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7 Inspirational Stories from cancer-free people using Cannabis Oil

Given that currently, 39.6% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, cancers affects nearly everyone. Chances are, someone close to you has battled cancer.


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Oncologists, more than doctors in any other discipline within medicine, support the option of recommending cannabis as part of a treatment program for patients suffering from cancer. However, while the positive effects of using cannabis to alleviate cancer symptoms have been well documented, the U.S. government continues to classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug — high potential for abuse and no known medical use.

Even so, there are people that have been successfully cured from cancer with cannabis oil.

 

What Is Cannabis Oil?

Cannabis oil is an extract made by mixing cannabis flowers with a solvent such as ethanol, naphtha, petroleum, or butane. The extraction process removes the plant matter and leaves behind a sticky, oily substance that contains a high concentration of active compounds.

Cannabis oil is mainly taken orally as a medicine for various conditions. When taken alone, the oil is usually administered to the patient using an oral syringe or dropper. However, cannabis oil can also be taken along with food or made into edibles.

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A common mistake that many people make is assuming that cannabis oil is just a single product. In fact, the term cannabis oil is commonly used to refer to a variety of different products. However, all cannabis oils seem to fall under two main categories: high-THC oils and high-CBD oils.

Cannabis oils that contain high levels of THC are perhaps the most recognized among medical patients. These oils include Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) and the famous Rick Simpson oil (RSO). While THC oils can be found in many dispensaries, patients often choose to make their own at home by following various recipes that are available online.

 

Inspirational Stories

As we mentioned above, after several decades of stigma and criminalization, the image of cannabis is finally being reconsidered. Myths and prejudices are now giving way to the recognition of this ancient plant’s incredible medicinal properties. Indeed, if we had to make a full list of the positive effects marijuana has on one’s mental and physical health, that would be a huge one. If you don’t believe in us, make your decision after reading these amazing stories of survival thanks to the use of cannabis oil. It’s true, this miracle herb has saved the lives of many people!

 

 #1- Rick Simpson

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In 2003, Rick Simpson discovered three suspicious spots on his face and neck and was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. Rick’s decision was to apply cannabis oil to his skin cancer. He applied his cannabis oil to some bandages and put them on the skin cancer.  After 4 days of waiting he decided it was time to see if anything had happened under the bandages.  To Ricks surprise the cancer was gone.  His cannabis oil had cured his cancer.

Rick recounted his story to the Serbian magazine Telegraph. He began his story: “It was 2002. The doctors had given up on me because I’d had more than one unsuccessful operation on three pigmented lesions on my face’s skin. As soon as these were removed, they would reappear even more infected! Since I had been studying plants as a hobby for years, one day as I was looking at my wounds in the mirror, I remembered a study from the University of Virginia that said that THC, an active component of cannabis could cure cancer. I took some cannabis oil I had prepared beforehand from the cabinet and dripped a few drops directly on the wound.”

“After four days I removed the bandages and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The wound was no longer there, and my skin was regenerated! I immediately started talking to people about how I had cured skin cancer with cannabis oil… Everyone laughed at me, but then eleven and a half years have passed, and the cancer still hasn’t returned.”

In 2008 a filmmaker named Christian Laurette released the first free documentary on YouTube sharing Rick’s story. The documentary is titled “Run From the Cure“.  If you haven’t watched it… you should! This documentary has been viewed millions of times worldwide and has helped millions of people. Now, Rick has wrote two books, “Phoenix Tears: The Rick Simpson Story” and “Phoenix Tears, Rick Simpson Oil, Nature’s Answer For Cancer”.

#2- Mike Cutler

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Mike Cutler, was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in 2009. After losing consciousness at work, Mike was taken to the hospital for a complete workup. What they discovered was the worst news he could have heard. His doctor eventually obtained a CT scan which showed extensive hepatocellular (liver) cancer. Due to the widespread involvement of the cancer he was given only three months to live.

Mike’s doctors called him lucky since he was a candidate for a liver transplant which can be a cure. He received a new liver in November of 2009. For over two years after the transplant Mike was doing well but, by 2012 his cancer had returned. As is often the case, his “new” liver cancer was much more aggressive.

Mr Cutler received numerous bouts of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in a futile attempt to stop the relentless advance of his cancer. Finally, the hospital admitted defeat and sent Mike home to die. He was given a bag full of one litre bottles of morphine tincture and tablets of extended release morphine, Zomorph 30 mg for pain, lots of pain.

From Dying to Living

At home he was miserable with severe, unrelenting abdominal pain. In addition, he had to deal with the loss of his “top set of teeth” from the toxic effects of chemotherapy. Moreover, the chemo had injured his pancreas and he eventually developed type I diabetes. Because of the chemo he had to take insulin for the rest of his life. In a interview, mr. Cutler said:

“They’re-cut my 25″ scar to insert a mesh to hold my stomach together, which in turn caused trauma to my nerve endings. How has it affected my life? These last couple of years have been a constant extreme pain, caused me to be bed ridden, I needed help to dress, bathe and undress. Finding out I could die was terrible. All I had in those dark days was my laptop, and that’s when I began searching for something else that could help me – I couldn’t accept I was going to die.”

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Desperate to survive, he began to look online – and found a YouTube video (Run From the Cure), which described the use of cannabis oil as a cure. He claims that just three days after taking the class B drug, his excruciating pain disappeared.

In 2014, the grandfather-of-nine went for a biopsy at the Royal Free Hospital in London. To his relief, doctors told him the new cancerous cells had vanished. A spokeswoman for the Royal Free Hospital confirmed Mr Cutler had not received any cancer treatment since his transplant in November 2009.

 

#3- Darren Millers

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Darren Miller was 50 years old when he was told he had (at most) 1 year to live due to inoperable lung and pericardial sac cancer and that was when he immediately began chemotherapy. Not long after the bad news, Darren and his wife Amy spoke with Mark Pederson, co-founder of the ECS Therapy Center in Peoria, and Rick Simpson” regarding medical cannabis for treating cancer.

Darren decided to try the holistic route, after the chemo left him feeling dazed and confused. He obtained a legal medical cannabis card in his state and within 24 hours of use. In an interview, Darren said that his mouth sores were vanished completely, while he had no idea what the state of his tumors were.

By combining chemo treatments with medical cannabis, Darren was able, within just six months, to get his cancer under control and his blood work showed normal counts for the first time in years.

Darren told reporters, “…Today, which is seven months later, they tell me I am completely cancer-free–not remission. I’ve cured my cancer. Now, am I giving credit to the cannabis oil? Absolutely. Am I giving credit to chemo? I would have to say yes, too. I did both…”

Miller plans to take a small dose of cannabis oil each day for the rest of his life to keep the lung cancer from returning or taking hold in other parts of his body.

 

#4- Dennis Hill

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Dennis was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer in February 2010, when six biopsies revealed cancerous regions with high Gleason scores, a measure of aggressiveness. Although his urologist made an appointment to start radiation, Dennis declined in favor of cannabis extract therapy, which he learned was a potentially viable option.

In 2013, on the website www.cureyourowncancer.org, Dennis wrote his history and said: “Three years ago, after a prostate biopsy, I was given the diagnosis of aggressive Stage III adenocarcinoma. I didn’t know what to do. The urologist made appointments for me to start radiation, and maybe chemo. Then a friend told me that cannabis cures cancer. It just so happened that the first human trials of cannabis treatment of astrocytomas (inoperable brain cancer), were published with encouraging results.

So I decided; rather than die from the medical treatment, I would do the cannabis cure. Now… where to get some. There was no dispensary in the area, but a friend made me cannabis butter, so I took that, up to tolerance. In three months the primary cancer was gone, only minor metastatic lesions were left. At that point I found a supplier for Rick Simpson’s oil and killed off the metastases in the next three months. Now I just take a maintenance dose of locally produced hash oil that is 1:1 THC:CBD with about a 30% potency. This will certainly keep me clear of cancer, anywhere, for ever.”

Remission and Recovery from Cancer

After only three months, the main tumor was gone, but a few metastatic lesions remained. In another three months, all traces of cancer were gone.

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In an interview Dennis explain how the whole six months treatment that evolved from cannabis butter to whole plant hash oil created no interruptions with his daily life. He is a former track scholarship athlete at the University of Houston, and he runs two miles every morning, which he continued all through his high dosage cannabis treatment. He also never missed a day of work at either of his two jobs during that time.

He said he actually enjoyed the treatment. He took two doses daily, before work was a smaller dose and after work a heavier dose.

 

 #5- David Triplett

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David Triplett had skin cancer on his nose that was treated and then came back. His doctor recommended chemotherapy cream, but he did Cannabis Oil some research online and found out about cannabis oil. He decided to give it a try and record what happened. The pictures he took over the course of his treatment show small dark spots on his nose growing and then disappearing.

In his documentary “Cured Too: A Cancer Story“, he said about his recovery that: “I used the oil for three to four weeks before I saw any results, and then the results were dramatic,” he testifies in the documentary. “Not only was the oil healing my nose, but it was bringing cancer to the surface that I didn’t even know was there.”

Also, the documentary gives instructions for treating skin lesions with cannabis oil and shows the healing process of several skin-cancer patients.

#6- Trevor Smith

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Trevor Smith was 52 when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. His urologist recommended chemotherapy, radiation and surgery which would remove his bladder and prostate. Before committing to that course of action, Smith and his wife Carole looked into alternative treatments.

He changed his diet, began taking natural supplements and eventually tried cannabis oil. His condition improved and he opted to not have chemo, radiation or surgery. As of February 2014, two years after the initial diagnosis, Smith has had two consecutive cystoscopies that have shown him to be cancer free.

