30 Unhealthy Food Replacements

Healthy-Substitutions

It’s no secret that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is, well, pretty sad! It’s causing us all to be obese, unhealthy, dis-eased, cancerous, diabetic, autistic, nervous, mentally ill, …pill-poppers.

Sounds pretty bad, right? Well, there’s something you can do about it. You can start by making some good choices in your diet.

To help you do that, I’ve put together a list of replacements for common, far less healthy foods. If you make some of these substitutions, you’ll be on your way to better health.

The table below tells you what Healthy Alternatives to use. I’ve also linked many of them to some really great InfoGraphics that expand on each one for your edification and enjoyment.

Here’s to your improving health!

30 Unhealthy Food Replacements
S.A.D. Food Healthy Alternative
Pasta Spaghetti Squash
Skim Milk Amond, Hemp or Coconut Milk
Soy Sauce Coconut Aminos
Agave Nectar (refined sugar) Raw Honey
Gatorade (or any energy or sports drinks) Coconut Water + Organifi
Sugar-Laden Latte Organic Black Coffee with Butter or Coconut Oil
Margarine Butter or Ghee
Sugar Cinnamon
Bread Collard Wrap
Sour Cream Greek Yogurt
Store Bought Salad Dressing Olive Oil & Apple Cider Vinegar
Iceberg Lettuce Spinach, Chard, Kale, Romaine
Cheese Nutritional Yeast
Soda Anti-Anxiety Drink
Banana Avacado
Granola Steel Cut Oatmeal
Egg McMuffin Veggie Scramble
Algredo Sauce Vegan Pesto
French Fries Sweet Potato Fries
Conventional Beef Grass-Fed Beef
White Rice Cauliflower Rice
Potato Chips Kale Chips
Cheese and Crackers Apple and Nut Butter
Snack Bar Handful Raw Almonds
Conventional Diary Kefir
Croutons Toasted Nuts
Ice Cream Frozen Banana
Canola Oil Coconut Oil
Milk Chocolate Dark Chocolate
Cake or Cookies Fresh Fruit with Cacao Nibs and Coconut Milk

 

GMO Food – Truth and Lies

non-gmoJust watched this video and all I can say is that everyone needs to watch this movie. We are slowly being poisoned every day to make us all into patients for the pharma companies by their sister aggro-business companies. Many countries already outlaw these, many require GMO labeling. Why don’t we get our legislators to get this done for US?

GMO food effects EVERYTHING folks. Fertility, allergies, digestion, all the way down to our genes. We have autism and cancer rising at frightening rates. We are seeing our arable land becoming devoid of essential minerals and nutrients making it impossible to grow organic natural foods on these lands where pesticides are REQUIRED to grow GMO foods. Insects are dying off. The entire natural food chain is being destroyed by the GMO industrial complex.

They are doing it with the fish and animals as well. GMO fish have the potential to completely destroy wild fish populations if the are “accidentally” released in a natural habitat.

GMO environmental and food poisoning needs to be on every cancer patient’s agenda. Don’t eat them and use your Votes to defeat them.

5 Keys to a Cancer-Killing Immune System

Immune-System-500w Last weeks post mentioned the 5 Keys to a Healthy, Cancer-Killing Immune system.  This week, we’ll expand on each of the 5 keys. If you followed last weeks post, you know that you must choose to live, choose to change your lifestyle, and learn what that means in terms of the specifics. I.e., you need to know what to eat and what to not eat, for example.

1 Eat Organic, Natural Vegetarian Food

Before I even knew anything else, I knew that a vegetarian diet was best for us. Funny how I knew that, but didn’t act on it until I was diagnosed with cancer?  It is said that most people only really change when they are too afraid not to.

People only really Change when they are too afraid not to.

Guilty as charged. Immediately after surgery, I started eating a vegetarian diet. I went vegan and cut out all meat and diary, and minimized all forms of sugar and glutenous flour. That means I eat mostly Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Legumes. You might think that’s boring. But there are some rather tasty spices that are also chock full of anti-cancer ingredients that makes it all taste great! Among the most important spices are Turmeric, Cumin, Oregano, and many others. Juicing of veggies is also a major part of most healthy diets. Alternative cancer treatments start with some form of vegetarian diet as a base and build on top of it. There is a wonderful website you can check to research this more called CancerTutor.com.  Take a look and you’ll see just how essential it is to cut out the meat and diary.

