Anticancer Nutrition and How It Plays A Vital Lifesaving Role

-By Paul A. Philips

Factors for anticancer nutrition

Before mentioning anticancer nutrition, it has to be said that cancer manifests as a consequence of two things: Toxicity in the body and stress. It doesn’t matter what type of cancer it is. These two factors are always the root cause. Detoxify the body by good anticancer nutrition and take out the stress and a person can be cancer-free.


However, for cancer, there is a specific dietary regime called ‘metabolic nutritional therapy’, which I will go in to later. Apply this, with extended tender loving care and attention to the other factors that make up illness: a positive outlook on life, avoidance of environmental toxins and an appropriate regime of exercise (about half an hour a day) and success in taking control of your health can be yours.


Being cancer-free and therefore healthy means that the body’s cells function optimally. For optimal function, the body’s cells must have an unrestricted flow of oxygen, nerve impulse and nutrients. The cells must be efficient in the uptake and removal of materials. Ultimately, it’s all about the smooth ebb and flow of energy…

The anticancer food is immune system building
Immune system building is one of the most important factors when it comes to the prevention and treatment of cancer. The ‘Big Four’ health factors: Diet, exercise, the environment and our psychology all contribute to the state of our immune system. Remember doctors pay very little attention to this. Any consideration, for example, to the types of food you eat, which could give a lot of healing power, does not bring money in for the pharmaceutical sponsored orthodox medical approach. This is a sad failure from doctors to not realise how Big Pharma has educated them for profits, rather than a genuine care for the patient.
I would suggest a review of what you eat. Sort out the things that are good and bad for you, and then make some simple gradual changes towards a healthy anticancer nutrition diet. How long this will take depends on you. The main thing here is not to be too drastic. Do things on a slow, steady gradient, and then perhaps there will be a lesser chance of caving in on your healthy resolution and going back to your old ways. The worst thing I have found is to be tempted by one little morsel of junk food or suchlike, which in effect can open the floodgates towards going back to your old dietary habits again. Resist this and you’re well on the way towards a healthier diet.
Organic food is recommended
Don’t begrudge the extra money; it’s worth it when considering your health. Consider it as anticancer nutrition. Here are ten reasons for going organic:
  1. Organic crop is grown naturally, free from pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other cocktails of poisonous chemicals. For example, an apple not organically grown can have something like 25 different chemicals on its skin, even when washed.
  2. The nutrition value is something like 50% higher than intensively farmed food: Higher vitamin, mineral, enzyme and micro-nutrient content being the factors.
  3. Saying no to GMO food is something I highly recommend for three reasons:
  4. Considerations to safe Particularly the long-term effects are yet to be determined and are potentially dangerous. Food companies and their research and development have not invested enough time and money on this.
  5. Natural occurring food has higher nutrition value and
  6. Companies that genetically modify will own the crop (patents). In other words, that which is naturally belonging to Mother Earth could become property of some greedy corporation. Think about the serious implications here…
As well as anticancer nutrition sources choosing organic can be your way of saying no to GMO.   
1. Intensively farmed animals are frequently given a wide range of chemical cocktails such as antibiotics, hormoneslike bovine growth hormone (BGH), anti-parasite drugs…and other medications. These noxious substances remainin the animals when they are killed and turned into foodproduce for human consumption. The same applies todairy food.
2. Organically raised animals are at a far lesser risk of becoming diseased and passing on the contamination to humans after they have been killed for consumption.For example, there were no BSE cases reported inorganically raised cows.
3. Many people think that organic food tastes nicer.
4. Organic farming is more conducive to nature. Itproduces a greater diversity of life and is moreflourishing.
5. There is a far less chance of animal diseases such asBSE occurring on organic farmlands, which can be quitecostly.
6. There have been far higher cases of illness on intensive farms amongst its workers. This has been related to the agrochemicals used. Therefore, choosing organic farm produce supports a healthier option, not only for the animals but also for its workers.
