Diet for Cancer Patients
Article written by Paul Nison, Author/Speaker and Raw Food Gourmet Chef www.PaulNison.com
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Can diet heal cancer?
If you ask most doctors today, nothing can heal cancer. They will try to cut it out, burn it and kill it. Sometimes they have success in temporally slowing down the inevitable. The reason why they will never have a cure is because as long as the root cause is not removed, the problem will always be there.
Stress is a major root cause of cancer and must be reduced and eliminated. Removing stress from your life allows the body to do what it was designed to do; be healthy and disease free.
Where does diet come into play? Identifying stressful areas in your life is the first step toward reclaiming your health. Lack of enjoyment for life, money issues, worry and fear build stress. But the most common stress on the body is eating and abusing harmful foods.
Abusing foods is the most common stress to the body. People consume foods that were never meant to be in our body, they eat foods in amounts that they body can’t manage, and they eat at times they shouldnt be eating.
Before viewing my diet suggestions, please understand that health begins with what you eliminate from your diet, not with what you add. The first step in recovery and healing is to remove the problem foods from your diet. Then you can replace them with the healthy food you should have been eating from the beginning.
Cancer can only come alive and grow in a body that is lacking oxygen. The average person today, especially someone with cancer, is walking around with a serious case of insufficient oxygen. The following tips are musts if you are serious about overcoming cancer.
First we will discuss what we should eliminate from our diet.
Eating highly processed foods prevent the body from receiving oxygen. Every bite taken from foods that come in a container, box, can, bottle or bag contributes to cancer. I tell everyone to be weary of eating these foods, especially foods without an expiration date. Healthy food is supposed to spoil after a few weeks, even a month. But if it lasts much longer, be weary. Its most likely very processed with many chemicals and other drugs to prolong the shelf life of the food while shortening the life of your body.
If it wasn’t food one hundred years ago, don’t consider it food today. New foods also have new drugs and chemicals in them in amounts that are harmful to the body. Big business has created many of these foods because they care more about your wallet than your health.
If you put a food in the ground and it won’t grow, don’t put it in your body. Foods that have their enzymes in them are known as live foods because they produce and support life. You can put the seeds of these foods into the ground and you will have a tree or plant growing. Foods that lack enzymes are known as dead foods and support death. I am a teacher at the worlds foremost health institute that specializes in healing people with cancer: Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) in West Palm Beach, Florida. (I highly suggest everyone with a cancer diagnosis or other health challenges go there. Mention my name for a discount). At HHI, they discovered key essentials to help the body heal itself of cancer. Two of the most common suggestions are to eat live foods with their enzymes intact, and include a highly-green, chlorophyll-rich diet. Keep in mind that cooking destroys all enzymes in foods and a person trying to heal from cancer should consume a 100% raw, live-food diet.
The directors of HHI recommend that all people healing cancer should avoid all sugars, even sugars found in fruits. Most people are aware that processed sugars are not healthful, but knowledge is lacking in regards to natural sugars, such as those found in fruits.
Regardless of the type of sugar consumed, too much sugar can cause problems. It leads to fermentation in the body that feeds and promotes yeast growth and negative bacteria. Overeating sugary foods causes constipation and gas, and this gas can back up into the bloodstream. This is where most diseases originate–from candida to cancer and everything in between. If you want to be healthy, you must learn to cut back on sugary and starchy foods.
One last tip on things to avoid: If food has to go through the car window, it definitely shouldnt be in your body.
Three things to consume if you want to overcome cancer.
1.Eating high quality food.
If you have cancer you must treat your body the best way possible. This means only consuming food raw, ripe, fresh organic and live. Once you are healed, you can cut back to 80% of your foods meeting this criteria, but 100% is still best.
The main part of your diet should be raw vegetables and sprouts, such as leafy green vegetables, wheatgrass, algae, sea vegetables, and sunflower sprouts. The reason these green foods are so beneficial for the body is that they contain chlorophyllthe blood of plants.
Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives trees, grasses, and leafy plants their characteristic, green color. More importantly, chlorophyll enables plants to convert the suns energy into nutrients that can be utilized by living organisms. Chlorophyll is similar to hemoglobin in human blood. Chlorophyll-rich, plant juices supply rich, soil-based minerals, vitamins, and chlorophyll proteins to our diet, plus it contains oxygen.
Foods high in chlorophyll include wheatgrass, which is used at health spas around the world to treat cancer and other deadly diseases, and sea algae which is available in several edible forms.
The foods you should emphasize in your diet are fresh vegetables (green vegetables are best but others are also helpful), non-sweet fruits such as cucumbers, zucchini, bell peppers and squash. For example, cucumbers, zucchini, bell peppers and squash are technically considered fruits because they have seeds. Because they are non-sweet fruits, they are delicious additions to the diet.
Also in your diet should be nuts and seeds. Soaking nuts and seeds for 6 to 12 hours releases enzymes which allows for easier digestion. Its very easy to consume too many nuts, so be careful.
