Healing Guides for Common Cancers- Bladder Cancer
The main types of bladder cancer are transitional cell bladder cancer, squamous cell bladder cancer, and adenocarcinoma, which is also known as bladder carcinoma. Transitional cell cancer is noninvasive and accounts for 90 percent of cases. Inflammation, exposure to irritants, and infections are factors leading to the development of the other two types.
Best foods to eat
To prevent or heal bladder cancer, try preparing meals that contain:
- Carotenoids (apricot, chlorella, egg yolks, kale, and sweet potato)
- Catechins (green tea and green tea extract35)
- Chlorophyll (spinach and wheatgrass juice)
- Flavonoids, polyacetylenes, and monoterpenes (parsley)
- Iron (spinach)
- Isothiocyanates (cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and cauli ower, especially eaten raw36)
- Limonene (citrus fruits like grapefruit, lemon, lime, and orange; and citrus essential oils made from the peels of these same fruits)
- Lycopene (asparagus, papaya, tomato, and watermelon)
- Selenium (Brazil nuts, brown rice, eggs, spinach, and sun ower seeds)
- Sulfur (garlic)
- The bladder stores urine until it can be excreted— holding up to two cups of liquid.37 Therefore, exposure to carcinogens inside the bladder is relatively prolonged, so decreasing exposure any way you can is beneficial to your health.
- Use a deodorant or antiperspirant that is aluminum- free. There is a clear link between aluminum and bladder cancer.38 And I don’t want to hear that “natural deodorants don’t work” —ha! You just have to nd the one that works best for you without this ingredient. Alternatively, you can use lemon juice and baking
soda as deodorant, or on some days you can even
give your underarms a break from wearing anything. Anything we put under our arms goes straight into our lymphatic system through our pores, and then toxic substances are processed for elimination through the bladder. The last thing we want to do is clog things up with aluminum.
- Drink bentonite clay to help you eliminate toxins you may have accumulated from long-term exposure to chemicals, heavy metals, or smoke in your workplace. Studies have found higher rates of bladder cancer among people in various occupations: hairdressers, textile workers, machinists and metal workers, housepainters, printers, truck drivers, dry cleaners, and workers in industries
that process rubber, aluminum, and leather.39 This technique is also recommended if you have been a cigarette smoker or drink alcohol.
- Get checked (and treated, if necessary) for parasitic infections, as there is a connection with certain parasites and bladder cancer.