|Reducing cancer through diet|
|Daily Dietary needs||30-70 gms protein 2000-3000 calories ratio 1:40
Potatoes 35 calories/gm
Beans and rice 28 calories/gm
Fudge 148 calories/gm
Jam 453 calories/gm
So beans and rice is a near balanced diet, but if eating foods like jam then there is a NEED to add dairy, meat or fish to get a balanced diet.
|The carbonated drinks are best, champagne and proseco, as they are alkalizing. Red wine has low sugar content. Beers are still grain products, may be gluten free ones are ok but there will still be a fair amount of sugar. Spirits are also fairly sugary.|
Garden cress Horseradish
Mustard – seeds and leaves
Rutabaga Tatsoi Turnips – root and greens
|Best raw or steamed.
Low in Lectins and having highest amounts of vitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber of any plant group. Also good source vitamin K and protein.
200 calories of steamed broccoli will provide you with 20 grams of protein). – See chart Cruciferous Vegetables Nutrient Content
100 calories worth of cruciferous vegetables (about 5-6% of a daily diet) provides about 25-40% of your daily fiber requirement.
The enzyme myrosinase is found in the cells of cruciferous vegetables, it is able to take certain sulfur-containing molecules in cruciferous vegetables, glucosinolates, and convert them into isothiocyanates. Greater intake of isothiocyanates can be associated with decreased risk of certain cancers, and with better inflammatory control as well.
Consumed in fresh, raw, uncooked form, nutrients from the cruciferous vegetables that we eat are also more likely to be absorbed in the upper digestive tract, transported to the liver, and made available to other tissues in the body.
To increase availability of enzyme breakdown products in the upper digestive tract chop raw cruciferous vegetables and let them sit in chopped form for several minutes prior to cooking. This process will allow myrosinase enzymes to go to work prior to their deactivation by cooking heats.
Best cooking method is steaming, cooking foods at 212°F/100°C, a relatively low heat
|If the cancer is a hormone based cancer then best to avoid all dairy. Those cultures (Asian predominantly) that have no dairy intake have 97% less hormonal cancers.
Sheep and goat, if grass feed and don’t have grain supplements, are better than cow as they have been less modified by farming practices
It is easy to make nut milks and hemp milk is particularly good. See recipes for milks
It is also easy to produce nut and seed based yoghurts. – see recipes
There are many good vegan cheeses around – see recipes
All the milk recipes need the nuts to be activated first (soaked up to 24 hours)
|Best if you keep your own hens so you know what they eat. Make sure the hens are not fed on grain.
|Tamari||Not soya as its has sugar in it|
Fermented foods have high nutritional values (vitamin K2 trace minerals, B vitamins and probiotics) and the process removes large amounts of Lectins.
|Fermented||Activated||If you are using nuts then to help remove the Lectins they need to be activated. This is basically soaking them upto 24 hours and may be more than once. There is good information on this in:
The Unbakery by Megan May
|The larger fish (tuna etc.) have more mercury as they live longer and so should be avoided. Knowing the source of the fish is important
|See Tiger nut bread recipe|
|Strawberries are quite low in sugar, as are quite a few of the berries but the seeds do contain Lectins.
|Citrus fruits||Lemons are very good, slice of lemon in hot water as first drink of day has a beneficial alkalizing effect of system. Citrus fruits in small amounts can be considered but DO contain sugar so if you are trying to reduce a tumour not that useful.
However fruit is a prime source of vitamins and if you are having no fruit then vitamin supplements should be considered.
|Herbs and seasonings||All fine except chili pepper flakes|
|Legumes and beans||Aduke Beans
Alfalfa (a legume)
Black Beans (Black Turtle)
Calypso (Yin Yang) Beans
Peanuts (a legume)
Soy Beans, Black
Soy Beans, Red
Speckled Cranberry Beans
|All these are high in Lectins.
This can be reduced by soaking and draining, Also good to add NaHCO3 to the soaking water.
Investing in a pressure cooker to cook the washed legumes and beans – it is also very helpful in reducing Lectins.
Also canned legumes and beans have the Lectins leached out into the water, so wash well and use as a reduced Lectin food.
|2-4 oz. (55gm-110gm)/day & no more than 3 days/week.
Wild animals, pastured animals or organic only (not grain fed).
Coconut (not coconut water)
|Nuts need to be activated if being used in any sizeable amount to remove Lectins. This involves soaking up to 24 hours.
From The Unbakery by Megan May
Cod liver oil
Red palm oil
Rice bran oil
|Not all oils are good to cook in. Best would be avocado oil or Coconut oil|
|Resistant starches||Boabab fruit
Glucomannan (konjac root)
|Sodium bicarbonate||½ a teaspoonful in water daily as maintenance dose up to 4 times a day if needed. Even more effective with slice of lemon. For changing the acid alkali balance in an alkali direction. pH should be 7.35 – 7.45.
In cancer treatment need to establish a urinary ph balance of around 8 for 2 weeks then take a break
NaHCO3 is also a brilliant as anti fungal, either as a dermal wash or taken internally, seems also to be very efficient in allergy asthma attacks, changing the “climate” of the lungs to alkali and hence reducing the “attack”.
|These are high in sugars and high in Lectins. Tomatoes can be peeled and de-seeded, as can capsicums and aubergines.
Potatoes, apart from very new potatoes are not good, No matter how cooked. Sweet potato wedges might be considered as a substitute.
|Uncooked foods||The term uncooked doesn’t necessarily mean just raw Food. Cooking below 470C means that the cell structure is not broken down. There are many excellent books as recipe resources but probably the best is:
The Unbakery by Megan May
This book also covers how to make vegan milks and cheeses and super deserts, although they use natural sugars rather than no sugar.
|Vinegars||OK but cider vinegar has possibly positive attributes|
|Vitamins and foods with specific therapeutic value
|Most of these are readily available from a balanced diet.