Trevor’s wife Carol Smith, wrote on the website  www.cureyourowncancer.org,  she said that  about how was the battle of Trevor during his disease and also, how difficult was to find the cannabis oil: “The conventional Dr’s gave my husband 18 months to 2 years to live if we did not do the surgery and the chemo. We did none of them, only natural healing with vitamins diet and lifestyle change and cannabis oil. I first saw “Run From the Cure” in November 2011 but it took me until April of 2012 to find the oil. It has been hard work for me as a carer and wife and I never stopped my research for 1 day in the last 19 months but today I can say 19 months after my husband’s first diagnosis he is cancer free and still has his bladder intact. He has been cancer free now for the last two cystoscopies, so five months Cancer free in February 2014 he has no metastasis to other organs.”

 

A New Lifestyle

About Trevor lifestyle now, Carol says that: “My husband completely changed the way he eats, he has no dairy or sugar, no white flour or white potatoes, he has mainly a plant based diet with a little fish or chicken and no processed food, pastries meats cheeses etc, he had Essiac, he had mega doses of vitamin C and D3, vitamin B17, K2, detox powder’s initially, then he had DHEA to build his immune system back so that his body could heal itself, then a year after doing all of this, we found cannabis oil and added that to all we had done, he did 90 days on the cannabis oil and then maintenance dose of rice grain size two or 3 times weekly. It has been hard for 18 months but it is a success story which we will continue to tell the world about.”

 

#7- Shona Banda

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Shona Banda may not have battled Cancer, but her eight year war with Crohn’s disease had her bedridden most of the time and walking with a cane. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease around 2004. She underwent several surgeries and was put on several pharmaceuticals, but her condition worsened progressively until she was considered terminal. She was bedridden and the food she managed to eat didn’t provide nutrition.

She began suffering from cachexia, a wasting away that accompanies chronic disease. She was waiting to die. Her viewing of Rick Simpson’s “Run from the Cure” video documentary inspired Shona, until she realized she had no way to get enough cannabis plant with THC to make the featured cannabis oil that had healed many Nova Scotians of not only cancer but several other maladies that were “incurable”. She lives in Kansas, not even a medical marijuana kind of state.

Shona was inhaling small amounts of marijuana from a vaporizer to help reduce her pain and increase her appetite. Vaporizing is less irritating to the lungs and throat and produces less tell-tale pot aromas. Her husband pointed out that the marijuana vapor residue inside the glass globe cover looked like cannabis oil. Shona started scraping it out and putting it into capsules for consumption three times daily.

The Results

After a very few days Shona could walk without a cane. Soon she began eating and sleeping better and putting on weight. It wasn’t long before she completely gave up all her pharmaceuticals. Now she is very healthy and active. Her journal of this journey became a published book, titled Live Free or Die.

She was asked about her recovery, and she said: “I’m not in my death bed. I’m working for the first time in 4 years, I was not able to work. I’m hiking, I’m swimming, I’m able to play with my kids, I’m able to do things. I’m so busy now it’s not even funny.”

 

 Final Thoughts

As you can see all of these testimonials conclude that the pharmaceutical industry provides us with treatments, but not cures.  So when there is something that might give you the opportunity to become healthy again, getting you rid of cancer or some other terrible illness, why wouldn’t you give it a shot?

Testimonials are the proof that you can cure cancer and many other diseases, just by changing your lifestyle and using alternatives cancer treatments. The choice is yours! Cure yourself and enjoy your life.

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Key Takeaways

  • Oncologists, more than doctors in any other discipline within medicine, support the option of recommending cannabis as part of a treatment program for patients suffering from cancer.
  • However, while the positive effects of using cannabis to alleviate cancer symptoms have been well documented, the U.S. government continues to classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug — high potential for abuse and no known medical use. (source)

What Is Cannabis Oil?

  • Cannabis oil is an extract made by mixing cannabis flowers with a solvent such as ethanol, naphtha, petroleum, or butane. The extraction process removes the plant matter and leaves behind a sticky, oily substance that contains a high concentration of active compounds.
  • Cannabis oil is mainly taken orally as a medicine for various conditions. When taken alone, the oil is usually administered to the patient using an oral syringe or dropper. However, cannabis oil can also be taken along with food or made into edibles.
  • A common mistake that many people make is assuming that cannabis oil is just a single product. In fact, the term cannabis oil is commonly used to refer to a variety of different products.
  • However, all cannabis oils seem to fall under two main categories: high-THC oils and high-CBD oils.
  • Cannabis oils that contain high levels of THC are perhaps the most recognized among medical patients. These oils include Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) and the famous Rick Simpson oil (RSO). While THC oils can be found in many dispensaries, patients often choose to make their own at home by following various recipes that are available online.

Inspirational Stories

  • As we mentioned above, after several decades of stigma and criminalization, the image of cannabis is finally being reconsidered.
  • Myths and prejudices are now giving way to the recognition of this ancient plant’s incredible medicinal properties. If you don’t believe in us, make your decision after reading these amazing stories of survival thanks to the use of cannabis oil. It’s true, this miracle herb has saved the lives of many people!

#1- Rick Simpson

  • In 2003, Rick Simpson discovered three suspicious spots on his face and neck and was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. Rick’s decision was to apply cannabis oil to his skin cancer. He applied his cannabis oil to some bandages and put them on the skin cancer.  
  • After 4 days of waiting he decided it was time to see if anything had happened under the bandages. To Ricks surprise the cancer was gone.  His cannabis oil had cured his cancer.
  • Now, Rick has wrote two books, “Phoenix Tears: The Rick Simpson Story” and “Phoenix Tears, Rick Simpson Oil, Nature’s Answer For Cancer”. (source)
  • In 2008 a filmmaker named Christian Laurette released the first free documentary on YouTube sharing Rick’s story. The documentary is titled “Run From the Cure”.  (source)

#2- Mike Cutler

  • Mike Cutler, was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in 2009. After losing consciousness at work, Mike was taken to the hospital for a complete workup. What they discovered was the worst news he could have heard.
  • His doctor eventually obtained a CT scan which showed extensive hepatocellular (liver) cancer. Due to the widespread involvement of the cancer he was given only three months to live.
  • Mike’s doctors called him lucky since he was a candidate for a liver transplant which can be a cure. He received a new liver in November of 2009. For over two years after the transplant Mike was doing well but, by 2012 his cancer had returned. As is often the case, his “new” liver cancer was much more aggressive.
  • Mr Cutler received numerous bouts of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in a futile attempt to stop the relentless advance of his cancer. Finally, the hospital admitted defeat and sent Mike home to die. He was given a bag full of one litre bottles of morphine tincture and tablets of extended release morphine, Zomorph 30 mg for pain, lots of pain.

From Dying to Living

  • Desperate to survive, he began to look online – and found a YouTube video (Run From The Cure), which described the use of cannabis oil as a cure. He claims that just three days after taking the class B drug, his excruciating pain disappeared.
  • In 2014, the grandfather-of-nine went for a biopsy at the Royal Free Hospital in London. To his relief, doctors told him the new cancerous cells had vanished. A spokeswoman for the Royal Free Hospital confirmed Mr Cutler had not received any cancer treatment since his transplant in November 2009.

#3- Darren Millers

  • Darren Miller was 50 years old when he was told he had (at most) 1 year to live due to inoperable lung and pericardial sac cancer. And that was if he immediately began chemotherapy.
  • Not long after the bad news, Darren and his wife Amy spoke with Mark Pederson, co-founder of the ECS Therapy Center in Peoria, and Rick Simpson, author of “Phoenix Tears: The Rick Simpson Story,” regarding medical cannabis for treating cancer.
  • Darren decided to try the holistic route, after the chemo left him feeling dazed and confused. He obtained a legal medical cannabis card in his state and within 24 hours of use. In an interview, darren said that his mouth sores was vanished completely, while he had no idea what the state of his tumors were.
  • By combining chemo treatments with medical cannabis, Darren was able, within just six months, to get his cancer under control and his blood work showed normal counts for the first time in years.

#4- Dennis Hill

  • Dennis was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer in February 2010, when six biopsies revealed cancerous regions with high Gleason scores, a measure of aggressiveness. Although his urologist made an appointment to start radiation, Dennis declined in favor of cannabis extract therapy, which he learned was a potentially viable option.
  • After only three months, the main tumor was gone, but a few metastatic lesions remained. In another three months, all traces of cancer were gone.In an interview dennis explain how the whole six month treatment that evolved from cannabis butter to whole plant hash oil created no interruptions with his daily life.
  • He said he actually enjoyed the treatment. He took two doses daily, before work was a smaller dose and after work a heavier dose.

#5- David Triplett

  • David Triplett had skin cancer on his nose that was treated and then came back. His doctor recommended chemotherapy cream, but he did Cannabis Oil some research online and found out about cannabis oil. He decided to give it a try and record what happened. The pictures he took over the course of his treatment show small dark spots on his nose growing and then disappearing.
  • In his documentary “Cured Too: A Cancer Story“, he said about his recovery that: “I used the oil for three to four weeks before I saw any results, and then the results were dramatic,” he testifies in the documentary. “Not only was the oil healing my nose, but it was bringing cancer to the surface that I didn’t even know was there.”
  • Also, the documentary gives instructions for treating skin lesions with cannabis oil and shows the healing process of several skin-cancer patients. (see the full documentary)

#6- Trevor Smith

  • Trevor Smith was 52 when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. His urologist recommended chemotherapy, radiation and surgery which would remove his bladder and prostate. Before committing to that course of action, Smith and his wife Carole looked into alternative treatments.
  • He changed his diet, began taking natural supplements, and eventually tried cannabis oil. His condition improved and he opted to not have chemo, radiation or surgery. As of February 2014, two years after the initial diagnosis, Smith has had two consecutive cystoscopies that have shown him to be cancer free.

#7- Shona Banda

  • Shona Banda may not have battled Cancer, but her eight year war with Crohn’s disease had her bedridden most of the time and walking with a cane. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease around 2004.
  • She underwent several surgeries and was put on several pharmaceuticals, but her condition worsened progressively until she was considered terminal. Her viewing of Rick Simpson’s “Run from the Cure” video documentary inspired Shona.
  • Shona was inhaling small amounts of marijuana from a vaporizer to help reduce her pain and increase her appetite. Vaporizing is less irritating to the lungs and throat and produces less tell-tale pot aromas. Shona started scraping it out and putting it into capsules for consumption three times daily.

