Cancer, Nutrition & Diet
Cancer Prevention, Your Diet & Cellular Health
- This diet and lifestyle article addresses the connection between cancer, cellular health, and diet!
- Our previous cancer and cellular health article explored environmental conditions.
- Our next feature will explore the physiology and cellular health.
Multiple factors affect cellular health and the organ systems that make up the human body. By taking steps to maintain cellular health through control of harmful influences and ensuring beneficial inputs to the body, successful steps may be taken towards cancer prevention.
It has been said that eating is our most intimate connection with the natural world. That is, in fact, true. No matter how much attention we pay to our living environment, time in nature, or contact with other people, animals, or information, it is food that often has the most significant impact on our health.
Barring air and water pollution, it is, therefore, a fair comment that a diet with deficiencies, improper nutritional balancing, or contamination of our food is a top tier threat to our health.
Whatever we eat ends up in each cell and organ. The biochemical contents of what we eat largely determine if it will have a detrimental effect on our health or a beneficial impact on our health. Cancer is a disease at the cellular level with important biochemical and immune system components. Your body produces cancer cells daily. Foods with high nutrients, stimulants containing, and alkalinity levels may help to promote body conditions that are hostile to excessive cancer cell growth. Keep nutrient levels up and help reduce free radicals with antioxidant containing foods.
Whatever we eat ends up in each cell and organ. The biochemical contents of what we eat largely determine if it will have a detrimental effect on our health or a beneficial impact on our health.
To ensure sufficient nutritional intake for cellular health and the ability to fight inflammation and nutrient starvation, a sufficient quantity of lightly steamed and raw vegetables should form part of your diet. Cruciferous based vegetables such as kale or broccoli are helpful because of their high antioxidant content. Antioxidants are vital in limiting the proliferation of free radicals throughout the body. Whole fruits may be especially valuable, with their nutrient content, pectin, and fiber.
All too often, acid-forming or chemically destabilizing foods, including red meats, refined starches, certain additives throw off biochemistry. Read more about this topic in our human adaptations and alkaline diet articles! As a baseline, 80 percent of your diet should be alkaline-forming. A chief problem in many diets, even those thought to be healthy, is excessive sugar intake, while the wrong fats may prove harmful.
Food selection is clearly a crucial part of a cancer prevention-oriented diet. However, other body conditions and body ecology play a vital role in determining whether the nutritional value is optimized and toxic byproducts of digestion are minimized.
NATURAL HELP FOR PREVENTION
Probiotic imbalances, low enzyme activity, or lack of fiber in the diet may impede healthy digestion and cause toxins to build in the cells due to the inefficient elimination of waste. Bifidophilus contains friendly bacteria that could help balance intestinal flora with benefits to nutritional absorption and healthy digestion.
Protease Plus is a digestive enzyme-based plant formulation that may assist in supporting healthy digestion and discourage attacks on the immune system through macrophage stimulation. All herbs are alkaline, and plant product nutrients may go a long way in supporting healthy cellular processes.
Chlorophyll contains essential dietary nutrients in a concentrated form that may assist in cell function, while Alpha 3 CMP Marine Phytoplankton contains a range of bioavailable nutrients. Dr. Michael Lam has published information that examines studies on the potential use of Artemisinin, sometimes known as Wormwood, which may have potential anti-cancer properties. Further research into the potential of these compounds for use in conjunction with dietary cancer prevention approaches is definitely justified.
Addressing the more physical aspects of digestion, E-Tea is a traditional Ojibwa recipe that was discovered by American nurse Rene Casse. Psyllium Hulls may absorb acids and toxins out of the intestinal tract to prevent reabsorption. Slippery Elm helps support nutrient absorption and may be recommended for minor intestinal irritation and cleansing.
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This article is intended for educational purposes and the information contained within is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease or health problem. Please seek appropriate medical attention for any health complaints. We cannot take responsibility for your health care decisions. Our intent is only to offer health information to help you with your search for better health.
Very educative. It means that the choice of what we eat can either make or break our health. Thank you for the information.