Food Cures For Cancer
It seems that everything and anything these days can cause cancer – and its not surprising considering the unhealthy and abusive environments we subject our bodies to. Tanning in direct sunlight for hours, eating processed burgers from McDonald’s, and drinking acidic, sugar-laden, corrosive beverages such as soda. Will this Panda ever get cancer? Probably not, because he eats exactly what his body was designed to eat.
Here at Chanson, we believe that health and happiness come from good dieting and lifestyle. Here is an article about a doctor with the same theory, who decided to prove it correct when he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor…
Doctor’s Orders How I fought my diagnosis
“I was diagnosed with brain cancer about 16 years ago. I received chemotherapy and went into remission, but the cancer came back and I endured two surgeries and 13 months of chemotherapy. I asked my oncologist if I ought to change my diet to avoid another recurrence. His answer was perfectly stereotypical: “Eat what you like. It won’t make much difference.”
He was wrong.
The extensive research published in the last decade alone proves that what you eat can have a profound effect on your protection against cancer. But my doctor’s answer was hardly surprising. It’s a little-known fact that nutrition is barely taught in med schools, where the solution to most problems is a drug. And doctors don’t trust patients to make lifestyle changes. I recall a conversation with a fellow physician at a conference after I spoke on the importance of a healthy diet in fighting disease. “You may be right, David, but people don’t want to change,” he said. “They just want to take a pill and forget about it.” I don’t know whether he’s right, but after all the study I’ve done, I know it isn’t true for me.
Quest for Change Discovering cancer-fighting foods
I spent months researching the healing powers of food before I fully grasped my own natural cancer-fighting potential. I met with a variety of researchers, scoured medical databases, and combed scientific publications. I traveled all over the world and consulted experts from nearly every continent.
In my quest, I discovered that the list of anticancer foods is actually quite long. Some foods block natural bodily processes such as inflammation that fuels cancer growth. Others force cancer cells to die through a process that specialists call apoptosis. Still other foods assist the body in detoxifying cancer-causing toxins or protecting against free radicals. But most of them attack the disease on a variety of fronts. And they do it every day, three times a day, without provoking any side effects. To avoid the disease, it’s essential to take advantage of this natural protection, and nurture it.”
Adapted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. From ANTICANCER, A NEW WAY OF LIFE by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, published in September 2008. Copyright by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, 2008.