The Results

  • After a very few days Shona could walk without a cane. Soon she began eating and sleeping better and putting on weight. It wasn’t long before she completely gave up all her pharmaceuticals. Now she is very healthy and active. Her journal of this journey became a published book, titled Live Free or Die.

 

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Does Your Doctor Really Know How To Heal Your Cancer? The Reality May Be Hard To Handle

There’s a chronic health problem in our country that we have to address head on.  

That problem is…

The lack of holistic or “whole-body” understanding throughout the mainstream medical community about how our bodies, our nutrition and our minds work together naturally to heal disease… especially cancer.

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In fact, nutrition is not even taught in most medical schools!  You can become a certified medical doctor today without having an ounce of knowledge about nutrition.

It’s NOT their fault, the establishment plays by their own set of rules. They need doctors who will keep prescribing pills, surgery, radiation, chemo and more to maintain the status quo.

To make matters worse, the landscape and understanding we have about our human bodies is going through a massive shift!

But things are moving remarkably fast in the world of natural health!

We’re breaking barriers and understanding on a molecular level so much more about how our bodies manage to keep us alive and thriving.

New ideas in epigenetics, nutritional ketosis and light and sound therapies for treating cancer and other modern diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer’s are happening every minute of every day across the country and the globe.

Natural health warriors lead the way with “in your face” ideas that go far outside the mainstream… but some of the most interesting “breakthroughs” are coming as we begin to really examine our human ancestors.

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A new breed of researchers, scientists and doctors are digging deep into our past to better understand how natural medicine has healed humans for centuries and even millennia.

Humans survived and even thrived using only what nature had to provide, and we’re learning every day just how powerful and effective some of those ancient remedies can be.

“Useless” plants, herbs and weeds discarded over time are proving to have more potential than we ever thought possible.

And there’s a place where all these fantastic new ideas and amazing re-discoveries are coming together for an event like none other.

The Truth About Cancer LIVE

The Truth About Cancer LIVE is a 3-day event featuring 36 of the world’s leading experts in alternative health and medicine.

These brilliant minds will be sharing their latest – straight from the front lines information with you…

All streamed live into your living room for three action packed days, starting on October 5th!

If you or a loved one is suffering from cancer, this information could very well save their lives.

 

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6 Amazing Reasons to Never Eat an M&M Ever Again

If we said “They melt in your mouth, not in your hand”; chances are most people would know what candy we’re referring to. The chocolate covered morsels are a tempting treat for sure, found on grocery stores, check-outs and movie theaters everywhere.

They may be delicious, but are they worth the risk of eating them? These indulgent chocolate treats aren’t worth the negative impact they may have on your health. Scores of people have chosen to sign a petition that urges the manufacturer of M&M’s to use a portion of their almost $30 million earnings to improve the safety of their product.

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What are M&M’s?

M&M’s are a staple product in the candy industry. They were one of the first of their kind, and their unique design prevents the chocolate from melting during long trips; making them popular for use in trail mix. In fact, they were originally made for soldiers during the 1940’s; so that they could enjoy a sweet treat without having it lose its shape throughout the day.

Although the story of M&M’s is fascinating; this should not distract from the fact that they are still using cancer-causing chemicals in their food, even to this day. It comes as a surprise, considering many of the most popular food manufacturers are replacing the toxic ingredients they previously used with safer; more natural ones.

Are M&M’s Healthy?

No one expects any candy or chocolate bar to have very high ratings on the health scale, but there’s more to the story when it comes to this specific brand. In fact, M&M’s have had a long history of using questionable ingredients in their chocolate.

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Every package of M&M contain: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Cocoa Butter, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Artificial Flavor), Sugar, Cornstarch, Less Than 1% –Corn Syrup, Dextrin,Coloring (Includes Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 6), Gum Acacia.

Reasons to Never Eat an M&M Ever Again

It is not simply one ingredient in M&M’s that has the potential for negative consequences. There are actually numerous ingredients that are considered questionable in terms of health. Here there is a list of 6 reasons to never eat an M&M ever again:

1- The health factor

Okay, you probably didn’t expect chocolate candy to be healthy. While organic chocolate or raw cacao are actually a healthy treat for you, the factor in the candy coating and any of the fillings are very bad. When you consider peanut butter, pretzels, peanuts, almond, mint and dark chocolate, you have a tiny treat loaded with sugar and calories.

The 2013-2014 Journal of Clinical Investigation released the results of an in vitro study that analyzed the results of increased sugar uptake and oncogenesis (cancer creation). The results demonstrated that increased glucose uptake had a direct and positive correlation to the early phases of cancer cell production.

Moreover, a prospective study published in 2006 found that high consumption of sugar and high-sugar foods were linked to a greater risk of pancreatic cancer, and a different study showed similar results for breast cancer patients.  Also, a 2012 study from the National Cancer Institute, researchers followed 435,674 men and women for more than seven years and found that people who consumed more added sugar had higher rates of esophageal adenocarcinoma, small intestine cancer, and cancer in the lining of the lungs.

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Soy lecithin is one of the most ubiquitous additives in our food supply. It’s used primarily as an emulsifier, and you can find it in everything from salad dressing to tea bags. Paleo dieters avoid the brunt of it by eliminating most processed foods, but it almost always pops up in chocolate (like M&M) and often appears in supplements.

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In 2007, the GMO Compass reported that soy lecithin, like many food products in American supermarkets, contained genetically modified soy. Genetically modified, or GM, foods are biotechnically changed to increase yields and resistance to herbicides and insects. Some health-food advocates and scientists have concerns with the potential long-term impact from eating genetically modified food. For example, a study published in the “Journal of Applied Toxicology” discovered that mice fed GMO soybean developed a decrease in pancreatic function. Although the nutrition of the soy was not altered, the study showed that as few as five days of feeding GM food caused pancreatic cellular changes, which were reversed after 30 days of non-GM foods.

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Back in 1976, Red Dye #2 was banned from the use of food after being discovered to be carcinogenic. This was the key food color used to in M&M’s colorful snacks. But, when the dye was reintroduced (at the form of Red Dye #40) into food products in 1983, M&M jumped right back into its use, much to the dismay of their consumers.

Red #40 is a certified color that comes from petroleum distillates or coal tars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates that it has to be listed by name on food and product labels. Additives that don’t need to be specified on labels are called “exempt.” These colorings are made from plant, animal, or mineral sources.

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According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Red 40 and other AFCs can cause allergic reactions in some people. Research shows they can also cause hyperactivity in children and immune system tumors in mice. Red 40 contains p-Cresidine, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says is “reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen.

One study found that Red 40 lowers reproductive success in rats. It also reduced parental and offspring weight, decreased brain weight, and lowered chances for survival in newborn rats. The authors said the colorant showed evidence of physical and behavioral toxicity in developing rats that consumed Red 40 as 10 percent of their diet. The Environmental Working Group lists the overall hazard level for Red 40 as low. Other entities claim it is highly toxic, most importantly because people are unaware of how much they are exposed to it.

 

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Blue No. 1 or Brilliant Blue, is a water-soluble coloring used in many baked goods, beverages, dessert powders, candies, cereals, drugs, and other products. Blue 1 received FDA approval for general use in foods and ingested drugs in 1969. In 1982, the FDA permanently approved the color for use in externally applied drugs and general use in cosmetics excluding the area of the eye.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest published “Food Dyes: a Rainbow of Risks”. According to this paper, in 2009, Rowland performed a chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity study on Blue 1 in 48 males/group and 50 females/group of ASH/CS1 mice. The mice were administered 0, 0.015, 0.15, or 1.5% Blue 1 in their diets for only 80 weeks. Seven out of the surviving 30 male mice in the 0.15% group had kidney tumors compared to only 1 kidney tumor in the 44 surviving controls. The increase in kidney tumor rates was statistically significant (p<0.05). However, no dose-response relationship was said to be found, diminishing, but not eliminating, concern about carcinogenicity (data on the 1.5% group were not provided).

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This study, which was conducted by the British Industrial Biological Research Association, a now-defunct industry-sponsored organization, was reviewed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and published in abstract form in an IARC monograph, but for unknown reasons the full study was never published.

In September 2007, a study reported by D. McCann and colleagues in the journal “The Lancet” linked artificial colorings, including Blue No. 2, to hyperactivity. Nearly 300 children in the study were given a beverage with artificial colors and a preservative. Drinking the beverage resulted in increased hyperactivity in the children, which the researchers attributed to the artificial coloring or the preservative or both. As a result, one candy company, Nestlé-Rowntree, stopped selling one of its candies with a blue shell until it replaced the artificial color with a new blue color made from spirulina, a blue-green algae.

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Yellow dye #6 is a sulfonated version of Sudan I, a possible carcinogen which is frequently present in it as an impurity. Sunset Yellow itself may be responsible for causing an allergic reaction, resulting in various symptoms, including gastric upset, diarrhea, vomiting, nettle rash (urticaria), swelling of the skin (angioedema) and migraines. The coloring has also been linked to hyperactivity in young children.

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A study conducted by the Department of Biology of Atlanta University found that Tartrazine (Yellow #5) induce chromosomal aberrations in mammalian cells. In the study Sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) and chromosomal aberrations induced by curcumin (a natural dye) and tartrazine (a synthetic dye) were studied on bone marrow cells of mice and rats following acute and chronic exposure via the diet. Except for two low concentrations in the curcumin and one low concentration in the tartrazine treated series a significant increase in SCEs was observed in all the concentrations of the two dyes tested. Except for two high concentrations during the 9 months treatment no significant increase in chromosomal aberrations was observed in the curcumin treated series, whereas tartrazine showed a significant increase in chromosomal aberrations in some of the higher concentrations in all the series tested. The results indicate that tartrazine is more clastogenic than curcumin.

