Alkalizing the body is probably the best thing that a person can do to ensure good health and well being. There is a direct relationship between a person’s pH and the oxygen content of his blood, and a tiny change in pH can have dramatic effects upon a person’s oxygen intake. An alkaline body pH will prevent diseases, and will cure existing ones by exponentially boosting a body’s oxygen intake. As a general rule, pathogens and cancers cannot survive in an oxygen-rich, alkaline environment.
This post is excerpted from an excellent post on the ph Food Chart from the Health Wyze report
||Strong Acid (least healthy)
||Strong Alkaline (healthiest)
||Blueberries, Cranberries, Prunes, Sweetened Fruit Juice
||Sour Cherries, Rhubarb, Canned Fruit
||Plums, Processed, Fruit Juices
||Oranges, Bananas, Cherries, Peaches, Avocados
||Dates, Figs, Melons, Grapes, Papaya, Kiwi, Berries, Apples, Pears, Raisins, Alfalfa
||Lemons, Watermelon, Limes, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Pineapple, Papayas
|Vegetables, Beans, Legumes
||Potatoes (without skins), Pinto Beans, Navy Beans, Lima Beans
||Cooked Spinach, Kidney Beans, String Beans
||Carrots, Tomatoes, Fresh Corn, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Peas, Potato Skins, Olives, Brussel Sprouts
||Okra, Squash, Green Beans, Beets, Celery, Lettuce, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Carob
||Asparagus, Onions, Vegetable Juices, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Garlic
||Pork, Shellfish, Rabbit
||Turkey, Lamb, Beef
||Venison, Cold Water Fish
|Eggs and Dairy
||Cheese, Custard, Homogenized Milk, Ice Cream
||Butter, Buttermilk, Cottage Cheese, Raw Milk
||Goat Milk, Goat Cheese, Whey, Yogurt, Eggs
|Grains and Cereals
||Wheat, White Flour, Pastries, Pasta
||White Rice, Cornmeal, Buckwheat, Oats, Rye
||Sprouted or Whole Wheat Bread, Brown Rice
||Millet, Wild Rice
||Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil
||Flax Seed Oil
||Liquor, Beer, Soft Drinks
||Tea, Cocoa, White wine
||Ginger Tea, Red wine, Distilled water
||Herb Teas, Lemon Water, Spring/Mineral Water
||NutraSweet, Equal, Aspartame, Sweet ‘N Low
||White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Molasses
||Raw Honey, Raw Sugar
||Maple Syrup, Rice Syrup
||Stevia, Agar, Ki Sweet
|Nuts and Seeds
||Pecans, Cashews, Pistachios
||Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds
||Jam, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, and Vinegar
||Sodium, Potassium, Apple Cider Vinegar
The basis for an Anti-Cancer diet is going Raw Vegetarian with no meat and no diary. Sounds scary, but really, every salad (sans Chicken or Salmon) is RAW food. So, it’s not really that big of a deal.
When I got home from the hospital, I knew I had to make some changes immediately. So I stopped eating meat and dairy. The problem was, I did not know how to be a pure vegetarian. I needed to learn more about it. Getting vegetarian cookbooks was pretty confusing and really not helpful. They didn’t tell me what I needed to know about “cancer treatment.”
Then, I started reading Chris Wark’s blog called, “Chris Beat Cancer.” He’s been down this road too and he has a number of great posts including one on his own Cancer Fighting Salad. He even did a video where he demonstrated building one of these amazing creations. I was completely enrolled and decided start doing these type of salads every day.
My Cancer Fighting Salad
My version of the cancer-fighting salad starts with a layer of salad greens followed by, but not limited to, any/many of the following items:
- Chopped Carrots
- Chopped Radishes
- Sliced Red Onion
- Sprouted stuff
- Green, Red and Yellow Peppers as available
- Chick Peas, Black Beans or other Legumes (great sources of Protein)
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Sliced Cabbage
- Sliced Cucumbers
- Chopped Nuts or Seeds (Almonds, Walnuts)
- Bubbies Sauerkraut
For dressing, keep it simple with Olive Oil and Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. Sometimes, I keep it even simpler than that. I just pour the water from the Bubbies Sauerkraut over the salad. So my dressing is Olive Oil and Bubbies.
Bubbies Sauerkraut is totally consistent with Doctor Budwig’s observations about the benefits of fermented foods. Lactic-acid-fermented foods are a cornerstone of Dr. Budwig’s protocol. For more information on the Budwig protocol, see this post.
Of course, you can add your own favorite ingredients to the salad. Finally, though, you MUST top it off with some super cancer-fighting spices!
Cancer Fighting Spices
There are some wonderful spices that are extremely cancer-fighting in their own right that I add to my salad and the other food that I eat. There are MUST haves if you are serious about fighting cancer.
