Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?
The Answer is a Resounding YES!
What is Cancer?
Cancer is where a group of abnormal cells grow and hijack the body’s normal balanced system of angiogenesis. The tumor needs nutrients and oxygen to grow and spread and does this by sending chemical signals that stimulate angiogenesis in the area, in turn allowing blood, oxygen and nutrients to be sent to the tumor and continue growing.
There are articles and evidence that show good research that we may be able to…
Dr. William Li Cancer Researcher
Dr. Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: 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.
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, and we see this in cancer, blindness, arthritis, obesity, 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 actually 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 and 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.
Avoid 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 looks like eating vegetables, herbs & spices may be even more important.
Both Dr’s 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 healthy people from getting cancer as well as people who have had cancer and keep it from coming back.
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?
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 for sure be worth starting there rather than jump straight to Kemo-Therapy…
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 laced 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 food have different amount of androgenesis properties.
Many teas have the cancer-starving blockage of over cell growth – Herbal teas for example are very good to stop this abnormal cell growth. and a blend of Jasmine & Sencha tea were 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 that work even better than drugs.
What is the evidence in people
A study revealed that men that 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.
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