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Can We Eat Certain Foods to Prevent Cancer? The Science is Here

Posted by Lisa Wilson CHC on Wed, Nov 13, 2013

You see, once a disease is here and in the advanced stages, the 'cure' becomes a much anti_cancer_foodsbigger challenge.  So, what IF we could go back and stop this abnormal angiogenesis, before it gets out of control.  

First, what is angiogenesis?  

Angiogenesis:  is the physiological process through which new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels. Angiogenesis is a normal and vital process in growth and development, as well as in wound healing and in the formation of granulation tissue. However, it is also a fundamental step in the transition of tumors from a benign state to a malignant  one, leading to the use of angiogenesis inhibitors in the treatment of cancer. The essential role of angiogenesis in tumor growth was first proposed in 1971 by Judah Folkman, who described tumors as "hot and bloody."  ~wikipedia

Basically:  Too many blood vessels can spur tumor formation and growth.  

Here are the million dollar questions:  

1.  Could the answer to cancer be preventing angiogenesis?

2.  Can we beat cancer at its own game, so it can never become dangerous?

3.  Can this be a way for people who have already conquered cancer to keep it from coming back?

So, let's see what we can add to the diet to naturally contribute to the halting of those blood vessels. Can we EAT to starve cancer?  The answer may be YES & now science shows us HOW!

Resveratrol, from grapes actually inhibits angiogenesis by a whopping 60%!  That is incredible and that is only ONE food.  Strawberry & cherry extracts are even more potent.  See the video to find out more.

There are a variety of foods that have been proven to stop angiogenesis.   These are parsley, garlic, olive oil, turmeric, lemons, nutmeg, bok choy, kale, mushrooms, green tea and more!  Yup!  All the foods we eat in abundance at The Raw Food Institute.  Turns out they have many jobs.  In addition to this angiogenesis discovery, they also bolster the immune system.

The exciting news here is that now that these foods are being studied for these properties, and experts are looking to discover which ones are most potent for cancer prevention. You see, measuring fat grams & calories is such an outdated standard.  However, nutritional density makes a whole bunch of sense.  Soon we will be able to see an anti-angiogenic standard of measure.  

Also exciting is that eating these foods in combination, only enhances the effects of the other. So eating things like a colorful salad, or a mixed green juice can be like disease protection in a cup or a bowl!

Science now proves that eating these foods in combination with each other can manipulate or possilbly CHANGE YOUR DNA!    See the book by Dr. Fuhrman called "Super Immunity," for more information on that topic.  

NOTHING makes me happier than safe & effective methods of disease control and prevention. Nothing makes me happier than health.  Without our health, well, what else is there?

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Watch VIDEO: William Li, Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?

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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Lisa Wilson CHC is Founder of The Raw Food Institute, an immersion and detoxification program located in Simsbury, CT.

Topics: cancer, holistic nutrition, integrative health