the
bloodstream, which in turn helps in better absorption of iron. When
there is enough iron present in the blood, rubidium acts as a block and
stops more iron from being let into the blood which may be one reason
it can help to prevent cancer. It is well known that cancerous cells
thrive on iron.
incidence of cancer in the Hopi native tribe of the Amazon is
one in 1000 as compared to one in four in developed nations as a whole.
Hopi food is higher in all the essential minerals than conventional
foods and it is especially rich in caesium, potassium and rubidium
because the soil where they reside is volcanic. These people live
chiefly on desert grown flint corn ('Zea mays indurata') products but instead of using baking soda they use the ash of chamisa leaves (Ericameria nauseosa),
a desert grown plant. The analysis of this ash shows it to be very rich
in rubidium. The Hopi also eat many fruits per day, especially
apricots, including the kernels.
1985, the incidence of cancer among the Pueblo native tribe was also
one in 1000, the same as the Hopi, as their food, at that time, was
essentially the same. But unlike the Hopi, the Pueblo began to consume
certain products from outside their environment and supermarkets were
introduced to the area. Today, the incidence of cancer among the
Pueblos has now risen to one in four. The higher incidence of cancer is
obviously due to reduced levels of caesium, potassium, rubidium and
other nutrients in supermarket foods.
natives who live in Central America and on the highlands of Peru and
Ecuador also have very low incidences of cancer and again the soil in
these areas is volcanic. Fruit from the areas has been obtained and
analysed for rubidium and caesium and found to run very high in both
elements. Cases have been reliably reported where people with advance
inoperable cancer have gone to live with these Indians and found that
all tumour masses disappear within a few months.
is unknown among the Hunza of Pakistan. They are mainly vegetarian and
great fruit eaters, often consuming up to 40 apricots per day including
the kernels, either directly or as a meal. They also drink at least two
litres of mineral water from the natural springs that surround them.
This water has been analysed and found to be very rich in caesium.
Since the soil in their habitat is volcanic in nature, it must be
concluded that it will also be rich in potassium and rubidium.
In the body, because rubidium substitutes for potassium, too much can
be dangerous therefore supplements are not recommended. Large amounts
cause hyperirritability and spasms.
See more nutrients that can help prevent, treat and even cure some early stage cancers below.
TOXINS AND CANCER
build-up of toxins in the body not only prevent absorption of the
nutrients required to manufacture the body’s vital messenger system;
they can also kill off the beneficial bacteria that are involved in
this micro-process. This means the abnormal cells will not receive the
message to stop replicating. That is why it is so important to include
natural cleansing and detoxifying foods that can flush the heavy metals
and other toxins out of the system in the daily diet. The more toxins
find their way into the body, the more these foods are required to
flush them back out.
from air pollution, food additives, pesticides and drugs (prescribed
and recreational) can block absorption of vital nutrients, especially
the B vitamin complex and coenzyme Q10, and force expulsion of minerals
essential for the cellular and nervous system. Toxins can build-up over
decades and they can be ingested in a number of ways:
Breathing polluted air into the lungs means that toxins can be absorbed
into the blood and travel around the body, finally coming to rest in
any tissues, where they will build up over time.
Toxins can be swallowed by ingesting: chemical fungicide, herbicide and
pesticide residues on food; food contaminated by heavy metals like
mercury from polluted oceans; or, synthetic food additives and drugs.
They will then not only kill off beneficial bacteria in the intestines,
but find their way into the blood stream and travel to their final
resting place, where they can build up over years.
The skin can not only absorb radiation from the sun's harmful rays,
which causes skin cancer; it is also capable of absorbing
micro-chemical toxins from cosmetics. Bath oils, deodorants, creams,
hair dyes, lotions, perfumes, soaps and sunscreens made with harmful
substances that should never be swallowed are constantly applied to the
skin, where these micro-chemicals will be absorbed.
are required in different quantities for each unique human being which
is why it is so difficult to define what was missing when cancer
strikes and why conventional treatments sometimes work and sometimes do
not. Radiation and chemical therapies overload the body but some people
can eliminate these toxins quickly enough for them not to do too much
damage, due to their metabolism and diet, whereas others cannot.
to this is the burden of the toxic-soup that humans have create for
themselves in the developing world where the oceans are contaminated
with mercury, the water table is contaminated with industrial waste and
pharmaceutical chemicals, the food crops and soil are contaminated with
pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and chemical fertilisers and the
air, especially inside the home, is polluted with thousands of
carcinogens invisible to the naked eye.
bombarding the body with these unhealthy toxins or chemical
additive-laden foods, over consumption of alcohol and sugar, tobacco
smoke and medications will eventually cause too much strain on the
cells and organs, especially the liver and kidneys and this will lead
to the breakdown of natural processes on a molecular level, infections,
disease and eventually cancer.
everyday household cleaners and cosmetic products contain chemical
toxins that can build-up in the body and eventually lead to cancerous
tumours. For instance, regular use of aluminium-containing deodorants
can contribute to the clogging of underarm lymphatics and hair dyes
contain chemicals that react to chemicals in cigarette smoke and air
pollution from traffic and produce the most carcinogenic compounds
known to man. Smoking tobacco has now been proven to cause various
cancers due to the poisonous toxic chemicals that are inhaled regularly
every day. See the Dangers of Tobacco. See also how to make Natural Household Cleaners
the human body is so incredibly adaptable that it is able to eliminate
these toxins providing the diet includes the antioxidant nutrients that
allows it to do so. However, there is a breaking point where the toxic
overload outweighs the consumption of the nutrients required to perform
this important process.
EMOTIONS, EXERTION, TRAUMA AND CANCER
mental state of mind can also affect the body's ability to ward off and
fight cancer. Stress, anger, fear, frustration, grief and bitterness
will constrict the blood vessels which will reduce the flow of
nutrients and oxygen and make the body acidic which helps cancer thrive
whereas a positive, content and proactive attitude without worry,
pressure and insecurities can relax the body and allow molecular
processes to work as they should.
exertion and cell damage from trauma can also lead to the development
of cancerous tissues. Restorative sleep is as vital as exercise
is. Unfortunately, many people's daily lives are now full of far too
much stress and financial pressure which forces them to work hard and
for long hours which does not allow them the time to plan and prepare
nutritious meals which provide the right balance of nutrients or get
the sleep and relaxation their body requires to renew its cells
correctly, repair tissues and replenish its glycogen, vitamin and
glycogen stores run out, the body turns to protein to use for energy
instead. When the body is forced to use protein as an energy source
this robs it of the amino acids it would be using to build the hormone
messengers necessary for cell apoptosis to take place. If there is also
a lack of the other co-factor nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals,
because they have been used up or expelled during exertion, illness or
stress or are not being consumed in correct amounts in the diet, this
makes the chance of developing cancer even more likely. Alcohol and
certain medications force the expulsion of minerals such as zinc which
further exacerbates deficiencies. Vitamins and minerals are also
components used to cleanse the body of toxins and waste by-products
from the metabolism of protein and other compounds and elements.
body breaks down the protein that is ingested from the diet and then
uses a combination of the 20 amino acids, that a protein molecule is
comprised of, to make its own proteins. These proteins have many
important purposes in all processes that go on in the body and vitamins
and minerals act as co-factors in all of these processes. Scientists
are discovering purposes of many more elements in the body and
nutrients in food all the time. See the A to Z of Minerals, the A to Z of Organic Nutrients for more information.
PROTEINS THE BODY MANUFACTURES
These bind to specific foreign particles, such as viruses
and bacteria, to protect the body.
Enzymes carry out almost all of the thousands of chemical
reactions that take place in cells. They also assist with
the formation of new molecules by reading the genetic
information stored in DNA.
Messenger proteins, such as some types of hormones, transmit
signals to coordinate biological processes between different
cells, tissues and organs.
These proteins provide structure and support for cells. On a
larger scale, they also allow the body to move.
