We find that our Cancer patients can quickly become scared of what to eat and it can lead to a phobia of food. We see patients losing weight rapidly and not getting enough nutrition, simply because they do not know what they CAN still actually eat.
For someone suffering from cancer, they can end up hearing the same warnings about what you cannot eat. So we see patients losing interest and with fading appetites, unable to stay on track with the diet and ultimately losing their battle against cancer.
The common misconception is that all you can eat is raw vegetables, but in fact there is far more you can do in order to keep your diet varied and interesting. It does not have to lack flavor.
The good news is that with a few healthy twists and replacements, you can even still have many of your old favorites, that will not only benefit you th cancer patient, but also help with the health of the whole family.
So heres the list of foods you can eat and some that you can occasionally eat. We have also included the foods you cannot eat for reference, but lets start with the good food:
Potatoes: If you love mashed potatoes, then swap your white potato for sweet potatoes, or casaba instead. If you’ve ever been to Peru then you know just how many different types of potato there are to try and make the white potato seem bland in comparison.
Fresh Breadfruit is a great alternative as well, mashed, fried or turned into a pie with coconut milk and garlic.
Pizza: You can still have pizza. Just make the pizza base with Amaranth flour instead of wheat flower. Tomatoes can be replaced with basil to make the paste and then you can experiment with fresh ingredients from the list below for various toppings.
Flat bread: We have spent nearly two decades trying hundreds of recipes for bread that suit the cancer diet. We understand ‘no wheat and no gluten’ but this can mean a variety of horrors, as these breads can end up looking like ‘bird cake’ that my grandma used to make. It gets all stuck in your teeth, tastes awful and dries your mouth out. It can often be labour intensive, but end up an offense to your senses.
I personally really missed white, soft, tasty bread. I also missed pita bread. I was a bit of a bread lover. So, finally, after years of searching, we discovered something in between the two, that requires only a few ingredients and is quick to make.
It was a wonder to discover this healthy flat bread recipe.
Pasta: Organic Quinoa pasta is a wonderful alternative to wheat pasta and you will hardly notice the difference in flavor, it’s a bit more delicate and may require a slightly lower heat, but the family can still enjoy pasta, but this time its with healthy ingredients from the list below. You can make a basil paste instead of a tomato one. Its delicious.
Rice: if you like rice then there is organic wild and black rice, to replace white rice (which has zero nutritional value and causes inflammation). So you can still have curry, chilli, risotto and fried rice.
Butter: If you like butter, then you can make and buy organic Almond, or Coconut butter, or a good ghee, instead of dairy butters.
Cooking oils: Replace cooking oils, with coconut, or hemp oil, for example, to ensure you are getting as much from the oil as you can.
It may cost a bit more, but health is everything and food is a medicine, so buy organic and keep it varied.
Raw living spirulina is a daily must and is a living form of algae that is infused with ocean water and is high in chlorophyll and antioxidants. It is also rich in the blue pigment phycocyanin, a biliprotein which has been shown to inhibit cancer-colony formation.
Vegetables Most vegetables are very healthy. Others worth mentioning include artichokes, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, celery, eggplant, leeks, lettuce, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnips, and zucchini.
Root vegetables are underground plant parts eaten by humans and the term “root vegetable” is applied to all these types (in the culinary and agricultural sense) of vegetables are generally storage organs, enlarged to store energy in the form of carbohydrates.
Many root vegetables keep well in root cellars, lasting several months.
The reason that it is best to choose organically grown food is simply because, in cases like cancer, autism and other autoimmune diseases, is that we need to eradicate as many toxins as we can. (Please see below for more details).
Soak in Apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar
So in order to avoid these pitfalls, please choose Organic and ALSO soak your fruit and vegetables before you use them, even if they claim to be organic, much of it is still treated in some way, or grown in phosphates, so we recommend you neutralise these toxins before hand.
Simply soak the fruit in a bowl of mineral water and vinegar (a glass bowl is preferably due to the toxic effect of plastic), leave to soak for 10 minutes and then drain and rinse with mineral water.
Where do we get protein?
Complete proteins have the essential amino acids, or building blocks, that the body requires, in adequate amounts. Meats are complete proteins, but many plant-based proteins aren’t. It’s good to know the difference and reach for complete proteins when you can.
Some non-meat complete proteins are:
Seeds – Quinoa is a seed and complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. If you’re not familiar with it, think of it like a grain, or pasta. Use it in dishes in place of rice or couscous, for example, and you’ll give your dish an automatic protein boost.
Also, chia and flaxseeds are a good source of complete proteins.
Greens Veggies like broccoli and kale are an easy way to get a whole host of nutrients, including protein.
