Six most important dietary changes every cancer patient should make
Six most important dietary changes every cancer patient should make (along with everyone to help prevent cancer)
1. Eat an alkaline diet to reduce inflammation and improve intracellular pH
(It is composed primarily of organic leafy green vegetables, herbs and spices, root vegetables, onions, garlic, leek and chives, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages, beans, lentils and peas and nuts and seeds, combined with a small amount (a cup or two per day) of non-gluten grains such as rice. A serving of between two and four ounces of clean fish, organic poultry or grass-fed meat, several times per week, can be part of a healthy, alkaline oriented diet. Two to three pieces of whole fresh fruit a day help balance your vitamin and mineral consumption. The more of your vegetables and fruits you enjoy raw, the better).
2. Eliminate sugar:
Cancer cells use more glucose (sugar) per unit of time than other cells. (Moderation with fruit is important, as fructose has been shown to increase the rate of cancer cell division as much as two-fold – more than other forms of sugar).
3. Eliminate gluten:
Glutinous grains cause inflammation. Inflammation promotes cancer progression. (However, using “gluten free” prepared products is a mistake, as most of them have added sugar or processed oils and will therefore fall outside of the alkaline diet parameters for cancer).
4. Eliminate dairy products:
Dairy products create inflammation, cause bone deterioration (yes it is true, because of the high acid production during digestion of dairy) and promote cancer progression in a similar fashion to sugar.
5. Use only olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil in your diet:
6. Change what you drink:
eliminate alcohol consumption and canned and bottled fruit juice and reduce coffee consumption.