When developing your recovery diet, it’s important to know which nutrients deliver the most anti-cancer properties. Foods rich with ellagic acid, a plant polyphenol, are cancer diet all-stars. Ellagic acid isn’t currently used as an independent treatment, but it should play a central role in your food regimen.
Fermented foods are having a major cultural moment. Yogurt aisles are more varied than ever, and the kombucha craze alone has made fermentation a buzz word in food and health circles. But despite its current trendiness, eating fermented items has long been regarded for its dynamic healing properties. Ancient civilizations used it medicinally, and understandably so. Fermented products, particularly those rich with probiotics, maximize a diet’s nutritional benefits, create balance in the body, and strengthen the immune system. Current research shows, too, that these foods stop cancer from growing. Fermentation and Probiotics When we talk about fermentation and its health benefits, we’re really talking about probiotics. Probiotics are microroganisms that function as sort of health enhancers, if you will….
Obesity has been a hot topic in recent years, and with good reason. Roughly 38 percent of adults over the age of 19 in the U.S. are obese. What’s more staggering is that more than 70 percent of adults over the age of 19 are overweight or obese, suggesting that most people in this country have weight problems.
In the early part of the last century, before the use of pharmaceutical drugs, fasting played
a vital role in healing. Within the last five years something called intermittent fasting has
been increasingly observed as a way to prevent and help overcome cancer. Studies show that
fasting is good for cleansing and recharging the body, reducing harmful free radicals, and
strengthening the all-important immune system. In effect, the body’s own healing power gets
a boost. How, then, does intermittent fasting play a role, and why is it helpful against cancer?