Tips for Creating a Cancer-Fighting Diet
The old adage “you are what you eat” is still key to a healthy life.
Unfortunately, Western medicine’s approach to cancer doesn’t necessarily include prescribing a detailed plan for good nutrition. So, eating well is something we need to be mindful of without waiting for a doctor’s order. It only makes sense that a cancer-free body is more likely if we follow an “anti-cancer” diet.
David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD is author of “Anti Cancer: A New Way of Life” and a 15-year brain cancer survivor. In addition to avoiding industrial chemicals, getting regular exercise, practicing meditative relaxation and taking in some fresh air each day, he suggests the following little diet changes will make a big difference in staying cancer free:
Eat grass-fed organic animal products — Meat, milk, cheese, yogurt, omega-3 eggs (eating all organic is certainly preferred, but more important with these foods than with vegetables, fruits and grains).
Balance your diet — Reduce your intake of sugar, white flour, products containing omega-6s — sunflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, margarine, hydrogenated (trans) fat, nonorganic animal fat (meat, eggs, dairy products).
Increase your omega-3 intake (fish, grass- or flaxseed-fed animal products, flaxseeds and oil).
Increase your intake of anticancer products (turmeric, green tea, soy, specific anticancer vegetables and fruits).
Filter tap water — Use a carbon filter or an inverse osmosis filter or drink mineral water or spring water.