Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?
The Answer is a Resounding YES! It is possible to stop and reverse cancer growth by simply eating healthy.
Cancer is an ugly word. It seems like there are more and more people getting diagnosed with some form of cancer everyday. We all know the damage it can do to our lives and others around us. So, before we dive into how to get rid of these cells, lets first learn what cancer is and how it survives and grows.
What is Cancer?
Cancer is where a group of abnormal cells grow and hijack the body’s normal, balanced system of angiogenesis (healthy blood vessel growth). The tumor needs nutrients and oxygen to grow and spread. It does this by sending chemical signals that stimulate blood vessel growth in the area, in turn allowing blood, oxygen and nutrients to be sent to the tumor to continue growing.
There is lots of great research out there explaining this process and how to stop it.
Dr. William Li Cancer Researcher
Dr. Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer, particularly anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor.
The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game. It’s like scoping out a competitor before the big game. Once you know how to beat them, you can put your game plan into action and work towards that victory.
What is Angiogenesis and how does it work?
When angiogenesis is out of balance, a myriad of diseases result. For example, insufficient angiogenesis — not enough blood vessels — leads to wounds that don’t heal, heart attacks, legs without circulation, death from stroke, nerve damage.
On the other end, excessive angiogenesis — too many blood vessels — drives disease. We see this in cancer, blindness, arthritis, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease. In total, there are more than 70 major diseases affecting more than a billion people worldwide, that all look on the surface to be different from one another, but all actually share abnormal angiogenesis as their common denominator. And this realization is allowing us to re-conceptualize the way that we approach these diseases, by controlling angiogenesis.
Angiogenesis is a tipping point between a harmless cancer and a harmful one.
Mother Nature has laced a large number of foods, beverages and herbs with naturally-occurring inhibitors of angiogenesis.
Parsley, garlic, grapes, berries & tomatoes
Dr. Mercola – Besides calciferous veggies, another standout plant for cancer-prevention is flax seed & Vitamin D.
Avoiding Sugar, processed foods & trans-fats may be helpful. Some studies have shown that a low carb or keto diet may help fight the growth of cancer but reading further it, I believe it looks like eating vegetables, herbs & spices may be even more important.
Both doctors state exercise, stress management, sleep and weight management are very important in decreasing your risk of cancer.
Joe Martino gives this list of of foods that are showing anti-angiogenic properties.
Foods & Herbs that Reverse or Stop the growth of Cancer
- Green Tea
- Red Wine
- Red Apples
- Bok Choy
- Maitake Mushroom
- Olive Oil
- Grape Seed Oil
- Dark Chocolate
This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Ways to beat Angiogenesis in cancer:
Cancer causes – By finding cancer causes we can help keep healthy people from getting cancer or help keep it from recurring.
Research shows that diet causes 30-35% of environmentally caused cancers. We can take a few things away that cause obesity but really – as Dr. Li said –
“What could we be ADDING TO our diet?”
What foods are naturally Antiangiogenic – that could boost the body’s defense system?
In other words – What foods can beat back the blood vessels that are feeding cancers?
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or have been found to have a tumor(s), ask your doctor about Antiangiogenic medications. There are several on the market these days. An example of one used for tumors is Avastin. It would be worth starting there rather than jump straight to Chemo-Therapy if your doctor thinks it could be an option.
So… Can we eat to Starve Cancer?
The search for this has taken us to the market, the farm and the spice cabinet. What we have discovered is that mother nature has provided a large number of foods and herbs with naturally occurring inhibitors of Androgenesis – the ability to stop abnormal cell growth.
Resveratrol – inhibits abnormal Androgenesis by 60 %.
Strawberries, Nattokinase, and many food types each have different amounts of androgenesis properties.
Many teas have the cancer-starving blockage of overall cell growth – Herbal teas work well to stop this abnormal cell growth and a blend of Jasmine & Sencha teas work better than either one alone.
Dr. Li goes on to say that this means their is food synergy.
Angiogenesis Drugs and Herbs & Vitamins go head to head
In some cases, the natural solutions are more potent than the Angiogenic drugs. We could go home and make a tasty meal with many of these foods.
What is the evidence in people
A study revealed that men which consume 2-3 servings of cooked tomatoes per week have a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer by 40 – 50%!! (Tomatoes are high in lycopene)
Even Insurance companies are encouraging people to eat vegetables to decrease their risk of cancer. For many around the world, dietary management may be the only solution. Not everyone can afford end-stage cancer treatment but everyone can benefit from a healthy diet. Eating local, sustainable foods and crops that stop the abnormal cell growth in the body is a long-standing, reliable method for keeping cancer at bay.
Can we shrink FAT by cutting off its blood supply?
Obesity – is highly angiogenic dependent – like a tumor, fat grows when blood vessels grow.
In a lab, it was found that you can cycle weight gain and loss simply by stopping angiogenesis. The approach for cancer prevention may also have an effect on obesity. Because Angiogenesis regulates healthy set points we can’t lose too much weight by eating healthy.
I hope this information helps you in your day! I will drop links to a few supplements that could be very helpful in getting those life-changing herbs and nutrients
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