These proteins bind and carry atoms and small molecules
within cells and throughout the body.
development of cancerous cells can have so many variables that it is
virtually impossible to pin-point the root cause accurately in any one
individual. However, the modern day diet, environment and lifestyle
are, most probably, the main factors that have manifested such an
exceptional increase in disorders such as cancer in the developed
Although the body does need to consume at least eight of the 20 amino
acids of protein in small quantities every day because the body cannot
manufacture them, too much protein in the diet can cause serious health
issues and is not the answer to preventing or treating cancer and
could, in fact, worsen the condition. The above is an explanation about
the necessity of a correct balance of all nutrients. See Protein for more information.
When cells duplicate they produce new cells with identical DNA. But every one in
a million has a fault in the DNA makeup and is an abnormal cell. In a
nutritionally balanced individual these abnormal cells are instructed on a
molecular level to commit suicide and are dissolved. However, if certain
phytochemicals are missing, this normal procedure does not take place and
the abnormal cells begin to multiply and cause a mass of abnormal cells known as
a tumour which can be benign or malignant.
A tumour is a mass or lump of tissue made up of uncontrolled, duplicating
abnormal cells. Tumours can be benign or malignant. Benign tumours are not
cancerous, and cells from benign tumours do not spread to other parts of the
body. In most cases, benign tumours do not come back after they are removed.
Benign tumours are rarely a threat to life. Malignant tumours are cancerous.
They are generally more serious and can invade and damage nearby tissues and
This means the duplicating abnormal cells will stay in one place and not cause
any serious health issues unless the tumour grows too large. On many occasions a
benign tumour can be stopped from growing by the body's own natural defences and
can remain in the body for life without causing any symptoms or health problems.
This means that the mass of duplicating cells have got out of control and the
body's natural defence system has been unable to stop them spreading to other
parts of the system. This will happen when the balance of the bodies naturally
manufactured chemicals has been upset. This can happen for a variety of reasons
but diet is often fundamentally the root cause.
FOUR SIGNS OF CANCER
Blood - bleeding but with no obvious
signs of injury
Lump - an unexplained lump
Losing weight - unexplained weight
loss with no change to diet or exercise
Pain - a constant pain in any area
which does not go away
In the UK, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
every year and 400 men develop breast cancer. When caught early
the treatment has a far greater chance of working. It is a good
idea to check the breasts regularly once a week. Visit a health
professional to arrange a painless mammogram as soon as any of
these changes are noticed:
Changes in the skin texture such as puckering or dimpling
Lumps or thickening
Nipple inversion or changes in direction
Swelling around the armpit or the collarbone
Constant pain in the breast, armpit, chest or back
Rash or crusting of the nipple or surrounding area
Change in the shape or size of the breasts
Benign (not cancer) breast conditions are very common. Women’s
breasts are constantly going through change, from the time of
their development, through pregnancy and the menopause. This is
because of the varying levels of the female hormones oestrogen
and progesterone in your body. Many breast changes will be
diagnosed as being a benign breast condition that may or may not
need treatment but it is always better to be safe than sorry so
it is important to get checked as soon as possible.
Men can also develop benign breast conditions and the most
common being gynaecomastia which is a non-cancerous swelling of
the breast tissue and commonly happens to teenagers and older
men. As many as two out of three teenage boys are reported to
develop a degree of gynaecomastia, and 90% of these cases get
better by themselves.
If you have any concerns, or have been diagnosed with breast
cancer, call this helpline between 9 am – 5pm Monday to Friday
or 10am - 2pm Saturday:
Breast Cancer Care Helpline (UK) : 0808 800 6000
Women who eat a low animal fat diet have lower levels of the
female hormone, oestrogen, in their blood and this reduces the
risk of breast cancer, especially in the years after the
menopause when body fat is the richest source of oestrogen.
However oils from fish, nuts, seeds and plants are an important
part of the diet because many nutrients, such as
carotenoids are fat soluble meaning they need fat present to
be absorbed. Therefore, when eating any plant foods, it is
advisable to consume these healthy oils at the same time.
Natural foods that can protect against and
treat breast cancer are:
flaxseeds, grape seeds,
oily fish, olive oil, poppy seeds,
sardines, soursop, wheat, tomatoes, turmeric and
SYMPTOMS OF BOWEL, COLON AND RECTUM CANCER
the anus and/or a change in bowel habits. Either or both happening for more than
The inclusion of
cod, corn, cumin, grapefruit,
grains in the diet can significantly lower the risk of acquiring
bowel, colon and rectum cancer and help to treat it.
SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER
It is not always easy to detect lung cancer as 25% of people are
diagnosed before they display any noticeable symptoms but if any
of the following persist they must be investigated:
A chronic cough that won’t go away after a few weeks
Coughing up blood
Repeated infections such as bronchitis & pneumonia
General breathlessness and breathlessness after exercise
A hoarse voice
Loss of appetite
Ache or pain in the shoulder, back, chest or arm
The inclusion of apples,
grape seeds, kiwifruit, mango,
papaya, persimmons fruit, peaches, peas,
orange rind, soursop, tangerines,
in the diet can significantly lower the risk of acquiring
lung cancer and help to treat it.
The following can help to prevent and treat cancer in smokers:
carrots, corn, egg yolk,
papaya, persimmons fruit, peaches, orange rind,
For more remedies for lung cancer see also Reversing Lung Damage
SYMPTOMS OF OVARIAN CANCER
The inclusion of
in the diet can significantly lower the risk of acquiring
ovarian cancer and help to treat it.
Natural Foods For Prevention and Cure of other types of
SYMPTOMS OF SKIN CANCER
more than eleven moles on one arm indicates a higher-than-average risk
of skin cancer (melanoma). Counting moles on the right arm has been
found to be a good indicator of total moles on the body. Those with
more than eleven on their right arm are more likely to have more than
100 on their body in total, meaning they are at a higher risk of
developing a melanoma. More than 100 indicates five times the
normal risk. Freckles are simply small brown discolourations and are
not indicators of any risk whereas moles are flat, raised, smooth or
rough and may have hair growing from them. Any changes to any mole on
the body needs to be investigated such as bleeding from them, dryness,
itching and uneven edges or changes in colour.
The inclusion of
beans in the diet may help with treating skin cancer..
External Skin Treatments
For a cancerous mole, take a slice of garlic and hold it on the
affected area externally for a few minutes until it begins to sting.
Then rub in a little vitamin E or coconut oil afterwards.
Do this twice a day for three or four days until the mole dries up and it should then disappear. Have it checked anyway.
Make a paste in a blender with the dried poke root,
blossoms, (fresh or dried) with
elm, finely chopped
vinegar, charcoal and bloodroot. Apply a paste and cover with some clean
cotton wool pads and tape into place. Leave on overnight.
Tea tree oil and
bicarbonate of soda baths
coconut oil and
vitamin E oil used like a moisturiser can
also help to treat skin cancer.
URGENT ATTENTION REQUIRED
If any of the
signs and symptoms above are present, a visit to the health professional is
required immediately so tests can be done. The faster this takes place the
quicker the treatment and the more chance of success. Cancer is one disease that
must be caught as early as possible because it can spread so rapidly. Symptoms
can easily be contended with until they affect daily life and become painful but
by this time it is usually too late to treat it. Any unexplained new lumps
should always be checked as soon as they appear.
NATURAL FOODS FOR PREVENTION AND CURE OF PARTICULAR CANCERS
sure to check that there are no food allergies to the components in
some foods. Many go undiagnosed and lead to immune system disorders and
It is wise to try an elimination diet of the potential food allergens listed below.
See more about each one on the Allergies page.
no allergies are present the following natural foods work particularly
well in the prevention and fight against the certain cancers listed:
spinach, sunflower seeds,
green tea, grape seeds,
hemp seeds and
black molasses, flaxseed,
green tea, ginger, ginkgo biloba,
chicory, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage,
LIVER AND GALL BLADDER
Apple cider vinegar,
cumin, nutmeg, okra,
Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage,
cod, grape seeds,
mushrooms, cranberry juice and
KIDNEY AND BLADDER
(renal cell carcinoma)
spinach, sunflower seeds,
bicarbonate of soda, eggs,
peas, peaches and tomatoes.
