No one wants to get cancer and we now understand there are certain lifestyle factors that can contribute to cancer. The foods we eat, the products we use and even the air we breathe are contaminated with synthetic chemicals and other types of pollution. There have been more studies done which now recognize there are many herbal treatments for cancer that can help in preventing and sometimes, even curing it.
Cancer is still a very deadly disease although we have spent billions of dollars researching it and still there is no cure. Although there are drugs that do cure, there is no guarantee and for some cancers, the survival rate is very low.
We can take our health into our own hands and start changing the negative behaviors that can cause illness and disease. A well-balanced, nutritional diet can increase our ability to fight cancer and stave off many other diseases. Eating the processed and fast foods that seem to be on every corner and on every television commercial can have a very negative impact on our health.
The more plant-based and whole our diet becomes, the better we are able to thwart off diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancers. There are many herbs and foods that you can use in your fight to prevent cancer but also to build up your immune system so you can fight off cancer if you have been diagnosed already.
Alfalfa – This is a plant that is nutritionally dense and contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, as well as eight digestive enzymes. The sprouted seeds can be added to many fresh salads and the leaves can be used in tea.
Apricot Seeds – These seeds contain albumen, sugar, oil, mucus and cyanogenetic heteroside (cyanide). The remedy is to eat two to three seeds each day. The seeds contain cyanide and can be toxic if not careful. This has caused the treatment to be banned in many countries.
Aloe Vera Juice – This juice can be applied directly to the skin to treat skin cancer and can be taken internally for intestinal cancer. It can also soothe the stomach for those who are experiencing colon cancer. It has been found to be effective at treating irritable bowel syndrome, as well.
Broccoli – This tasty vegetable should be eaten daily to help prevent certain cancers, particularly cancers of the rectum, colon, lung and stomach. There is promising research being done showing that it can be effective in preventing breast cancer, too. Broccoli contains sulforaphane which helps to increase the body’s production of protective enzymes to flush out many chemicals that may cause cancer.
Beetroot Juice – Beets contain betacyanins, which are natural compounds that are packed with cancer fighting agents. It also contains betanin which is known to have detoxifying properties which are thought to impede tumor cell growth in cancers of the colon, lungs, breast, prostrate, testicles and stomach. Beets also promote good health overall and help to detox the liver which is essential to cleaning toxins from our entire body.
Carrots – Some claim that carrot juice can be a cure for cancer. Juicing must be done as it would be impossible to eat the amount needed to be effective.
Echinacea – This is a powerful herb that is commonly used to treat the flu and blood poisoning. It can help boost the immune system which is of particular help to those who are going through chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Echinacea can work synergistically with modern drug treatments. More research is being done to investigate its effectiveness in treating brain tumors.
Ginger – Ginger has recently been discovered to contain a compound that could be used to target the cancerous stem cells that causes malignancy. The pungent compound in ginger is known as 6-shogaol. This seems to target malignant cells while leaving the healthy cells unharmed. Ginger also contains anti-inflammatory properties and soothes the digestive system which can treat other health issues and ailments.
These are just a few of the many herbal treatments for cancer that are known. You must be sure to do the proper research and to properly identify any types of plants that you are not familiar with. Always seek the expertise of an herbalist to help you in identifying any plants before using them. Eating a plant-based diet will provide your body with the most nutrition and keep toxins and chemicals out of your system.
Do not use this advice as a replacement for seeing a doctor. Always seek the advice of your doctor for a diagnosis and for treating any type of illness.