Preventing and Reversing Cancer Naturally: The Anticancer Diet Shopping List

This year alone, nearly 600,000 Americans will lose their lives to cancer. Recent estimates tell us that 41 percent of all Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes and 21 percent of the population will lose their lives to this devastating disease.[1] A new report released by the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) forecasts that by 2035, an incredible 24 million people will be diagnosed with cancer globally.[2] These numbers reflect the need for a complete overhaul of our approach to cancer.

Despite being overlooked for decades, volumes of scientific evidence prove that diet and nutrition play a leading role in cancer development. Only in recent years have mainstream physicians and health groups begun to recognize the importance of our lifestyle choices when it comes to preventing and reversing cancer. Even the WHO report recommends a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains as a powerful way to help stave off this disease. Here is my list of anticancer superfoods that you can begin incorporating into your diet today for greater health and vitality. I’ve included dozens of scientific citations demonstrating the benefits of each of these nutrient-rich foods.

Alkaline Foods

The vast majority of Americans consume an excess of acid-forming foods. Research has shown that tumor growth increases in an acid environment.[3][4][5] The blood is maintained in the body at a slightly alkaline level of between 7.2 and 7.4.

Eating alkaline foods keeps the blood pH in its ideal range, which is important for the prevention and treatment of cancer. Ideally, the diet should consist of 80 percent alkaline-forming foods, such as those available from many raw fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes. What follows is a list of recommended alkaline-forming foods:

Fruits: Berries, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, currants, dates, figs, grapefruit, grapes, kiwis, lemons, limes, mangos, melons, nectarines, olives, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, persimmons, pine­apple, quince, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines, and water­melon. (The most alkaline-forming foods are lemons and melons.)

Vegetables: Artichoke, asparagus, sprouts, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, col­lards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, ginger, horseradish, kale, kelp, seaweeds, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, rad­ishes, spinach, squash, tomatoes, watercress, and yams.

Whole Grains: Amaranth, barley, oats, quinoa, and wild rice.

Beans/Legumes: Almonds, chestnuts, chickpeas, green beans, lima beans, peas, and soybeans.

Seeds: Alfalfa, chia, coconut, radish, and sesame.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Vegetables in the cruciferous family include kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, arugula, watercress, turnips, mustard plant, Brussels sprouts, and bok choy. Cruciferous vegetables contain detoxifying compounds called indoles and isothiocyanates, which have been proven to help prevent and reverse cancer[6][7][8][9] Recent research has identified sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli, cabbage, and other cruciferous vegetables as a potent anticancer agent.[10]

Green Foods

Wheatgrass, barley grass, alfalfa, blue-green algae, arugula, spinach, chlorella and spirulina, and other green foods are rich in blood-purifying chlorophyll and other important phytonutrients for detoxifying the system and rejuvenating organs. Laboratory tests have established that chlorophyll inhibits the activity of carcinogens at a molecular level.[11] Studies have demonstrated the capacity of chlorophyll-rich foods to reduce tumor growth.[12][13][14].Green powders are loaded with phytonutrients proven to be highly beneficial in cancer prevention and healing.

Red Foods

Research confirms that red foods such as strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries, tart cherries, cranberries, and goji berries are high in immunosupportive and cancer-fighting nutrients such as lycopene and carotene.[15][16][17]Many red foods also have high antioxidant content, making them an integral component of any anticancer diet. The antioxidant power of raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate, and dozens of other nutrient-rich fruits make some red and berry powders cancer superfoods.

Fiber

Though not a food itself, fiber is an important component of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The typical American diet includes about 14 g of fiber each day, which falls short of what is necessary for cancer prevention. Studies have indicated that 30g of dietary fiber daily decrease the risk of colorectal cancer. Research has also suggested that high fiber intake may lower the risk of breast, colorectal, uterine and prostate cancers.[18][19]

Olive Oil

Olive oil has been shown to possess anticancer properties. Studies have demonstrated that the monounsaturated fatty acids contained in olive oil have a protective effect against cancer growth. [20][21] Research has also shown that the phytochemicals abundant in olive oil inhibit cancer growth in vitro.[22] But remember, more isn’t always better. Olive oil still has 120 calories per tablespoon, so don’t go overboard. For maximum benefit, olive oil should be used in moderation. Choose a good-quality, extra virgin, cold-pressed variety.