NASAL AND NECK
Grape seeds, soybeans, safflower, corn, sunflower seeds, almonds,
barley, brown rice, oats and rye.
green tea, honey,
peaches, persimmons fruit and tomatoes.
Bicarbonate of soda, chicory, garlic,
soursop, tomatoes, all citrus fruits especially
corn, cranberry juice,
safflower, seaweed, shellfish,
spinach, sunflower seeds,
bicarbonate of soda,
grapefruit, grape seeds,
CHEMOTHERAPY, RADIATION TREATMENT AND SURGERY
Treatments offered can be surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy,
hormone therapy or gene therapy. Other therapies can help such as massages,
reflexology, yoga or reiki.
There are both pros and cons to undergoing
chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The side effects can be very difficult to
contend with and may even cause so much stress that the body cannot cope with
both the cancer and the treatment
Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells but is also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone
marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver,
kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
Radiation, while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy
cells, tissues and organs and can cause cancers to spread.
Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumour size.
However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumour
When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation, the
immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications. Chemotherapy and radiation can
also cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
It is a fact that many people die because of the treatments for cancer but are
listed as having died of cancer itself.
Surgery is usually successful at removing cancerous
tumours but it can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites. It is
often a difficult process if brain tumours are involved and may often be
impossible to do because of potential damage to other brain cells.
Very early detection improves the outcome of all treatments tremendously as does
switching to a very healthy sugar free, low animal fat diet and a chemical free living
Cat's claw: Cancer patients taking cat's claw, in conjunction with chemotherapy and radiation treatments, have fewer side effects like hair loss, nausea, secondary infections and weight loss. Components in cat's claw can also aid in DNA cellular repair and prevent cells from mutating. They can also help prevent loss of white blood cells and immune cell damage caused by many chemotherapy drugs.
Curry leaves are useful
in the reduction of the side effects from both chemotherapy and
Liquorice root and
milk thistle helps protect the liver from damage due to chemotherapy.
Thymus extract is commonly used to treat primary immune deficient states,
chemotherapy side effects and cancer.
Metallic taste during chemotherapy treatment
A strong and unpleasant metallic taste is a very common side effect of chemotherapy and some other medications, including some opioid medications (pain medications such as morphine that act on the central nervous system) and antibiotics, can also cause taste changes. The taste changes usually stop about three to four weeks after the end of treatment but an aversion to certain foods may remain permanently however, there are some natural ways to combat this.
Types of chemotherapy commonly associated with taste changes:
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar)
Fluorouracil (5-FU, Adrucil)
Vincristine (Oncovin, Vincasar PFS)
Ways to combat the metallic taste during drug or chemotherapy
Do not eat one to two hours before chemotherapy and up to three hours after therapy.
Add a pinch of bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of unrefined sea salt to a glass of water and gargle with it before eating. This will also help to ward of mouth sores.
Clean the teeth with a paste made from coconut oil and bicarbonate of soda.
Eat mints or chew gum or ice to mask the bitter or metallic taste.
Sucking boiled sweets such as lemon drops or citrus fruits can help.
Use plastic utensils if food tastes like metal.
Avoid canned drinks or pour them into a glass first.
Adding something acidic such as apple cider vinegar, lemon or lime juice or pickles to meals can help to neutralise the metallic taste.
Sometimes a little sweetener, like honey, can help. If foods taste too sweet add drops of lemon or lime until it is acceptable.
If food tastes too salty, a quarter of a teaspoon of lemon juice can erase that.
If food tastes too bitter add some honey.
If everything tastes like cardboard, sprinkle with Himalayan pink salt crystals or unrefined sea salt.
Try eating foods that are spiced with chilli and curry spices. However, if being treated with radiation or if there are sores in the mouth too much spice may burn.
Cold or frozen foods often taste better to those going through treatment. Unless taking oxaliplatin (Eloxatin]), which makes it difficult to ingest anything cold.
Try protein sources such as beans, dairy products, eggs, nuts, poultry and seeds instead of red meats if they taste metallic or marinate red meats in fruit juices, sweet wines, salad dressings or other sauces.
Ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes and other extremely sweet foods help many.
Only eat the foods that smell and taste good. Try some new foods as the altered taste may make them suddenly appealing. Avoiding favourite foods during chemotherapy helps to prevent permanent aversions to those foods.
Algae such as
chlorella can detoxify
the body of radiation, uranium, lead and copper
due to the rich content of chlorophyll. Other foods rich in chlorophyll include:
aloe vera, ashitaba, bean sprouts, celery, coriander, green leafy vegetables,
green leafy herbs, hemp seeds, parsley, seaweed, spirulina, wheatgrass.
Seaweed, also called sea vegetables,
is not only an excellent source of
nutrients, but rich in minerals such as sodium alginate and
These elements that
are very effective at protecting the body from radiation and removing it.
is the best known seaweed, but other popular ones are called arame, nori, wakame and
Kelp contains alginic acid
which can help protect the body against the effects of radiation.
is a structural polysaccharide found in the cell walls of plants and fruits and
has the ability to bind radioactive residues and remove them from the body.
Pectin acts as a natural chelating agent, which is a compound that has an
affinity for other molecules. Chelating agents bind to other compounds, dragging
them out of tissues or the bloodstream, so they can be removed from the body in
urine or faeces.
Pectin is high in the skin of fruits especially:
Foods high in
lipoic acid in combination with
rich foods are an effective treatment for radiation poisoning. But foods
vitamin C must be also consumed at the same time.
Foods rich in alpha lipoic acid are: brewers yeast, broccoli, brussel sprouts, organ meats, peas
Vitamin E rich foods are:
barley, bell peppers (red),
black eyed peas,
collard greens, corn,
(cod liver and krill),
hemp seeds, kale,
oats, oily fish,
rapeseed oil, shellfish, soybean, spinach,
suma, sunflower oil, sunflower seeds,
nut oils, tomatoes (cooked), turnip greens
and wheat germ
If there is a lack of natural
iodine in the diet, radioactive iodine-131 will be absorbed and accumulate in
the thyroid gland. Radioactive iodine injures the thyroid, causing mutations,
swelling and cancer. Consuming natural plant-based iodine helps offset the side
effects of radiation exposure. Natural foods rich in iodine are:
egg yolk, fish liver oils,
miso soup contains many ingredients that combat the effects of
radiation, such as
and kojikin fungus. A 1990 Hiroshima University study concluded that
people who eat miso soup regularly may be up to five times more
resistant to radiation poisoning than people who do not.
Consuming dried plums can protect from radiation-induced bone loss
Sulphur-rich foods can help to eliminate dangerous toxins and heavy metals from the body.
Highest sources of sulphur in milligrams per 100 grams
Scallops 520 mg
Lobster 510 mg
Crab 470 mg
Prawns 370 mg
Mussels 350 mg
Haddock 290 mg
Brazil nuts 290 mg
Peanuts 260 mg
Cod 250 mg
Oysters 250 mg
Chicken livers 250 mg
Cheese (parmesan) 250 mg
Caviar (fish roe) 240 mg
Peaches (dried) 240 mg
Cheese (cheddar or stilton) 230 mg
Salmon 220 mg
Beef 220 mg
Eggs 200 mg
Apricots (dried) 160 mg
Almonds 150 mg
Rabbit 130 mg
Walnuts 100 mg
Peppercorns 100 mg
Cabbage 90 mg
Spinach 90 mg
Brussel sprouts 80 mg
Chickpeas 80 mg
Figs (dried) 80 mg
Coconut 80 mg
Hazel nuts 80 mg
Mung beans 60 mg
Dates 50 mg
Split peas 50 mg
Onions 50 mg
Leeks 50 mg
Radishes 40 mg
Consuming a diet rich in natural
all colours of fruit and vegetables plus plenty of both
soluble and insoluble fibre will detoxify the organs and blood and stimulate
molecular cell processes which will boost the immune system into action and help
to repair the damage done by any conventional cancer treatments.