Most important, avoid sugar – and the taste of sugar (sweet) – like the plague. Anything that metabolizes into

2 Alkalize your body

Most people eating a typically western diet suffer from acidosis. Acidosis is an acidic ph balance in the blood and throughout the body. It is widely recognized that disease and especially cancer likes to to live in an acidic body. The opposite is also true. Cancer can not live in an alkaline body. Take a look at the recently posted PH Food Chart and look at the right side columns to see what foods promote a healthy alkaline PH in your body. Acidic bodies are also lower in oxygen vs. Alkaline bodies which are higher in oxygen. Cancer cells are anaerobic and hate oxygen. This is why you don’t see “Heart Cancer” because the heart is the most oxygenated organ in the body getting oxygen directly from the lungs and then sending  it to the rest of the body.

3 Lower your stress

Stress is more detrimental to your health than you think. Half of the US population suffers from stress related ailments. Psychological stress causes your body to generate chemicals that have adverse impact on your health overall. Cortisol is one of those chemicals that can cause all kinds of problems.  Read about Cortisol  it here.

Areas to look to reduce stress are:

  • Your Environment. Look around you. Do you like your room? Is it a mess? How about your apartment or home? Is it conducive to relaxing and being safe and comfortable? Could you use aroma therapy like diffusing essential oils to help you relax?
  • Your Job. Do you like your job? Is your job stressing you out? Can you get a job that you might enjoy more?
  • Your Relationships. Surround yourself with people with positive attitudes. You don’t need to have people around you talking about negative or upsetting topics while you are recovering from cancer.
  • The Nightly News. Do you really need to fill your mind with negative stories about the horrors of daily life? ‘nough said.
  • Exercise.  See below. Exercise is essential
  • Spirituality. Whatever you believe, there are some essential concepts that you need to consider. Forgiveness is one. Grudges. Hating. Being Angry. Find a way to forgive and let it go. If you are holding onto a old offense or hurt, let it go. You don’t need it and it’s killing you, however slowly. If you pray, then speak to your God. If you don’t, then do what you need to do to find peace.

Overall, do whatever you can to reduce stress in every area of your life. Every little bit counts! Just do it.

4 Take Natural Supplements

Augment your immune system with the Immune System strengthening and supporting natural supplements that you need for your body. I know that there are literally thousands of supplements out there at the local vitamin shop or GNC store. But there are certain things that you simply must have and you may have to supplement to get it. For example, if you don’t get a lot of sun, you will need to take vitamin D. Many reportedly effective alternative cancer treatments make use of well chosen supplements to help you heal and boost your immune system.

Supplements simply can not be ignored in a cancer therapy. With Cancer, your immune system is compromised (or you would not have grown cancer). You need to mend your immune system as quickly as possible. You can only eat so much food at a time. No matter how good the food, you will need MORE nutrients than you can get from the food to initially stem the tide of cancer in your body.

I’m following the supplement regimen recommended by Bill Henderson in his book, Cancer-Free.  All I can say is, it’s working for me.  It’s cost effective and extremely potent.

5 EXERCISE

That’s right, Exercise…and do it for the rest of your life!  I read a great book called, “Younger Next Year,” by Chris Crowley. In Younger Next Year, the authors assert that you need to do something aerobic 4 times a week and strength training like [preferably] lift free weights twice a week – for the rest of your life.

That may sound brash, but it’s true. Remember the old adage, “Use it or lose it.”  If you don’t exercise, you will soon BE an “old adage.” Seriously, though, cancer cells are “anaerobic.” That means a cancer cell’s metabolism does not require oxygen, nor do they like it. Cancer cells “eat” glucose. The more sugar you consume, the better your cancer cells like it.  This is exactly why I suggested above that you avoid sugar and sweeteners like the plague, unless you want to feed your cancer.