 

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According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, most high fructose corn syrups contain either 42 percent or 55 percent fructose. The rest of the HFCS is glucose and water. HFCS 42 is typically what’s used in cereals, processed foods, baked goods and some beverages. HFCS 55 is used mainly in soft drinks. However, some HFCS contains up to 90 percent fructose.

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A research from 2010 published by the American Association for Cancer Research found that the fructose in HFCS promotes cancer growth, specifically pancreatic cancer. This study actually found that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose and induce rapid reproduction of pancreatic cancer cells. Researchers also found that fructose and glucose metabolism are very different, with fructose causing more negative health reactions than glucose.

On the other hand, multiple studies have found alarming amounts of mercury in products containing high fructose corn syrup, which can contribute to dangerous mercury poisoning. A study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy found mercury in about a third of 55 popular brand name food and beverage products. These common products all had HFCS as the first or second highest labeled ingredients. Brands behind the products tested included Kraft, Quaker, Hershey’s and Smucker’s.

The Artificial dyes in M&M Today

In 2013,  a mother of two from Jamestown, New York, made  a petition in Change.org asking Mars, the maker of M&M’s candies, to stop coloring its products with petroleum-based artificial food dyes. Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Renee Shutters, the petition underscores the connection between artificial dyes and hyperactivity in children.

Two years later, Mars Inc. announced plans to get rid of all artificial colors from all of its human food products. The change will affect over 50 Mars-owned brands including M&M’s, Skittles, Wrigley’s gum, Snickers, and Twix. However, this change will take at least 5 years!

“Replacing artificial colors across all our products is a complex task. We expect it will take about five years to develop the full range of alternatives that guarantee the integrity and great taste of the products you know and love; and to go through the process of obtaining regulatory approval for all new ingredients in development.”

Although the company decided to eliminate the artificial colorings of the M&M, it will take 5 years to eliminate them completely from all the stores in the world. So the risk and damage to health, are still there, in each of those M&M candy.

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Key Takeaways

  • They may be delicious, but are they worth the risk of eating them? These indulgent chocolate treats are worth the negative impact they may have on your health.
  • Scores of people have chosen to sign a petition that urges the manufacturer of M&M’s to use a portion of their almost $30 million earnings to improve the safety of their product.

What are M&M’s?

  • M&M’s are a staple product in the candy industry. They were one of the first of their kind, and their unique design prevents the chocolate from melting during long trips, making them popular for use in trail mix.
  • In fact, they were originally made for soldiers during the 1940’s so that they could enjoy a sweet treat without having it lose its shape throughout the day.
  • Although the history of M&M’s is fascinating, this should not distract from the fact that they are still using cancer-causing chemicals in their food, even to this day.

Are M&M’s Healthy?

  • Of course, no one expects any candy or chocolate bar to have very high ratings on the health scale, but there’s more to the story when it comes to this specific brand. In fact, M&M’s have had a long history of using questionable ingredients in their chocolate.
  • Every package of M&M contain: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Cocoa Butter, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Artificial Flavor), Sugar, Cornstarch, Less Than 1% –Corn Syrup, Dextrin,Coloring (Includes Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 6), Gum Acacia.

Reasons to Never Eat an M&M Ever Again

1- The health factor

  • The 2013-2014 Journal of Clinical Investigation released the results of an in vitro study that analyzed the results of increased sugar uptake and oncogenesis (cancer creation). The results demonstrated that increased glucose uptake had a direct and positive correlation to the early phases of cancer cell production. (see full study)
  • A prospective study published in 2006 found that high consumption of sugar and high-sugar foods were linked to a greater risk of pancreatic cancer; and a different study showed similar results for breast cancer patients. (study #1, study #2)
  • A 2012 study from the National Cancer Institute; researchers followed 435,674 men and women for more than seven years and found that people who consumed more added sugar had higher rates of esophageal adenocarcinoma, small intestine cancer, and cancer in the lining of the lungs. (see full study)

2- Soy Lecithin

  • In 2007, the GMO Compass reported that soy lecithin, like many food products in American supermarkets, contained genetically modified soy. Genetically modified, or GM, foods are biotechnically changed to increase yields and resistance to herbicides and insects. Some health-food advocates and scientists have concerns with the potential long-term impact from eating genetically modified food.
  • A study published in the “Journal of Applied Toxicology” discovered that mice fed GMO soybean developed a decrease in pancreatic function. Although the nutrition of the soy was not altered, the study showed that as few as five days of feeding GM food caused pancreatic cellular changes, which were reversed after 30 days of non-GM foods. (see full study)

3-  Red Dye #2/40

  • Back in 1976, Red Dye #2 was banned from the use of food after being discovered to be carcinogenic. This was the key food color used to in M&M’s colorful snacks. But, when the dye was reintroduced (at the form of Red Dye #40) into food products in 1983, M&M jumped right back into its use, much to the dismay of their consumers.
  • Red #40 is a certified color that comes from petroleum distillates or coal tars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates that it has to be listed by name on food and product labels. Additives that don’t need to be specified on labels are called “exempt.” These colorings are made from plant, animal, or mineral sources.
  • According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Red 40 and other AFCs can cause allergic reactions in some people. Research shows they can also cause hyperactivity in children and immune system tumors in mice. (see full study)
  • One study found that Red 40 lowers reproductive success in rats. It also reduced parental and offspring weight, decreased brain weight, and lowered chances for survival in newborn rats. (see full study)

4- Blue Dye #1

  • The Center for Science in the Public Interest published “Food Dyes: a Rainbow of Risks”. According to this paper, in 2009, Rowland performed a chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity study on Blue 1 in 48 males/group and 50 females/group of ASH/CS1 mice. The mice were administered 0, 0.015, 0.15, or 1.5% Blue 1 in their diets for only 80 weeks. Seven out of the surviving 30 male mice in the 0.15% group had kidney tumors compared to only 1 kidney tumor in the 44 surviving controls.
  • This study, which was conducted by the British Industrial Biological Research Association; a now-defunct industry-sponsored organization; was reviewed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and published in abstract form in an IARC monograph, but for unknown reasons the full study was never published. (source)
  • In September 2007, a study reported by D. McCann and colleagues in the journal “The Lancet” linked artificial colorings, including Blue No. 2, to hyperactivity. Nearly 300 children in the study were given a beverage with artificial colors and a preservative. Drinking the beverage resulted in increased hyperactivity in the children, which the researchers attributed to the artificial coloring or the preservative or both. (see full study)

5- Yellow Dye #5/6

  • Yellow dye #6 is a sulfonated version of Sudan I, a possible carcinogen which is frequently present in it as an impurity. Sunset Yellow itself may be responsible for causing an allergic reaction, resulting in various symptoms; including gastric upset, diarrhea, vomiting, nettle rash (urticaria), swelling of the skin (angioedema) and migraines. The coloring has also been linked to hyperactivity in young children.
  • A study conducted by the Department of Biology of Atlanta University found; that Tartrazine (Yellow #5) induce chromosomal aberrations in mammalian cells. In the study Sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) and chromosomal aberrations induced by curcumin (a natural dye) and tartrazine (a synthetic dye); were studied on bone marrow cells of mice and rats following acute and chronic exposure via the diet. Except for two high concentrations during the 9 months treatment no significant increase in chromosomal aberrations was observed in the curcumin treated series; whereas tartrazine showed a significant increase in chromosomal aberrations. (see full study)

6- High Fructose Corn Syrup

  • A research from 2010 published by the American Association for Cancer Research found; that the fructose in HFCS promotes cancer growth, specifically pancreatic cancer. This study actually found that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose and induce rapid reproduction of pancreatic cancer cells. Researchers also found that fructose and glucose metabolism are very different, with fructose causing more negative health reactions than glucose.  (see full study)
  • On the other hand, multiple studies have found alarming amounts of mercury in products containing high fructose corn syrup; which can contribute to dangerous mercury poisoning. A study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy found; mercury in about a third of 55 popular brand name food and beverage products. These common products all had HFCS as the first or second highest labeled ingredients. Brands behind the products tested included Kraft, Quaker, Hershey’s and Smucker’s. (see full study)

The Artificial dyes in M&M Today

  • In 2013,  a mother of two from Jamestown, New York, made  a petition in Change.org asking Mars, the maker of M&M’s candies, to stop coloring its products with petroleum-based artificial food dyes. Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Renee Shutters; the petition underscores the connection between artificial dyes and hyperactivity in children. (source)
  • Two years later, Mars Inc. announced plans to get rid of all artificial colors from all of its human food products. The change will affect over 50 Mars-owned brands including M&M’s, Skittles, Wrigley’s gum, Snickers, and Twix.
  • Although the company decided to eliminate the artificial colorings of the M&M, it will take 5 years to eliminate them completely from all the stores in the world. So the risk and damage to health, are still there, in each of those M&M candy.
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Cancer Documentaries

The true history of chemo and the pharmaceutical monopoly (The Truth About Cancer 1st Episode)

In 2016, approximately 1,685,210 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States. Then, of those people, approximately 600,000 people will die from the disease. Also,  statistics tell us that men have an almost 50 percent chance of contracting the disease; in some point during their lifetime while women have a 1/3 chance.

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But, in the U.S., cancer is a big business. So, while people may scoff at the idea that there could be a suppression of cures and a lack of funding for proven alternative treatments; this truth comes to light more and more as each day passes: and that fact is necessary for people to acknowledge if we ever want to change our stats and save people.

What is The Truth About Cancer?

The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest is billed as “the documentary series the mainstream media refused to air.” It consists of nine episodes and is produced by Ty Bollinger, an outspoken supporter of natural treatments for cancer. So, after losing seven members of his family to cancer over the course of a decade;Ty set out on a global quest to learn as much as he possibly could about cancer treatments; and the medical industry that surrounds the disease.