CAUTION: No artemisinin, derived from
wormwood, should be taken within 30 days of
radiation therapy because of possible free iron leaks to the surrounding tissues
after radiation therapy.
lutien supplements should also be avoided. See
Wormwood, Iron and Cancer below.
HEALTHY FOODS THAT CAN HELP TO INCREASE WEIGHT THAT IS LOST DUE TO CANCER AND CHEMOTHERAPY
Apricots (fresh and dried)
Black strap molasses
Figs (fresh and dried)
Nuts and nut butters and oils
Peaches and nectarines
Rice (black, brown, wild)
Seeds and seed oils
There have been many cases reported where asparagus has been able to
eliminate cancerous tumours in the body completely. This may be due
to it's ability to reduce the accumulation of iron in the body.
Cancerous cells need iron to multiply. The
antioxidant properties and
vitamin K content are additional anti-cancer agents so regular
consumption is obviously beneficial to both protect against and
treat cancerous tumours.
Treatment for Cancer
Place cooked organic asparagus in a blender and liquefy to make a
puree. Store in the refrigerator (lasts 2-3 days). Take 4 full
tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening. It can be diluted with
water and used as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is
based on past reports, but larger amounts can do no harm and may be
needed in some cases. Improvement can begin to show in about 2-4
CACTUS AND CANCER
agave schottii has been investigated for cancer treatment. Cactus plants
growing on low nutrient soils and/or under harsh climatic conditions, such as
extreme temperatures, intense solar radiation, and water scarcity, are
particularly susceptible to attack from reactive oxygen species and have evolved
efficient antioxidation defence systems. The many examples of desert plants
displaying anticancer effects indicates that the same defensive secondary
metabolites protecting them against the harsh environment may also play a
protective or a curative role against cancer, as they also do against diabetes,
neurodegenerative and other acute and chronic diseases. Since many of the native
tribes in America, who have been using cactus in their diets for thousands of
years have never developed cancer, this may be the reason why.
GRAPES AND CANCER
Many studies, including one done by the Kentucky University, have discovered that there are inorganic mineral compounds such
rhodium in grape seeds
colloidal gold in
black grape skins which causes cancer cells to 'commit suicide' within 24
hours without affecting surrounding healthy cells.
Leukaemia cancer cells exposed to grape seed extract are rapidly killed through
the process of cell suicide "apoptosis.". An astonishing 76% of leukaemia
cells committed suicide within 24 hours thanks to the ability of compounds found
in grape seeds which activates a protein called JNK, which regulates apoptosis.
A tumour is the result of out of control cell growth. To assure that
the cell cycle - the cell's process of duplicating itself to make more cells -
goes smoothly, a large network of proteins tells other proteins what to do and
when to do it.
When any of these layers of protein regulation fail, cell growth
can get out of hand. On the molecular level, JNK influences cellular functions
by tagging other proteins with a phosphate chemical group (a process known as
phosphorylation), a common mechanism cells use to turn enzymes on and off.
Phosphorylation is so important that when JNK goes awry, a number of different
disorders can result, such as cancer, diabetes or neurodegenerative diseases
such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
This JNK activating compound cannot be found in seedless grapes (obviously) or
grape seed oil as the process to make the oil removes it. Grape seed extract can
be found as a supplement but, if you can find grapes with the seeds intact, it
is perfectly safe to chew and swallow the seeds and may help in the fight
against cancer. Why not try grinding the seeds (which do taste bitter) into a
powder and adding to meals and drinks daily to take advantage of this healthy
and nutritious source of cancer fighting food?
Side effects from consuming grape seeds may include dizziness,
headaches, itchy scalp and nausea. Anyone who has a bleeding disorder
or high blood pressure should consult a healthcare professional before
consuming grape seeds.
IRON AND CANCER
Artemisinin is derived from the
herb. Iron is required for cell division, and it is
well known that many cancer cell types selectively accumulate iron for this
purpose due to special receptors that help them in cell division, called
transferring receptors. Most cancers have a very large number of iron attracting
transferring receptors on their cell surface compared to normal non cancerous
In tests, radiation resistant breast cancer cells, that have
a high propensity for accumulating iron, revealed that artemisinin has 75
percent cancer cell killing properties in a 8 hours and almost 100 percent
killing properties within 24 hours whilst normal cells were left unharmed.
Artemisinin is effective against a wide variety of cancers
such as leukaemia, colon cancer, melanoma, breast, ovarian, prostate, central
nervous system and renal cancer.
Artemisinin should be taken with a combination of nutritional
supplements (such as
CoQ10 and pancreatic enzyme) as well as a good anti-cancer diet. It is
advisable to consume iron rich foods prior to starting treatment with
artemisinin. See the
Artemisinin should always be taken with food. Cod liver oil , cottage cheese or
oily fish should be consumed at the same time to enhance absorption.
Generally, 400 to 800 mg per day can be used for at least 6 to 12 months. After
that, it can be tapered off slowly.
It should be taken 2-3 hours before or after foods rich in antioxidants such as
Artemisinin is a "cooling herb" according to Chinese medicine and some may find
it too "cooling" with symptoms such as tingling. If this occurs, then the dosage
should be reduced.
NOTE: No artemisinin should be taken within 30 days of
radiation therapy because of possible free iron leaks to the surrounding tissues
after radiation therapy.
lutien supplements should also be avoided.
As the herb comes from China and South-east Asia, proper quality assurance on
purity and standardization is of tremendous importance. High-grade artemisinin
must always be confirmed by independent laboratory analysis on a batch by batch
basis to ensure consistence and purity.
NOTE: always check with a health care professional prior to starting this herb.
Although artemisinin is insoluble in water, it is able to
cross the blood brain barrier and therefore may be particularly suitable for
curing brain tumours when used in conjunction with Poly-MVA (an metalo-vitamin).
When alpha-lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant with many
biological functions, is connected to an electrically charged metal substrate,
and joined with various B vitamins, the resulting Poly-MVA complex becomes
totally soluble in both water and fat. It can easily and safely travel
throughout the body and into every cell, crossing the blood-brain barrier as
The fact that iron content of cancer cells is high has also
been used in another anti-cancer therapy called Zoetron therapy, where iron
containing cancer cells are induced into motion using a magnetic device to
induce resonance. Resonance generates heat. Cancer cells are more sensitive to
heat compared to normal healthy cells. When cancer cells are heated to a certain
temperature, they die while normal cells still survive.
ANTI-ANGIOGENIC FOODS CAN PREVENT CANCER GROWTH
angiogenesis, which is the formation of new blood vessels that helps
cancers to grow, by including at least two of any of the following
foods in the daily diet is a way to help prevent and reduce cancerous
tumour growth. A diet of anti-angiogenic foods is also found to reverse
obesity. The following points should be taken into consideration:
Always choose organic unprepared produce.
Always consume fruits (fresh or dried) with nuts and/or seeds.
consume red, yellow or orange coloured vegetables with some cold
pressed oil or fat-rich foods such as avocado, coconut oil, fish, nuts
Consume the skins of fruits and vegetables when possible.
Heat can destroy some of the anti-angiogenic
properties in foods except tomatoes where it enhances the content of
lycopene and root vegetables that require cooking.
leave garlic and onions to stand for ten minutes after chopping to
allow the chemical reaction that produces allicin to take place.
Try to vary the choice of the following anti-angiogenic foods every day of the week.
THE A TO Z OF ANTI-ANGIOGENIC FOODS
Cherries (sour Morello)
Cocoa and dark chocolate (minimum 74%)
Grapes (black or red)
Grape seed oil
Onions (red - consume as often as possible)
Salad greens such as arugula, chicory, lettuce and rocket.