Spinach has 5 grams of protein per cup, so it’s not huge, but it’s great because you’re getting other things like vitamin A and calcium and iron
Beans contain protein, if you suffer from gas avoid beans, they come with lots of bonuses, like fiber, folate, antioxidants, and vitamins. Yum, in the case of chickpeas — be blended into tasty dips like hummus.
Nuts A no-brainer when it comes to easy protein for your daily diet. They are packed with protein, take Brazil nuts, high in not only protein but selenium also.
Flours: Coconut, cassava, Sorghum flour, Amaranth flour, Teff flour, Arrowroot flour, Chickpea flour, tapioca four, Tigernut flour, wild rice flour, nut flours
So here is the complete list of foods you can eat:
- Almond and almond oil
- Coconut butter
- Avocados & avocado oil
- green Veg
- cassava chips or mash
- Castor oil
- chick peas/Gabanza beans
- root veg all variety
- Beets, (also known as beetroot)
- Berries of all kinds
- Black radish
- Bok Choy
- Brussels sprouts
- Butternut Squash
- Castor oil
- Cayenne pepper
- Chia seeds
- Cherimoya (custard apple, or sharifa)
- Cherries and tart cherry juice
- Coconut, fresh or dried (no additives)
- Coconut milk (not canned due to the heavy metals)
- Coconut oil
- Collard greens
- Coriander, fresh or dried
- Dill, fresh or dried
- Dragon fruit
- Mackerel and sardines (which are all high in Omega 3)
- Fruits like berries, bananas, dragon fruit & mangoes etc (Citrus fruits must be occasional and not everyday)
- flax seeds
- Ghee, homemade
- Ginger root, fresh
- Green and Herbal teas
- Green leaf vegetables
- Herbs, fresh or dried (no additives)
- Honey (natural organic)
- Juices, fruit, or vegetable (only fresh pressed)
- Lettuce of all kinds that are not GMO
- Mustard seeds (pure powdered)
- Nut milks like cashew, walnut, almond etc
- Olives (preserved without sugar)
- wild and black rice
- pumpkin seeds
- Peas, fresh green or dried split
- Sweet Potato
- Swiss Chard
- Surinam fruit
- Prunes, in juice or dried, (with no additives)
- Spices, single or pure, no additives
- raw live spirulina
- raw honey
- hemp oil
- almond oil
- bitter apricot seeds (30 daily max for adults)
- sweet apricot seeds
- Squash, summer or winter
- Turmeric with black pepper
- Ugly fruit
- Iron Cherries
- sour sop/Graviola
- sunflower seeds
- wild rice
- Zucchini (courgette)
- Nuts like Walnuts and Brazil nuts (avoid peanuts)
Foods you can eat occasionally:
- Dried fruit
- bone broth
- Yogurt, home-made (not for hormone receptive cancer)
FOODS TO AVOID
So yes, here is the list of foods to avoid for your reference. But once you’ve learned this list then you can go back to the list of foods you can have!
It is not quite true when people say “sugar feeds cancer”, for what is entirely overlooked by the majority of the medical industry, is that actually sugar feeds the fungus/candida, that feeds the cancer. This will also help you understand how quickly a cancer can spread in the body if the fungus itself is being fed by sugar. It’s a large boost of energy, creating rapid tumor growth.
So it is important to avoid sucrose and other complex carbohydrates starches, or food that sugars in the body.
And so you will need to control blood sugar levels. The easiest and most effective way to do this is through a plant based diet that also contains nuts.
Its also important to to avoid foods that causes inflammation, as this is also going to increase tumor growth, so the nightshades are amongst the problem group as they can create swellings and enflame cancers.
And avoid these at all times: If its not the foods you can eat do not take the risk with your health!
- All tinned, boxed, GMO, processed foods
- All meat, milk and cheese
- Coffee, except enema use
- Crustaceans (eg shell fish, prawns, crayfish etc)
- fish except mackerel and sardines
- Lima beans (fresh or dried)
- Peanut butter
- Tomatoes, juice or puree, no additives
- All Alcohol
- Agave syrup
- Baked beans
- Baker’s yeast
- raising agents of all kind
- Balsamic vinegar
- Bitter Gourd
- Black eye beans
- Bouillon cubes or granules
- Canned fruit or vegetables
- Cellulose gum
- boxed breakfast cereals
- Cheese – processed or cheese spreads, Chevre, Cottage or Cream Cheese, Feta, Gjetost, Gruyere, Mozzarella,
- Neufchatel, Primost, Ricotta
- Chewing gum
- Chicory root
- candy or Chocolate
- Canned Coconut milk (metals in the can)
- Cocoa powder
- Coffee, instant or coffee substitutes
- Cooking oils except coconut oil
- Corn starch
- Corn syrup
- Cream of Tartar
- Fava beans
- Fish – except fresh caught mackerel
- Flour not listed in the can eat
- FOS (fructooligosaccharides)
- Fruit, canned or preserved
- fermented vinegars and all things fermented
- Hot dogs
- Ice-cream (commercially made)
- Jams, or jellies
- Ketchup, commercially available
- Maple Syrup
- Margarine or butter replacements
- Meats, processed, preserved, smoked or salted
- Milk, buttermilk or dried from any
- animal, soy, rice
- Mung beans
- Nutra-sweet (aspartame)
- Salted, roasted or coated nuts
- Packaged meals and processed foods
- Pasta made from wheat
- White Potato
- Rice, except black rice or wild rice
- Sausages (commercially available)
- Soda soft drinks
- Sour cream, commercial
- Sugar or sucrose, of any kind
- Tea in boxes or bags, no black tea
- Turkey loaf
- Vegetables, canned or preserved
- Wheat germ
- Whey, powder or liquid
- Yogurt (commercially made)
So its a mighty list on both sides and is the beginning of many more. As we keep working on fiding more of the good foods you can eat.