What we are talking about is not just a few minor changes in your life, but a complete overhaul of your lifestyle. But it means you have a choice. You can choose to change your life and live happily for a long, long time, or do the standard chemo/radiation and be on the 2-5 year “cure” plan?

That is the question, as Hamlet put it so concisely. In my next article,  I’ll expand on the 5 Keys to a Healthy, Cancer-Killing Immune System.

good-choice-bad-choice-sign

Again, I ask you, What are you going to do?

For all those that love you. For yourself. For all the people in your life whose lives you can be part of, I implore you to Choose Life! Carpe Diem. Seize the day.

It’s clear. You are the cure to your own cancer. It’s all you.

That may be scary. You might rather that there really was a magic pill. But there is not. You simply must choose to nurture and cure yourself.

This is what it really means to change your mindset and your lifestyle. As I said previously, I’m here to help you. I’ll publish as much as I can to help you find your own healing path. Living with cancer requires you start making better choices right now, and every now for the rest of your life.

Remember… To be or not to be. It’s your choice. Start by making one better choice for life, today!

Cancer Diet: PH Food Chart

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

 

Category Strong Acid (least healthy) Medium Acid Weak Acid Weak Alkaline Medium Alkaline Strong Alkaline (healthiest)
Fruits 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
Meats Pork, Shellfish, Rabbit Turkey, Lamb, Beef Venison, Cold Water Fish Chicken
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
Oils Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil Sunflower Oil Corn Oil Hemp Seed Flax Seed Oil Olive Oil
Beverages Liquor, Beer, Soft Drinks Tea, Cocoa, White wine Ginger Tea, Red wine, Distilled water Green Tea Herb Teas, Lemon Water, Spring/Mineral Water
Sweeteners NutraSweet, Equal, Aspartame, Sweet ‘N Low White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Molasses Processed Honey Raw Honey, Raw Sugar Maple Syrup, Rice Syrup Stevia, Agar, Ki Sweet
Nuts and Seeds Peanuts, Walnuts Pecans, Cashews, Pistachios Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds Chestnuts Almonds
Misc. Chocolate Jam, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, and Vinegar Margarine, Lard Sodium, Potassium, Apple Cider Vinegar

The Real Cancer Cure is an Inside Job

ShockingEveryone Has Cancer.

Yep, you read that right.  Everyone has Cancer. From the day your are born, till the day you die, your body creates potential “cancer cells.”  And you know what?  It’s perfectly OK. Your immune system has always known how to dispose of the imperfectly formed cells which happen every day as part of our body’s cell replacement process. Your immune system has always been the only real cancer cure. So, let’s discuss it.  Let’s talk about what cancer is NOT. Cancer is not something you catch off a toilet seat or a door knob.  It’s not some virus. You can not catch it from another person. As to treatments, cancer can NOT be cured by treating the symptoms.  Most tumors do not themselves kill.  You can’t kill enough cancer cells to survive cancer – not with chemotherapy, not with radiation, not by any external means.

Curing Cancer – an Inside Job

Hence, curing cancer is an inside job! Inside your body is the secret to curing cancer – it’s your immune system.  Sadly, this is one of the inconvenient truths that modern medical science does not really want to discuss. If curing cancer is an inside job and only your immune system can do the job, then what’s chemotherapy and radiation for? Chemotherapy attacks, weakens and can destroy cancer cells and your immune system. Radiation can only kill a symptom, perhaps burning a tumor – and surrounding good tissue. In both cases, nothing is done to prevent the growth of new tumors or boost our immune system’s ability to throw out the invading cancer cells and other metastases.

From the Mouth of Babes

My nephew, Jake, is a high school junior.  He’s top of his class taking all AP courses while lettering in 3 sports!  When he heard about my cancer diagnosis, he went to his computer and started researching cancer.  After reading up on how cancer actually works in the body, Jake went downstairs to speak to his mother, my sister, Jackie.  Jackie told me that Jake said to her something like, “Mom, if cancer is the result of a weakened immune system and various other stresses and irritations that suppress the system over time allowing the growth of cancer in the body, then what the heck is chemotherapy for?” a-brilliant-idea-2What a brilliant insight for a high school senior!  Jake gets it. You can’t cure anything if you don’t use the mechanism originally designed to solve the problem – the immune system!  And you certainly can’t cure cancer if you weaken, damage or destroy that immune system. When you follow this idea to it’s logical conclusion, it becomes easier to understand why modern medicine has to redefine the word “cure” to win.  Let me explain using Jake’s favorite game – Football.