K2 rich foods such as the cheeses Dutch Gouda, Swiss Emmental, and
Norwegian Jarlsberg, fermented soya such as natto and yoghurt. (consume
one at least twice a week)
ANTI-ANGIOGENIC FOODS TO CONSUME DAILY
Apples (one per day).
Apple cider vinegar (one tablespoon per day)
such as blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, cranberries,
chokeberries, Maqui berries, mulberries, raspberries and strawberries.
(at least one serving per day).
Citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, oranges and tangerines (one per day including the zest of half the fruit)
Cruciferous vegetables: broccoli, bok choy, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, cress, horseradish, kale,
kohlrabi, mizuna, mustard greens, radish, rapeseed, rocket, shepherd's
purse, Swede, turnip, wasabi and watercress. (at least one per day).
Garlic (three cloves per day)
Green Tea (three cups per day).
Milk thistle (consume daily).
Pumpkin seeds (consume a small handful daily sprinkled onto meals or as snacks with fruit and nuts).
Turmeric (half a teaspoon per day).
Walnuts (five halves per day).
OTHER IMPORTANT DIETARY ADDITIONS
Algae and seaweed can provide many minerals that are often lacking in land-based crops. (consume one teaspoon of chlorella or spirulina daily).
Apple cider vinegar
helps to cleanse the liver and lowers acidity in the body (take one
tablespoon every morning in warm water before anything else).
Barley grass powder:
Those that limit or eliminate meat and dairy products from their diet
may be deficient in vitamin B12. One teaspoon of barley grass powder
per day can readdress this deficiency as it is one of the rare plants
to contain this essential vitamin.
Brazil nuts provide essential nutrients such as selenium (eat two per day)
contain the correct ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids of 4:1 as
well as many other important nutrients. (take one tablespoon of ground
hemps seeds per day).
Krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. (one 1000 mg capsule per day).
Prebiotic foods such as agave,
apples, asparagus, banana, beans, bran, broccoli, burdock root,
cabbage, cauliflower, chicory root, cocoa (raw), coconut flesh,
dandelion root, elecampane, garlic, globe artichokes, kale, leeks,
lentils, mugwort, oats, onions, parsnips, peas, radish, rampion,
salsify, turnip, Swede, sweet potato, whole grains, yam and yacon root.
(consume at least one of these foods daily).
Probiotic foods such as
sauerkraut and yoghurt (consume at least one of these foods daily).
Psyllium husks (one tablespoon per day with plenty of mineral water).
nutrition is the most important factor in both preventing and fighting off
cancer so a diet that provides all the necessary
minerals is essential. Natural organic non genetically modified foods
without additives have been proven to prevent and even cure certain types of
cancer because they contain far more naturally balanced nutrients and no
synthetic chemicals or
A diet made of
80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and fruit helps put
the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food
including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily
absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and
enhance growth of healthy cells.
To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells drinking fresh vegetable juice
(most vegetables including bean sprouts) and consuming some raw vegetables 2 or
3 times a day is vital. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F
(40 degrees C).
some foods work particularly well in the prevention and cure of certain
type of cancers, the diet should consist of a wide variety of
nutritious natural foods and the following will all prevent many
cancers as well as help to eliminate them. Infections are easily
contracted when the body is suffering cancer so adding foods that can
fight these infections is a way to help prevent this. The correct
nutrients in place in the body will automatically trigger the processes
which will, not only stop cancerous cells from replicating, but also
trigger them to die naturally. Adding toxic noxious substances to the
body is a gamble, at this time, as it has enough to contend with
already without the damaging side effects of powerful chemicals.
Apple cider vinegar has great cleansing qualities especially for the liver and aids absorption of
rosehips contain proanthocyanidins and may prove beneficial in reverting and fighting cancer.
Berries are one of the richest antioxidant fruits, containing the
anthocyanins and the flavonoids
zeaxanthin. These antioxidants protect the lungs from cancer, disease and
infection. Dark coloured berries especially protect against lung cancer.
Cnidium monnieri seeds contain the coumarins osthol (or osthole) which
has been found in studies to have anti
milk and cold pure pressed coconut oil can be used instead of normal
oils and cream and has very high nutritional value as well as
a derivative of benzaldehyde which has been reported to be
highly effective at shrinking
Cancer patients should drink some freshly made
fig leaf tea and eating some fresh
Leukaemia cancer cells exposed to grape seed extract (GSE) were rapidly
killed through the process of cell suicide known as "apoptosis. In
these laboratory studies, an astonishing 76% of leukaemia cells
committed suicide within 24 hours thanks to the ability of the
proanthocyanidins in grape seeds to activate a protein called JNK (c-Jun N-terminal kinase),
which regulates apoptosis. Normal healthy cells were left unharmed and
many other studies have revealed similar results. It is difficult to
find grapes with the seeds intact these days but it is worth sourcing
them, chewing and swallowing the seeds or grinding them into a powder
to add daily to soups, meals and fruit drinks. Read more about grape seeds.
Hemp seeds are a super food which has nigh nutritional content (rich in
fatty acids, minerals and all essential amino acids) and has properties that
invigorate circulation and metabolism and boost the immune system to help
recover from and protect against cancer.
Jasmine tea can protect against cancer of the oesophagus,
prostate and breast. Methyl jasmonate and cis-jasmone are two
key chemical constituents of jasmine which have been shown to
prevent these tumours.
is a Chinese herb in traditional Chinese medicine. Gypenosides
extracted from Jiaogulan decrease cancer cell viability, arrest
the cell cycle, and induce apoptosis (cell death) in human cancer.
Maqui berry is a Chilean 'super fruit' which contains the highest amount of
antioxidants and anti inflammatory compounds than any other known natural food.
Regular consumption can
inflammation, promote detoxification, stimulate the immune system and
protect against cancer especially of the colon.
Mashua has been shown to prevent the development of cancerous cells in
stomach, colon, skin and prostate.
Oleander plant; the extract from this plant is a powerful immune system stimulator and inhibits
angiogenesis and NF-kB factor in cancer cells. It also causes apoptosis in
cancerous cells (natural cell death) and increased rates of autophagic cancer
cell death when tested on pancreatic cancer.
Passion fruit contains components which have the ability to
kill cancer cells.
Pau d'Arco tea or tincture concoctions have reportedly had beneficial
effects for cancer patients, anywhere from alleviation of chemotherapy symptoms
to complete remission of tumours especially when used in conjunction with
cat's claw and
Psyllium husks should be sprinkled into meals and drinks daily for their excellent
Always drink an extra glass of water after consuming psyllium husks. Fibre is
essential for the processes in the intestines which produce
are responsible for preventing cells from becoming cancerous.
grains must be consumed daily. Visit the
Fibre page to find out how to create a perfect intestinal flora balance to aid in the fight against cancer.
Both soluble fibre and insoluble fibre are
vital for a healthy digestive system which enables the body to produce the
essential phytochemicals that will naturally stop the development and
spread of cancerous tumours. See the
Raspberries are the richest source of ellagitannin which the body converts
into ellagic acid. Ellagic acid activates
detoxifying enzymes in the liver,
resulting in the clearing of cancer causing substances in the serum. It can also
prevent carcinogens from attaching to cellular DNA and stimulate the immune
system to effectively fight
cells and triggers apoptosis (self-destruction of cancerous cells).
effectively targets and kills malignant cells in 12 types of cancer
including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. The tree
compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the
growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used
chemotherapeutic drug. What's more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound
extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only
cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells.
Sweet potato :
Consumption of natural vegetables and fruits rich in flavonoids help to protect from lung
and oral cavity cancers.