However during the stress of reducing a tumour a course of Vitamins should be considered. Most important is Vit D3
|Vitamin B||B1 thiamin deficiency Beriberi – peripheral neuropathy, apathy, irritability, fear that something will happen, loss of manual dexterity
need whole grain rice regularly – need 1mg/day
B2 deficiency – cracks corner of mouth and lower lips, greasy skin.
B3 Niacin – 4 D’s:
Humans can make it from Tryptophan
Vitamin B12 is important and historically has been associated with meat and so assumed low in vegetarian and vegan diets
|Vitamin C||In large doses for heavy metal toxins 1000ug/day, with Vit E, natural source: Vit C Amla paste.
More usual dosage 500ug/day
|Vitamin D3||Needs to be 60-80 ng/ml
|Vitamin E||Natural source: wheat germ
|Turmeric (Curcumin}||In any form of cancer turmeric once a day in food is very good. The active ingredient (Curcumin) works even better with pepper. Fresh turmeric is better than ground. In areas of India Curcumin is used to reduce secondary cancers very effectively.
|Amla||Very high in Vit C can be found in Indian supermarkets as a fruit or as a past. The flesh is very but works well in curries
|Essiac Tea||· 6 ½ cups of burdock root (cut)
· 1 pound of sheep sorrel herb powdered.
· 1/4 pound of slippery elm bark powdered.
· 1 ounce of Turkish rhubarb root powdered.
|Prebiotics||Allium family: onions, garlic, leaks
|A coffee enema involves introducing a mixture of coffee and water into the colon by way of the rectum.
Easy to do yourself, use coffee luke warm and hang drip bag on door. Lie in child pose or on side in recovery position.
|FODMAPS||FODMAPs stands for: Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are sugar molecules found in food that can be poorly absorbed. Monash university has produced a “traffic light” App that lists most foods and grades them by each of these sugars. Cancer in one area of body may be the result of gut dysbiosis (also called dysbacteriosis) and this App is very useful if you need to eliminate all fermenting foods for a month or two to establish what foods are causing problems. Reintroduce food one at a time or one group at a time.
|D-manose||D-mannose is a type of sugar that is related to glucose, but it does not behave like sugar in the body. It is used to help prevent urinary tract infections because it inhibits bacteria from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract. If bacteria can’t latch onto your bladder, it’s less likely to cause an infection.
Several fruits and vegetables contain D-mannose, including:
For preventing UTIs: 2 gm once daily, or 1 gm 2 x daily.
For treating a UTI: 1.5 gm 2 x daily for 3 days, and then 1 x daily for 10 days; or 1 gm 3 x daily for 14 days.
|FAR infra red therapy||Mats||Mats made with amethyst and toluidine crystals radiate in the far infrared spectrum when heat/energized. This radiation can penetrate up to 15cm into body and raise cell temperature. Relevance to cancer is that cancer cells cannot tolerate heat above 42oC while healthy cells tolerate up to 47oC. So 20 minutes a day on these matts helps the healing process, it has been demonstrated to be very useful with secondary cancers.
Using a large mat to lie on and the small mat resting on the pelvic area optimizes effect in Prostate cancer.
|Iodine||Spot test can be used to establish Iodine deficiency. Dab on wrist and wait for it to fade, should be several hours, if shorter time shows Iodine levels low. This s also a way to top up Iodine levels daily but probably not enough during active cancer.
· Lugol’s liquid – Iodine / Potassium Iodide – 2% and 5% solutions. 2% solution is 2.5 mgs / drop. 5% solution is 6.25 mgs / drop.
· Iodoral – Lugol’s formula in pill form – Iodine / Potassium Iodide – 12.5 mgs & 50 mgs
· Biotics Research Iodizyme – 12.5 mgs per tablet of Iodine / Iodide
· Tri-Iodine by Vitaminlife – 12.5 mgs per tablet of Iodine / Iodide.
Dosegae: Iodine is absolutely critical for
something called P53 gene which is known as the “keeper of the genetic code”. Without iodine and selenium it will not function to eliminate abnormal cells from the body such as cancer. Cancer patients have taken anywhere from 50 – 300mg/day
Supporting Nutrients for taking Iodine.
These are required to support the body while supplementing with iodine:
a. Vitamin C – 2,000 – 5,000 mgs / day – supports the symporters and assists as an antioxidant to detoxing.
b. Selenium – 200 – 400 mcg / day – needed for detoxification and thyroid hormone creation.
c. Unrefined salt (Celtic) – ó tsp / day – supports adrenals, binds to bromide and assists in removal, supports symporters (sodium iodine symporters or NIS)
d. Magnesium – 400 mgs / day – critical for over 300 enzyme reactions in the body.
e. Optional – ATP CoFactors -1 tablet 2x / day – when individuals continue to feel fatigued or have autoimmune thyroid disease this product can assist in increasing ATP (energy) within the cells. Riboflavin and no-flush niacin.
Iodine should be taken with food. This seems to enhance absorption as well as protecting sensitive stomachs from a potential upset.
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The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain. Dr. Steven R Gundry M.D.
Sodium Bicarbonate: Nature’s Unique First Aid Remedy. Dr. Mark Sircus
The Unbakery. Megan May
Mum’s Not Having Chemo: Cutting-edge therapies, real-life stories – a road-map to healing from. Laura Bond
An ABC of Prostate Cancer Today: My Journey over 4 Continents to find the BEST Cure. Alan G Lawrenson