Friday, 12 July 2013

Proven Cancer Fighting Foods and Substances

Evidence suggests that certain mushrooms have cancer fighting properties, and boost the immune system.

According to The Guardian...

Could mushrooms be the cure for cancer?
Mushrooms are being hailed as a miracle cure for cancer. But can a shiitake stir-fry really work wonders? 

Behold the mighty mushroom. Neither plant nor animal, the mysterious fungus is a class, or kingdom, of its own, and has fascinated cultures around the world for centuries. But while they do make a tasty omelette filling, does the real magic of mushrooms lie not in their flavour, but in their potential to combat one of our biggest killers – cancer?
The ancient Egyptians believed eating mushrooms brought long life. While their scientific method was perhaps not entirely sound, modern scientists investigating the medicinal properties of the organism are beginning to produce some fascinating results. There are thousands of species of mushroom growing in the wild, but most studies have focused on three main varieties – reishi, maitake and shiitake.
Reishi, otherwise known as ganoderma, has been used in Chinese medicine for 2,000 years and numerous studies have investigated its much-vaunted anti-cancer and immune-boosting properties. In a paper published last year in the US's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal, a team of scientists linked its use to cancer-cell death. The team, from the Taiwanese research centre Academia Sinica, found that F3 polysaccharides, a type of carbohydrate molecule found in reishi mushrooms, can induce antibodies to recognise and kill antigens associated with tumours or cancer cells.
The Guardian: Full report mushrooms and cancer...



Coffee: Amazing Anti-Cancer Benefits  

After a few years of drinking mainly 'caffien free' Red Bush tea, - during and following my alternative cancer healing program, I have gradually begun to include several cups of coffee per day. This has certainly given my energy levels a significant boost. But why now decide to include coffee?
At least six studies have shown that people who drink coffee on a regular basis are up to 80% less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, with three studies showing the more they drink, the lower the risk! That in itself is quite remarkable. 

Other research has shown that drinking coffee can:

* Reduce risk of colon and liver cancer by some 25%,
* Slash risk of skin cancer by some 40%,
* Drop risk of liver cirrhosis by 22%
* Lower risk of gallstones by nearly 50%.
As I suffered from colon cancer, the above statistic may obviously have some relevance, and may offer further protection.
As stated previously, there are many foods and substances that help to limit cancer risk and work to prevent cancer. It makes sense to consume and employ these things, in reasonable moderation of course. Obviously it is unwise to consume large amounts of caffein, and it is somewhat addictive.

New Update

According to this latest study, drinking plenty of coffee has a HUGE protective effect..

Huffington Post: August 2015

Drinking Coffee Could Boost Bowel Cancer Survival Rates, Research Shows

A study of nearly 1,000 treated patients found that those who consumed four or more cups of coffee a day were 42% less likely to see their cancer return than non-coffee drinkers.
They were also 33% less likely to die from cancer or any other cause.
The effect of coffee was dose responsive, increasing as more of the beverage was consumed. Two to three cups a day produced a more modest benefit, while one cup or less offered little protection.
Lead scientist Dr Charles Fuchs, director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Centre at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the US, said: "We found that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of the cancer coming back and a significantly greater survival and chance of a cure."
All the patients had stage III bowel cancer, meaning the disease had spread as far as the lymph nodes near the original tumour.
Under normal circumstances, such patients had a 35% chance of cancer recurrence after surgery and chemotherapy, said Dr Fuchs.
Despite the results, he was cautious about recommending coffee as a potential alternative treatment for people with bowel cancer.
"If you are a coffee drinker and are being treated for colon cancer, don't stop," he said. "But if you're not a coffee drinker and wondering whether to start, you should first discuss it with your physician."

Curcumin...Derived from Turmeric:

In recent times curcumin has hit the headlines for its potential for fighting cancer, in fact, cancer hates the stuff!!

Foods to Fight Cancer:

Essential foods to help prevent cancer by Richard BĂ©liveau, PhD

There are many foods and substances which science is now discovering to have serious cancer fighting ability. This is a great book to have on your bookshelf. Its focus is on cancer prevention, and employing the arsenal of phytochemicals present in these specified foods to keep your body a cancer-free zone. Obviously these foods also play a major role in helping to heal cancer too.
This book makes an ideal gift for family or loved ones. What better way to show you care about them and their health, especially as cancer has now become so common, with around one in three people now getting cancer.

All of the following are PROVEN to have strong anti-cancer action:

Green tea,     blue berries,     curcumin,     raspberries,

red wine,    dark chocolate, (cocoa)    onions,   garlic,

tomato's,     cabbage,   broccoli,   and many others.

There are a host of cancer fighting foods, and most are plants fruits berries or herbs. You will notice that none appear to be meat!!

Meat and dairy don't have cancer fighting ability!

i.e. pork chops don't fight cancer!!
Beef burgers don't fight cancer!
And bacon has no cancer fighting potential!
In fact the evidence suggests the opposite is true!  These things actively promote cancer. The above facts must tell us something! (i.e. that it's important to minimize meat and maximize plant based foods if you want to avoid cancer or eliminate it.

 Dr Mercola on Curcumin...

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