Juices

Freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices provide valuable enzymes and antioxidant nutrients that are easily digestible. Compounds in cabbage juice have been observed to have favorable effects on stomach and colorectal cancer.[23][24] Rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, carrot juice is beneficial but should be watered down, as it is also high in sugar, and can potentially spike blood sugar levels.[25] Adding a teaspoon of vitamin C to juices creates an even more potent preventive tonic.

Green Tea

High in antioxidants known as polyphenolic catechins, green tea has been shown to help prevent skin, lung, esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, and bladder cancer in animals.[26] Studies have demonstrated that green tea extract halts the spread of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.[27] Recent research also indicates that green tea contains compounds that considerably slow the growth of cancer cells.[28]

Mushrooms

Several varieties of mushrooms have powerful healing properties. The maitake mushroom kills cancer cells by enhancing the activity of T-helper cells.[29] Research has shown the maitake mushroom to exert a favorable effect on various types of cancer, including breast, colon, and prostate.[30][31][32]Both shiitake and reishi mushrooms have also been observed to have strong antitumor properties in animals.[33][34][35]Research has revealed that the cordyceps mush­room inhibits the division and proliferation of cancer cells.[36] And, surprisingly, the common white button mushroom has been shown to suppress aromatase activity and estrogen biosynthesis, which make it an excellent breast cancer chemopreventive agent.[37]

Seaweeds

Chinese medicine has long recognized the value of seaweed for treating cancers, as it softens hardened tumors. More recently, research has shed light on the powerful mix of micronutrients, including Vitamin C and Vitamin E, as well as minerals, iodine, fiber, and polysaccharides in seaweed, which make it a powerful nutritional tool in combating cancer.[38][39] Considered to be one of the healthiest populations on earth, the Japanese consume more seaweed than any other nation.

Spices

Spices offer numerous health-promoting benefits, and certain spices have been found to aid in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Research has associated black pepper and black cumin seedintake with a lower incidence of colon cancer.[40][41][42] Rosemary is known to help prevent DNA damage by carcinogens and suppress cancer cell proliferation.[43][44][45] Capsaicin, an ingredient found in chili peppers, kills prostate cancer cells.[46] Evidence suggests that parsley combats lung and breast cancer.[47][48]

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[19] “Uterine Cancer—2—Endometrial Cancer, Vitamin A, Vitamin C—Life Extension Health Concern.” Life Extension. http://www.lef.org/protocols/cancer/uterine_cancer_02.htm (accessed March 28, 2012).

[20] Menendez, JA, and R Lupu. “Mediterranean Dietary Traditions for the Molecular Treatment of Human Cancer: Anti-oncogenic actions of the main olive oil’s monounsaturated fatty acid oleic acid.” Curr Pharm Biotechnol 7, no. 6 (2006): 495-502.

[21] Owen, R W, R Haubner, G Wertele, W E Hull, B Spiegelhalder, and H Bartsch. “Olives And Olive Oil In Cancer Prevention.” European Journal of Cancer Prevention 13, no. 4 (2004): 319-326.

[22] Menendez, Javier A, Alejandro Vazquez-Martin, Rocio Garcia-Villalba, Alegria Carrasco-Pancorbo, Cristina Oliveras-Ferraros, Alberto Fernandez-Gutierrez, and Antonio Segura-Carretero. “Anti-HER2 (erbB-2) Oncogene Effects Of Phenolic Compounds Directly Isolated From Commercial Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO).” BMC Cancer 8, no. 1 (2008): 377.

[23] Choi, Hyun, Do Lim, and Jung Park. “Induction Of G1 And G2/M Cell Cycle Arrests By The Dietary Compound 3,3′-diindolylmethane In HT-29 Human Colon Cancer Cells.” BMC Gastroenterology 9, no. 1 (2009): 39.

[24] Bhatnagar, N., X. Li, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, S. H. Garrett, and B. Guo. “3,3′-Diindolylmethane Enhances The Efficacy Of Butyrate In Colon Cancer Prevention Through Down-Regulation Of Survivin.” Cancer prevention research 2, no. 6 (2009): 581-589.

[25] Schnäbele, K., et al. “Effects of Carrot and Tomato Juice Consumption on Faecal Markers Relevant to Colon Carcinogenesis in Humans.” The British Journal of Nutrition 99, no. 3 (2008): 606-613. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18254985 (accessed March 13, 2012).

