Eating Right with Cancer and WHY?

Healthy lifestyle concept. Diet and fitnessI know someone going through cancer who asked her doctor about a certain food and was told that in moderation it was fine. I so wanted to say something, but a patient’s trust in their doctor is very important. But this is also showed me that I need to start sharing what I’ve learned.

I’ve invested countless hours on this research, and talked to a plethora of authoritative people on the subject.

For the Liver:

I’m starting every morning with the frozen grapes including seeds + a lemon + fresh baby spinach leaves + filtered water in my Vitamix. I read it’s good to start the morning with a lemon for the liver. (My breast cancer metastasized to the liver)

I end each evening with carrot juice, also very good for the liver. And all of the above are great cancer fighters, two of them are KILLERS.

I learned yesterday that grapefruit cleanses the liver, so I’m including that. Green tea is good for both for liver and cancer…I’m doing that.

Avocados are both good for the liver and cancer.

Walnuts are on the list for cancer and liver but they have to completely macerated. I have to experiment.

Apples. Calciferous vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts…all dependent on if I can find them organic.

Cabbage…especially red cabbage.

I put the leafy greens in my drinks. Beet juice is also good for liver too. I can do beet juice only if I add pineapple. Another thing beet juice will do is lower the blood pressure within 24 hours. My husband, my best friend Lahoma and I did an experiment on this a couple of weeks ago.

Whole grains for liver…that one has me a little stumped since I don’t do many whole grain. I need to find a hot organic cereal with flax seed, etc.

The number 1 good food for the liver is garlic. We buy the jars of minced organic.

Five Best Cancer Killers: 

1. Turmeric (Killer!)

2. Grapes with seeds (Killer!)

3.Green Tea (Killer!)

4. Tomatoes (Killer!)

5. Raw fruit and vegetables (Killer!)

Top Ten Inflammatory fighters 

1. pineapple

2. cherries

3 apples

4. papaya

5. almonds

6 walnuts

7. ginger

8 turmeric

9. spinach

10 sweet potato

I have to worry about my white blood cell count.
Foods to boost white blood count:
active cultures, Kefir, yorgurt, (Not too much because the liver will have to work harder)
shiitake mushrooms (One of the chemos I took last time had shiitake mushrooms as a component)
Pumpkin and squash seeds, (I buy them without the shell and as an added bonus, pumpkin seeds are a natural sleeping pill.)
Orange foods… carrots, melons, oranges, orange bell peppers, etc.,
Saying that foods will boost your white blood count is a controversial subject I’ve discovered…I’m beginning to lose count of the nurses who want to argue about it.
Foods to boost Platelet count:
Wild salmon (No Farm Raised!)
flax seed oil
cod liver oil
organic grown tomatoes
papaya leaf extract
There are foods that are a MUST NOT EAT because they feed cancer…they make cancer happy!
processed foods…anything that says Monosodium Glutamate, or Sodium Nitrate or Nitrates make cancer cells jump for joy!
White flour and all refined grains
Pasta (unless it’s made with a good substitute, like Quinoa. There are some great pastas made with it!)
Sugar and all sugar substitutes…cancer throws a party when fed sugar. There’s enough natural sugar in food without adding the party-favor kind of sugar.
Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils
Fried food is a more comprehensive I’m adding links since I’m doing this off-the-cuff…
One last thing…the number one killer was turmeric. Yesterday, on my first day back in chemo, I had to give a list of everything I was using; meds, vitamins, herbs, etc.  So I showed my doctor the Turmeric capsules I’d started taking and she checked with another doctor about it. She came back telling me that not only was it fine, OSU had started a study on Turmeric as a cancer killer! So I’m doubling my dose!
Nothing with sugar added, white flour, monosodium glutamte, nothing processed, cheese and dairy can be hard on the liver so I have to limit it, no nutmeg it’s bad with the liver, (and I used it)

For protein:I use organic eggs, chicken and beef wild salmon, and mercury-free tuna. If it’s not organic or farm fresh without additives than no thanks. I occasionally use legumes, but not often and I need to adjust this behavior.

Why should you care about this if you don’t have cancer? They numbers suggest that 1 in every 2 men will have cancer in their lifetime, and 1 in 3 women. The current generation is the first who will not live as long or as healthy.  Any suggestions or comments appreciated.