With one out of three people diagnosed with cancer every day, no wonder why cancer is one of the most feared diseases. Most probably you have closely witnessed the effects that cancer has had on a loved one and how treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation can rob someone of his health and vitality and leave him and his family in a helpless situation.
Research has proven that cancer has many different underlying factors such as free radical damage, genetics, diet and lifestyle. Having a family history may increase your risk of certain cancers but whether or not those genes are switched on or not may depend largely on your diet, lifestyle and environment. These critical yet often overlooked factors play a role not only in prevention but also in treatment and recovery from cancer.
Why has Conventional medicine alone failed in the war against cancer despite the tremendous resources and advances in the battle against cancer?
The truth is that cancer is a multi-factorial disease that requires a multi-factorial approach including medical, nutritional and lifestyle changes as well as mental, emotional and social support. Adopting a natural holistic nutrition approach to cancer can significantly reduce your risk for cancer and if you have cancer, it can provide you with the support you need to fight the disease.
You can prevent and fight cancer naturally with holistic nutrition. This natural approach to cancer helps in:
- Significantly reducing your risk for cancer
- Effectively changing the internal environment to prevent cancer formation
- Enhancing the effectiveness of as well as dealing with the side effects of conventional cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation
- Boosting the immune system and lowering risk for recurrent tumors
- Significantly increasing the chances for partial or complete remissions
As an Oakville-based holistic nutritionist with a medical background, I have seen so many cancer patients in my medical practice suffer from the unwanted side effects of conventional cancer treatments, and I believe many of these could be avoided or dealt with through a targeted natural holistic nutrition program that addresses diet, lifestyle and mental/emotional aspects.
5 Holistic nutrition tips to help you prevent and fight cancer naturally with holistic nutrition
1-Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables
By selecting foods from different colors of the rainbow-red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple-you give your body the full spectrum of cancer fighting compounds as well as nutrients for optimal function.
2-Eat the right type of fats
A diet high in fat, particularly saturated fats from animal sources has been proven to be linked to numerous cancers. It is important to reduce you total fat intake while increasing your intake of omega 3 and monounsaturated fatty acids. Consider eating oily fish such as salmon and sardines, flaxseeds, chia seeds and using healthy fats such as olive oil and flaxseed oil.
3-Eat cancer fighting foods
It has been scientifically proven that certain foods contain phytochemical compounds that have anticancer effects. These foods include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, onions, garlic, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, citrus fruits, soybeans, green tea and turmeric.
4-Reduce intake of red meat
Meats contain a lot of saturated fat and potentially carcinogenic compounds including pesticide residues, heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which form when meat is fried, grilled or broiled. The level of amines are higher in well done and charred meat, so these are better avoided. Deli meats such as ham, hot dogs, bacon and jerky should also be avoided as they contain nitrate compounds which form carcinogenic nitrosamines in the body.
5-Detoxify and alkalize your body
A high alkaline diet can potentially decrease one’s risk of cancer or even help fight the disease because at a pH of 8.5, cancer cells can no longer survive. The best way to alkalize your body is through detoxification. Detoxification program works to alkalize your body and improve waste elimination by supporting your detox organs.
With extensive scientific references from the medical field that prove the validation of a holistic nutrition approach to cancer, there is no doubt that an integrative approach that combines conventional and holistic therapies is your solution for winning the battle against cancer. Most conventional oncologists will embrace this approach to support medical treatments. Most importantly, adopting a holistic nutrition approach to prevent and fight cancer naturally, allows you to get empowered by taking healing into your own hands.
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How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine, Dr Micheal Murray, Dr Tim Birdsall, Dr Josef E. Pizzorno, Dr Paul Reilly