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1st Episode: The True History of Chemo and The Pharmaceutical Monopoly

The first episode, is all about exposing the truth about the origins of big pharma and what is going on in the present day in the cancer industry together with chemotherapy and radiation. Ty covered the fact that the drug-intensive medical system today is not the way it is because chemical drugs are the best, but because back in the early 1900’s the Carnegie & Rockefeller Foundations went on a campaign of simultaneously showering the drug-focused medical schools with hundreds of millions of dollars (with the condition that they ONLY teach about chemical drugs) and smearing every other type of school such as homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, etc. until they had created a monopoly on the medical system. Even today, the American Medical Association is find guilty; in federal court of conspiracy to destroy what’s left of the chiropractic profession.

The sad truth; that some of the same drug companies of today were directly responsible for the formation of the largest concentration camps in Nazi Germany; to use the prisoners as slave labor and test subjects came to light.

 

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HEALING FOODS

16 Cancer Fighting Foods that should be part of your life!

You know how important food is for maintaining your health. So, the vitamins and minerals found in food are crucial for the proper functioning of your body and every system it contains. Also,  it has been proven time and again that whatever food you consume has a direct impact on your total body health. Adding the right fuel to other healthy lifestyle choices – such as regular exercise and plenty of water – will increase your chances of living longer and stronger years. But, did you know that there are cancer fighting foods?

Although there’s no magic food that can cure you from cancer overnight; lifestyle factors —including your diet— can make a big difference in lowering your risk of developing the disease and if you are currently battling cancer; adopting the right diet now can help in maintaining your strength, boost your emotional well-being and even cure you from cancer.

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Some factors known to increase cancer risk include age or aging, excessive smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive exposure to the sun, obesity, exposure to harmful chemicals and genetics.

While you cannot control hereditary and some environmental factors, what you can do is to reduce the risk of cancer if you check your diet and your lifestyle. A well-planned diet can help prevent many types of cancer. In fact, there are many super foods rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals that offer benefits against cancer.

Cancer Fighting Foods to Consume

New studies focused on the benefits of using food as medicine have made fascinating discoveries in the last decade. The results from prestigious labs all over the world show us that not only can you improve your general health to prevent diseases, you can actively fight diseases with food.

You read that right! There are natural cancer fighting foods available in your local market that target and destroy cancer cells and cancer-causing cells. So, take this list to your next grocery visit, and stock up on these 15 cancer fighting foods.

 

#1- Reishi mushrooms

Reishi mushrooms are native to parts of Asia that include China, Korea, and Japan. They grow above ground and produce a visible fruiting body, along with connective strands call mycelium, which are use to make herbal medicines, tinctures, teas, powders, or extracts.

Reishi mushrooms work as an “immunomodulator,” which means they can help to restore hormonal balance, bringing the body back to a state of homeostasis, and regulate the immune system, which includes the fighting of tumours and cancerous cells.

According to Drs. Joann Lau and Sanda Zolj, two research scientists at Bellarmine University, reishi mushrooms contain important polysaccharides and saponins that decrease cell proliferation in cancerous lungs. Also, the researchers discovered that this effect was due to apoptosis (“cell death”) instigated by the mushroom’s active compounds. They concluded that “detailed biochemical characterization of this ancient herbal remedy could hold tremendous promise for the treatment of lung cancer.”

Unlike most other medicinal mushrooms, reishi have a tough texture that is difficult for our stomachs to digest. Therefore, if you want to use reishi as a medicine, consider consuming it in extract form, for improved nutrient absorption.

 

#2. Green Tea

As you are probably already aware, the many health benefits of green tea  has led to its popularity, growing by leaps and bounds among health-conscious people all over the world. Why? Because green tea fights many diseases, and it is an excellent cancer figthing foods!

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant catechin (a type of natural phenol and antioxidant) in green tea and accounts for 50-75% of its total catechin content. Also, EGCG is the most effective green tea antioxidant as far as its health benefits are concern and test extensively over the past few years to better understand its potential cancer-fighting abilities.

According to a 2008 research on green tea and cancer prevention published in the journal of Chinese Medicine, green tea demonstrates protective effects on gastrointestinal, breast, lung and prostate cancers. In addition, in 2012 an American study looked at giving a green tea extract called polyphenon E to 42 patients with a type of leukaemia called chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. The people in the trial were not taking any other kind of treatment. The researchers found that a third of the patients had a reduction in the number of leukaemic cells and their lymph nodes shrank. To enjoy all its benefits, it’s drink 3 to 4 cups of green tea a day.

 

#3. Berries

As a tasty treat, berries are hard to beat. But their juicy goodness also may make them one of the cancer fighting foods. Also, berries contain particularly powerful antioxidants, meaning they can halt a naturally occurring process in the body that creates free radicals that can damage your cells. So, compounds in berries may also help keep cancers from growing or spreading.

Blueberries are one of the best cancer fighting foods. They are rich in phytonutrients that fight cancer and have antioxidants. These berries neutralize free radicals that can damage cells and lead to diseases such as cancer. They also contain vitamins C and K, manganese and dietary fiber, which also help in reducing cancer risk.

A study mentions blueberries as an anti-cancer fruit. It also points the need for more preclinical studies to highlight the cancer preventive capacity of blueberries. These berries help reduce the risk of various types of cancer, including the mouth, ovary, colon, liver, prostate, lung, skin and breast. To take the most out of it, eat between ½ to 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries daily.

#4. Tomatoes

This juicy fruit is a good source of lycopene, a powerful cancer fighting foods. Lycopene stimulates the immune system and protects cells. It also stops abnormal cell growth. In addition, it is a good source of vitamins A, C and E, which prevent free radical damage in the body.

Lycopene found in tomatoes has well-researched beneficial effects when it comes to stalling cancerous tumor growth. Adults with cancer who have participated in studies commonly show signs of cancer regression and tumor malignancy with supplementing with high doses of lycopene. A 2002 research has shown that when lycopene supplements are given to men who already have existing prostate cancer, the lycopene helps to reduce the size of the tumors and stop the spreading of cancerous cells. Eat 1 cup of sliced ​​tomatoes daily. To enjoy the maximum benefits against cancer, include them in your sauce and juices.

#5. Probiotic and Cultured Foods

You probably know that probiotics—the bacteria found in yogurt, buttermilk, kefir and other cultured dairy products, can improve gastrointestinal health. But, did you know that those bacterias are excellent cancer fighthing foods? Over 80 percent of your immune system is in your gut, so it’s no surprise that probiotic foods and supplementation can stop tumor growth and help cells renew.}

Japanese studies found that giving high doses of probiotics to people with bladder cancer can double their lifetime until recurrence. In a follow-up study, it was also discovered that the tumors that did recur were less aggressive and took longer to grow. Scientists concluded that “The potential of probiotics to reduce the recurrence rate of bladder cancer is one of the most intriguing examples for the use of probiotics in medical practice”.

 

Besides the cultured foods named before, you can also take probiotics as a supplement.  When buying, make sure of the following:
  • They contain 50 billion or more of CFU (Colony forming units).
  • Non GMO.
  • From a reputable GMP Certified brand you trust.
  • With at least 10 different strains of probiotics.

Do not buy it online as you need to keep it refrigerated. Go to your local health shop and buy it there.

 

#6. Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables — the group containing broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower — may be particularly helpful in fighting cancer. Researchers have found that components in these veggies can protect you from the free radicals that can damage your cells’ DNA. They may also shield you from cancer-causing chemicals, help slow the growth of tumors and encourage cancer cells to die.

Broccoli is probably the best known cruciferous vegetable. It contains compounds called glucosinolates, which produce protective enzymes in the body. One of these enzymes is sulforaphane that helps fighting cancer by eliminating the chemicals that cause it. In a 2011 study, research found that sulforaphane also fight cancer cells that promote tumor growth.

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If you want to try thebenefits of these cancer fighting foods, you can eat about 2 cups of broccoli, boiled or steamed (just don’t over cook it), 2 or 3 times a week.

#7. Apricot seed kernels

An apricot kernel is a single seed found inside the stone of an apricot. They look similar in appearance to a small almond. Fresh apricot kernels are white. The skin becomes light brown when dried out.

Apricot seeds contain amygdalin, that is the compound that makes them so bitter and coincidentally is the compound that may kill cancer cells as well. Amygdalin It is a compound found in many foods. Over 1,200 plants have some amount of amygdalin in them. Apricot seeds happen to have the highest amount of amygdalin when compared to other foods.

There are less than 100 documented studies involving Laetrile or amygdalin. The results have been mixed. Researchers have various hypotheses about how amygdalin actually works to kill cancer cells.   

Since 2000, there have been multiple new studies that support the theory that amygdalin induces cancer cell apoptosis (death). Currently, Americans do not have access to injectable amygdalin as Laetrile. But you do have access to bitter apricot seeds as a food product. They generally contain 20 mg of amygdalin per seed. Experts, recommend 1 seed for every 10 pounds of body weight. 

#8 Cannabis oil

This oil is a thick, sticky, resinous substance made up of cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, that is extracted from the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica). Cannabis oil is a cannabis base product obtain by separating the resins from cannabis flowers using a solvent extraction process. Cannabis oil can also be know as marijuana oil, Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), Full extract cannabis oil (FECO), hash oil, dabs, shatter, or wax.

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A study published in the British Journal of Cancer, conduct by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, determined that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids inhibit tumour growth. They responsible for the first clinical study aimed at assessing cannabinoid antitumoral action. Cannabinoid delivery was safe and was achieved with zero psychoactive effects. THC was found to decrease tumour cells in two out of the nine patients.

Another study published in the American Journal of Cancer determined that cannabinoid receptors are expressed in human pancreatic tumour cell lines and tumour biopsies at much higher levels than in normal pancreatic tissue. Results showed that cannabinoid administration induced apoptosis. They also reduced the growth of tumour cells, and inhibited the spreading of pancreatic tumour cells.

 

#9. Turmeric

Turmeric is a perennial plant native to Southeast Asia, China and India. The ability of turmeric to fight cancer has been extensively researched. In fact, over 1500 published studies show that curcumin, turmeric’s active ingredient, is an effective treatment for over 100 different types of cancer.

