Some cancer patients choose to go through a detoxifying process to possibly help manage the illness and maybe even help bring it into remission. There are plenty of programs, supplements, herbs, juice and smoothie recipes to help the detoxifying process. Some of them are quite costly.
Dr. Michael Greger talks about studies on what may be the best, simplest, cheapest detoxifying agent of them all. The most powerful natural inducer of our liver’s detoxifying enzyme system is sulforaphane, a phytonutrient produced by broccoli. But as Dr. Greger explains, broccoli actually contains no sulforaphone…until you do something with the broccoli. Watch this short video and find out.
Dr. Michael Greger looks at studies that monitor cancer free periods of two groups of cancer patients: those that ate a high saturated fat diet and those that ate a lower saturated fat diet.
The results answer the questions: Is it necessary to completely cut out saturated fats in order to see a significant increase the amount of time before cancer reoccurs? Will just cutting back have any effect? Is it all or nothing?
Here’s a new video produced by Dr. Michael Greger and nutritionfacts.org highlighting new studies showing that blueberry consumption may double the population of our cancer fighting immune cells. Also that the spices cardamom and black pepper may boost such activity.
Dr. Keith Block, who has dealt with late stage cancers for over 32 years and is considered by many to be the father of integrative cancer treatment, has stated:
Existing research doesn’t support the notion that specific foods can increase survival. However, there is considerable evidence that dietary patterns can make a significant difference for women fighting breast cancer.
While he refers to breast cancer I’m sure what he says applies to all types of cancer. What I believe he means is that one food can’t be plopped on top of a bad diet (high fat, high refined sugar, high refined carbohydrate, etc.) and compensate for all that to help manage the proliferation of late stage cancers. But it can be part of a healthy dietary pattern (healthy fats, healthy sweeteners, high unrefined carbohydrates, high plant foods, high fiber, etc.) that makes the patient’s biochemistry as non-supportive to cancer cell proliferation as possible.