The four organic spices you want for your salad are: Oregano, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper, and Turmeric.
Turmeric has been used in indian food and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Turmeric contains the powerful cancer-fighting polyphenol Curcumin. Curcumin has been clinically shown to inhibit growth of all kinds of cancer cells while, at the same time, inducing apoptosis (natural cell death) in cancer cells.
Oregano is full of antioxidants and antimicrobials. One teaspoon of oregano has the same antioxidant power (ORAC) of two cups of red grapes because of the phytochemical Quercetin, which slows cancer growth and promotes apoptosis.
Garlic is a very powerful anti-cancer spice. Studies have shown it lowers the risk of developing all types of cancers. It has strong antibacterial properties, enhances DNA repair, slows cell reproduction and induces apoptosis.
Cayenne Pepper’s active ingredient is Capsaicin. That’s the stuff that sets your mouth on fire when you eat it. Capsaicin also kills cancer cells by causing Apoptosis.
I recommend you use all four of these cancer-fighting spices in a salad dressing or by simply sprinkling them on your salad when you make it – that’s what I do.
There are other spices that have varying importance in fighting cancer and you can find out more about them yourself. But these four are the must haves.
There is one more must have that I include in my juicing: Ginger. It’s related to Tumeric and it’s also very important in a cancer fighting diet.
Forks over Knives, by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, is one of the most important movies on health and lifestyle and you need to watch it! This is NOT a movie about dieting or being a vegan. It’s about what we need to eat to be healthy.
The stories of patients on death’s door, sent home to prepare for death, who were completely healed by these Doctors is simply mind boggling. When you see it, you can not help but be moved and motivated to take your health more seriously and reconsider what you eat.
If you have Netflix, you can watch the entire movie there, along with the extended interview version.
This is the description from the Youtube post
What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.
Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.
Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?
FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.
Anticancer, A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, MD PhD
“This book is part memoir, part science, and part advice book. Servan-Schreiber, a psychiatrist was conducting an experiment. When his subject didn’t show up for a brain scan, he volunteered to be scanned and discovered a tumor in his brain that was malignant. He describes his treatment for brain cancer and how he was told that there was nothing he could do to improve his prognosis other than just getting through the treatment. But he researched and found many studies that show that there are many ways that people can decrease their likelihood of getting cancer or improve their outcome if they have cancer. Filled with data and great recommendations, this is a book that should be read by everyone. ”
I really like this book. Recommended.
by Ty Bollinger. This is the first book I read about Cancer. I have to thank my good friend, Christine Alexander, for giving me this book while I was still in the hospital recovering from surgery.
This book explains the facts and deceptions about cancer and cancer treatments, it documents multiple cases of the suppression of effective natural cancer treatments. It details the most potent advanced cancer treatment protocols, and it clearly explains the relationship between nutrition and cancer.
This is a comprehensive book on alternative cancer treatments and health. Once you learn about the many natural options to treat cancer it can be a bit overwhelming, but that’s a positive problem for sure.
No library of cancer cure books is complete without Bill Henderson’s book, Cancer-Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non-toxic Healing. In it’s 4th edition with co-author, Dr. Carlos M. Garcia, MD, it’s a classic that has helped thousands of people become cancer free, as the title says.
Bill discusses the history of cancer treatment and the current state of treatments offered by Allopathic medical practitioners in the world today. These methods fall into 3 basic approaches: Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiation. Surprisingly, modern medicine does not advocate preventive alternatives or lifestyle changes before or after treatment. Suffice it to say that this is largely because natural methods can not be patented and sold by big Pharma companies and medical practitioners can not get paid for prevention and natural treatments they do not prescribe.
This is where Bill and so many others come into the picture. Like so many other people who have traveled this road, Bill has made a study of all the alternative methods he can find for treating cancer and has settled in on the ones with the best results. While making no promises, the testimonials are clear. The results speak for themselves.
Bill offers a step-by-step approach to cancer treatment and your overall health and well being. His dietary approach is based on a natural cancer-free diet along with the Budwig protocol and a number of supplements that he’s determined are best used to stimulate and strengthen the immune system. He also advocates exercise and stress reduction in all areas of your life.
If you’ve gotten a cancer diagnosis, you need to read this book. If nothing else, you need to know that there are viable and affordable natural approaches to healing that don’t cost an arm and a leg. You don’t have to go to a clinic in Mexico just to heal yourself. You just have to heal yourself. Bill offers a path that cuts through the clutter and gives you a direct path to becoming cancer free.
I’ve also chosen to follow this path. I will let you know on this blog how I’m doing. Good luck to you on your journey.
You can find this excellent book at http://www.beating-cancer-gently.com