The Cancer Playing Field

Think of a football field.  Team Chemo has to receive the ball and typically bring it 50-80 yards back to your goal line to score (and hopefully, to win.)  For a cancer patient, the goal line is a completely healed and healthy person who will never get cancer again.  The problem is that Team Chemo almost never seems to win.  They can’t seem to reach the goal line – a real CURE.

paper-football-goal-post

Team Chemo’s solution?  They move the goal line to the 5 year line.  If Team Chemo gets you 5 years down the field, THEY WIN!  Even if YOU LOSE by dying on the first day of year 6, they still win!

Doesn’t seem like much of a win to me! Especially considering that Team Chemo only has a 3% average “cure rate” even with the goal post at the 5 year line! What makes matters worse is that Team Chemo only makes money if they are playing the game – even if they can’t really win.  Not even if they shorten the playing field to 5 years!  They and their patients don’t really win. What this looks like in the real world is a playing field for a game worth Multi-Hundreds of Billions of dollars.  A game in which thousands of medical practitioners, drug companies, government agencies and countless other people depend on playing the game…or none of them make any money. It’s even worse when you realize that the drug companies supplying the chemotherapy chemicals can ONLY make money on them when they SELL these chemicals.  They Must play the game, or they die!  And for the game to be played, they need Cancer patients. Sadly, only the symptoms can be treated which means that cancer patients will eventually die of the untreated causes.

CancerCures-MatrixThe Brutal Truth About Cancer Treatment

A real Cancer Cure doesn’t make any money for Team Chemo: Big Pharma, Oncologists, Radiologists, Hospitals.  The fact is, Team Chemo does not make money if we can cure cancer naturally. Big Pharma can not patent natures medicine that really bolsters the immune system.  Medicines like vegetables, food supplements and oils from naturally occurring plants and other sources can not be patented and owned by a company.  No patents = no drugs.  No drugs = nothing to prescribe.  No drugs = nothing for oncologists to use to kill cancer cells and immune systems.  No drugs and no prescriptions = no money. Finally, government does not like unemployment – it’s bad for business…and votes.  So government agencies tend to favor the status quo with the current game and the current players.  Change (real cancer cures) are, in this case, bad for business.

The Bottom Line

Today’s Cancer Industry is a jobs program for Team Chemo. Plain and simple.  It is not about curing cancer. It’s about perpetuating jobs using the tools they have whether or not they cure cancer. Having said that, just like in the movie, The Matrix, the people with jobs in the cancer game do not know this.  They truly believe they are doing their best to really cure cancer.  They have been trained by medical schools with thinking designed to play on the field with Team Chemo.  Same with cancer patients.  All they know is that doctors are good and are the only ones who can cure illness.  So patients willingly play the game.

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them” ~ Albert Einstein 
Einstein said that you can’t solve problems using the same thinking that created the problem.  That’s just like the definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.

You Have the Real Cancer Cure Inside You

The real cancer cure is to play a whole new game. What would it look like for people and patients it we treated the real causes of cancer, rather than the symptoms?  A world where people ate food that was really good for them?  A world where people did not abuse their own immune systems and rarely got cancer, diabetes, or stress related illnesses and syndromes.

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The good news is that you live in that world right NOW!  There is nothing stopping you from waking up and quitting Team Chemo’s game, changing your lifestyle and healing and strengthening your immune system. Only YOU can truly prevent or cure your Cancer.  Your immune system has been doing it all your life.  The trick is to help it keep doing it.

And that’s the new game. Join me in playing the new game and joining a new team.  Be proactive with your health and join me on Team Healthy Lifestyle. Taking care of your health and your immune system is the true Cancer Cure.