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Foods Causing Cancer

Foods Causing CancerLast year I wrote about Cancer Prevention when my Dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.  After surgery and treatment, I am happy to say that he is doing great.  That newsletter, “Cancer Prevention” is archived on my website.  In the past month, our family has received sad news that two more family members have been diagnosed with the Big C.  In my efforts to help, I’d like to educate my family as well anyone who is interested about preventing and fighting this horrible disease.  There are so many basic lifestyle changes that we can make on a daily basis that should make a difference.

John Hopkins, leader in Cancer Research, has released updated information on Cancer Prevention.  Here are some of their great tips:

  • When a person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
  • When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
  • To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
  • Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and 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. Therefore, chemotherapy is not always the best option.
  • Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
  • 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 cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
  • An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


  • Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar, it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes harmful as well due to their toxic load. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.
  • Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus from milk.
  • Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormone and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.  Make sure to choose meat which is antibiotic and hormone free.
  • A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables, beans, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. 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 try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day.
  • Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Best to drink purified water or filtered and avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, so avoid it.
  • Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
  • Some supplements build up the immune system (anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.
  • Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
  • Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
  • Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.  Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.
  • Do not reheat food in the microwave using plastic containers, especially foods that contain fat. The combination of fat, high heat, and plastics release dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, use glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.
  • Plastic wrap, such as Saran Wrap, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
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