A Simple Diet For Cancer That Works
Many people at some point in their lives have been told to simply avoid eating meat. It is a personal choice that some people make for themselves, however, misguided information regarding the possible benefits of natural meats shouldn’t be one of those reasons to avoid consumption. In today’s world, knowing the difference between what to eat and more importantly, what not to eat, can be truly overwhelming for many of us with the plethora of choices available to us.
With over a decade of providing cancer nutrition for our patients, we are eager to help you put it all together for you in order to help you create the best possible diet for winning against cancer. Below are some of the powerful ideas that you will need to be successful in your fight against what we refer to as “The big killers”, which are: cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Based on our 12 years of history working with the most difficult cancer cases, it is important for us to note that a correct diet for cancer must be utilized and aligned with our integrative treatments to achieve the optimal results.
Cancer Feeds On Sugars
How Sugar Intake Can Impact Cancer Treatment Success
Cancer Loves sugar. Cancer cells have about 12-38 times the receptor sights for insulin than normal cells. Insulin is the key receptor that allows cells to use sugar as source of energy. Armed with the knowledge that cancer cells prefer glucose, we developed several proprietary cancer treatments to kill cancer cells and protect the other “healthy” cells in the body. The discussion about a person’s diet goes far beyond what we choose to eat and it can be utilized to help patients win the fight against cancer. Here is one treatment method we use even with genetics and chemotherapy and glucose metabolism to help patients.
What Role Do Diets Play In The Health Of A Cancer Patient?
The number one goal of a diet for cancer is to improve your immune system. The immune system is virtually ignored by the majority of cancer centers and hospitals. This area is called immunotherapy.
How does what you eat , or more importantly what you don’t eat, impact the immune system? It has to do with reducing toxic exposure to substances that occupy your immune system and detoxification pathways.
Healthy Living In A Nutshell
It is optimal to only consume organic whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grass-fed meats free of antibiotics and hormones. In our book The Stupid Diet, we strongly urge people to eat powerful, smart-impact foods with a holistic mind, body, and soul approach to eating in order to achieve a healthy body weight and to have the best possible chance of avoiding illness through fortifying your body’s immune system. A normal body weight is an important goal to have when striving to live healthily. However, being thin isn’t always a perfect health indicator. Dr. Dino Prato, the author of The Stupid Diet, states, “Skinny people get cancer and degenerative disease too.”
Ultuimately, it’s really not about “dieting”, rather it is about changing our relationship to food and improving the understanding of our body.
Can We Eat Meat?
Remember all these recent studies with meat-eating suggesting that it is at the root of cancer ? There are two major flaws with that line of thinking.
First of all, are people eating enough vegetables and fruits as main staple in their day-to-day diet? When people become vegetarian due to health or personal reasons, they tend to eat more fruit and vegetables and ultimately feel better.
Second, for many centuries people have been consuming meats and still cancer rates were much lower than they are today. Quality fish and meats contains more nutrients that serve to protect against cancers than the non-natural corn-fed meats sold at major grocery stores. Grass-fed meat contains more conjugated linoleic acids that actually protect against colon cancer.
It is definitely acceptable to choose a vegan or vegetarian diet if that is a lifestyle you can continually maintain. However, our clinical experience suggests that most cancer patients genuinely feel better and much more energetic with a diet containing great quality meats. That being said, everyone’s metabolism is different and you need to find what works best for you. The most important to refining your diet, is to up the quality of foods you choose to eat.
The Bottom Line About Healthy Eating In America
When you consider that 67% or so of America is obese. One in two individuals, on average, will develop cancer or heart disease in their life time. It is very clear that we must urgently change the way we take care of ourselves.
Instead of following new diet trends and gimmicks, eat well and exercise as much as possible. Fad diet’s will ultimately detract from your main goal of health and can increase the amount of weight you’ll put back on after going off of the diet.
The truth is, the dieting world is a crazy one. Invest in a good quality multivitamin and pick up a copy of the Stupid Diet (sold in our office) and learn how to get yourself as well as your loved ones on the right path.