In a 2015 study published in Cancer Letters, curcumin was tested in conjunction with the chemotherapy drugs 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin against colorectal cancer. Adding curcumin to the regime improved the efficacy of the drugs – the curcumin inhibits cancer cell growth and even increased apoptosis, or cancer cell suicide.

The best and easiest way to incorporate turmeric into your healthy healing regime is to begin adding it to the meals you cook. Turmeric powder can be add to many foods. The light flavor is complementary to eggs, soups, sauces, vegetables, chicken and rice. The possibilities are endless with this flavorful spice, so use it on whatever you like.

 

#10. Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy greens of all kinds — nutritious spinach, kale, collard greens, romaine, arugula salad, watercress, etc. — are rich in antioxidants that combat cancer, including vitamin C and beta-carotene (a type of vitamin A).

Spinach is a leafy green that is well known for its ability to fight cancer. It is a rich source of lutein, an antioxidant that plays a key role in protecting against cancer. In addition, zeaxanthin and carotenoids in spinach protect against free radical damage. Beta-carotene, vitamin A, folic acid and fiber in spinach also play an important role in cancer prevention.

Regular consumption of this dark green leafy vegetable can protect against cancer of the mouth, ovary, lung, endometrium, colon, esophagus and stomach. Eat 1 cup of spinach a couple of times a week. Add it to your salad, soup, smoothie or mixed vegetable juice. As spinach is rich in oxalic acid it can prevent the absorption of iron and calcium in the body, so  drink a glass of orange juice or tomatoes when eating spinach.

 

Kale

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Another Leafy green know it for its ability to fight cancer is kale. A member of the cruciferous vegetable class, kale contain natural antiangiogenic molecules like brassinin, indole-3-carbinol, quercetin, lutein, sulforaphane, and kaempferol. Kale is actually loaded with compounds that are believed to have protective effects against cancer. This includes sulforaphane, a substance that has been shown to help fight the formation of cancer at the molecular level. A study showed a 64 percent inverse association between the likelihood of developing cancer and the consumption of kale and similar vegetables.

#11. Healthy Unrefined Oils

Unrefined oils are minimal heat process oils that have not been bleach or deodorize after extraction. Under the unrefined umbrella you have “raw”/”pure” or “virgin” and “extra virgin” oils which indicates how many times the vegetable was pressed to get the oil out and that they have not been refined. These types of oils, provide energy to your cells, promote healthy immunity and also, are  cancer fighting foods! A couple of the best unrefined oils against cancer are Flaxseed Oil and Coconut Oil.

 

Flax Seeds Oil.

Flaxseeds are a rich source of nutrients, such as manganese, vitamin B-1, and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids prevent cancerous cells from latching onto healthy cells. Then, if cancerous tumors attempt to form, the lignans contained in flaxseed stop the formation of new blood supply (anti-angiogenesis) that feeds tumor growth. So, in other words, they starve the tumor of their supply of oxygen and nutrients. So, if cancer cells can’t get these basic requirements, they are unable to multiply and spread.

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Cancer Research discovered that consuming flax seeds may decrease the risk of breast cancer. So, the three lignans in flaxseeds can convert by intestinal bacteria into enterolactone and enterodiol which naturally balance hormones which may be the reason flax seeds reduce the risk of breast cancer. Also, another study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that the lignans in flaxseeds may also reduce the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer.

Budwig Protocol

The Budwig Protocol, a well known Alternative Cancer Treatment uses Flaxseeds Oil as one of their main components. The Budwig diet, also called the flaxseed diet, is an alternative health treatment that uses a mix of two organic foods – flaxseed oil and cottage cheese; to treat all forms of cancer and other diseases and conditions such as fibromyalgia; multiple sclerosis, heart disease, arthritis, asthma, acne, diabetes, high blood pressure, psoriasis and cancer.

Dr. Budwig, found that the cottage cheese is rich in sulfur protein and saturated fats and flaxseed oil is high in electron rich unsaturated fatty acids.  So, when cottage cheese and flax are combined together; it makes the fats more soluble and can now easily be absorbed into the cell membrane so it can heal them.

 

Coconut oil.

According to a study published in the journal Cancer Research, the lauric acid in coconut oil has anti-cancer properties. So, lauric acid constitutes about 50% of coconut oil, and researchers at the University of Adelaide discovered that it completely exterminated more than 90% of colon cancer cells after just two days of treatment in a colon cancer cell line in vitro. Also, researchers cited other studies that support their findings.

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According to the American Society for Nutrition, clinical studies have shown that the fats found in coconut oil (medium-chain fatty acids) “may be useful in treating and preventing diseases such as osteoporosis, virus-related diseases (mononucleosis, hepatitis C, herpes, etc.), gallbladder disease, Crohn’s disease and cancer.” Coconut oil has been shown to help decrease the harmful side effects of chemotherapy, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients.

 

#12. Pomegranate

Pomegranate seeds, the edible insides of the pomegranate, are little ruby red bursts of sweet and tart deliciousness that pack a seriously big punch of health benefits. 

Multiple studies show that pomegranate extracts inhibit the proliferation of breast cancer cells and even stimulate the programmed cell death of breast cancer cells. Pomegranate seed oil contains punicic acid, an omega-5 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid that has been shown to inhibit breast cancer proliferation.


Further research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may also slow the growth of prostate cancer, the leading cancer for men in the U.S. In a study of male subjects with recurrent prostate cancer and rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, researchers found that taking pomegranate juice extract significantly slowed the rate at which PSA was rising. Other studies have found that certain compounds in pomegranate juice show potent antitumorigenic effects and inhibited the growth of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory.

Research shows that pomegranates can help prevent or treat various disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia and inflammation. Pomegranates have even been shown to provide anticarcinogenic effects. That’s right, pomegranate seeds can prevent and treat certain forms of cancer!

 

#13. Walnuts

Walnuts have always been considered as ‘Brain Food’, perhaps because the surface structure of the walnut has a crinkly appearance like that of the brain. So, due to this reason, they have been considered as a symbol of intelligence, leading to the belief that they actually increase one’s intellect.

Walnuts are a great cancer fighting foods that contain a good amount of polyphenols and phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties. Also, they are  rich in anti-cancer compounds, such as ellagitannins, gamma-tocopherol, and alpha-linolenic acid. Several published studies have identified walnuts as bearing unique cancer-fighting qualities. So, for example, researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have uncovered that diets rich in whole walnuts, or even walnut oil, have the ability to slow prostate cancer growth in mice.

In other studies, researchers determined that two handfuls of walnuts each day could cut in half the risk of breast cancer and tumor growth. Also, it is believed that walnuts can shrink levels of the hormone IGF-1, known to play a key role in development of both prostate and breast cancer. Then, eat 1 ounce of walnuts a day to reap its benefits. You can add walnuts to salads, soups or shakes.

 

#14. Grapes

According to a 2002 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, musk grape polyphenols exhibit anti cancer properties. In addition, a 2009 study published in the Journal of Nutrition concluded that both grapes and grape products are excellent sources of various anticancer agents.

Researchers at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, tested the impact of grape seed extract in colorectal cancer cell lines at several stages of the disease. They noted an increase in a number of the anticancer mechanisms found within grape seed extract with increasing cancer stages. 

A similar study published earlier in the journal Carcinogenesis found that in both cell lines and mouse models, grape seed extract killed head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells, without harming nearby healthy cells. 

A study published later, in January 2013, in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, found that grape seed extract was also effective in treating prostate cancers, while a January 2014 published study showed grape seed extract to be effective against certain types of lung cancer.

Eat a cup of grapes daily. If you prefer to take the grape seed extract, consult your doctor to get the correct dose. It is very important to consume them organic as this is one of the fruits with the highest amount of chemicals used in its cultivation.

 

#15. Moringa

Moringa is a naturally grown plant native to India, but is cultivate in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. It is know for its nutritional and medicinal properties that potentially can help combat the symptoms of cancer, asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and for been a cancer fighting foods.

The Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention in 2003 published a study in which researchers examined skin tumor prevention following ingestion of moringa seedpod extracts in mice. Results showed a dramatic reduction in skin papillomas and suggested that M. oleifera has possible cancer preventing properties.


Another study published in 2007 and available through the National Institute of Health indicates that Moringa oleifera supplements may serve a valuable purpose in combating epithelial ovarian cancer cells while minimizing the negative effects commonly experienced by patients undergoing other types of chemical treatments for the disease

According to ECHO, a diet of moringa leaves with porridge made from amaranth grain has substantially reduced or alleviated HIV symptoms in patients. 

 

#16- Soursop

Soursop is abundant in folate, niacin, thiamin, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. This tasty fruit is used in holistic medicine to treat an upset stomach; coughs, asthmatic symptoms, skin conditions, gout, fever and a cancer fighting foods.  

In 2011, the journal Nutrition and Cancer revealed highly promising research on graviola and breast cancer. Researchers found that graviola fruit extract (GFE) suppressed expression of a breast-cancer causing oncogene; known as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in animal models. According to the researchers; “a 5-wk dietary treatment of GFE (200 mg/kg diet) significantly reduced the protein expression of EGFR in breast tumors by 56%…. Overall, dietary GFE inhibited tumor growth, as measured by wet weight, by 32%.”

Another study performed by a cancer research team at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, shows that graviola kills pancreatic cancer cells by inhibiting cellular metabolism. This cancer tumor-fighting ability has been confirmed both in test tubes and in live subjects.

Graviola works by inhibiting numerous signaling pathways that manage how pancreatic cancer cells grow, how long they live, and how the cancer tumors spread within the host. By altering these parameters, the rate of new cancer cell growth and spread of the disease slowed significantly.

 

Bonus Cancer Fighting Foods!

Baking Soda

Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), commonly known as baking soda, is a natural substance used for a variety of household baking and cleaning purposes. However, a research has shown that it is a powerful cancer fighting foods and it is a tool in identifying and stabilizing cancer growth as well.