Whole grains and legumes can be eaten but its best to eat grains that have been sprouted first, so they are easier to digest. The least healthful grains are rye, spelt, basmati rice, white rice, wheat, barley, and corn. The most healthful grains are: millet, quinoa, amaranth, teff, buckwheat (hulled).
Of all the foods mentioned that are okay to consume, sea vegetables and sprouts are the most beneficial. These are the highest quality land and sea vegetation for our nutrients. Some popular sea vegetables are alaria, arame, dulse, hijiki and nori.
Sprouted food is any type of seed, nut, grain, or bean that has been soaked in water, exposed to air and indirect sunlight, and if rinsed daily, has started to form a new plant, beginning with a sprout. Some examples include: almond sprouts, buckwheat sprouts, sunflower sprouts and mung bean sprouts. Sprouted foods are one of the highest forms of food you can put into your body. They are very helpful for the building of new cells, and provide the cells with oxygen. Green sprouts are very high in chlorophyll.
2. Eating at the right times
I just wrote a new book called The Daylight Diet (the book can be purchased at www.RawLife.com
.) The point of the book is to understand that we have been designed to be on schedule if we want to be healthy!
We have all the tools we need and all the intelligence to know the best schedule for us to enjoy a healthy, long, satisfying life. Of the many ideas and concepts regarding nutrition and what foods are most nutritious for the human body, the majority of people have not taken into consideration the times of eating for best digestion.
We have been designed to eat certain foods, and at certain times of the day. Just as water in your gas tank will harm the car, bad foods will harm your body. A car is made to run on certain fuel and so is our body. However, no matter what time of the day you put gas in your gas tank, it wont make a difference. The time you put fuel in your body, however, does make a big difference.
It was our Creator who first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, and planted a garden. He made animals and fish before making even one human being. He provided what we needed before He even created us. If he designed our body and he knows every single hair on our heads, Im sure he knows what we should eat and when we should eat it.
He created the heavens and the earth, including humans, food, sun, and the moon. The sun and the moon set the schedule we have been designed to follow. The information I share in this book can lead to a healthy life only if we stop watching mans calendar and clock and base our time by the sun and the moon each day.
When the sun is up, feel free to eat; when it is down, stop. I cant make this advice any simpler than that! Eat your meals as long as the sun is up and it is light outside. But when it is dark and the moon is rising, your meals should end for the day. This is the number one rule of the Daylight Diet. If you stick to this important principle, you will see excellent results in your health, energy, sleepyour whole beingbecause this is how we have been designed to eat. Nighttime is for resting and sleeping.
Dont eat late in the day. You will get better sleep, have better digestion, slow down the aging process, have more energy, and feel wonderful. Just stop eating late in the dayespecially when its dark outsideand experience for yourself the great results.
Practicing temperance in eating will rejuvenate your whole body and rid you of most health problems. Your goal should be to reduce the number of meals you consume and reduce the amount of food in those meals, while making sure you are consuming the highest quality food.
The real key to success is to avoid eating at nighttime, and go to sleep on an empty stomach. Food shouldnt be a daily struggle. I can attest that it may not be easy at first, but to be truly successful, you will have to change your thinking along with your diet.
3. Eat the right way
When eating, being in a relaxed environment is very important. Its never healthy to eat when stressed no matter how good the food is. In addition, along with the amount of food, number of meals, quality of food, and times you eat that all affect digestion, there is more that needs to be done to keep your body healthy.
After we swallow, the food we’ve eaten is more or less out of our control. Before that, though, we have total control: Proper mastication and food combining can prevent many digestive problems.
Digestion begins in the mouth. Saliva contains an enzyme that helps break down the food and jumpstarts digestion. Chewing helps the body more readily extract the nutrients from the food and cuts down on the work the digestive system has to do. The less work the digestive tract has to do, the more efficiently it will do its job. When we dont chew our food well, it can ferment in our digestive system. The more food is chewed, the easier it is to digest, and the healthier it will be for the body. Even raw foods can cause problems if theyre not properly chewed.
3. Food combining
The types of food we eat together, called food combining, play a big role in good digestion. Eating the wrong foods together or in the wrong order can sap our energy and cause fermenting and putrefaction in the digestive system.
Food combining allows for easier digestion and minimal digestive conflicts. It works like this: Every food takes a certain amount of time to digest. Eating similar foods with similar digestive times helps the body digest meals more easily; these foods are said to combine well. For example, watermelon takes about one hour to digest; almonds may take up to five hours. In view of this, eating watermelon and almonds at the same meal is not a good idea, so its known as a poor combination. Eating too many meals like this may cause constipation, bloating, and gas, which may lead to more serious issues.
The human body is amazing when we treat it the way were supposed to. We were designed to eat certain types of foods raw, fresh, organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds to keep our digestive systems moving and clean. Good health comes only when we have good digestion, and that good digestion only results when we eat properly and healthfully.