A protein isolated from sweet potatoes has also recently been shown to
slow the growth of colon cancer cells by 65%. It also inhibited lung
tumours by 50%. Other lab research has shown that sweet potato also
potently inhibits leukaemia, lymphoma and liver cancer cells. And in
studies on humans, eating this super vegetable (alone or with other
foods) has been associated with reducing the risk of kidney cancer by
56%, gallbladder cancer by 67% and breast cancer by 30% (when eaten
three times weekly). Not only do sweet potatoes have a low glycaemic
index, but they’ve even been shown in a clinical trial to help reduce
blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity in adults with type
II diabetes. Sweet potatoes also help with weight loss: a new study has just shown that sweet potato actually reduces appetite and food intake.
Turmeric is similar to
ginger in its lung health benefits with anti-inflammatory
properties. As an added bonus the high amounts of curcumin can lead
to the elimination of cancer cells.
with live cultures should be consumed everyday, instead of cream, as a dressing and in sauces and soups.
SPECIFIC NUTRIENTS CAPABLE OF FIGHTING AND PREVENTING CANCER
There are at
least 100 known minerals which are vital in the diet to fight and prevent
cancer. 20 years ago the incidence of cancer among the Pueblo Indians was 1 in
1000 compared to 1 in 4 in developed nations. It was the same as that for the
Hopi Indians, since their food was essentially the same. But unlike the Hopi,
these Indians have accrued certain items from outside their environment, hence
supermarkets were installed in the area. Today the incidence of cancer among the
Pueblos has now risen to 1 in 4. It must be emphasized that the high incidence
of cancer is not due to what is in the supermarket foods, hut rather to what is
not in it. It is essentially lacking
caesium and low in
The Indians who
live in Central America and on the highland of Peru and Ecuador have very low
incidences of cancer and some tribes in South America never develop cancers at
The soil, in the areas where cancer is scarce, is volcanic. Fruit from
the areas has been obtained and analyzed for
and found to run very high in both elements. Cases
have been reliably reported where people with advanced
inoperable cancer have gone to live with these Indians and
found that all tumour masses disappear within a very few
The seeds and stones of fruits such as
peaches are one of the main courses of food in cultures such as the
Navajo Indians, the Hunzas, the Abkhasians and many more. Within these tribes
there has never been a reported case of cancer. The Hunzas also consume
millet as part of their staple diet and are reportedly very healthy and long
NOTE: The seeds and stones of most fruits also contain cyanide so should not be taken without the appropriate guidance of how to prepare them.
The inorganic mineral compounds of
rhodium not only protect against cancer they can also cause cancerous cells
to die. Other natural foods rich in these compounds are:
shiitake mushrooms and
It is becoming
increasingly proven that certain
nutrients, such as the
vitamin B complex, especially
vitamin B13 and
vitamin B17 and minerals such as
zinc, which are lacking in the western world's processed and refined
food diets, may be responsible for the rise in cases of cancer.
Lactoferrin found in
cow's milk (organic unpasteurised),
goat's milk (organic unpasteurised)
whey suppresses cancer and tumour growth and prevents the spreading
of cancer to the lungs and liver and is especially effective against skin cancer
and leukaemia. Excessive amounts of
in the diet may increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Many
diseases and cancers need iron to reproduce and grow. By starving cancer cells
of iron, lactoferrin helps deprive them of life.
acid is a tumour fighting,
anti fungal and anti bacterial compound found in the bark of white birch trees
which can treat skin cancers, melanoma, actinic keratosis, lung, colorectal,
breast, prostate and cervical cancers.
Chaga mushrooms and
beans and are also prime sources of betulinic acid.
High intakes of foods containing
phytosterols, particularly sitosterol, can inhibit cancerous tumours. Unlike
normal cells, abnormal (cancerous) cells lose their ability to respond to death
signals that initiate apoptosis (programmed cell death). Foods rich in
phytosterols have been found to induce apoptosis in human prostate, breast and
capers are very rich sources of phytosterols.
bell peppers (red, green and yellow) berries,
(sour red), chilli powder,
kiwi fruit, lemon, mandarin oranges,
papaya, paprika, parsley,
butternut squash, sweet potatoes,
(especially cooked) contain
beta carotene and when consumed with fat rich foods such as avocado, oils or nuts have been proven to fight against cancer. For the
beta-carotene to be absorbed, and for
to be made, foods such as tomatoes & carrots always eat together with fat rich foods like
rapeseed oil, olive oil or
or oils from fish, nuts seeds etc. because carotenoids are fat-soluble,
meaning they are only absorbed into the body along with fats and can
then assist with the manufacture of the essential vitamin A nutrient.
Rapeseed oil is particularly good to cook with as it has a higher burning
temperature than other oils and more nutrients.
Foods rich in
vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
normal method of disposing of abnormal, damaged, unwanted or unneeded cells.
These powerful antioxidants are essential for cell respiration which can help in the battle against cancer.
Highest sources of vitamin E in milligrams per 100 grams
Wheat germ 149.4 mg
Chilli powder 38.1 mg
Paprika 38 mg
Sunflower seeds 38.3 mg
Almonds 26.2 mg
Oregano 18.3 mg
Hazelnuts 15.3 mg
Pine nuts 9.3 mg
Spirulina 5 mg
Rice bran 4.9 mg
Dried apricots 4.3 mg
Olives 3.8 mg
Jalapeno peppers 3.6 mg
Anchovies 3.3 mg
Fish roe 1.9 mg
Bell peppers 1.6 mg
Asparagus 1.5 mg
Parsnips 1.5 mg
Kiwi fruit 1.5 mg
Black berries 1.2 mg
Vitamin B9 (foliate) can help fight off lung carcinogens preventing
various forms of cancer.
Highest sources of vitamin B9 in micrograms per 100 grams
Yeast extract 3786 µg
Brewer’s yeast 2340 µg
Chicken livers 578 µg
Basil 310 µg
Wheat germ 281 µg
Sunflower seeds 238 µg
Soya beans 205 µg
Shiitake mushrooms 163 µg
Parsley 152 µg
Peanuts 145 µg
Chestnuts 110 µg
Beetroot 109 µg
Spearmint 105 µg
Fish roe 92 µg
Hazelnuts 88 µg
Walnuts 88 µg
Flaxseeds 87 µg
Mussels 76 µg
Okra 60 µg
µg is one microgram.
deficiency is dramatically on the rise because of the lack of sun
exposure on the bare skin. Just 15 minutes midday sun exposure on the
skin will provide the body with all its vitamin D requirements. Wearing
sunscreen stops this process and sun through a window will not activate
the production of Vitamin D either.
Highest sources of vitamin D per serving listed
Krill oil - 1 teaspoon: 1000 IU
Eel - 85 g or 3 oz: 792 IU
Maitake mushrooms - 70 g: 786 IU
Rainbow trout - 85 g or 3 oz: 540 IU
Cod liver oil - 1 teaspoon: 440 IU
Mackerel - 85 g or 3 oz: 400 IU
Salmon - 85 g or 3 oz: 400 IU
Halibut - 85 g or 3 oz: 196 IU
Tuna - 85 g or 3 oz: 228 IU
Sardines - 85 g or 3 oz: 164 IU
Chanterelle mushrooms - 85 g or 3 oz: 155 IU
Raw milk - 1 glass or 8 oz: 98 IU
Egg yolk - 1 large: 41 IU
Caviar - 28g or 1 oz: 33 IU
Hemp seeds - 100 g or 3.5 oz: 22 IU
Portabella mushrooms - 85 g or 3 oz: 6 IU
NOTE: One IU is the biological equivalent of 0.3 μg or 0.3 micrograms.
Try the intensely nutritious
Micro Diet Sprouts, especially if the appetite is low. Sprouts can be grown
easily at home within 4 to 5 days using a jam jar and a daily rinse of water
is one of the most exceptionally nutritious sprouting seeds that can be eaten
freely anytime. Try making a
Nutty Sprout Salad Snack Pot to keep in the fridge. It requires no cooking.
