While it is difficult to create a one-size-fits-all method that will suit everyone, there are some things that we should all be doing to increase our vital health and decrease our vulnerability to disease. The following eleven methods of living healthier have been shown to greatly reduce the risk of cancer, while boosting the person’s health to an all-time high. To die peacefully of old age, instead of disease, it the goal. Additionally, it is highly recommended that if you already have cancer/disease, you should also do these things as well but with a much higher level of dedication and intensity.
1. Eat less meat or no meat, and definitely avoid factory-farmed meat. Factory-farmed meats have become large part of the American diet, but they deliver deadly consequences. The biggest threat is the (approx) 80 different types of antibiotics used in the animals to keep them alive under filthy living conditions. These antibiotics are then ingested by the person who eats the meat, and over time the person becomes antibiotic resistant. Pathogenic bacteria excrete acids (unlike the “good” bacteria, which excrete vitamins), and this sets the stage for disease. Second, your body uses pancreatic enzymes to digest meat AND to digest the protein outer-shell of random cancer cells throughout the body, thus allowing your immune system to be able to identify it as a threat to your health. Pancreatic enzymes are being used by some doctors as a highly-successful treatment for cancer. The more meat you eat, the fewer of these pancreatic enzymes will be available to scavenge your body for cancer cells. This is why heavy meat-eaters have a higher incidence of cancer. If you want to include meat into your diet, find local resources of pastured, clean, antibiotic-free meat. Invest in good pancreatic enzymes and take them after your meals, especially after eating animal proteins.
2. Learn how to eat more alkaline foods than acidic foods. Most Americans have fallen prey to the government food plate guidelines for eating, an image that promotes pasteurized dairy, meat, fruit and grains at every meal. These foods promote metabolic acidosis and provide little nutrition, and can ruin our health over time. The image below reflects the money that was spent by these industries to get included onto the plate, it does not reflect a healthy diet. Acid foods cause your body to lose minerals, instead of gaining. The goal of any alkaline diet, whether you chose to be vegan, vegetarian or if you chose to include meat (no more than 1-2 times per week), is to eat 70-80% alkaline foods and 20-30% acid foods. A person with disease should eat alkaline 90-100% of the time until their health is under control. Eating more alkaline takes time to learn for most people because they have become accustomed to eating too many processed, over-abundant acidic foods. Many people are addicted to sugar and artificial chemicals and will have to make themselves overcome these addictions. Changing habits is not easy for anyone, but it is necessary if you want to improve your current conditions. There are many resources available online and in books now about how to eat more alkaline. To know which foods are acid and which foods are alkaline, access the MANY acid/alkaline food charts that can be found online.
Government Food Plate
Alkaline Food Plate
3. Go on a 3-day raw vegetable juice detox at least one each year, to clean out your body from accumulated toxins. There are many resources online that people have shared, blogs, personal stories, holistic health sites that offer various versions of a juice fast. Here is an excellent one as an example from “Raw Food Life.” Incorporate various methods of daily detoxification into your lifestyle, such as drinking lemon water first thing in the morning. This is made even more potent by also adding a bit of apple cider vinegar. This should be consumed on an empty stomach, to allow it to penetrate into your detoxification organs quicker and before the tonic become rancid. Add lemon to your water as much as possible throughout the day. Learn to add Chlorella and/or organic sulfur to your water as well, for heavy metal detoxification and to raise your ph and to increase oxygen in the blood. These can all be consumed daily for many health benefits other than just metal detoxification.
4. Vow to avoid prescription medications that only mask symptoms of health problems. Avoiding your health problems by taking a pill to mask the pain or the symptoms is not going to help you get rid of the problem. The use of prescriptions drugs has recently joined the ranks as one of the top-5 leading causes of death in the United States now. Learn how to use food-as-medicine, such as apple cider vinegar for high blood sugar and cholesterol problems, fermented vegetables like sauerkraut (not from a can) for digestive problems (IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, etc), and wheatgrass as super-vitamin/mineral/amino acid/detoxifier supplement. There are foods for every health problem because degenerative health problems are typically diet-related and are a sign of malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies, not that you actually have a “disease.”
5. Get more sunshine to boost your vitamin D levels, which is one of the most important vitamins you need to protect you against cancer. It is estimated that the LACK of vitamin D is at the root of over 1,000,000 deaths per year. Most sunscreens saturate the body with artificial ingredients that can cause cancer, in addition to blocking the skin’s ability to create vitamin D. Stop wearing sunscreen with artificial ingredients in it and use coconut oil instead, and eat cold-pressed coconut oil daily so that you have a lot of this valuable oil in your skin to help absorb the sunlight without burning. Having an abundant of healthy oils and fats in your diet enables your skin to absorb the sunlight as it was intended. Most people burn from sun exposure because they do not have the right oils and fats in their diet, and so their skin is not able to process the sun and they burn instead. Many people who say that they cannot get a tan will suddenly develop some color simply by changing the oils that they cook with. Dr Johanna Budwig, a German scientists in the 1900’s, proved that the sunshine and the right oils in the diet could reverse cancer over 90% of the time when the person was also on a strong alkaline diet and on a raw juice fast:
“Is the sun no longer of any benefit to us? I do not believe that man’s interventions in cosmic relationships, biological processes and our biological-dynamic balance, have gone so far as to negate the positive influence of the sun. That has to lie in the receiving antenna. It is quite possible that the human antenna for sunbeams is not longer functioning.”
