Causes of Cancer

April 9, 2010

April is National Cancer Control Month. Prevention is key.
Here are some “Known” and Suspected Causes of Cancer:

Some of that is similar to what another smart doctor came across and which I posted about previously:

Raw Food Treatment of CancerMy advice if you want to prevent or cure cancer or other illnesses:

1. Lessen your exposure to the above causes as much as possible.
2. Go on a raw food vegan diet. (Eat as high a percentage of raw food as you can and especially eat organic greens, vegetables and sprouts. And be aware of your daily nutritional needs.)
3. Be aware of your acid/alkaline balance in your body. Test it.
4. If you have cancer, also include vegetable juices and wheat grass juice. And you may also want to attend Hippocrates’ LifeChange program.
5. If you have excess fat, lose weight since toxins are stored in your fat. A raw food diet can help with that.
6. Get enough vitamins (especially B vitamins) and enzymes and oxygen.
“If the respiration of the body cells can be kept intact by adding enough enzymes, cancer could be prevented.” (cooking food destroys 100% of enzymes.). And “Keep the speed of the bloodstream so high the venous blood still contains sufficient oxygen. Add seaweed extracts like Dulse to your food to boost the metabolic rate, drink lots of clean water, exercise regularly”
7. Think positively.

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Raw food testimonials

April 7, 2010

Various people talk about how they got well by eating a Raw Food diet.

More testimonials (video clips):

Testimonials (text):

Random info

April 6, 2010

Some random info…

-Mercury was found in some High Fructose Corn Syrup. (and that stuff is in alot of products. Another reason to be raw.).

-Food and dna responds to emotions/words. So be nice to your food and yourself. Think positive.
(water does too but that was in a different article that I can’t locate right now)

-Found a good book called “Becoming Raw” that covers nutrition for raw foodists and also myths, recipes, etc. It has a good list of 50 foods that have the most antioxidants too…for example that would be apples, blueberries, plums, strawberries, dates, avocados, pecans, walnuts, etc. (Most things I already eat). =)

-I found a good recipe for raw Falafel that I’m going to try to make soon.

-So far I lost about 54 pounds. (and counting. Now I have to go shopping for more new clothes that fit better since alot of my old clothes are too big for me)

-I got a food dehydrator. I’ll try that out in the future. Someone gave me a recipe for some yummy raw cookies so that may become my first test dummy. =)

-Watched a video clip that shows that the silver fillings in your mouth release mercury. Shows the actual vapors come off of it.

-Sprouts, especially sunflower sprouts, are extremely nutritious.

-I’ve got to remember to stay outside more every day and get my Vitamin D from sunshine.

-I visited a local organic vegetable garden and now know where to get more fresh local veggies. =)

More on Raw

April 2, 2010

Here’s a good FAQ page on the Raw Food Diet:

It covers some things like:
-what is raw food?
-why not cook food?
-where do you get protein?
-what are the health benefits?

Personally I’ve done it for the health benefits. (I feel better, happier, feeding body more nutrients and enzymes, heals illnesses, I’ve met people who cured severe cancers and disease through raw food, you can lose weight and the food tastes good and there’s alot of variety. Plus it seems to make people feel and look younger. Plus most fruits & veggies and sprouts are alkaline in the body whereas most Americans are too acidic which leads to disease.)

Also here’s some examples of raw vegan sources of nutrition:

Good sources of Iron: green leafy vegetables, legumes/beans, parsley, dried fruits, spinach, raisins, lentils.
Vitamin A:
Carrots, spinach, swiss chard, turnip greens, cantaloupe, romaine lettuce, broccoli, winter squash.
Vitamin B1: Sunflower seeds, black beans (cooked), corn, sesame seeds, spinach.
Vitamin B6: Banana, potato, avocado, garlic, red pepper, watermelon, cauliflower.
Vitamin B12: Nutritional yeast or supplement.
Vitamin C: Broccoli, brussel sprouts, strawberries, orange, cantaloupe, kiwi, pineapple, winter squash, blueberries
Vitamin D: exposure to sunlight or a supplement.
Calcium: dark green vegetables (kale, collards, mustard greens, bok choy), sesame seeds, turnips, tahini, broccoli, almonds, parsley, dried apricots, oranges
Vitamin E: Sunflower seeds, almonds, papaya, sweet potato, spinach.
Vitamin K: Kale, Spinach, collard greens, Swiss chard, turnip greens, mustard greens, brussel sprouts, broccoli, parsley, romaine  lettuce
Magnesium: Sunflower seeds, almonds, summer squash.
Potassium: Winter squash, avocado, lentils, beets, figs, brussel sprouts, cantaloupe, banana, tomato.
Selenium: Brazil nuts (1 has more than a day’s worth)
Zinc: Sesame seeds, peas, spinach, parsley, collard greens, brussel sprouts, cucumbers, string beans.
Folate: Papaya, lentils, mustard greens, peanuts, flaxseeds, oranges, raspberries.
Protein: Proteins play a key role in human body but a diet that is excessively rich in protein can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis, kidney and liver disorders. Food that is cooked provides the body with much less protein than the same food in its raw state, so, when protein is consumed in its raw state, a person need only half as much when protein is consumed after being cooked. For a raw vegan diet is easy to satisfy the amount of recommended protein. Almost all vegetables, legumes, cereals, nuts and seeds contain many proteins.

A mere 3.5 ounces of sunflower sprouts contains a whopping 22.78 grams of protein! The same amount of chicken breast meat contains just slightly more protein at 26.25 grams. Sunflower sprouts and greens are a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, D, and E and minerals including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. Other nutrients can easily be found on the raw food diet.

Article: “Scientific research proves Raw Food Protects against Cancer and Heart disease” and “Excessive heat denatures nutrients”

If you want more info on the Raw Food diet, check out my first Raw Food post which also contains lots of links.

My other related post: Acid/alkaline balance

Raw buffet at Hippocrates

March 26, 2010

I visited and enjoyed a raw food buffet at Hippocrates health institute, the world renowned place where people go to get cured of any illness through a raw food diet. Here’s a photo of what I ate at their raw buffet:

Kale salad with beets (I don’t usually like beets but it was good in that), also a cauliflower and dill mixture (tasted like fluffy rice but better), also bean sprouts, sunflower sprouts, pea sprouts, cucumbers, carrots, onions, and a delicious salad dressing. I think it was a tahini and thyme dressing but it tasted light and tropical. Overall very good. I’ll have to try to recreate that cauliflower and dill mixture since it was delicious.

related blog posts:
more info on my raw food diet
discussions/video clips by Dr. Clement of Hippocrates

Raw Food in March

March 25, 2010

Here’s some more raw food that I ate in March on my raw vegan diet.

This is the raw Zucchini Pasta with Spinach Basil Pesto that I made for a potluck at work. They loved it and ate it all up. This dish is fun, fast and easy to make. I just used a vegetable spiral slicer to slice up the zucchini into noodle shapes. Then bought a jar of raw organic spinach basil pesto from Whole Foods’ raw food section (near the produce) and added it to the pasta and then sprinkled on nutritional yeast. This dish has lots of nutrients. Also garnished it with some fresh parsley from my spice garden.

Fruit Kabobs: honeydew, kiwi, grapes and starfruit.

Below is Spinach salad with strawberries. And Raw spaghetti.

My two recent attempts at making raw pizza. Left photo is pine nut ‘cheese’ pizza with cherry tomatoes and italian spices. Right photo is alfredo pizza with zesty marinara pizza sauce, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper and sprouts.

Left photo shows Zucchini hummus pizza with cucumber salad and quinoa tabbouleh. Right photo shows regular raw pizza, vegan Ceasar salad and a yummy raw vegan chocolate cookie.

Baja burritos with walnut pate filling, avocado and a mexican fruit salad containing pineapple, mango, pear and a little red bell pepper.

I also had some delicious raw strawberry chocolate cake (not pictured).

Vegan comic

March 24, 2010

Remember: “Eat to live not live to eat.” What’s really the purpose of food? To provide your body with the nutrients it needs.