12/12/2016

Cancer-Fighting Foods

If you really don’t eat anything healthy, you might want to go into this list very slowly. Try one new food a week or however often you would like, and if you don’t like it the first time, try it again one or two more times after that. Personal experience has shown that not everything is liked or loved the first time. Plenty of foods that I eat and love today had to be tried two or three times. It seems to me that new foods are foreign and the taste buds don’t know how to react.

For information on alternative cancer treatments,

The following foods can also be considered as the best foods after chemo, because they have the nourishment your body needs after what it’s been through.


Broccoli & cauliflower

My usual breakfast with steel cut oats & berries

Carrots

Cabbage

Kale

Mushrooms

Sweet potatoes

Sea vegetables

Avocados

Chili peppers & jalapeños

Figs

Grapefruit, lemons and oranges – citrus

Red grapes


Papayas

Berries – raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries

Whole grains (just watch the gluten intake, even if it doesn’t effect you it’s not that good for you)

Flax seeds

Nuts

Garlic, rosemary and thyme (freshly added to foods and as teas)

Red wine (I know this is on the cancer-causing list, but there is controversy about this, that is why they are saying that one glass per day is good)

Green & black tea

Non-GMO soy products (I would be careful with this, soy products seem to be over processed)

A staple in the macrobiotic diet, brown rice with barley sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds to add flavor. There are certain dishes I still love and I eat this often.

A little on the macrobiotic diet, which can cure over 200 illnesses. I’ve read a few books on this diet. It consists of a whole grain three times a day with either steamed, boiled or sautéed veggies (mostly seasonal veggies), miso soup and a sea vegetable everyday, and suggested teas over water. Meat is not allowed, only certain fish a couple of times a week, you’re not allowed to eat every vegetable or raw fruit. And the diet isn’t only about the foods you eat, it’s about the energy in the food that coincides with the energy in the body, which works best when you at certain times of the day according to the movement of the sun. I know, it’s a little much, but I did feel great on it.

(Also under Cancer-Causing Foods) While I was on chemo, I went to see Susan Silberstein speak, who is a part of BeatCancer.org. She talked about foods in connection to cancer and mentioned that the macrobiotic diet was a good way to prevent sickness and heal the body. When I told her I was on that diet at the time of my diagnosis, she told me that a large percentage of cancer is caused by food and a small percentage is caused by stress, which made a lot of sense to me. I had many reasons for my stress in the 10 + years prior to the diagnosis, plus I was the only one in my family to get breast cancer (and I hope it stays that way).

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