8 Ways to Prevent Cancer With Everyday Foods
What is the best way to deal with a problem? The obvious answer is to never let it become a problem in the first place! This is especially true when it comes to our bodies and disease.
One of the most effective ways to prevent disease is to eat foods that are rich in disease-fighting vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants, all of which counteract the conditions that can cause the onset of chronic illness. This is particularly true regarding cancer, a disease which is now estimated to affect up to one in two people over the course of their lifetime. Eating plenty of foods with proven anti-cancer benefits can make all the difference in determining whether or not you will live a vibrant, disease-free life, or become just another statistic of the “sick-care” industry.
This can be somewhat difficult, however. Our modern food supply has become so tainted with GMOs, herbicides, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals that it can be difficult to know exactly what is and isn’t healthy for your body.
If you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your body healthy, try focusing on the following foods:
Clean, organic, chemical-free fruits and vegetables
Apples, lettuce, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, celery, and various other soft and porous produce items tend to retain the highest levels of chemical residues, so it is especially important to purchase organic varieties of these items.
Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts
These greens are superior when it comes to blocking the formation of cancer tumors. These vegetables’ sulforaphane content alone has been shown to have a prolific ability to destroy and eradicate cancer cells. A study out of Texas, for instance, found that sulforaphane is highly effective at treating childhood leukemia. Cruciferous vegetables are also loaded with other powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals that detoxify carcinogens from the body before they even get the chance to damage cells.
Eating organic apples every day has also been shown to help prevent cancer, as this fruit’s unique combination of fiber, free radical-fighting antioxidants, and phenolic compounds kill cancer cells and inhibit their spread. Apple peels by themselves have been shown to contain at least 12 anti-cancer nutrients that protect the liver, colon, breasts, and other organs against cancer.
Apple seeds are also loaded with an anti-cancer compound known as amygdalin, which is also found in almonds, peach pits, and other fruit seeds, that basically trick cancer cells into dying by releasing deadly toxins from their glucose component.
Clean, fluoride-free, alkaline water
Clean water – and lots of it – is vital for preventing cancer. However, if you are on the Gerson Therapy, drinking water is on the “forbidden foods and food items” list. We do not drink water on the Gerson Therapy, but use clean, even distilled, water for all cooking and body contact purposes. We get our fluids through juices, fruit and vegetables.
Eating plenty of alkaline-forming foods
Focus on things like organic fruits and vegetables, mineral water, and raw almonds. Cancer requires an acidic body state in order to thrive, so alkaline foods are extremely beneficial. However, keep in mind that drinking water and eating nuts are on the “forbidden foods and food items” list in our book. They are NOT recommended for maintaining health. Juices provide fluids, vitamins, trace minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients, while vegetables provide plenty of protein.
Avoiding eating acid-forming foods
This includes things like processed vegetable oils, refined sugars, processed flours, coffee, pharmaceuticals and alcohol. Maintaining a proper acid-alkaline balance is something your body is already pre-programmed to do, of course, but feeding it the nutrients it needs to ensure an optimal balance is critical for thwarting cancer.
Following the protocols of the Gerson Diet
The diet was developed by the late Dr. Max Gerson for the purpose of preventing and treating cancer. The Gerson Diet promotes full-body detoxification in conjunction with the heavy input of nutrients via juicing and the consumption of whole, organic foods.
Regularly taking coffee enemas
Coffee enemas are major component of the Gerson Diet, and serves the purpose of directly flushing your liver of built-up toxins so it can function at full capacity. Clearing the body’s primary blood filter, the liver, of a lifetime of built-up toxicity is immensely beneficial to health, energy production, a feeling of well-being, blood circulation and oxygen transport.