by Taetske | 5:33 pm
(Last Updated On: June 3, 2021)

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.



Abdomen image by body my body


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.


Tomatoes, cheese, olives and olive oil

Tomatoes, cheese, olives and olive oil image by Dana Tentis


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.


Lemons hanging on the tree

Lemons hanging on the tree image by Hans Braxmeier


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 and The first week of April edition of the Sur in English, article by Daniel Carbonero.

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Most of the time, inflammation is the beginning of ailments. Especially when the inflammation becomes chronic. This is a condition one has to avoid at all costs. You might like to read the following post.

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Linda Franskon

Hi love your recipes I am going to try them out especially the Chilled Andalusian Tomato Soup.
Your article on Cancer is very informative a proactive diet is definitely the way to go for preventatives and during recovery. The trouble with most Doctors these days is that they think that Cimo is the only way to go when there are alternatives out there. that are none aggressive and that actually work. there are many people today that are moving towards the Holistic approach. Keep up the good work.

Apr 12.2017 | 07:48 pm


    Thank you very much for your comment, Linda. Yes, that recipe of the Gazpacho is real tasty and on top of it super healthy.
    There definitely is a worldwide movement away from man made drugs towards what nature has to offer. Many things which were used in the past are rediscovered nowadays. Wishing you all the best, Taetske

    Apr 13.2017 | 02:51 pm


I had no idea the foods you eat can help ease colon cancer. Thats something they never talk about in the media, at least its not something I have heard about. 

Always learning something new, vitamin c sounds like a miracle vitamin, being that it helps hurt those cancer cells. I didnt think there were any alternatives out there to help with cancer. 

Dec 01.2018 | 06:02 pm


    Good Morning Ty,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website.

    Oh yes, there are a lot, and I mean a lot of alternatives out there to help fight cancer. It is mainly our unhealthy lifestyle which causes all these ailments, including cancer. I have written quite a few posts on this so do visit my website again to read some more. You will find posts on sugar, salt, EMF radiations, plastics, Alzheimer’s, fast foods, pesticides, water, etc. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 02.2018 | 08:01 am

Joseph Ferland


Nice article on the body and how we need to take better care of it.  No cancer for me at this point in my life and I am thankful for that.  However, there are many other digestive problems that make reading your post just as important to me as battling through them is a hard, and constant learning experience.

Your recipes are quite healthy and will include them in my ever growing library of healthy foods to prepare.  It is a learned process for both knowing your body as well as what is best for keeping it a optimum capacity.  The world would be a better place if “fast foods” would go away and that we all could go back to the old days when all foods were healthier.  

Keep up the great work and looking forward to more.

Dec 01.2018 | 06:15 pm


    Good Morning Joseph,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I have been writing quite a few posts on the dangers we find in our life. Fast food is definitely one of them. Such a shame we turned away from nature where actually we can find everything we need to stay healthy.

    Even if science has advanced so much, in general, the population is only getting sicker, one should ask why. Big Pharma is of course not really interested to have healthy people as that would not bring in any money. I personally think the whole system is rotten as so much is kept hidden from us.

    We have to be informed as only like that we have a chance to remain as healthy as possible.

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 02.2018 | 08:01 am


Hello Taetske, this article was very informative! Hearing the word Cancer gives me cold shivers every time, and I must make every possible attempt to avoid this deadly disease. We live in a society where we are surrounded by an enormous amount of fast food restaurant, grocery stores that sell man-made food, but there are not enough gardens around to produce healthy foods and organic food markets. I need to get into the habit of avoiding digesting unhealthy foods and play it safe by going for organic food and natural products. Thanks again, I have found your article to be very helpful!

Jan 29.2019 | 04:50 pm


    Good evening Ahmad,

    Thank you for your visit and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I think it would be a good idea to eat organic food as often as possible, your body will definitely thank you with good health up to old age. Nice to hear you found my post helpful.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 29.2019 | 07:27 pm


Cancer is truly bad news to each and everyone either you have it or you are taking care of someone who has it. it’s not a very good experience. Managing cancer is very expensive and time-consuming. it will be very helpful if we can get supplements that can be used for cancer management at very low cost that would very helpful.

Jan 29.2019 | 04:53 pm


    Good evening Charles,

    We are responsible for our health and a healthy lifestyle will make a big difference. To stay healthy is nicer and better compared to spending big money when we are sick.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 29.2019 | 07:38 pm


Taetske, I am firmly convinced that many natural, wholesome foods are medicine.  I’ve been challenging myself to find and use more of these foods in our meals and am always pleased to learn that one more favorite food can be used proactively to help a body stay healthy.  

Vine-ripened juicy tomatoes are a marvelous treat and knowing that the olive oil makes its medicinal effect more pronounced is very cool.  

I am finding that doing the YumMedicine Challenge (where every dish served has at least one ingredient with some kind of medicinal benefit) has helped to liven up our interest in cooking and eating considerably.  

I am learning new ways of preparing these foods that help them deliver their nutrients and medicine more effectively and it’s been all good.  (It sure is more fun than swallowing dozens of pills!)

Jan 29.2019 | 04:53 pm


    Good evening Netta,

    Nice to see you again. Thank you for your comment.

