We know that sugar feeds cancer. Staying away from sugar and high glycemic foods is the first step. Foods that come in packages with ingredients listed that you cannot pronounce should not be consumed. God created many wholesome foods for us to eat, fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, sea vegetables, nuts & seeds.
Cancer patients need to build thier immune systems so their bodies can withstand and fight off various types of illness and disease. Its scary to hear people say they have just stopped eating or eat very little. Nutrition is the only thing that will give the body what it needs to fight the disease and regain health. If you limit quality nutrition, it can actually allow the cancer or the disease to become stronger.
Severe malnutrition and weight loss play a role in at least one in five cancer deaths. About half of all cancer patients eventually suffer serious weight loss and malnutrition, a wasting syndrome called “cachexia” where they don’t just lose excess fat but vital muscle. A healthy person’s body adjusts when it doesn’t get enough calories, slowing metabolism to conserve nutrients. A person who has cancer doesn’t make that adjustment and their metabolism may even speed up. Absorption and assimilation of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in people with cancer is compromised.
The National Cancer Institute estimates cachexia (loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite) is the immediate cause of death for at least 20 percent of people with cancer although advanced cancer might have eventually claimed many of them.
Flooding the body with nutrition from the start can prevent not only cachexia, but can create such a strong immune system that it will empower the body to fight the battle against the cancer resulting in the healing of the body. Isn't it amazing the body God designed and gave us is capable of healing itself when we nourish it properly!
The quality of life for someone with cancer who is consuming large amounts of daily freshly extracted vegetable juices and lots of fresh vegetables and leafy greens, whether in salads or blended into pureed salads, is likely to feel less pain, quicker recovery time, and improved outlook in health and life.
If the cancer steals your appetite and you have nausea then small amounts of freshly extracted vegetable juices can give great relief. Dehydration is just as deadly as cancer. Consistently providing small amounts of juices will help the body stay hydrated, and provide the nourishment needed without exacerbating nausea. Ginger has been used for thousands of years for nausea, make a ginger tea with ginger essential oil, OR a peppermint tea which will be helpful. You can place a drop or two of peppermint oil on a tissue and inhale the scent when you feel nauseated, or put the oils in a diffuser. To learn more about oils click HERE
Cancer patients receive these and many useful tips when working with a Certified Cancer Coach. We understand that nutrition and what to eat when you have an illness such as cancer can be very confusing, its important to eat nutrient dense foods that will give you strength and healing.
You must eat! Include Nutritious greens, vegetables, low glycemic fruits, 50-80% raw foods, healthy vegan proteins, seeds, beans, lentils, garlic, onions, leeks, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower. Try to include sea vegetables daily, nori, wakame, kombu, dulse and kelp. If you do eat fish, make sure it is Pacific Wild Caught Fish only. Although fish oils have been found to protect us from cancer, fish act as reservoirs of toxic environmental chemicals that circulate on global air currents and fall into our rivers and oceans as rain.
Cancer patients are also encouraged to consume turmeric daily as it has anti tumor and anti inflammatory activity. It improves liver enzymes to detoxify, relieves intestinal gas and is cleansing to the blood and skin. Shitake Mushrooms have been found to increase the numbers of macrophages, t-killer cells and t-helper cells. If you are not allergic to tomatoes, try to eat some everyday. Tomatoes have lycopene which is a form of carotene and a good antioxidant. It is 5 times more bio-available when tomatoes are cooked and olive oil improves the absorption of lycopene.
For a personalized nutrition plan and cancer coaching services, contact Lynn today. Log onto www.cancerhealthcoach.ca to learn more about services for cancer patients.