- Cancer Prevention with home remedies
herbs such as Garlic, Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Amla, Neem,
Triphala, Bacopa monnieri, and Gingko biloba have plenty
of useful antioxidants.
Garlic belonging to
the allium family of vegetables is an extremely important
natural resource to ensure optimal immunity and it
probably protect against stomach cancer and
in particular, decreases one’s chances of developing
colorectal cancer. Garlic increases
levels of important immune enhancing chemicals in
the body such as IL-2 and gamma-interferon and helps
reduce the immune-suppressive effects of medical chemotherapy
and ultraviolet radiation. It also helps
control the production of free radicals, which have
been strongly implicated as a cause of cancer. Raw
garlic is more effective than cooked garlic in killing
germs and enhancing immune functions.
Turmeric has anti-cancer properties and is known to
protect the body from developing cancers or even reversing
cancers. Lots of studies in the world have shown that
curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) is a
powerful anti-oxidant and can prevent cell damage
that leads to cancers.
following ten foods have been labeled 'super
foods' by the American Cancer Society because
of their cancer-fighting abilities and try to add these
foods in our daily diet whenever possible.
Berries (raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
Cold water fish (salmon, tuna)
Flax seed (use as a food additive or in bread)
Legumes (Go meatless at least once a week.)
Low-fat dairy products
Soy foods such as tofu (avoid soy foods if you have
Sweet potatoes/pumpkin/squash (rich in Vitamin A or
Walnuts (rich in Omega 3 fatty acids)
A healthy diet helps to maintain a strong immune system,
medication tolerance, maintenance of body weight, muscle
mass, overall energy and quality of life. An optimal
diet will reduce the risk of disease and strengthen
the body's defenses and natural healing power.
Prevention with Foods
Foods are important,
not only in preventing cancer, but also in improving
survival for those who already have cancer. Diet is
believed to be linked to the causes of one third of
all cancers. Numerous research studies have shown
that some types of cancer is much more common in populations
consuming diets rich in fatty foods, particularly
meat, and much less common in countries eating diets
rich in grains, vegetables, and fruits which strengthens
your immune system and helps knock out cancer cells.
Dark leafy green vegetables, such as kale and collard
greens and yellow and orange vegetables are rich in
beta carotene and important anti-oxidants. Carrots,
winter squash and sweet potatoes are also great for
healthy diet. Vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli,
kale, turnips, cauliflower, and etc. are also thought
to have anti-cancer properties.
Green Tea, Yellow, Orange, Red Fruits are potent source
of antioxidants and are thought to have protective
effects against all cancers and have been shown in
scientific studies to slow or stop breast cancer.
However it is better to avoid high sugar fruits like
bananas, mangoes, Tangerines, Cherries, Grapes, Pomegranates
etc in large quantities and use only infrequently.
Fruits Lowest in Sugar are Lemon or Lime, Rhubarb,
Raspberries, Blackberries, Cranberries and so on.
Nutritional factors are believed to be linked to other
one third of all cancers. Low intake of beta carotene
may be linked to cancers of the bladder, lung, larynx,
and oesophagus. Dietary fiber may help to protect
against cancers of colon, rectum, prostate, uterus
and breast. Experts recommend an average daily
fiber intake of 30 to 40 grams per day.
Alcohol increases cancer
risk. Even one drink per day can increase breast cancer
risk by more than 50 percent, compared to non-drinkers.
High intake of alcohol has been linked to increased
risks of cancers of mouth, throat, stomach and liver.
Smoking may be linked to cancers of the lung, mouth,
throat, pancreas, bladder, and cervix.
Avoid fried and fatty foods and foods with large amounts
of carbohydrates, like mashed potatoes. The highest
levels of fat consumption are also the ones with the
highest death rates from breast and colon cancer.
Animal fat is much more harmful than vegetable fat.
like brisk walking, no less than 5 days a week for
up to sixty minutes
can increase the blood flow in the body and allow
toxins to exit the body quicker, which reduces the
chances of tumors forming. Maintain a healthy body
weight. Numerous studies have shown that obesity appears
to increase the risk for some cancers.