How to Win Against Cancer

Carolyn Guilford
Carolyn Guilford

Cancerous cells are constantly being created in our bodies. It’s an ongoing process that has gone on for decades. But, the immune system is designed to seek out and destroy cancer cells.

Cancer has probably been around for as long as mankind, but only in the second half of the 20th century has the number of cancer cases grown to epidemic numbers. Causing this sudden increase are the excessive amounts of toxins and pollutants we are exposed to everyday, high stress lifestyles, poor quality foods, pesticides, irradiated imported foods, and now more genetically engineered, pathogens, electromagnetic stress, all over tax the immune system, and dozens of things that just weren’t here 100 years ago.

All these weaken the immune system, and alter the internal environment in the body to an environment that promotes the growth of can- cer.

Cancer is not a mysterious disease that suddenly attacks out of the blue. It has definite causes that we can correct, if the body has enough time, and if we take action to change the internal environment to one that creates health, not illness. We can attack cancerous cells and tumors by exploiting their weaknesses.

Cancer tumors begin when more cancerous cells are created than an overworked, depleted immune system can destroy.

Constant exposure to tens of thousands of manmade chemicals from birth forward, chlorinated and fluoridated water, electro- magnetic radiation, pesticides and other toxins, leads to the creation of too many free radicals, and no way to rid the body of them.

Alone this would be enough to raise cancer levels, but combined with an immune system weakened by a diet of refined and over processed food, mineral depleted soils, too much exposure to artificial light at night, and too little sleep, the immune system at some point no longer is able to keep cancer in check.

If you’ve decided to have the conventional treatment, chemotherapy, surgery or radiation, to win against cancer, nutrition must be an important part of the treatment plan.

While the oncologist works at prescribing, the course of care, you must ready your body for the trauma these therapies cause, and give your body the fighter power to win.

Winning requires a strengthened immune system, which may be difficult to achieve because many persons lose there appetite and energy, which increases the risk of malnutrition.

Food choices during cancer treatment need to be high calorie, high protein, nutrient dense, easy to chew and to swallow.

If you can, before treatment begins, start on a high protein, high calorie diet, taking a really good multi-vitamin multi-mineral supplement. Stock up on items such as peanut butter, eggs, real cheese, chicken, turkey, fish, and dark green veggies, and fresh fruits. The best are Beans, berries, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garlic and onions, grapes, and tomatoes. ( Buying organic and pesticide free). Try adding soy products to your diet, and don’t neglect the fiber in whole grains.

Exercise daily, and eat like you are in training.

If you are getting chemotherapy or radiation therapy it may be difficult to get enough nutrients when you don’t feel like eating, are low on energy, and just feeling bad. Remember, the right nutrition can make all the difference in your recovery.

Stock the refrigerator with your favorite foods. Cook large portions of your favorites and store.

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