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Powerful anti-cancer diet: Immune Soup and Avocado

May 16, 2010, Featured in Cancer and Natural Medicines, 0 Comments

Many people ask, “Is there a special anti-cancer diet? An ancient proverb states that a good doctor uses food first and then resorts to medicine. Food can provide much comfort, so it’s especially insulting to cancer patients that during treatment, a time in their life when they need more nurturing than ever, eating becomes less of a treat and more of a chore. The toxic effects of chemo make for some powerful associations. You might not feel like eating much at all right after chemo. Chemo often leads to mouth sores, which can make eating unpleasant or downright impossible.

Here are some eating tips to fight cancer.

Get creative about what you consume so that you maximize your nutritional intake (except iron, copper and folate), anti-tumor immunity and detoxifying the body. Try soft foods like immune soup and avocado. A healing immune soup can be your first step in treating cancer. The therapeutic value of immune soup comes from the ease with which your body can assimilate the anti-tumor nutrients from the ingredients, which have been broken down by simmering. 

Simmer these ingredients for 40 minutes: radish, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, sweet potato leaves, a bit of fresh ginger, fresh onion, fresh garlic clove, oregano, shiitake mushrooms (if dried, they must be soaked first), black or dark brown seaweed of your choice (not red seaweed), black beans/rice (soaked for 6 hours and drained), and any type of squash in chicken or vegetable stock or water. Radishes can aid digestion, dissolve phlegm, and reinforce energy. Broccoli sprouts are a rich source of sulforaphane glucosinolate, the precursor compound to sulforaphane. Cabbage can increase your body’s ability to fight infection, ginger supports healthy digestion, onion and garlic support anti-cancer immunity and seaweed cleanses the body. Sweet potato leaves provide a dietary source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and essential fatty acids. Bioactive compounds contained in sweet potato leaves play a role in health promotion by improving immune function, reducing oxidative stress and free radical damage, reducing cardiovascular disease risk, and suppressing cancer cell growth. Shiitake mushrooms contain coumarin, polysaccharides, and sterols, as well as vitamins and minerals that increase your anti-tumor immune function, black beans and rice provide an excellent source of protein as a complete meal, and the remaining ingredients promote general health and anti-cancer/leukemia immunity.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer on low heat for 40 minutes, stir occasionally, remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes and blending. Blended soups are by far one of the best ways to transition into a living foods diet. Eat as much of the soup as you like, as often as you like to build a strong anti-cancer immune system.

 

 

Immune soup is a staple in our house. I want to eat this every morning for the rest of my life. My family likes it too. It is absolutely delicious.

The avocado is one of the most valuable foods. Not only are avocados a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, which has recently been shown to offer significant protection against breast cancer, but it is also a very concentrated dietary source of the carotenoid lutein; it also contains measurable amounts of related carotenoids (zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) plus significant quantities of tocopherols (vitamin E). Avocado is an alkalinizing food, i.e., the mineral end products of metabolism have an alkalinizing effect in the blood and other bodily fluids. Because the vast majority of terminal cancer patients possess a very low body pH, an alkalinizing diet is the most healthful way of eating.

Use a spoon to scoop out avocado chunks and deposit them into a bowl.

Next, add some finely chopped red onion – a tablespoon per avocado.

Drizzle fresh lemon juice – enough to just touch all avocado chunks.

Use a fork to mash things up until you reach your desired consistency.

 

How to grow a sweet potato vine indoors

Sweet potatoes produce purplish-green leaves on quick growing vines. Growing indoors takes little effort with lots of sun and warmth. Grow indoors any time of the year. You can use a jar that has a wide mouth or any type of container that isn’t really large at the top. Insert toothpicks into the potato on all four sides at the center of the potato. The toothpicks are to support the potato on the jar or vase. Fill a jar or vase with water and place the end of the potato that is more tapered into the water. Now all you have to do is set the potato where it will get lots of sun and wait for it to grow. Normally within just days you’ll begin to notice shoots starting to grow from the potato. Within a week or so there should be roots growing down into the water and you should have more shoots growing up out of the potato. It’s a good idea to change the water about once per week, stale water might start attracting gnats or other insects. You can actually just keep the vine growing in water, but if you want you can transplant it into soil after about three weeks.

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