DIAGNOSIS: CANCER. DEAD SENTENCE OR JUST THE WEAK-UP CALL?
When I was diagnosed with cancer almost two years ago, at first I was sure, I’m going to die soon.
And I ask myself: “How this all happen?” And the answer was very simple: “To much stress and bad diet”.
So, I knew right there, that with the doctors help, healthy diet and less stress I should be able to beat this awful disease. And from that day on I started reading about cancer, searching for healthy foods, cooking my healthy soups and drinking “Ensure”.
During my treatment: 8 weeks (5 times a week radiation and once a week chemo) I was able to keep my steady weight (+, – 3 LBS). I spend most of my days trying to figure out which food is healthier, what I can swallow, and most important, what I can keep in my stomach.
And about year ago my Oncologist told me, that I’m O.K., “CURED”, but I have to come back in three months for more tests, to see if the cancer is not coming back……….
ONLY “THE STONGER” CAN WIN.
So I’m cancer free.
But from this what I learned so far about cancer, I know that my battle is not over yet, and basically never going to be over. During my therapy I met many people, who were told at one time: “You are cancer free”.
But somehow the disease come back.
So I know, if I want to be healthy, cancer free, I have to eat healthy food for as long, as I want to stay healthy.
– They say: “Think positive, you are O.K.” But I can only think positive when I’m eating the right food.
– I’m religious person, I believe in miracles. But it is easier for me to believe that GOD will keep me in good health, when I’m eating healthy.
– And some say: “It is all about how you think, so you are going to be”. But it is easier for me to see myself healthy, when I’m eating the right stuff.
– And my friends ask me: “Aren’t you tired of cooking and eating those healthy soups?” And I’m telling them: “Every morning I ask myself the same question: “DO I WANT TO LIVE?” And if my answer is: “YES”, than all this healthy food taste better.”
– And every day I imagine that my body = GREEN GIANT, fights the Mr. Ugly= CANCER, in a boxing match. One long round every day. TOE-TO-TOE with Mr. Ugly “C”. And with every sip, with every bite, and with every spoonful of healthy food I imagine that GREEN GIANT is getting stronger, and Mr. Ugly CANCER weaker and uglier.
STARVING CANCER BY EATING THE RIGHT FOOD.
Do you know, that we all have microscopic tumors in our bodies? And they can only grow and cause us harm by growing new blood vessels (they call this process ANGIOGENESIS). But if you can stop the formation of new blood vessels, the tumor will starve.
I’m not a Doctor or Scientist, but this makes sense to me.
They have already some drugs: ENDOSTATIN, ANGIOSTATIN – which can shrink tumors by stopping the growth of new blood vessels.
But there is even better news. Eating some foods may have the same effect.
Here are some cancer killing foods: SOY, GRREN TEA, COOKED TOMATOES WITH OLIVE OIL, RED WINE, BLUEBERRIES, DARK CHOCOLATE, GARLIC, APPLES, ARTICHOKES, BEANS, BLACKBERRIES, BOK CHOY, CHERRIES, GINSENG, GRAPEFRUIT, KALE, LEMONS, LICORICE, SHITAKE MUSHROOMS, NUTMEG, OLIVES, ORANGES, PARSLEY, POMEGRANATE, PUMPKIN, PINEAPLE, RASPBERRIES, RED GRAPES, STRAWBERRIES, TUNA, TURMERIC.
Don’t panic, you don’t have to eat all of them every day.
– Some say: “Yeah, right, a BLUEBERRY is going to save your live!” And I tell them: “Maybe not one BLUEBERRY, but more of them, day after day, together with other healthy stuff – for sure, they will make a big difference”.
ONE HEALTHY SOUP- MANY FLAVORES.
Here I want to share with you my very healthy, secret, easy CHICKEN SOUP RECIPE.
Use organic if you can.
You will need:
– One (all natural) chicken,
– Two chopped onions,
– Four chopped celery stalks,
– Three sliced carrots,
– Two cups chopped cabbage,
– One teaspoon black peppercorns,
– ½ a teaspoon salt,
– Two bay leafs,
Place all the stuff in a large pot, cover with water, bring to a boil skimming of the scum. Reduce heat, cook uncovered for about 1 ½ hr.
Chill or freeze in serving size containers until ready to use.
So here you have your basic, boring chicken soup. We have to use some imagination here, because nobody can eat the same chicken soup every day! I can tell you what I’m doing to my soups to make them taste different each time: One day I will empty one serving container in a small pan, bring to a boil and add one TBS of finely chopped parsley, next day one cup chopped shitake mushrooms, next one cup canned beans, next one cup diced tomatoes (or little bit of ketchup or tomato paste), next one cup canned asparagus, next one teaspoon minced garlic, next ½ a cup canned corn, next ½ a cup canned peas, next ½ a cup cooked rice, and so on. Use your imagination and you will never eat the same chicken soup in your live twice.
BEST VEGETABLES FOR YOUR HEALTH.
ASPARAGUS – contains glutathione, most potent antioxidant, and histones, which control cell growth.
BEANS, PEAS – they may slow the tumor growth.
CABBAGE, BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, BRUUSSEL SPROUTS – they contain indoles, which may stop tumor growth.
CARROTS – reduce risk of heart disease and breast cancer.
CELERY – may help to reduce the risk of certain cancers and stop their growth.
CORN – helps to fight heart disease and cancer.
GARLIC – detoxifies the body and protects against infections, good against any disease.
ONIONS – sulfur in onions fights cancer and harmful bacteria.
PARSLEY – has a cancer fighting polyacetylenes and flavanoids, which prevent some cancers.
SHITAKE MUSHROOMS – lentian in the mushrooms is approved as a treatment for cancer in Japan.
TOMATOES COOKED WITH OLIVE OIL – contain cancer fighting lycopenes.
And there is much more.
Do your own research.
THINK HEALTHY, EAT HEALTHY, AND STAY CANCER FREE.
Do you know, that you have about 100 trillion cells in your body? And they all work 24 hrs/ 7 days a week to keep you healthy? And do you know, that non of them has a brain, but they are all listening to what you are thinking and feeling.
So all you have to do is to think that you are going to be healthy and give the right ammunition in the form of the right nutrition for your cells, so they can kill intruders.
Eating cancer fighting foods will strongly influence your chance to stay healthy.
Eat organic foods as much as possible, drink good water. Read and learn about cancer, nutrition and healthy diet. Because the more you know about your enemy, the better chance you have to win the war.
P.S. Some day, when I get very old I’m going to eat hot dogs, ham sandwiches on white, lots of bacon (my favorite), French fries, doughnuts and cakes, and washed this all down with sodas.
I’m going to eat healthy and die healthy – – – – – some day.
So think, eat, and stay healthy!