As I share what natural remedies and foods worked for me in healing my tumor and avoiding cancer for the last decade, keep in mind that there are literally hundreds of different ingredients that would be appropriate for healing cancer, if not thousands. You have tons of options when it comes to healing food—and healthy, delicious food. My intention in my book is to provide you with sufficient knowledge to pick which ingredients will work best for you and your preferences. For example, tomatoes might be better than mushrooms, or cacao would accelerate your healing. Pretend you are opening a cancer-healing catalog as you’re picking the recipes you want to eat.
With the information in Cancer Free with Food, you will easily be able to discern what’s best to eat. The guidelines of this approach are super simple, and the recipes are easy to prepare.
I also encourage you to go within and trust your intuition, just as I did when I was healing my lump. And pray for guidance—you can probably never pray enough! Your soul will tell you if a particular healing tool or food is right for you. You might also get goosebumps while reading a description of a certain food or when you’re standing in the produce aisle holding it. Trust a sense that this is the right food for you. Our bodies are intelligent in ways our conscious minds cannot appreciate. We evolved in nature and nature evolved to provide for us. We just have to open up to its wisdom.
Trusting her intuition is what my mum did when I presented her with all the options available to her. She always picked the ingredients that resonated with her, and it worked. She made it through breast cancer treatment a few years ago and is now living cancer free. My mum had surgery and then opted out of chemotherapy and radiation. She had confidence that she would beat cancer if she quit smoking and changed her diet. And she did.
“No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, you can always turn back.”
What to Expect When You Follow Cancer-Free with Food
Most people who improve their nutritional habits by flooding their bodies with nutrients begin to feel better almost immediately. You can expect the same. These nutrients will come mainly from plant foods like vegetables, fruits, leaves, roots, nuts, and seeds, with the addition of lean protein sourced exclusively from beans, if they’re vegetarian; or from beans, eggs, fish, poultry, and modest amounts of red meat, if they’re meat eaters.
Similarly, when people stop eating the wrong foods—those that are toxic to their bodies, like sugar (you’ll notice I repeat this a lot)—most feel better almost immediately. If they reduce their levels of stress, spend time with friends and family, increase the hours they sleep, avoid exposure to pollution, and nourish themselves emotionally and spiritually, healing is promoted.
That said, healing is always a process. It can take time for the body to overcome cancer—weeks, months, possibly years. But please feel encouraged. Healing is possible!
When coaching people with cancer on their health and nutrition, what I’ve typically seen in the first couple of days is a rush of excitement that energizes them. They have a newfound peace of mind because they’ve taken charge of their destiny and know they’re doing the right things. A few days into a nutritional correction with increased vegetables and reduced chemicals some people begin to experience what are popularly known as detox symptoms. This is the result of the liver and other organs of elimination becoming a bit overloaded. But this passes quickly.
If you were having a short-term overload, around day three of your transition, you might feel sluggish or fatigued, and perhaps a little achy, like you had a mild flu. The signal that this is related to an overload of the liver is that your mind feels a bit foggy or clouded, as if you are intoxicated or haven’t slept well for a couple of nights. This kind of fogginess dissipates as soon as the body catches up with its workload. By the end of a week, it should pass.
Sleep when you’re tired. When I was healing my tumor, I routinely slept between twelve and sixteen hours a night. It’s a healthy thing to do. Your body is using this energy for the purpose of healing your organs and tissues on a deep cellular level. As you become more rested, the toxicity subsides, and your health improves, you’ll notice your energy and stamina rise. Most people are overworked and overtired these days. And this is a factor that leads to illness.
Also, drink copious amounts of water, but at staggered intervals—like a cup an hour—being sure it is filtered water so as to reduce your exposure to chlorine and other potential contaminants from tap water. It’s easy to become dehydrated. Good hydration will contribute to the body’s natural process of eliminating toxins. You need not—and should not—drink a liter or more at once. The idea is to be well hydrated on a continuous basis, not to drown yourself.
When you eat more veggies and fruits and nuts and seeds, you’ll be getting quite a bit of fiber along with the phytonutrients. If you’re unused to fiber, be on notice that this will bulk up your stools. It’s not a bad idea to take a digestive enzyme with your meals (see Resources in my book) to assist your body with its adaptation to this new way of eating. In time, it will seem normal.
You can expect your mind to clear and your thoughts and mood to become more positive moving forward. I encourage you to embrace the initial discomforts and celebrate your progress.
If you have cancer, my suggestion for your path through the book is to read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, “The Top 15 Cancer-Healing Foods, in Cancer-Free with Food” so you can see which foods literally kill cancer cells and get some in your pantry right away. Unless your health-care provider has specifically advised you not to eat these foods because they are contraindicated for your treatment, you will want to start feeding them to your body immediately.
Next, read Chapter 3, “The Most Toxic Foods on the Planet,” so you know what to cut out of your life. These foods don’t deserve a place on your table! You might follow that by reading Chapter 6, “Nutrition-Focused and Alternative Cancer Treatments,” so you can see all the options you have. After reading that, let everything settle in for a few days before making any new decisions.
Regardless of what course of treatment you choose, you will be doing right by your body by eating the healthiest cancer-killing foods on the planet. Place an order online and order all the dry ingredients and supplements you want today, and then make a trip to your local farmers markets or health food supermarket and stock up on all the fresh items you need—especially broccoli sprouts and turmeric!
Read Chapter 8 if you’re currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, and would like some nutritional suggestions to help with nausea, fatigue, insomnia, digestive issues, skin abrasions, and more. It also has advice on prepping for surgery and accelerating post-surgical healing.
If you are a caretaker for someone who has cancer, I believe this book has everything you need to help them make excellent nutritional choices and manage their side effects.
If you want to prevent cancer or avoid remission, this book has all the information you need to reduce your cancer risk for the rest of your life! Live by this model of eating from now on and you are unlikely ever to be touched by cancer. And spread the word to your family and friends so that everyone can decrease their risk of ever getting cancer.
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