Preventing and Reversing Cancer Naturally

Preventing and Reversing Cancer Naturally: The Anticancer Diet Shopping List

Preventing and Reversing Cancer Naturally: The Anticancer Diet Shopping List | zestful living |




 This year alone, nearly 600,000 Americans will lose their lives to cancer. Could a primary reason be as simple as what people are not eating regularly? Here is an excellent anticancer shopping list to use as a guideline.


Sandi Cornez's insight:

It seem everyone except the old school  medical establishment knows that nutrition affects every aspect of our well-being – our moods, our behaviors, out thinking, and our wellness.


What we eat, absorb, and digest, our lifestyle choices are directly related to our sickness/disease or our wellness/great health.


The article states that there are volumes of scientific evidence proving that diet (live-it) and nutrition play a leading role in cancer development. See links and references.


It is also well known that cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment with research showing that tumor growth increases in an acid environment.  The majority of people in the U.S. .consume an excess of acid-forming foods,  Blood in the body is maintained at a slightly alkaline level 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. The 80-20 rule applies here. Eat 80% of alkaline forming foods such as those available from many raw veggies and fruits, nuts, seeds, ancient grains and some whole grains and legumes. (Please read the article for all lists of foods).


Very important also are the cruciferous veggies – kale, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, cauliflower, mustard greens, arugala, watercress, turnips, and Brussels Sprouts. These veggies contain detoxifying compounds which have been proven to help prevent and reverse cancer. See references.


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.


Red foods – research confirms that strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, tart cherries, cranberries, and goji berries are high in immunosupportive and cancer fighting nutrients. such as lycopene and carotene. And many are high antioxidant as well.


Fiber, not a food itself yet is an important component of veggies, fruits, ancient and whole grains. Research suggests that high fiber intake may lower incidence of certain cancers such as breast, uterine, colorectal, and prostate.


Olive oil – use in moderation, has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Choose extra virgin cold-pressed.


Green Tea


Mushrooms – several varieties have powerful healing properties. Even white button mushrooms.


Seaweeds used in Chinese Medicine for treating cancers helps to soften hardened tumors.


Spices offer numerous health promoting benefits.


From this list, it's pretty evident that consuming a mostly or total plant based food regimen is the solution to our health care crisis in the U.S..


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Kale: A Green Nutritional Powerhouse Everyone Should Eat – Live Free, Live Natural

meet-kale-270x300From October 7, 5:31 PM

 Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society Waking Times A delectable green nutritional powerhouse, kale is one of many superfoods that is a must-have in any kitchen.

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Fall is a great time to plant kale. We have kale growing in our organic garden and I just planted some more seeds recently. In our living room, we have a lttle sticky poster that says, "Live long, eat Kale" and this message is so true,.

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse and a must for every kitchen. In addition to benefits that other great nutritional foods have like blueberries and green tea, there are more great reasons to eat kale.

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Can I eat beet greens? Yes, you can!

beet-greens-sauteFrom September 27, 4:11 PM

Baby beet greens are a common ingredient in field green salads. But have you ever eaten beet greens from mature beet plants? I must admit that until this weekend, I had not! What a shame — all tho…

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Beet greens, who knew? I've always eaten beets in borscht or beet soup hot and cold – delish!  Recently I sarted eating more raw foods and a new friend told me about beet greens and the red stems. So I tried then and found a new food love. Now when I shop I buy the organic beets with the greens. I love eating them raw, using them as a wrap for side dishes I make. And the beets and stems are great steamed in a little filtered water. When cool, I drink the beet juice and nourish my body at the same time.

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Fruits and vegetables often physically resemble the organs they benefit

Walnuts-Nuts-Health-Snack-Food-RawFrom October 15, 10:46 PM

 Fruits and vegetables often physically resemble the organs they benefit

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Interesting information relating to the Doctrines of Signatures, an herbalist philosophy which states that fruits and vegetables share aesthetic propertiies or "signatures" with the organ they benefit.

The kidney bean resembles a kidney in shape and color plus helps to maintain kidney functioning when regularly eaten.

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Study Finds Spirulina to Boost Academic Performance, Brain Power – Live Free, Live Natural

Spirulina_PowderFrom December 1, 12:16 PM

 Used medicinally for centuries, spirulina is said to be one of the oldest life forms on earth, eaten since at least the 9th century in the Kanem Empire of Chad, Africa. We know it’s loaded with protein and other nutritional benefits, but a recent…

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Spirulina, used medicinally in ancient times is one of the oldest life forms on earth. Loaded with protein and high in antioxidants. It is a complete protein with 60-70% protein by weight and is rich in Vitamins A, C, D,E, and B Vitamins, including B-12 which is not usually found in vegetable sources.

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Curcumin causes colon cancer cells to self-destruct


From November 26, 7:20 PM

 Curcumin causes colon cancer cells to self-destruct

Sandi Cornez's insight:

What's your current lifestyle in regard to food you consume? If you've been following my posts, then you know my passion is real whole food. Period.

Are you following the bandwagon of the conventional doctors and pharmaceutical companies to have a colonoscopy after age 50? And yes your food regimen could definitely impact that decision.

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7 Foods That Could Add Years to Your Life – Diet and Nutrition Center – Everyday Health

7 Foods That Could Add Years to Your Life - Diet and Nutrition Center - Everyday Health | zestful living |

From March 26, 10:13 AM

 From berries to beets to walnuts, including these simple suggestions into your diet may be the key to your own longevity.

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Great article. Again remember that veggies and fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy fats and others are the key to healthy living.

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food


From November 18, 4:48 PM

Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?

Via The BioSync Team

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Read how the food companies trick you into craving junk food by making certain foods more addictive and tasty than others.

Steven Witherly, a food scientist has spent the last 20 years studying the why of addictive junk food. Read the entire article to get links to his excellent report, "Why Humans Like Junk Food".

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4 Amazing Health Benefits of Cinnamon


From November 20, 8:58 PM

Cinnamon tends to symbolize the seasonal changing of the leaves, warm fires, and holiday gatherings. Check out these 4 reasons why cinnamon can boost not only your spirits, but your health, this holiday season.

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Cinnamon the distinctive spice with a heavenly aroma is perfect in dishes all year round and especially during the Fall season and leading up to the Holidays.

Cinnamon's taste and aroma boosts one's spirit and is extremely beneficial for one's health as well. Cinnamon is a source of manganese, iron, calcium, and fiber and has been prized for centuries.

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Open Sesame! 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of This Super-Seed

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From Today, 3:16 PM

Sesame (Sesamun indicum) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, prized as an oilseed for at least 5,000 years.

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Today's medicine cabinet is the cabinet in the kitchen and in our refrigerators. Foods from Mother Earth are nourishing and supporting for the body.

Sesame seeds, one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, prized for its oilseed is making a it is exceptionally high in calcium and magnesium. And it is also one of the most potent medicinal foods consumed today.

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