[26] Tea.” Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/info­center/phytochemicals/tea (accessed January 3, 2012).

[27] “Green Tea Extract Appears to Keep Cancer in Check in Majority of CLL Patients.” Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2010-rst/5833.html (accessed January 3, 2012).

[28] Okello, EJ, GJ McDougall, S Kumar, and CJ Seal. “In Vitro Protective Effects of Colon-Available Extract of Camellia Sinensis (tea) Against Hydrogen Peroxide and Beta-amyloid (Aβ((1-42))) Induced Cytotoxicity in Differentiated PC12 Cells..” Phytomedicine 15, no. 18 (2011): 691-6.

[29] Israilides, C., D. Kletsas, D. Arapoglou, A. Philippoussis, H. Pratsinis, A. Ebringerová, V. Hiíbalová, and S.E. Harding. “In Vitro Cytostatic And Immunomodulatory Properties Of The Medicinal Mushroom Lentinula Edodes.”Phytomedicine 15, no. 6-7 (2008): 512-519.

[30] Chan, J. Y., et al. “Enhancement of In Vitro and In Vivo Anticancer Activities of Polysaccharide Peptide from Grifolafrondosa by Chemical Modifications.” Pharmaceutical Biology 49, no. 11 (2011): 1114-1120

[31] Masuda, Y. “A Polysaccharide Extracted from GrifolafrondosaEnhances the Anti-tumor Activity of Bone Marrow-Derived Dendritic Cell-Based Immunotherapy against Murine Colon Cancer.” Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy 59, no. 10 (2009): 1531-41.

[32] Fullerton, S. A. “Induction of Apoptosis in Human Prostatic Cancer Cells with Beta-glucan (Maitake Mushroom Polysaccharide).” Molecular Urology 4, no. 1 (2000): 7-13.

[33] Tanaka, K., et al. “Oral Ingestion of LentinulaedodesMycelia Extract Inhibits B16 Melanoma Growth via Mitigation of Regulatory T Cell-Mediated Immunosuppression.” Cancer Science 102, no. 3 (2011): 516-21.

[34] Israilides, C., et al. “In Vitro Cytostatic and Immunomodulatory Properties of the Medicinal Mushrooms Lentinula Edodes.” Phytomedicine, June 2008.

[35] Sliva, Daniel. “Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) in Cancer Treatment.” Integrative Cancer Therapies 2, no. 4 (2003): 358-364.

[36] Das, Shonkor Kumar, Mina Masuda, Akihiko Sakurai, and Mikio Sakakibara. “Medicinal Uses Of The Mushroom Cordyceps Militaris: Current State And Prospects.” Fitoterapia 81, no. 8 (2010): 961-968.

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[40] Gali-Muhtasib, H., M. Diab-Assaf, C. Boltze, J. Al-Hmaira, R. Hartig, etal.”Thymoquinone Extracted from Black Seed Triggers Apoptotic Cell Death in Human Colorectal Cancer Cells Via a p53-dependent Mechanism.” Internatinal Journal of Oncology 25, no. 2 (2004):857-66.

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LifeWave Patches Used at the 2012 London Olympics

 

28.07.2012 Several Olympic athletes are using LifeWave patches.

The 2012 London Olympic Games officially kicked off and do not be surprised to see some athletes with LifeWave patches!

A few months ago created Lifwwave a special program specifically for the Olympic hopefuls to vie for medals.

It is not the first time that LifeWave has been involved in the Olympic Games. Back in 2004, the athletes hoping to qualify for the Olympics own initiative to wear LifeWave Energy Enhancer patches. These athletes loved our patches gave them a competitive edge without having to use illegal or performance-enhancing drugs.

Because the patches are so visible when worn on the body, took the global media very seriously. Life Waves recognition continued into the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Some of the athletes who will be wearing our patches at this summer’s Olympics are members of the Polish cycling team, the Polish wrestling team, Polish Trap, Skeet and Sporting Shooting team, Polish swim team, the German Sailing Team and German surfing team, just to name a few.
We wish all the athletes the best of luck!