(Flax Oil as as True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarctions, Cancer and Other Diseases, Dr Johanna Budwig, page 25-6)
6. Use oil of oregano instead of antibiotics that your doctor may prescribe to you when you get sick. Not only does oil of oregano kill basic bacterial infections, but it has been shown to kill mutated bacteria that has become antibiotic resistant, it kills viruses, fungus ( such as Candida) and parasites lurking in your intestines, which usually happens as a result of eating factory-farmed meats. And it does all of this without stripping your intestines of the “good bacteria” that live there and provide you with vitamins K and B12, among others. If you have no gut flora, you cannot digest food. Most people who die from “cancer” actually died from starvation and/or the treatments themselves. At the root of most degenerative health conditions is a damaged gut flora that cannot properly digest food. Chemotherapy and radiation also destroy a person’s gut flora. Few patients are ever told to rectify this problem, and they starve to death.
7. Eat more raw vegetables and fewer fruits. Fruit contains fructose, which in high amounts is toxic to your kidneys. Your kidneys can only process so much sugar in a day, about the same as one apple…thus the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Any more than this and your kidney starts to become over-burdened trying to process excess sugars in your diet. Fructose will not cause a spike in your blood sugar like white processed sugar will, but don’t let this fool you into thinking that eating fruit all day long is good for you. These same concepts apply to organic red wine, which is medicinal at 1-2 glasses per day, but toxic with more than this amount. Fruits and berries contain many important nutrients, many of the same one that we get from vegetables, but the fructose can become a problem. Never juice fruits only or give children apple juice or orange juice, you are drinking pure sugar! The fiber is there to keep you from eating too much fruit, when you juice fruit you end up consuming the fructose of more fruit than you would have eaten in an entire day. “Too much of a good thing” is a good rule of thumb with fruit. About 15grams of fructose per day is safe, that is about one organic apple.
8. Exercise and sweat as much as you can. Sweating is the body’s most effective way of detoxing. This is why the winter months become so dangerous for those who have health conditions, and this is why the month of January has always been the month with the highest number of deaths out of the entire year. People don’t sweat in the winter as much as they do in the summer, this has been known since ancient times. Additionally, the days are shorter and vitamin D levels plummet as the winter months go by. Any chronic infections or health problems that you have will worsen each winter if you do not do something to combat the effects of the winter months on your health. If winter were to last 6 more month, many people would begin to die simply from lack of sunshine and from lack of sweating. If you have chronic health problems that get worse with each winter, you are in danger of eventually being diagnosed with disease. Many health problems lessen once springtime arrives, causing people to put the issue on the back-burner until the next winter comes around. Don’t wear deodorant if you don’t have to. Blocking your body’s natural needs to detoxify itself is not always such a great idea.
9. Avoid toxic foods like GMO’s (genetically modified organism), processed foods from a box and chemicals in the ingredient list that you cannot pronounce, and stay away from soda/Gatorade/Red Bull/etc and drink clean water. Avoid fast food, processed sugar, bread made with yeast (instead of sourdough, which is made in the traditional/ancient ways and which reduces the gluten), pasteurized dairy (instead of raw dairy) and foods that contain artificial colors or dyes. Opt for real whole foods that look the same as if they had just been picked off of the tree or vine. If you don’t know what real, unadulterated and highly nutritious food is, its time to learn.
10. Change the salt and oil in your cooking. I recommend Celtic sea salt as a staple in your kitchen, Himalayan sea salt is good too. Despite the hype about salt causing high blood pressure, it is not the salt that is the problem. It is the white table salt, which is 1/3 sand, 1/3 glass and 1/3 salt. This salt scrapes the inside of your arteries, causing them to produce cholesterol to protect itself, and it is addictive since it is an isolated chemical. Unprocessed sea salt contains all of the minerals found in the ocean, which we need to be healthy. It is considered a whole food for this reason. Use coconut oil for high heat cooking, instead of olive oil , canola or soybean oil. Canola and soybean oil are toxic, olive oil is often diluted with these so check the labels and make sure you are buying real olive oil. Olive oil should remain room-temperature, do not use it for cooking. Olive oils, and other delicate oils, become rancid when exposed to high heat. Rancid oils in your diet begin to coat the body’s cells, leaving them unable to absorb oxygen. This causes the cell to become anaerobic, which is what a cancer cell is.
11. Avoid Ct scans, annual mammograms, x-rays and other methods of detection that involve radiation…unless you have a really good reason to do so. Studies show that radiation therapy makes cancer cells 30-times more malignant. Ask your doctor about ways for testing that do not include radiation, they do exist. Thermography is a great choice and so is SCIO bio-feedback, but these methods are not typically covered by insurance. This needs to change, there is no reason why insurance should be limited to only a few methods of detection which happen to cause more problems. If you do have to expose yourself to radiation, makes use of baking soda radiation detox baths. Even healthy people that have never had a CT scan should take advantage of baking soda detox baths, since we are all exposed to radiation from other sources such as airport terminals, security entrances to courthouses, EMF’s, etc. Baking soda has even been used to clean radioactive uranium out of the soil.