Did you know that half of all Americans will eventually be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives? HALF.
That means it’s a flip of the coin whether or not you’ll be one of them. Too many of us are complacent about those odds, believing not much can be done to change what we collectively believe is an inevitable fact of American life. The WHO statistics show that cancer claims more than 7.6 million people annually; ranking it as one of the leading causes of death. Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue to rise to over 13.1 million by 2030.
Cancer is a captive market! For over 60 years that market has been tapped into Western medical treatment centers -which provide chemotherapy and radiation to help shrink cancer tumors. Cancer, we’re told, is random, it’s genetic, and sooner or later, it’s going to get us.
Another reason one may be susceptible to cancer within the body is the result of reducing the level of foods that are metabolically necessary…it may be a disease of maladaptation. Lacking energy from real foods can leave its mark on generations to come.
New studies suggest, cancer can be considered the buildup of toxins in the body reducing cell oxygenation and leaves these toxins to damage our DNA, causing inflammation, unbalanced hormones and cell mutation. Prevention requires looking at the toxins and mitigating their effects.
This knowledge can give us a jump start in protecting our cells by making sure we are eating plenty of antioxidant-rich foods, drinking pure filtered water, keeping intestinal pathways clear and alkalinizing the body. In the process of eliminating as much toxic exposure as possible, we must limit our daily exposures from chemicals, addictive medications, dyes, synthetics, proven carcinogens, heavy metals, pesticides and environmental toxins. Pollutants are not only contributing to the cancer epidemic, they are also a contributing factor in the obesity epidemic.
Spiritually, cancer is said to be imbalances within the body and are caused and affected by our mental-emotional-spiritual core.
To reiterate that last statement, there is mounting evidence suggesting that cancers are not an inevitable consequence of aging, but are preventable diseases.
Recently, there are many studies popping up focusing on the use of herbs (3) for cancer prevention and even using these in conjunction with western medical treatment. Here’s the scoop!
Best 15 Herbs For Preventing Cancer And How To Use Them
Wheatgrass is considered a detoxifying medical herb. Health benefits include improving red blood cell count and neutralizes environmental pollutants within the body. Wheatgrass also demonstrates benefits in cancer prevention. You can use wheatgrass by juicing it daily in 2oz shots. Using wheatgrass during chemotherapy has been beneficial and may reduce symptoms of myelotoxicity.(3a) Wheatgrass helps to alkalize the body.
Parsley is used to treat a wide variety of conditions and help prevent oxidative stress diseases such as cancer. (4) Quercetin is a plant pigment found in green leafy herbs such as parsley. (5) and fruits a veggies such as berries and broccoli. It contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-cancer properties and fights free radical damage.(7) “Quercetin can inhibit the growth of cancer cells with the ability to act as chemo-preventers.”(6) You can make a tea from parsley and boiled water or you can use parsley in salads. You can also add a handful of chopped fresh parsley in homemade hummus or zucchini recipes.
3. Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract is said to outperform some treatments in killing cancer cells. According to the University of Colorado Cancer Center, grape seed extract can impact the cells that have wound up impenetrable to the pharmaceutical and it doesn’t hurt the strong cells.(8) Grape seed extract fights pollution and Candida within our digestive tract. This extract can be found at your holistic vitamin shop and used according to directions.
4. Ginger root
Ginger root has great anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Ginger helps relieve pain and aids digestion especially with chemotherapy. Ginger is found to inhibit ovarian cancer cell growth.(9) I make fresh organic ginger root tea with one-half fresh lemon, thumb-size of ginger root and one cup of hot water. Blend together.