NEWS 30.07.2012 
An Olympic athlete who uses LifeWave patches – Sylwia Bogacka – won the silver medal in the women’s 10m air rifle! Congratulations, Sylwia!
NEWS 31.07.2012 
And then there’s a new LifeWave medal. Congratulations to Britta Heidemann of Germany for her silver medal in fencing!
NEWS 07.08.2012 
And congratulations to switch Damian Janikowski has won a bronze medal in wrestling 84kg.
NEWS 08.08.2012 
And more congratulations to the German discus throw Robert Harting, who won a gold medal. So did LifeWave also a gold space .

Coconut Oil and Heart Disease

New Extensive Research From Sri Lanka Shows Coconut Oil Has No Risk to CVD, and that Coconut Residue has Great Promise for Treating Heart Disease

by Brian Shilhavy

(Health Impact News) Results of an extensive study on coconut oil in the diet of people iving in Sri Lanka were published today in the Sunday Sun Times of Sri Lanka. Dr. Janaki Gooneratne, the head of Food Technology at the Industrial Technology Institute in Sri Lanka, conducted the research while analyzing the therapeutic value of coconut residue products in relation to heart disease. The report today speculates that Dr. Goonerante’s research, which is described as “an extensive and rare kind of research – for the first time in the world,” will soon be used in treating heart disease.

While all the details of her research were not revealed in the report, it is centered around the high fiber coconut residue, called “Polkudu” in the local language. Dr. Gooneratne did her PhD work on the active components of the dietary fiber of the coconut meat. The report today mentioned that the fiber in the coconut residue contains 23% of “galactomannon.” Galactomannon in recent years has also been studied in the Philippines, particularly in the Makapuno variety of coconuts which has a more gelatin characteristic in the meat of the coconut than the regular varieties of coconuts have. Recently, researchers in the Philippines have begun using galactomannon as a food stabilizer to replace imported stabilizers such as guar gum. Galactomannon is also reportedly a “good dietary fiber which can enhance digestion and weight reduction.” (See: The Potential Health Benefits Of Makapuno Coconut Byproduct) Previous studies done on coconut flakes and coconut flour have also shown that the dietary fiber of coconut can reduce cholesterol levels (e.g. see: The Cholesterol-Lowering Effect of Coconut Flakes in Humans with Moderately Raised Serum Cholesterol)

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Dr. Goonerante’s research that was referenced today, however, was her extensive research on coconut oil in the diet of people living in Sri Lanka. In modern day Sri Lanka, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among adults, and coconut oil is usually implicated as a reason for this high rate of CVD. Coconut is second only to rice in food consumption in Sri Lanka, and there have been attempts to discredit and undermine the value of coconut. However, Dr.  Gooneratne said that according to research, heart diseases are traditionally uncommon among high coconut consuming populations.

In fact, Dr. P. Rethinam and Muhartoyo wrote in the Jakarta Post, on June 18, 2003, that before 1950, heart attacks were not common in Sri Lanka. However, hospital admission rates for heart attacks grew dramatically from 1970 to 1992. On the other hand, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka had determined that the coconut consumption has gone down from 132 nuts per person per year in 1952 to 90 per person per year in 1991. Because of the saturated fat scare of recent years condemning coconut oil, people ate fewer coconuts and heart disease and the associated weight gain actually increased. H. Kaunitz wrote in 1986 that the 1978 edition of the Demographic Yearbook of the United Nations reported that Sri Lanka had the lowest death rate from ischemic heart disease, while coconut oil was their main dietary fat. (See: Medium chain triglycerides in aging and arteriosclerosis)

Before undertaking the time to study and research the medicinal effects of coconut fiber therefore, Dr. Goonerante had to deal with the current bias against coconut oil as a saturated fat. She carried out an extensive research project to establish whether there was a relationship in the consumption of coconut oil with cholesterol, in the Gampaha District of Sri Lanka – an area coming under the “Coconut Triangle”- adopting a random sampling of a target group of 957 people. A group of 957 volunteers (males 340, females 617) between 18 and 65 years of age were enlisted for the research, and all the factors such as socio-demographic data, family history of disease and lifestyle were assessed. Anthropometry and arterial blood pressure were measured, and lipid profiles were determined. The nutrient intake was measured by 3-day dietary records, and they were grouped as either high fat or low fat.