NATURE'S COLOUR CODED FOOD
The "5 a day" fruit and vegetables
government advice is not entirely correct because the different colours of fruit and vegetables is
also important. Nature has kindly colour coded foods for us and each one has
different compounds which the body needs on a daily basis. Consuming one of each
colour is vital for ultimate health. So choose at least one from each colour per day:
red kidney beans,
grains, nuts and legumes,
the peel of yellow and orange citrus fruits
purple broccoli tops,
just ripe bananas,
Some fruits and vegetables have more
than one colour like spring onions for instance where the base is white and the
tops are green. To
benefit from fruit, vegetables, beans, herbs and spices puree them in a
blender as potage soups & juices. Add organic probiotic live
yoghurt for a creamy effect. See the
Nature's Colour Coded Food page for more information.
RAW JUICE THERAPY
Beetroots possess betacyanin which gives them their deep red
colour and provides the essential ingredient which can assist the body with
recovery from many ailments and has shown to stop the spread of cancer tumours.
Taken together as a raw juice with the following ingredients it can also boost
the immune system and improve functions of the liver, pancreas, kidneys and the
1 x beetroot
1 x carrot
1 x apple
1 x lemon
Wash and chop the ingredients before placing in a juicer of at least 900 watts
then drink immediately. Do this three times a day for maximum benefit.
See more powerful
SPROUTING MICRO DIET
Try Micro Diet Sprouts to gain a wide selection of essential nutrients in
small portions of sprouts. The body needs all of the phytochemicals and minerals
which will activate natural apoptosis in cancerous cells. Without all the co
factors being present in the body the battle to stop cancerous cells taking over
will not be won. To find out how to grow your own sprouts in a jam jar with just
a daily rinse of water
ACID ALKALINE BALANCE
the pH of your saliva with pHydrion paper. If your saliva pH is below
7.2 then you are at risk of infections. To increase your oral pH to a
normal 7.2 or greater, drink 1 teaspoon of pure sodium bicarbonate salt
(bicarbonate of soda) in 2 ounces of cooled boiled water. It is that
simple to neutralise the acids that cause tooth cavities, mouth sores,
Human Papilloma Virus,
parasite infections and cancer,
especially oral cancer. Cleaning the teeth after every meal with
soda instead of toothpaste can provide a toxin free way to eradicate the bad
bacteria in the mouth as well as keep the body in a balance alkaline/acid state.
lemongrass are essential oils that have shown to have a positive effect
on reducing cancerous cells.
Linalool is an aromatic oil produced by many plants which has been
shown to kill cancer cells at a very low concentration. This can be
applied topically or added to warm bath water to be absorbed and
lavender oil can be ingested in very small quantities. See
linalool for more information.
FOODS TO AVOID
allow the body to work naturally against the cancerous growths a
corrected diet is absolutely vital. Time is of the essence because
pathogenic bacteria and cancer cells replicate at an incredible speed
so do not delay in following the guides on this page and immediately
cut out the following:
AND REFINED FOODS AND ARTIFICIAL ADDITIVES
Avoid food containing synthetic additives and artificial sweeteners in
drugs, sugar free products like chewing gums and concentrated and fizzy
drinks especially if they contain aspartame which has been proven to
cause brain tumours in rats.
See Dangers of Aspartame
CUT OUT: sugar, corn syrup, white flour, white rice, table salt, fatty
red meats, margarine, concentrated and fizzy drinks, milk or white
chocolate, cream, plant oils which are not virgin cold pressed, sweet
or salty snacks, drugs, processed foods, pre-packaged cereals, frozen
and premade ready meals, packaged and tinned sauces and soups, pies,
pastries, biscuits, cakes.
COFFEE: Drink tea particularly green tea, coconut, barley water, fruit
and vegetable juice instead. Coffee has many unhealthy adverse side
affects and reduces the absorption of many nutrients. See Dangers of Coffee.
ANIMAL FATS: Use rapeseed, nut, olive, sesame, flaxseed and rice bran
oils and consume halibut, krill oil, oily fish, nuts, seeds, whole
grains, legumes and soya for protein instead.
WHITE FLOUR, TABLE SALT AND WHITE RICE: Use soya, rye, whole grain,
brown rice & oatmeal flour instead. White flour, table salt and
white rice has had the nutritious part stripped out in the production
process and chlorine is used to bleach them white.
SUGAR AND CORN SYRUP: Use honey as a healthy nutritious alternative
instead (pure Manuka and Acacia honeys are the best) or try using
coconut milk, parsnips, sweet potato, raisins, dates, figs, apples,
apricots, bananas, berries, peaches, pears, papaya, mango or melon to
sweeten. Sugar should be avoided at all costs as it contains no
nutrients, robs the body of essential phytonutrients in order to be
metabolised into fat, is more to blame for obesity than consuming fat,
is highly addictive and feeds the pathogenic (bad) bacteria, yeasts and
viruses causing disease and cancer. See the Sugar Dangers page
AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GMO) PRODUCE
The nutritional value is balanced and far greater in organically produced foods
and they do not contain toxins from
pesticides, fungicides and herbicide residues.
Only eat the following fruit and vegetables if they are organic:
Mange toute peas
Genetically modified crops are forced to resist more powerful pesticides,
fungicides and herbicides then the consumer ingests residues of these chemicals.
They are also changed to be able to withstand long transit and storage and to be
more uniform and larger in size but this also changes their natural nutritional balance.
Intensive farming techniques leech important minerals from the soil which are
never replaced. Hence the food grown in this soil is lacking in these minerals
which is vital for human health.
DRINK MINERAL WATER
Drink 2 litres of bottled
mineral water everyday instead to avoid the impurities and chlorine and fluoride which is
often added to tap water.
Bottled water contains many vital
minerals so is a
far healthier alternative and water filters do not remove fluoride or chlorine.
CUT DOWN ON MEAT PROTEIN
Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it
is best to eat fish, game meats and poultry rather than beef, lamb or pork. Meat also
contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
harmful, especially to people with cancer. If meat is desired choose wild lean
unfarmed meats such as game birds, rabbit, venison and wild boar etc. Veal is one
easily digested and very lean meat that can be included in the diet.
Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a
lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat, remaining in the intestines, will
become putrefied and leads to more toxic build up. Never consume rare meats as
the parasites may remain in the meat and cause more problems for the weakened
immune system of a cancer sufferer.
ALKALISING FOODS TO REDUCE ACID LEVELS IN THE BODY
8 STEPS TO TAKE TO HELP THE BODY
out the kitchen cupboards, refrigerator and freezer of all refined foods, food
with any additives or E numbers, meat fats, premade ready meals, sauces, white
flour, sugar, chocolate, coffee, savoury and sweet snacks and fizzy and
green tea. Then buy fresh fish, meat, vegetables, yoghurt, eggs and
fruit every few days. Try to buy organic wherever possible.
3. Invest in a powerful 900 watt juicer to gain even more
nutritional from fruit and vegetables. See the
Raw Juice Therapy
4. Buy a pestle and mortar to grind up nuts,
seeds and whole grains to make your own additive and chemical free flour and nut
and seed butters with
hemp seed oil, nut oils,
5. Buy or collect some jars and fill them with
seeds, nuts, dried fruits, herbs and spices then label them all.
6. Purchase a blender. Try steaming a wide
selection of the vegetables listed below with the herbs and spices listed and a
tablespoon or two of bottled or filtered water then place in a blender for a
deliciously healthy potage soup and eat a small bowl before each meal.
Similarly blend a wide selection of the fruits together with nutmeg, cinnamon
and honey to provide a tasty nutritious 'smoothie'. Add live probiotic organic
yoghurt to make the 'smoothie' or soup creamy. The blender will also
allow you to make your own sauces with healthy ingredients and no additives.
7. Try home sprouting for an intensely nutritious Micro Diet which will
provide many of the nutrients necessary to both ward off and fight cancer.
Especially useful when appetite is low and so easy to grow in a jam jar with a
daily rinse of water. See
the Micro Diet Sprouting
lacto acid brine pickling of the vegetables, fruit, herbs and spices to add high absorption of
phytonutrients and essential friendly bacteria to
theIr diet everyday. Pickles made in this way will last for 12 months. See the
Pickle page to find out how.
