The best way to attack cancer is with a proactive diet
Cancer is a dreaded word which we hear more often every day. Cancer appears when over a longer period we have not taken the right care of our body. When repeated negative actions have provoked a constant irritation which then has mutated into a chronic inflammation in our system.
Our lifestyles are unhealthy, with many factors playing an important role. Some negative things we can avoid and some we cannot. The air we breathe is normally beyond our control, the job which causes us stress and makes us sleep not good enough, that is also not so easy to get a grip on.
A change in food
But there are things we can do to improve our health, and that is to take care of what kind of food we put into our mouths. The type of food we eat has an enormous influence on our overall health and well-being.
Sadly enough, we have turned away from whole foods. We are eating man-made foods, not what nature has to offer us. When you look at labels nowadays more often than not you find a long list of unpronounceable words of which we have not a clue what they mean.
The Mediterranean diet has always been praised for its natural ingredients, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and some meat and lots of good olive oil to not forget the glass of red wine.
In the newspaper, the Sur in English came an interesting and also hope-giving article.
A University study
The scientists from the University of Almeria in the south of Spain have made a fortunate discovery.
The combination of olive oil with tomatoes seems to be very effective in combating colon cancer. In the Mediterranean diet, there are many well-known and delicious recipes including these 2 ingredients. The famous Gazpacho and also Salmorejo, both cold summer soups.
The scientific study which was published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture stated that some components in tomatoes like lycopene act against the development of original tumor cells in the colon and stop them from spreading.
Do you like to cook?
The book Mediterranean by author Susie Theodorou will inspire you to try new things like Pan-seared Figs with Pecorino and Rocket or Charred Mixed Greens with Fennel and Lemons. Cooking these and many more dishes the different tastes will delight you and on top of it you will do something positive for your health.
Susie was raised by her Greek-Cypriot parents on a diet of freshly picked, plucked, and cooked food. In her book, you will find useful tips like how to stock a Mediterranean larder and how to eat seasonally.
Olive Oil and Tomatoes
The combination with the olive oil, one should always use the virgin extra for cold dishes, seems to intensify the positive influence. In this study, many varieties of tomatoes were tested, and it was shown that there are certain types of tomatoes that are more effective than others.
The ones that were more round and red produced a more active response against the tumoral cells in vitro. Also, the fact that only cancer cells are being attacked but not healthy cells is worth mentioning.
I have included a few recipes for healthy dishes on my page Improve Your Well-Being With Great Recipes.
Mother Nature provides more natural methods to stop cancer
Vitamin C interferes with cancer stem cell metabolism. This news comes from a new study at the University of Salford in Manchester in the UK. Vitamin C stops the tumors in their tracks by interfering with cancer stem cell metabolism, it suppresses their ability to progress energy for survival and growth. The researchers Michael P. Lisanti and Gloria Bonacelli had their study published in a peer-reviewed journal, Oncotarget.
It was noticed that Vitamin C destroyed cancer stem cells by inducing oxidative stress. In total, it showed to be many times more effective than conventional drugs. Something one should also take into consideration is the fact that Vitamin C does not have the serious side effects of most pharmaceutical drugs.
In these studies showing the very positive effects Vitamin C can have battling cancer, the researchers used high doses of Vitamin C, administered intravenously. The IV Vitamin C therapy is available in some alternative and holistic cancer treatment clinics worldwide.
The sad thing is, as Vitamin C cannot be patented, one will not hear about it in mainstream media. Big Pharma cannot earn money with it, so would rather not have this good news been known to the big public. That is why one has to stay informed about these lucky discoveries. Like that, one can make a decision on how to be treated in case cancer is diagnosed.
This YouTube video shows you where to find Mediterranean foods.
The more we turn away from nature, the worse our health will get. Try to buy organics, like that the nutrients in your food will be better and more abundant. You know what you are eating. Stay away from man-made foods as much as possible as they will not improve your health.
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Source: Through NaturalHealth365 from ImpactJournals.com and NaturalNews.com. The first week of April edition of the Sur in English, article by Daniel Carbonero.
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