Hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world face the spectre of cancer either afflicting themselves or their loved ones and friends. As medical experts, health and wellness pracitioners and alternative healers of all kinds put their heads together they are beginning to learn that some of the most potent anti-cancer treatments can be found right in your fridge and kitchen cupboards.
All cancers are affected to some degree by an organic-based diet. Regardless of the origin or source of the cancer, be it environmental or hereditary, they all benefit from the antioxidants found in organic foods.
What you choose to eat and how you choose to prepare the foods can have a tremendous impact on our overall health and well being. Most of our diets lack the essential nutrients and minerals necessary for optimal functioning and to help fight off disease and to adequately fight back if we do find ourselves in the grip of cancer.
So, the simpliest advice any health and wellness professional will stress is to eliminate processed foods (at least as much as you can in our processed food world!) and substitute with fresh, organic vegetables and fruits. Look for foods rich in antioxidants and fibre, vitamins and minerals that support resilience and adaptability and foods that ensure a healthy weight.
With cancer people need to be prepared to deal with their treatment which buffets the body with enormous stresses. Appetite drops during treatment and a sense of optimism can sometimes wane when chips are dow. Power food (35 Power Foods http://my.clevelandclinic.org/) and super foods (http://canadianliving.com/) of all kinds will help prepare ones body for the marathon ahead.
"The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years."
Dr. Deepak Chopra, www.chopra.com
Here’s to great health for everyone!