Associations between selected CVD risk factors and Coconut Fat (CF) intake were investigated by Dr. Goonerante using Chi-square test, and further examined in a multivariate model adjusting for potential confounding variables. Data was analyzed using SPSS statistical software. The results of this extensive research concluded that consumption of CF at 16.4% of total energy per day had no CVD risk on the study population. (Note: for a standard 2000 calorie diet that would equate to about 2.5 tablespoons of coconut oil a day.) Dr. Goonerante believes that this extensive research is one of the first studies of this magnitude on dietary coconut oil ever conducted anywhere in the world. Since coconut oil is not a product that can be patented, it is highly unlikely that such studies like this will ever be funded in western nations, and it is now up to the coconut oil producing countries to carry out this research to vindicate coconut oil from the attacks levied against it over the past several decades in western nations. She believes her research will give great value to a product that up to this time has been simply a waste product, the coconut residue, but which in fact has great therapeutic value at the fraction of the cost of expensive western medicines.

Conclusion:

As I predicted on the last day of 2010 in my blog post “Significant Research and News from 2010 Regarding Coconut Oil and Saturated Fats,” 2011 is seeing some major research being committed to the health properties of coconut oil from the coconut producing countries.  Last month (January 2011) a study was published in Malaysia showing how Virgin Coconut Oil helped prevent liver damage. (See: Hepatoprotective Activity of Dried- and Fermented-Processed Virgin Coconut Oil) As the foundation of the lipid theory of heart disease and the prejudices against saturated fats and coconut oil in particular continue to crumble, more and more research will validate the truth of what is already known by millions of coconut oil consumers around the world: coconut oil is the healthiest dietary oil on earth!

Kangen Water Testimonial

If you’re going to drink water, drink the best possible for you. I know without a shadow of a doubt that kangen water improved mine and my families health. From daily migraines, endometriosis, cysts, tumors..etc in my part to asthma, allergies, eczema, acid reflux, rectal polyps, stomach ulcers, obesity,acne, renal hematuria on my children’s part. All gone. Revived and very much alive. I thank God daily for bringing me the people to educate me and His abounding grace and renewed wisdom that i passionately share with those around me. “For lack of knowledge, my people perish” There’s no reason for the suffering and pain that sickness and disease brings. ~Sara Quinone

The human body is amazing, especially if you give it what it needs. I drink Kangen Water (9.5 pH alkaline) DAILY. Here are photos of my foot. Timeline: Bunionectomy June 21, 2013. Photo on left taken June 24. Photo on right taken July 20, 2013. ~Sandy Snowkangen foot surg

 

 

The Muscle Test – with the LifeWave Patch

At the LifeWave seminar of Wednesday evening, Feb 5 here in Virginia Beach, I had the pleasure of meeting Don and Anne Davison. One of the most impressive test I seen so far was the muscle test.  I watched as they demonstrated it.  It was so amazing that after the seminar I asked Don if he would demonstrate on me.  He did and WOW I was impressed.  The potential for this is incredible.  Our Olympic team is already honed in to it!  Don’t get left behind!

Watch this muscle test video

 

Using LifeWave Patches for Jet Lag

Patching for Jet Lag

11 April 2011 Marina – Hi everyone does anyone have any suggestions for using the
patches with jetlag travelling from Sydney to LA. I am worried because my daughter
has to perform the 4 days after we arrive in Disneyland and Universal studios and I
would like her to recover from the flight as quickly as possible?

David: Hi Marina, last time Muffet and I flew to L.A. from Manila, about the same time
span to L.A. as Sydney, we used:

• 2 sets of Energy – one on Lung 1, and one on Lung 9, wrist,
• 2 Glutathione, on CV 6 and CV 17.

We were amazed at the results, zero jet lag and slept fully there the very first night.
These positions from David Schmidt himself, however now he puts an IceWave on lower
back to help protect the back from being immobile for so long.

I’m sure an Aeon on GV 14 would not go astray either.

Yes put them on before you leave home and leave them on until you get to your hotel
and I’m sure you will get the same results as we did. I know of others who have too.
Good luck and enjoy your trip.

16 April 2011 Update
Hi David Just to give you an update on wearing the patches over to LA. Well I do believe
we had a positive result. Everyone seems to be fine and we were into day 2 of our trip
and other than the usual soreness of walking around a theme park for 12 hours a day we
all seem to be coping fine. My Daughter who has been dancing is going really well no
complaints of being tired only lost her voice from screaming on rides. So a Big thank
you from t