Taking in sodium bicarbonate orally has been shown to raise the pH of tumors and reduce the formation of spontaneous metastases in mouse models with metastatic breast cancer. It also reduced the rate of lymph node involvement and reduced the chances of spread to the liver.



Researchers in this field have made the reasonable assumption that increasing systemic concentrations of pH buffers such as sodium bicarbonate would reduce intratumoral and peritumoral acidosis. In mouse models they have also found that the reduction of tumor acid concentrations reduces tumor growth and invasion without altering the pH of blood or other tissues.

Additionally, it is also known that tumor acidosis creates chemoresistance to certain chemotherapy drugs such as doxorubicin and paclitaxel. So, if one had an acidic tumor and wanted to use the standard chemotherapy route using baking soda to optimize pH levels would only make the chemotherapy more effective.

 

Water without Fluoride

There are two types of fluoride: calcium fluoride and sodium fluoride. When taken in excess, both types can be harmful to health. Calcium fluoride is found naturally in underground waters sources. In sufficient concentrations, it can actually weaken bones and teeth rather than protecting them. However, it is less toxic and damaging to health than its counterpart.

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Sodium fluoride is much more insidious. Created as a synthetic waste byproduct from the fertilizer, aluminum and nuclear industries, this type of fluoride is added to many public water supplies. Already laden with lead, aluminum and cadmium, sodium fluoride has the ability to combine with other toxic materials and increase their potency.

The relationship between fluoridated water and cancer risk has been debated for years. The debate resurfaced in 1990 when a study by the National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, showed an increased number of osteosarcomas (bone tumors) in male rats given water high in fluoride for 2 years.

 

As drinking water it is extremely important for our health, you should drink it without fluoride!

How? Well, you have a few options to do that:

 

Spring Water

Spring water is, by definition, water that comes from a spring rather than a river or rain. Many brands of bottled water derive their water from a spring; which is pump from a body of water far underground. The water has not been expose to the chemicals; that leech into groundwater, nor is it run through a treatment plant. It’s water in its “most natural form”.

Spring water definitely holds an appeal for many, especially those who want all natural or organic products. However, one downside is that products can be bottled as “spring water” even if they have been treated or fluoridated. In fact, many spring water bottle brands contain higher levels of fluoride than regular bottled water. The only way to know for sure that your spring water is actually fluoride-free is to research the company and brand.

By far this is the best water we can drink. If you are interested in getting access to a natural spring directly go to http://www.findaspring.com/ for more information.

 

Waters Filters

Water filters come in all shapes and sizes! You can find pitchers that filter your water, machines to install beneath your sink, or even tiny tablets that will purify your drinking water. There are a couple of recommended filtration systems that will purify your water:

 

Water distillers:

They are a water purification system  that are used to produce high quality water through the process of Distillation. Distillation is the process of removing contaminants such as heavy metals and salts that boiling water leaves behind. In this process, the water is heated up to its boiling point and the steam goes through cooling pipes to then be converted back into its liquid form, leaving all the contaminants behind and making the water pure.

As stated by Charlotte Gerson, daughter of the founder of the Gerson Therapy, “…since minerals, various impurities and additives do not turn into steam, they stay behind, leaving the cooled, condensed steam free from harmful components. However, volatile liquids, such as benzene fractions, also boil away and are condensed back into the purified water. To remove such items, all distillers should contain a small carbon filter, which removes the unwanted volatile items”. So, keep in mind to buy a distiller with an activated charcoal filter included.

 

Reverse Osmosis Filtration System:

Reverse osmosis systems push water through semipermeable membranes in a filter, effectively removing contaminants. These systems can eliminate as much as 97.7% of the fluoride in your drinking water.

 

Even though both distilled and reverse osmosis water are devoid of minerals, and as opposed to the popular belief, the ingestion of mineral-free purified water is not harmful to your body. Minerals are essential to our cellular metabolism, growth, and vitality, and we get majority of them from eating food, not drinking water. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, and you will be optimally mineralized and alkalized.

Note: Try to include as many of these amazing foods in your daily diet and you will be very much on your way to defeat cancer!

Once again, you should aim to have as much organic produce in your meals as you can, as chemicals used in the cultivation of many of our food is related to cancer formations.

So, as you can see, most cancers can be prevented, we just need to follow some recommendations and eat some cancer fighting foods in order to have the opportunity to prevent and cure cancer

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Key Takeaways

  • According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), new cancer cases will be o increase by 70 percent over the next 15 to 20 years. (source)
  • Some factors known to increase cancer risk include age or aging, excessive smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive exposure to the sun, obesity, exposure to harmful chemicals, and genetics. (source)
  • While you cannot control hereditary and some environmental factors, what you can do is to reduce the risk of cancer if you check your diet and your lifestyle. A well-planned diet can help prevent many types of cancer. In fact, there are many super foods rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals that offer benefits against cancer. 

Cancer Fighting Foods to Consume

#1. Reishi mushrooms

  • Reishi mushrooms work as an “immunomodulator”; which means they can help to restore hormonal balance, bringing the body back to a state of homeostasis, and regulate the immune system, which includes the fighting of tumours and cancerous cells. (see full study)
  • According to Drs. Joann Lau and Sanda Zolj, two research scientists at Bellarmine University; reishi mushrooms contain important polysaccharides and saponins that decrease cell proliferation in cancerous lungs. The researchers discovered that this effect was due to apoptosis (“cell death”) instigated by the mushroom’s active compounds. (see full study)
  • Unlike most other medicinal mushrooms, which can be eat cook; reishi have a tough texture that is difficult for our stomachs to digest. Therefore, if you want to use reishi as a medicine, consider consuming it in extract form, for improved nutrient absorption.

#2. Green Tea

  • Compounds found in green tea, such as catechins; xanthine derivatives, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin, help prevent the development of cancer cells.
  • According to a 2008 research on green tea and cancer prevention published in the journal of Chinese Medicine; green tea demonstrates protective effects on gastrointestinal, breast, lung and prostate cancers. (see the full study)
  • Drink 3 to 4 cups of green tea a day to reap the benefits of gthese cancer fighting foods.

#3. Berries

  • As a tasty treat, berries are hard to beat. But their juicy goodness also may make them one of the foods to fight cancer. Berries contain particularly powerful antioxidants; meaning they can halt a naturally occurring process in the body that creates free radicals that can damage your cells. Compounds in berries may also help keep cancers from growing or spreading.
  • Inside the berries that fight cancer, you can find the most popular: blueberries. These berries neutralize free radicals that can damage cells and lead to diseases such as cancer. They also contain vitamins C and K, manganese and dietary fiber, which also help in reducing cancer risk.
  • A study, mentions blueberries as an anti-cancer fruit. It also points the need for more preclinical studies to highlight the cancer preventive capacity of blueberries. (see the full study).
  • To take the most out of it,  eat between ½ to 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries daily.

#4. Tomatoes

  • This juicy fruit is a good source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant and a cancer fighting foods. Lycopene stimulates the immune system and protects cells.
  • It also stops abnormal cell growth. In addition, it is a good source of vitamins A, C and E; which prevent free radical damage in the body.
  • In a 2013 study published in the Medical Journal Cancer Epidemiology; Biomarkers and Prevention, researchers found that men who ate more tomatoes and tomato products; both raw and cooked, were less likely to develop prostate cancer. (see the full study)
  • Eat 1 cup of sliced ​​tomatoes daily. To enjoy the maximum benefits against cancer, include them in your sauce and juices.

#5. Probiotic Foods

  • Yogurt, buttermilk, kefir and other cultured dairy products, as well as lacto-fermented veggies like sauerkraut and kimchi and others.
  • Japanese studies found that giving people with bladder cancer high doses of probiotics can double the time until recurrence. Also, in a follow-up study, it was also discovered that the tumors that did recur were less aggressive and took longer to grow. Then, scientists concluded that “The potential of probiotics to reduce the recurrence rate of bladder cancer is one of the most intriguing examples for the use of probiotics in medical practice”. (study #1, study #2, study #3).

When buying, make sure of the following:

  • – That they contain 50 billion or more of CFU (Colony forming units).
  • – Non GMO.
  • – From a reputable GMP Certified brand you trust.
  • – With at least 10 different strains of probiotics.

IMPORTANT: Do not buy it online as you need to keep it refrigerated. Go to your local health shop and buy it there.

#6. Cruciferous Vegetables

  • Cruciferous vegetables — the group containing broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower — may be particularly helpful in fight cancer. Researchers have found; that components in these veggies can protect you from the free radicals that can damage your cells’ DNA. (see full study)
  • Broccoli is one of the most popular cruciferous vegetable. It contains compounds called glucosinolates; which produce protective enzymes in the body. So, one of these enzymes is sulforaphane that helps reduce the risk of cancer by eliminating the chemicals that cause cancer.
  • Sulforaphane also fight cancer cells that promote tumor growth. Also, in a 2011 study; scientists at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University concluded that broccoli sulforaphane helps prevent cancer. (see the full study)
  • You can eat about 2 cups of broccoli, boiled or steamed 2 or 3 times a week.

#7. Apricot seeds kernels

  • Apricot seeds contain amygdalin; that is the compound that makes them so bitter and coincidentally is the compound that may kill cancer cells as well.
  • There are less than 100 documented studies involving Laetrile or amygdalin. The results have been mixed. Researchers have various hypotheses about how amygdalin actually works to kill cancer cells. (see all studies)
  • Since 2000, there have been multiple new studies that support the theory that amygdalin induces cancer cell apoptosis. (see full study)
  • Experts on Alternative Cancer Treatments, say that you have to eat 1 seed for every 10 pounds of body weight. 

#8- Cannabis Oil

  • This oil is a thick, sticky, resinous substance made up of cannabinoids; such as THC and CBD, that is extracted from the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica).
  • Cannabis oil can also be known as marijuana oil; Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), Full extract cannabis oil (FECO), hash oil, dabs, shatter, or wax.
  • A study published in the British Journal of Cancer; conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, determined that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids inhibit tumour growth. (see full study)
  • Another study published in the American Journal of Cancer; determined that cannabinoid receptors are expressed in human pancreatic tumour cell lines and tumour biopsies at much higher levels than in normal pancreatic tissue. (see full study)
  • Results showed that cannabinoid administration induced apoptosis. They also reduced the growth of tumour cells, and inhibited the spreading of pancreatic tumour cells.

