Fruits as Alternative Cancer Treatment
According to many studies, regular intake of non-GMO vegetable juice
(red beets, carrots, celery, kale, turnips,
watercress…), along with various herbal teas, can do miracle in eliminating or
preventing many types of cancer. In addition, fresh fruit juice can also be taken daily
either alone or in combination with the vegetables. Citrus juice, such as lemon, show
tremendous results in preventing and fight cancer development.
More and more scientific research is
confirming the relationship between diet and cancer. Studies have shown a plant based diet
(mostly fruit and vegetables) is important in reducing not only cancer risk but also
metabolic syndrome: abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood
pressure, high blood sugar level, and belly fat or central obesity (excess body fat around the waist); which in
turn increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Some foods
have tremendous preventive effects. Researchers have
suggested that some foods such as
moringa, chaga mushroom, green tea, turmeric contain anti-cancer compounds.
There are now worldwide scientific studies
that confirm a
healthy lifestyle, particularly a more balanced diet deprived
of refined sugar, may contribute to
the prevention or eradicating of various types of cancers. The
problem is the fact refined sugar is found in many foods, BOOST ®, Ensure
®… recommended to cancer patients by their own doctors. In addition, a variety of foods sold
on the market contain carcinogens which the common folks do not know about.
Another problem is the fact the importance of nutrition during
cancer treatment remains too often neglected by
both patients and their health care provider. There is no effective therapy without healthy nutrition.
The explanation is simple: consuming healthy Food is not
a full treatment against cancer
and therefore cannot be prescribed to patients as a healing mean. However, this is not quite correct to neglect it.
It is now known a healthy plant based diet associated with a healthy lifestyle can do better than
most drugs in preventing or reversing not only certain types of cancer but also many other medical
conditions. Even when nutrition cannot be considered as a
treatment, it is clear that a healthy diet supports
cancer treatment, making the medications work better.
While in no case nutrition can be considered as an alternative cancer treatment, research
has highlighted, with varying degrees
of certainty, the role of some individual foods or behaviors (dietary diversity,
physical activity) in the development of certain cancers. For
instance, it is found that moringa has a complete protein (thus good for vegan) and rich in anti-cancer properties.
Hemp seed is also a good vegetable protein source. However, no single
food alone can oppose the development of
malignant tumor. In addition, the development of cancer
involves a large number of
factors some of which are independent of the power of nutrition; smoking
cigarette for instance.
To reduce the risk of cancer, many international health organizations recommend
a balanced and varied diet, caloric intake and energy expenditure suited to regular physical activity. According to many international reports, at least
a third of cancers could be prevented by following
Fruits and vegetables must not be
neglected by anyone, cancer patient or not, who wants to become or remain healthy. Regular
consumption of vegetables and fruit reduces the risk of
cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, lungs and many others. Their
protective effect would be associated with their content of various nutrients and
components such as fibers, capable of
acting on potentially protective mechanisms
against cancer. A diet high in fiber seems associated with a
lower risk of colorectal cancer. In developed countries like USA and France, more than 55% of adults
consume insufficient fruit
and vegetables (less than 5 servings per
day) and 35% are small consumers (less than 3.5 servings per day).
Non-GMO vegetables and fruitsare
recommended. Although they tend to be more expensive, in organic
form, the vegetables and fruits
offer more health benefits. Regardless a cancer patient chooses to undergo the conventional treatment or decides
to embrace an alternative cancer treatment he will certainly benefits from fresh non-GMO fruits and