Why not try steaming a wide variety of colours of vegetables in a microwaveable tub with 1 or 2 tablespoon of water (vital
vitamins leak out into water so use the least possible)
then place the vegetables and the juice in a blender and add herbs and
spices from the list below to make a pureed potage soup. Consume a
small bowl of this before each meal.
Blend four or five different colours of of fruits from the list
below and add nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, coconut and live probiotic yoghurt for a healthy nutrient rich 'smoothie'.
NATURAL FOOD TO BOTH PREVENT AND HELP CURE ALL CANCERS
Nutrients, Minerals, Protein and
Fibre pages can
help you understand body processes and the natural foods it needs to
function correctly. The nutritional value of foods is important.
Stay away from substances that can further damage the body's natural processes such as sugar, alcohol, coffee, medications, artificial additives such as
aspartame, pesticides and
household and cosmetic toxins.
Cleanse and Detoxify page to try that regime first which can clear the body of toxins and infection.
Drink one litre of bottled mineral
water per day to avoid chemicals additives such as fluoride and chlorine and provide more
of the essential
the body needs. One glass should be consumed just before sleeping to
help the body eliminate waste and toxins from the body and the brain.
Meat and eggs (Three times a week)
Beef (organic lean grass-fed),
poultry and game birds,
Fish (Three times a week)
tuna (fresh only) and
whitebait and all other
Anchovies are high in sodium so not advised for those with high blood
pressure but soaking them in wate and rinsing well before patting dry with kitchen paper can help reduce the salt content. Deep sea fish and bottom dwelling shellfish can be
contaminated with mercury so it is advisable to consume these with some
algae, coriander and other green leafy vegetables or sulphur-rich foods which can chelate (bind to) mercury and eliminate it from the body.
Dairy (Yoghurt and kefir milk daily and cheese three times a week)
non-pasteurised blue cheese and yoghurt
(plain with live cultures)
(At least one every day)
barley, brown rice,
buckwheat, millet, oats,
teff. Consume one tablespoon of psyllium husks
per day in a large glass of water or sprinkled onto meals as it has
powerful properties that can support digestion and excretory
processes and will work within two days to fix many colon and digestive
Vegetables (A selection of at least
four different colours per day)
bell peppers (all colours),
spinach, Swede, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, turnips and watercress. Algae, such as chlorella and spirulina,
contain many important nutrients and minerals often lacking in
land-based crops. Take one tablespoon of one of them per day. Also
consume three or four chopped garlic cloves per day. Let them and other
such as chives, leeks, onions and spring onions, stand for ten minutes
to allow for the process, that produces allicin in these plants when
they are damaged, to take place. Allicin has many powerful properties
that benefit the health.
Legumes (Three times a week)
red kidney beans,
soya beans and
Fruit (A selection of 2 or 3
colours per day)
grapes (black or red),
NOTE: grapefruit can interact with many medications.
Dried Fruit (As snacks or added to meals daily. Best eaten with a handful of nuts and seeds)
raisins and sultanas.
Juice (Pure, additive free, unsweetened, preferably home-made -
daily as often as required)
nasturtium (freshly pressed),
tangerine. See also Raw Juice Therapy for many raw juicing recipes.
(As snacks or added to meals daily)
Hempseeds provide the correct balance of omega-6 (inflammatory) to
omega-3 (anti-inflammatory) fatty acids and should be consumed daily. A
handful of pumpkin seeds can be sprinkled on any dish or in sandwiches
daily and add many important nutrients.
(As snacks or added to meals daily. Best consumed with fresh or dried
fruits to obtain the correct balance of vitamin C and E)
Almonds (five per day),
brazil nuts (2 per week unless diarrhoea or excessive sweating, through exercise or fever, has taken place, then eat 2 per day,
nuts, walnuts (5 per day).
page to find out how to grow your own then add to meals and snacks daily)
(To be consumed as often as possible daily
in meals or as teas)
cnidium monniera seeds,
common stinging nettles,
Japanese or Chinese knotweed,
kudzu root extract,
lobelia, maca root,
Queen of the meadow,
saffron, saw palmetto,
yellow dock root,
wild strawberry leaf.
(To be consumed as often as possible daily. Can be added to teas also)
cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves (three ground), cumin, coriander, ginger,
Himalayan pink salt crystals,
nutmeg, paprika, peppercorns (all colours),
A teaspoon of turmeric should be consumed daily due to its powerful
healthy compounds. Sprinkle on to egg, fish and vegetable dishes or on
brown rice and other grains.
(Cold-pressed only and used to cook with or dress vegetables and
salads, especially with foods that contain fat-soluble nutrients, such
carotene, to enable absorption)
a blend of
rice bran oils. Also take one capsule of cod liver or
krill oil daily, especially during the winter months between October and April in the Northern hemisphere.
(To be consumed and used as desired)
Aloe vera juice,
anise seed tea,
apple cider vinegar,
barley grass (powder or juice),
pine needle tea,
Barley grass is one of the rare plants to contain vitamin B12 so is a
useful addition to the diet of those that limit meat intake.
FOODS TO AVOID UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES
All essential oils if pregnant or breast feeding. Also not suitable for children under 5.
Allspice if suffering from stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis.
Almonds, cabbage and kale, plums and prunes if suffering from gout, bladder stones, gallstones or kidney stones, joint problems, osteoporosis or thyroid gland problems.
Aloe vera, cats claw, dandelion, Echinacea and astragalus if pregnant or breast feeding or have high blood pressure.
(dong quai), cumin, ginger, Japanese knotweed, motherwort and turmeric
if taking anticoagulants (blood thinning medication) hormone therapies
and contraception or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such
as aspirin and ibuprofen, have heart problems and during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Chlorella and spirulina
if suffering from a seafood or iodine allergy, a metabolic condition
called phenylketonuria (PKU), multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis
or lupus. If pregnant or nursing or have hyperthyroidism, consult a
healthcare provider before taking spirulina. It may interfere with
medications to suppress the immune system.
Devil's claw if diabetic or taking blood pressure or blood-thinning medications.
Ginseng if pregnant or breast feeding or suffering from asthma, emphysema, fibrocystic breasts, high blood pressure, clotting problems and cardiac arrhythmia
Goji berries if taking medication for diabetes, high blood pressure or anti-coagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin or aspirin.
can interact with many types of medications, such as statins or blood
pressure medications amongst others, by reducing or increasing their
Land caltrop can cause foetal miscarriage and must be avoided by pregnant or breast feeding women or individuals with breast or prostate cancer.
Excess consumption of land caltrop can cause sleep disturbances and
irregular menstruation and high doses may adversely affect the eyes and
Linden if suffering from heart disease or are pregnant or breast feeding or if taking diuretics as it could increase the concentration of lithium in the blood.
Liquorice root if suffering from high blood pressure, a
heart condition, oedema or are taking certain medications such as warfarin or diuretics.
Marshmallow herb if suffering with diabetes, alcohol dependency or liver disease or if pregnant or breast feeding.
Nettles if suffering from heart or kidney problems.
mushrooms if taking medication for anti-hypertensive, blood sugar
lowering medications and anti-coagulants or are pregnant.
Rosemary if pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from high blood pressure.
Sage if pregnant or suffering from epilepsy.
Scutellaria if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Senega root if hypersensitive to salicylates or aspirin or pregnant.
Siberian ginseng if suffering from
high blood pressure or
Swiss chard if there is an existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problem.
Whole nuts and seeds if suffering from diverticulitis (grind to a fine powder first).
NOTE: Motherwort may be habit forming.
Many herbs are powerful and can react with medications especially
cats claw, dandelion, echinacea jiaogulan and suma. Always check before taking at the same time as any drugs.
Avoid yohimbine and ginseng under any of the following circumstances:
Angina Pectoris and Cardiac Disease
Chronic Inflammation of Sexual Organs
High Blood Pressure
Pregnant or Breast Feeding
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