#9. Turmeric.

  • The ability of turmeric to fight cancer has been extensively research. In fact, over 1500 published studies show that curcumin, turmeric’s active ingredient, is an effective treatment for over 100 different types of cancer.
  • In a 2015 study published in Cancer Letters; curcumin was tested in conjunction with the chemotherapy drugs 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin against colorectal cancer. The curcumin inhibits cancer cell growth and even increased apoptosis, or cancer cell suicide. (see full study)
  • The best and easiest way to incorporate turmeric into your healthy healing regimen; is to begin adding it to foods you cook. Turmeric powder can be added to many foods.

#10. Leafy Green Vegetables

  • They are the cornerstone of any healthy diet since they’re exceptionally rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. But also are cancer fihgting foods.
  • In fact, spinach is one leafy green that can do that! Spinach is a rich source of lutein, an antioxidant that plays a key role in protecting against cancer. In addition, zeaxanthin and carotenoids in spinach protect against free radical damage.
  • Regular consumption of this dark green leafy vegetable can protect against cancer of the mouth; ovary, lung, endometrium, colon, esophagus and stomach. (see full study)
  • Eat 1 cup of spinach a couple of times a week. Add it to your salad, soup, smoothie or mixed vegetable juice.
  • Another leafy green vegetable, that can fight cancer is kale. This vegetable contain natural antiangiogenic molecules like brassinin, indole-3-carbinol, quercetin, lutein, sulforaphane, and kaempferol.

Kale

  • Kale. It is actually load with compounds that are believe to have protective effects against cancer. This includes sulforaphane, a substance that show to help fight the formation of cancer at the molecular level. A study show a 64 percent inverse association between the likelihood of developing cancer and the consumption of kale and similar vegetables. (study #1, study #2)

#10. Healthy Unrefined Oils

  • Unrefined oils are minimal heat process oils  that have not been bleach or deodorize after extraction. These types of oils, provide energy to your cells, promote healthy immunity and also, fight cancer!
  • There many healthy unrefined oils, but one of the best cancer fighting foods are Flax Seeds Oil. Flax seed benefits include fighting breast, prostate, ovarian and colon cancer.
  • A study published in the Journal of Clinical Cancer Research discovere; that consuming flax seeds may decrease the risk of breast cancer. The three lignans find in flaxseeds can be convert by intestinal bacteria into enterolactone;  and enterodiol which naturally balance hormones which may be the reason flax seeds reduce the risk of breast cancer. (see full study)
  • Another study published in the Journal of Nutrition found; that the lignans in flaxseeds may also reduce the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. (see full study)

Budwig Protocol

  • The Budwig Protocol, also called the flaxseed diet, is an alternative cancer treatment that uses a mix of two organic foods-flaxseed oil and cottage cheese, to treat all forms of cancer and other diseases and conditions such as fibromyalgia; multiple sclerosis, heart disease, arthritis, asthma, acne, diabetes, high blood pressure, psoriasis and cancer.
  • Other popular unrefined oil to fight cancer is Coconut oil. So, this oil, is basically a pro-health and anti-everything bad. Also, it tops the list of anti-inflammatory foods, and it’s also anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-fungal, anti-microbial,anti-viral, and has antioxidant properties.
  • According to a study published in the journal Cancer Research, the lauric acid in coconut oil has anti-cancer properties. Also, lauric acid constitutes about 50% of coconut oil; and researchers at the University of Adelaide discovered that it completely exterminated; more than 90% of colon cancer cells after just two days of treatment in a colon cancer cell line in vitro. (see full study)
  • Coconut oil has previously show; to help decrease the harmful side effects of chemotherapy, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients. (see full study)

#12. Pomegranate

  • Contains a good amount of antioxidants. Also, this juicy fruit has a blend of phenols, flavonoids, tannins and anthocyanins that help to modulate cellular biochemistry.
  • Their polyphenols, in particular, help maintain control over various biological events involved in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer. So, this fruit, is effective in reducing the risk of breast, colon, liver, skin and prostate cancers. (see full study)
  • Add this fruit to your morning cereal, milkshake, fruit salad or your favorite juice to fight cancer.

#13. Walnuts

  • Walnuts are a great cancer fighting food. They contain a good amount of polyphenols and phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties.
  • They are also rich in anti-cancer compounds, such as ellagitannins, gamma-tocopherol, and alpha-linolenic acid.
  • In 2012 study by the American Institute for Cancer Research shows that walnuts help prevent breast cancer in animals. (see full study)
  • Eat 1 ounce of walnuts a day to reap its benefits. You can add walnuts to salads, soups or shakes.

#14. Grapes

  • Both grapes as well as grape seed extracts are rich in antioxidant resveratrol that offers benefits against cancer.
  • According to a 2002 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry; musk grape polyphenols exhibit anti cancer properties. In addition, a 2009 study published in the Journal of Nutrition concluded; that both grapes and grape products are excellent sources of various anticancer agents. (study #1, study #2)
  • Eat a cup of grapes daily. If you prefer to take the grape seed extract, consult your doctor to get the correct dose. It is very important to consume them organic; as this is one of the fruits with the highest amount of chemicals use in its cultivation. (source)

#15. Moringa

  • It is a naturally  plant native to India, but is cultivate worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. It is know for its nutritional and medicinal properties that potentially can help combat the symptoms of cancer; asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases.
  • The Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention in 2003  study; researchers examined skin tumor prevention following ingestion of moringa seedpod extracts in mice. Results show a dramatic reduction in skin papillomas and suggested that M. oleifera has possible cancer preventing properties. (see full study)
  • Another study published in 2007 indicates that Moringa oleifera supplements; may serve a valuable purpose in combating epithelial ovarian cancer cells; while minimizing the negative effects commonly experienced by patients undergoing other types of chemical treatments for the disease. (see full study)
  • According to ECHO, a diet of moringa leaves with porridge made from amaranth grain; has substantially reduce or alleviate HIV symptoms in patients. These symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath; weight loss and chronic cough, which are also common in people diagnose with mesothelioma and other cancers of the lung. (source)

#16. Soursop

  • Soursop is abundant in folate, niacin, thiamine, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. Also, this tasty fruit is use in holistic medicine to treat an upset stomach; coughs, asthmatic symptoms, skin conditions, gout, fever and to be an cancer fighting foods. 
  • In 2011, the journal Nutrition and Cancer revealed highly promising research on graviola and breast cancer. So, researchers found that graviola fruit extract (GFE) suppressed expression of a breast-cancer causing oncogene; known as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in animal models. So, according to the researchers, “a 5-wk dietary treatment of GFE (200 mg/kg diet) significantly reduced the protein expression of EGFR in breast tumors by 56%…. Overall, dietary GFE inhibited tumor growth, as measured by wet weight, by 32%.” (see full study)
  • Also, another study performed by a cancer research team at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; shows that graviola kills pancreatic cancer cells by inhibiting cellular metabolism. Also, this cancer tumor-fighting ability has been confirm both in test tubes and in live subjects. (see full study)

Bonus Cancer Fighters!

– Baking Soda

  • Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3); commonly known as baking soda, is a natural substance use for a variety of household baking and cleaning purposes. However, a research has shown that it is a powerful tool in identifying and stabilizing cancer growth as well.
  • Taking in sodium bicarbonate orally show; to raise the pH of tumors and reduce the formation of spontaneous metastases in mouse models with metastatic breast cancer. (see full study)
  • In mouse models they have also found that the reduction of tumor acid concentrations reduces tumor growth; and invasion without altering the pH of blood or other tissues. (see full study)
  • Additionally, it is also know that tumor acidosis creates chemoresistance to certain chemotherapy drugs such as doxorubicin and paclitaxel. So if one had an acidic tumor; and they wanted to use the standard chemotherapy route using baking soda to optimize pH levels; would only make the chemotherapy more effective. (see full study)

– Water without Fluoride

  • There are two types of fluoride: calcium fluoride and sodium fluoride. Calcium fluoride is find naturally in underground waters sources. So, in sufficient concentrations, it can actually weaken bones and teeth rather than protecting them.
  • Sodium fluoride is much more insidious. Created as a synthetic waste byproduct from the fertilizer, aluminum and nuclear industries; so, this type of fluoride is add to many public water supplies. Already laden with lead, aluminum and cadmium; sodium fluoride has the ability to combine with other toxic materials and increase their potency.
  • The relationship between fluoridate water and cancer risk has been debate for years. Then, the debate resurfaced in 1990 when a study by the National Toxicology Program; part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; showed an increased number of osteosarcomas (bone tumors) in male rats given water high in fluoride for 2 years. (see full study)

How to drink water without Fluoride

Spring Water

  • Spring water is, by definition, water that comes from a spring rather than a river or rain. Many brands of bottle water derive their water from a spring; which is pump from a body of water far underground. The water has not been expose to the chemicals that leech into groundwater; nor is it run through a treatment plant. It’s water in its “most natural form”.

Waters Filters

  • Water filters come in all shapes and sizes! You can find pitchers that filter your water; machines to install beneath your sink, or even tiny tablets that will purify your drinking water. There are three types of filters that can eliminate fluoride from your drinking water:
  • Reverse Osmosis Filtration System: Reverse osmosis systems push water through semipermeable membranes in a filter, effectively removing contaminants. So, these systems can eliminate as much as 95% of the fluoride in your drinking water.
  • Water distillers: It is a piece of equipment that is used to produce high quality water through the process of Distillation. So, distillation is the process of removing contaminants such as heavy metals and salts that boiling water leaves behind. In this process, the water is heat up to its boiling point and the steam is collect. So, the steam will then be convert back into distill water; leaving all the contaminants behind and making the water pure.