The reason that it is best to choose organically grown food is simply because, in cases like cancer, autism and other autoimmune diseases, is that we need to eradicate as many toxins as we can. The food we now buy from supermarkets, restaurants and stores (including Whole Foods and others that claim to be good) has been treated in some way, or another, be it sprayed with Glyphosate containing Round Up, or other pesticides, grown in phosphorous soil and been genetically modified. This excessive production model has made food cheaper to buy, to reach the wider more demanding population, but no longer contains all the essential nutrients that our bodies need.
For our food may have been genetically modified, but our bodies have not.
These chemicals put extra strain on your immune system and carry a carcinogenic (cancer causing) effect, so when you are already suffering from cancer, so your bodies immune system is already very low and so cancers grow quicker and metastasis (spread to other parts of the body), leaving little chance of a recovery. You are just putting more poison in.
There are many products that claim to be natural that are far from natural and beware of the new label cover up with the term “Biofortified” which will become the new term for GMO food.
Soak in Apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar
So in order to avoid these pitfalls, please choose Organic and also soak your fruit and vegetables before you use them (see above)
We would also like to share some tips from families over the decades that have been through this same process. Its a big mind shift and takes some adjusting to as you start to see food in the way it was always intended, as an enojyable medicine.
If you put love into your food, so the food will taste better. Make preperation time more sociable as everyone chips in, see how much better it tastes if love has gone into the preperation of the food.
Love the food for the good it does and you will see the rewards in your own health and staminar.
So here are some tips we have learned ourselves and heard from patients over the years:
Having a well-planned grocery list gets you in and out of the store quickly and helps you stick to your healthy eating plan. So we have scoured the lists and compared the nutritional balance to strive to create you a list of ingredients that will inspire you as well as genuinely help you.
Use these tips and in just a few minutes, you’ll have a blueprint for a cart full of groceries that won’t bust your budget.
Supermarkets are designed to make you buy more than you went in for and show such huge varieties of attractive packaging for a reason. They can become uncomfortable places for cancer patient, who become overwhelmed by the foods they cannot eat. And places of temptation, so it’s best to avoid them and online shipping is a great way to avoid the supermarket.
We find that if you are lucky enough to live in an area where you can have food delivered to you then you should take advantage of such a service. As it will save you time and keep you away from all the temptations of the supermarket.
We are currently in the process of writing a weekly meal plan to help with recipes ideas. Cooking is all about keeping it fun, quick and easy, pairing flavors. So these will be easy on the eye, tasty on the tongue, an improvement on your immune responses, delicate on the digestive system and good for your gut … And even makes a great trophy in the toilet!
Take a box of food with you if you go to a party and show them the foods you are eating. If you get inspired, then its something they can also try. We find that people are often interested in the new and exciting ways you can prepare real food. Get inspired.
This is also the stage to enlist help. For the family and friends that want to help, sending them a quick recipe will also save you time overall.
For some people accepting help is difficult, but in times of need it’s important to accept the help of friends and sending them a recipe or two can help you focus on other aspects of the protocol.
One shopping basket
It’s really helpful if the family also invest in a healthier diet and try and stick to the one cart for all approach and avoid the pitfalls of buying other items for various family members. Here they can best show their support and improve their own habits. A new ways of life for the whole family. As its important to maintain their health too in these difficult times.
Their immune system will be under stress, so it’s important to support the immune system, so we also recommend they take Liposomal Vitamin C.
Avoid using plastics where you can. Get the plastic wrapper off as soon as possible as the plastics seeps and leaks into the food. Do not put plastic in the dish washer as it will contaminate the other items.
Use cast iron and glass where you can to cook with. Non stick pans are carcinogenic over time.
So with all this information in mind, please stay informed and you can focus on the health benefits of eating the food that God intended us to eat. Put the music on and get creative. Get a spiraliser they can transform any vegetable and make your meals look photogenic!
We would also like to hear from you with any recipe ideas so we can feature them in the future.
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