    Interesting to hear about the YumMedicine Challenge, it is new to me. It makes sense to cook that way and must be really helpful for staying healthy. I agree with you that pills are the last resort and it is best to stay away from chemical medicine.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 29.2019 | 07:44 pm

Kehinde Segun

I can’t thank you enough for bringing up such informative and educative article like this. In fact, this is the second time today I’m reading your well grounded informative article, Taetske. There is nothing important in this world that healthy living. Living healthy can’t be achieved when not eating healthy foods. Truth be told, people like don’t even care about what we put into our mouth anymore. We just love eating glorified junk food. With write-ups like this, I’m gonna start taking into cognizance of what I put in my mouth now.

Jan 29.2019 | 04:54 pm


    Good evening Kehinde,

    Nice to see you again. Thank you for your comment.

    The problem is that people get brainwashed by advertisements which promote unhealthy things. Look at the Coca Cola adds which you can see worldwide. Try to eat organic as often as possible.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 29.2019 | 07:51 pm


Why’s nobody talking about healthy diet when it comes to fighting cancer? All you hear is chemotherapy and radiation therapy. I have always known that our diet has a bearing on our overall health, but didn’t realize it can be a risk factor for cancer.You mentioned a study by the University of Almeria, I’d like to ask if it was actually a clinical trial or some in-vitro tests. I am concerned because orthodox medicine always has a way of contradicting some of these researches. Sometimes, I don’t even know what to believe. I have a feeling the big pharmaceutical companies are bent on hiding the facts so as to make millions of dollars from the uninformed publicI have known that Vit C has many benefits to the human body, however, I’m unable to consume citrus fruits because they tend to spark up my stomach ulcer pains. Any idea how to overcome this challenge?

Jan 29.2019 | 04:56 pm


    Good afternoon Phrane,

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    It depends where you go to find information. Alongside conventional information, there are so many other information sources. The fact that sugar is cancers preferred food a “normal” doctor will not tell you. When you have cancer you immediately skip all sugar and especially the white sugar you put into your coffee or tea and also the one you will find in all man-made foods.

    Then you will have to change your diet in a drastic way.

    Citrus fruit needs to be eaten alone. half an hour before a meal ( no good to have it with your breakfast) or some 3 hours after a meal. Do not eat after 19.00 hours. Only eat fresh, do not buy juices. Try this and see if it helps.

    You are right Big Pharma wants to earn money at the cost of our health. One can only earn money when people are sick. The doctor will prescribe some pills with many side effects. When you have overcome the first ailment you probably have a new one due to taking these pills. To be healthy one of the main things is to live and eat as close as possible to nature.

    I will include a link where you can read the tests were in-vitro tests. Fact is that the Mediterranian diet is considered one of the most healthy ones. In Spain, where I live, obesity is now becoming a problem as people change this good diet for fast food.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 30.2019 | 04:39 pm


After reading your post on the Mediterranian Diet and its influence on Colon Cancer I looked at some more things on your website. The article on unconventional treatments like stem-cell is very interesting. I agree with you that western medicine focuses mainly on the symptoms rather the underlying causes of disease. This lack of a holistic approach in the treatment of patients is responsible for all the unpleasant side- effects a patient sufferers from. 

Big Pharma is not in favor of alternative medicine as it would have a negative impact on their profits. Your article on cannabis for medical uses is very informative. There is no doubt that it has been abused and the main beneficiaries are the drug kingpins. Governments everywhere are fighting a losing battle against drugs. Your site also features other articles on health foods and is a great source of information for those who want to lead a healthy life.

Jan 29.2019 | 05:03 pm


    Good Morning Rubicon,

    Thank you for your visit and leaving a comment on my site. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF?

    Nice to hear you found some articles of interest here. Big Pharma wants to earn money. How does one earn money in the medical sector? Keeping the population sick. We have invented unhealthy man-made foods which make us sick. Then we go to the doctor and get pills with side effects. We might end up with Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimers etc.etc. 

    The only way one can escape this vicious circle is to make a radical lifestyle/food change. Try and eat organic as often as possible cutting out fast food. 

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 30.2019 | 07:49 am


Hi Taetske,
Precisely. There is some kind of conspiracy to keep the population sick. I read about a doctor who cured his cancer patients using only herbs but he was threatened by the authorities and forced to close down his practice. Billions of dollars are at stake in this scam.

Jan 30.2019 | 08:56 am


    Good afternoon Absama,

    Thank you for your visit and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?
    It is a scam all over the world. That is why it is so important to be informed. We are responsible for our own health. The moment you turn away from nature you can expect problems. Try and eat organic and avoid fast foods.
    I have also heard of those cases where a doctor was “removed” as the healing practices were contrary to Big Pharma and the FDA.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 30.2019 | 04:39 pm

Md. Asraful Islam

Thank you so much for sharing an interesting article. That is helpful information on how the Mediterranean diet can have a positive influence on colon cancer. I have learned something new thanks to your post.

I  like olive oil and tomatoes and eat this on a regular basis.. There are some Mediterranean foods that are very beneficial for our body, so everyone should take these.

It is very important that people are made aware of these things, it can help safe lives. Nature is so amazing, and I will share your post on Facebook if that is ok with you.

Jul 16.2020 | 11:55 am


    Good afternoon Asraful,

    There are so many good things in nature that people really should pay attention to. That tomatoes together with olive oil can have such a positive influence on colon cancer is great. Colon cancer is on the rise, but that is mainly due to the bad food people eat. 

    Thank you for your visit and for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jul 16.2020 | 02:02 pm

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