7. Organic farmland is safer for the public at large to visit vegetarian diet is recommended
After cigarette smoking, meat is the next biggest potential cancer causer. Taking the above point 4 for going organic, the high toxicities in intensively farmed animal food produce and the chemicals; preservatives, flavour enhancers…etc in the manufacturing process of meats, are the reasons.            
–All pose as a threat to your immune system.
Other health threats in meat eating include cardiovascular problems due to the poisons mentioned in point number 4. Meat contains unhealthy fats, which can contribute to artery blockages.
A vegetarian diet can avoid the above risks. Many vegetarians are known for having healthy blood pressures and heart rates. There is enough evidence left, right and centre to show that longevity occurs more frequently in vegetarians as anticancer nutrition.             
A good supply of fresh fruit & vegetables spells anticancer nutrition.
As shown in my table ‘Some Examples of  anticancer nutrition’ eating a range of fruits and vegetables and nuts (frugivore)… etc frequently, is health promoting. This kind of diet serves as part of a sound way of building your immune system. Fruit and vegetables have a high nutritional value, high water content and are low in calories. When eaten, say with plenty of water, the stomach expands and signals nervous messages to the brain, giving the feeling of having eaten a big meal or enough food (point for the slimmers).
There’s a lot more to it than that. In this brief mention, it will be sufficed to say for now that fruit n’ veg of the organic kind has a high vitamins and minerals content. Because the body is made up of about 70% water, it is a good idea to include around just over 80% of high-water content foods (fruit n’ veg, and food from the garden…?)
Processed foods neither have the high vitamin and mineral or high water content. They also leave an unhealthy acid condition in the body, unlike most fruit, when absorbed into the body leaves a very health promoting alkali ash. It is to this end that when fruit is eaten on any empty stomach, it is left unhindered to produce an alkalised body. Not only will this serve as a great way of preventing cancer but also, the other hidden benefit is that of making you feel more vitalised and energised. Through trying this I have found that I need less sleep.
Get a good share of fibre & whole grain foods
Eating fibre and whole grain food acts as a good all-round healthy option. Both improve digestion. Fibrous, solid food gives bulk to the intestine and encourages peristalsis (movement of food along the alimentary canal for digestion). It therefore helps in the stages of digestion: the breaking down of food and then its absorption or uptake into the body for metabolic processes, and finally the elimination of waste, not allowing a build up of toxins. No doubt, this all helps in the prevention of cancer and greatly reduces the risk of many other diseases. 
Stay well hydrated
It should be well understood that many of the drinks on the market do not have the qualities that water possesses necessary for health. There are so many people drinking things like soda pops, with their high sugar content or artificial sweeteners, giving rise to toxins in the body. Tea or tea or coffee is no exception either when it comes to toxins. The two drinks also loose water through their diuretic effect. After a barrage of all these beverages, no wonder the body is crying out for good clean drinking water. No wonder there is so many degenerative illnesses. They can be traced to a lack of water intake. When intake is increased over time many of these conditions have been known to disappear.
The daily recommendation for water is a couple of litres a day. This volume serves to:
  1. Keep the digestive system flowing and help flush out the toxins, as well as other spring-cleaning chores
  2. Detoxifies the body’s cells
  3. Maintains water on the lungs
  4. Helps to keep the body in an alkalised state. The ideal pH being around 7.4
It is important to drink plenty of water for cancer prevention and is an absolute essential for patients.

Further reading for anticancer nutrition: 

Vitamin C in relation to handling stress
What happens during stress?
Instead of the dietary supply of vitamin C going in to the body’s normal metabolic pathways, some or much, depending on the circumstances is diverted and used in the handling of stress.
This stress situation could demand so much vitamin C that it may deprive the body’s normal metabolic pathways of an adequate supply.
If this occurs then it could lead to a deficiency and then an illness.
Examples of the type of stress situation leading to vitamin C depletion and illness could be:
Physical: Being cold and wet burdens the body and demands its homeostatic mechanism to maintain a normal temperature… see more

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