Foods that Fight Cancer

Citrus Fruits


  • Citrus fruits : Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mandarins
  • Studies has suggested that phytochemical compounds in citrus fruits block tumor growth by direct action on the cancerous cells, restricting their ability to reproduce.
  • Citrus fruit consumption, whether in the form of whole fruit or juice, supplies the body with an incomparable source of specific anticancer molecules, while also providing the necessary daily requirements of many vitamins and minerals. 

Dark Chocolate


  • Dark chocolate contains important amounts of polyphenols that are potentially capable of exercising beneficial effects on some chronic illness, including cancers and cardiovascular disease ( heart and blood vessel). 
  • Milk chocolate contains less polyphenols
  • Substitute dark chocolate for sugar-filled junk food with no nutritional benefits. 


Apricot Seeds


Apricot kernels are, like most nuts and seeds, very nutritious. Among the nutrients they contain is one called amygdalin, which is also known as vitamin B17. This attacks cancer cells, and thus can help prevent cancer from breaking out in our bodies.

Amygdalin (vitamin B17) is contained in many hundreds of foods, but ones that are particularly rich in amygdalin have disappeared to a large extent from our Western diet. Peoples throughout the world who still eat a traditional diet, have been found to be largely free from cancer. These diets are rich in foods containing amygdalin.

Apart from apricot kernels, examples of other amygdalin rich foods are bitter almonds (amygdalin tastes bitter - sweet almonds do not contain it, and apricot kernels that are not bitter do not contain it). Other foods containing amygdalin are apple pips, grape seeds, millet, broad beans, most berries, cassava and many other seeds, beans, pulses and grains - but not ones that have been highly hybridised (African orange pips contain some amygdalin, but American ones don't, wheat is low in amygdalin).

There are many ways you can fight cancer. One is to build up the immune system so that it is very strong. Another is to supplement with antioxidants which fight carcinogens in the body. However, amygdalin seems to be unique in the way that it directly attacks cancer cells.

Amygdalin was first extracted and named over one hundred years ago and has been listed in pharmacological dictionaries since that time as being non-toxic. However it does have a poison locked away in it - one of its constituents is cyanide. But, locked into the compound amygdalin, it is chemically inert and harmless to normal living tissue. In the same way common salt (sodium chloride) is safe to eat, and in fact is necessary to the body. But this also has locked away in it a poison - chlorine. Of course if you ate too much salt at one time you would be ill. This is true of any substance, and would equally apply to apricot kernels. However, amygdalin is less toxic than salt, and less toxic than sugar.

We are told that our bodies are creating cancer cells all the time. Normally the immune system can deal with them. However at times of stress or in a particularly weak part of the body, or under extreme or regular exposure to carcinogens, then the multiplication of cancer cells may become too great for the immune system to handle. Amygdalin comes alongside the immune system and attacks the cancer cells directly. The cancer cells have within them an enzyme which unlocks the poison in the amygdalin, and in this way the cancer cells are destroyed. Normal, healthy cells do not have this enzyme. In fact they have a different enzyme which unlocks the amygdalin in a different way and releases nutrients and also a neutralising agent which would neutralise any of the poison it came into contact with. Researchers at Imperial College London have been experimenting using cyanide to kill cancer cells, and state that any poison that escaped into the bloodstream would be quickly neutralised by the liver. (See reports in UK national newspapers of 7th September 2000).

Amygdalin is sometimes referred to as Vitamin B17 and is found in nitriloside rich fruits and plants. In its extracted, pure, concentrated form it is known as laetrile. Laetrile is used as the main therapy, but supported by other non-toxic therapies and good nutrition, in treating cancer sufferers in some clinics.

For prevention, however, Dr Ernst T Krebs Jr., the biochemist who first produced laetrile (concentrated amygdalin) in the 1950s, recommended that if a person would eat ten to twelve apricot kernels a day for life, then barring the equivalent of Chernobyl, he is likely to be cancer free. At the beginning of the 21st century it is expected that one in eight women in the UK will get breast cancer and one in nine men prostate cancer. If other types of cancer are added in, then no family is likely to be free. Therefore the suggestion that eating 10 - 12 kernels per day for life is likely to prevent cancer - is very good news indeed.
  • NB the kernels should be chewed, or ground and sprinkled on food or in fruit juice, and only five or six (1½ teaspoons ground kernels) taken at one time/in one hour.
  • Please also note apricot kernels may lower blood pressure.
  • Please see 'Summary of suggestions for eating apricot kernels'.
Most of this information comes from World Without Cancer by G. Edward Griffin (American Media, California, 1974 and 1997). For testimonies of cancer sufferers treated with laetrile and nutrition therapy read Alive and Well (American Media, California, 1994) by Philip E Binzel, Jr., M.D.

Taking the above preventative action can cost less than a pint of beer or a cup of coffee per week.

http://www.anticancerinfo.co.uk/apricot_kernels.html


Supplement ( Drugs)
Eating whole food provides greater benefits than taking supplements. There are no and there will no miracle cures that are able to entirely repair the damage caused by a poor diet. No one can eat just anything and then get off the hook by taking a pill.


Myth
  • Fruits and vegetables contain pesticide residues that causes cancer. - False, the residue is present in trace amounts and no study has ever established a link between these residues and cancer.
  • Only organic fruits and vegetables offer real health benefits. - False, In fact it would be better to consume many standard fruits and vegetables on a daily basis than to only occasionally eat organic foods. 

Fighting Cancer Menu
  • Quit smoking
  • Lower red meat and calorie intake- avoid or reduce industrially process foods i.e. chips, soft drinks, crisps, hamburgers.
  • Avoid barbecued meats. The greasy drippings that fall and catch fire produce toxic substances know as aromatic hydrocarbons.
  • Exercise regularly
  • Choosing to modify your diet in order to include certain foods that are exceptional sources of anticancer molecules represents one of the best weapons currently at our disposal in the fight against cancer.

Anti-Cancer Food
  • Lightly cook, steam or stir-fry Cabbages, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts or Tomatoes.
  • Habitually add Garlic or Onions to your cooking.
  • Drink more Soya Bean Drink or Japanese Green Tea or choose Red Wine than beer.
  • When you buy your fruit, take Berries, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mandarin Oranges conveniently.
  • Add Sardines or Salmon to your dish.
  • Choose Chocolate rather than sugar.