As much as we have relied on modern medicine it, however, falls short on many types of terminal cancers. Oftentimes, we hear of people beating some of these incurable cancers. Modern medicine doesn’t seem to play as large of a role in disease prevention compared to the miracle of raw healthy foods. There are significant healing powers that come from the raw benefits of foods: they are called anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants from powerful, raw foods not only protect and heal our bodies but kill cancer cells in the process.
My aunt wasn’t receptive of my idea of changing her diet to raw foods to heal her body because she believes it’s too late to help her cancer. At this time, her main goal is to enjoy Christmas. My aunt may re-evaluate her situation after the holidays. My father also shared her view that modern medicine was the only way for the treatment of cancer. Since modern medicine doesn’t have a cure for pancreatic cancer at the moment, my dad has the “it is what it is” type of attitude. According to John Hopkins Hospital, while cancer cells and tumors are being killed by chemotherapy and radiation, quite possibly, the bad outweighs the good since “chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells” and “radiation burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs”. After prolonged use, chemotherapy and radiation are not effective in the treatment of cancerous tumors (John Hopkins Hospital, 2011).
Some foods can be very effective in fighting cancer and diseases while other foods can be destructive. I have simplified foods into two basic groups; one group is live, powerful, raw foods. Live foods are vegetables, fruits, whole grains, seeds, nuts, beans, herbs and spices that are raw and not overcooked. Overcooking food kills their valuable enzymes. We need to keep in mind that the nutrients in some raw vegetables are best preserved when they are lightly steamed; while potatoes, beans, and winter squashes need to be cooked a longer amount of time. Herbs, spices and healthy oils are considered as flavor enhancers; whereas, sugars, sodium, sauces, salad dressings, and other condiments should never be used as such. Raw natural foods not only heal and prevent a great deal of our diseases and illnesses, such as obesity, diabetes, cancers, and heart diseases but they also kill unhealthy cells that cause cancers and tumors. I call the other basic food group dead foods. These foods lack nutritional value and have been stripped of their anti-oxidant powers. Their nutrients were once present but have been depleted with unhealthy additives, such as sugar, sodium, saturated; trans fats, and other harmful chemical additives and preservatives. Examples of dead foods include processed foods. The list of processed foods is too large to name but can be simply categorized as dairy, breads, cereals, meats, and bakery. Processed foods are packaged in containers, such as cans, boxes, and jars labeled with propaganda-like slogans, such as “whole grains, heart healthy, sugar free, less sodium, low fat” and “no tran’s fat”. These types of manufactured foods can self-inflict many illnesses, diseases, weight problems, and allergies. According to Evita Ochel (2011), certified holistic nutritionist, seventy-five percent of the world’s population will succumb to diabetes, cancers, or heart disease. A letter from John Hopkins’ Hospital posted on my website reflects on many of these concerns. It mentions how we can take control of our health by changing our diet. We can, in fact, fight cancer with raw healthy foods. One part of the study that John Hopkins released said that cancer feeds on sugar, acidic environments from meat, and mucus caused from dairy. We can starve cancer by avoiding these types of foods.
Note: The book, Healing and Prevention Through Nutrition (2011) by Evita Ochel, is an excellent resource that delves into greater detail about the subject of optimal health and wellness. In addition to Evita’s book, I have posted two other success stories of cancer survivors that are alive today due to changing their diet to raw healthy foods after they were diagnosed with terminal cancers. (See below.) Were these miracles?
Raw foods can be considered preventive maintenance, absolve us from diseases, and can play a major role in our health. Processed foods, on the other hand, create several serious life-threatening diseases, like obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Can a miracle be performed by curing cancer (cancer that modern medicine has had no effect in destroying) by replacing processed foods with raw wholesome foods?
Jay Kordich The Father of Juicing- Live Longer, Live Better!
Edible Healing, Food Cures for Cancer-David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD: Diagnosed with brain cancer.