Special Preventive Factors
Modern food processing, canning, and
cooking destroys enzymes vital to digestion and body needs. When food is heated to 106O F., some of these enzymes are damaged; many are destroyed when 120O F. is reached. Try to keep foods, which have been subjected to heat, to below 25% of the diet. Too much cooked foods throw an extra bur- den on the pancreas. It must try to produce addi- tional enzymes to detoxify that cooked food, which tries to produce a normal output of the same en- zymes used throughout the body to destroy can- cer cells.
When you do cook, measure the water and
keep track of the time needed to cook the food— so that you will know exactly when to turn off the fire, and there is only a very small amount of wa- ter remaining in the pot. Then be sure and drink that water.
It has been reported that cancer, which has
been controlled, starts returning if over 25% of the food is cooked and processed. This is prob- ably due to the extra demand on the pancreas to replace enzymes destroyed by heat. This paragraph is worth remembering later on.
Cook all sprouts slightly to eliminate a cer-
tain enzyme. But do not heat alfalfa sprouts; eat them raw.
Eliminate fats; salted foods; fried foods;
smoked foods; pickles; soft drinks; caffeine; al- cohol; chocolate; and all processed, fried, and junk foods from the diet.
A high alcohol and/or caffeine intake is a
cause of breast cancer. The use of alcohol or to- bacco leads to cancer of the larynx. Smokeless tobacco produces cancer of the lip, mouth, tongue, and throat. Smoking cigarettes or cigars produces lung cancer and is a factor in bladder and kidney cancer.
Do not eat too much salt. Research in Ja-
pan disclosed that the frequency of stomach can- cer is definitely related to the quantity of salt eaten.
Caffeine also interferes with production of
Cancerous tumors require sugar in order
to grow. Older women who use generous amounts of sugar are much more likely to contract breast cancer. Do not use any cane sugar products, such as cake, pie, jelly, ice cream, candy, etc.
In animal studies, progressive increase in
sucrose in the diet leads to a dose-dependent de- cline in antibody production.
An epidemiological study of 21 countries re-
vealed that high-sugar intake is a major risk fac- tor toward breast cancer.
Artificial sweeteners are cancer-causing
Do not use China tea (the regular tea you
buy in the grocery store); it contains tannic acid. Only use herbal teas.
Some natural-remedy cancer therapists say
never use tomatoes at all, if you have cancer. There is something about tomatoes that tend to aggra- vate the situation for those with active cancer.
Others say that those with cancer can eat
tomatoes by themselves, not with other foods. Some say it is all right to make a meal of them if you wish—eaten alone. Some say they can be eaten with freshly baked zwieback (bread which has then been toasted in the oven until it is hard and chewy). Probably the best decision is avoid tomatoes en- tirely if you have a malignancy.
Do not take supplemental iron tablets. The
body tries to withhold iron from cancer cells, be- cause the inorganic iron helps the cancer grow. People with excess iron levels in the blood tend to have an increased risk of developing cancer, ac- cording to the New England Journal of Medicine. Excess iron suppresses the cancer-killing function of the macrophages and interfers with T- and B- cell activity. The richest source of good iron is blackstrap molasses.
Cancer thrives on glucose. They produce a
3- to 5-fold increase in glucose uptake compared to healthy cells. Studies of cancer patients revealed that they tended to eat more sugar than healthy people. It was also found that high-sugar intake increases the likelihood of breast cancer.
Simple sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose
[white sugar]) honey, and orange juice significantly impaired the capacity of neutrophils to engulf bac- teria, but starch ingestion did not have this effect. However, you still need simple sugars, so eat them in moderation.
The average Westerner eats 1,500 pounds of
food per year. The food we eat is an important factor in health or degeneration. Only nutritious foods should be eaten, and in moderation.
Overeating is associated in 35% of all can-
One group of mice were allowed to eat as
much as they wanted (about 3 g per day); the other was restricted to 2 g. Over half the mice on the unrestricted diet developed cancer after 90 weeks. Later experiments repeated this result, producing