Guidelines For Good Health And Proper Height
Everything you eat should be as fresh as possible.
Spoiled, moldy, or rancid foods (especially if they
contain rancid fats or oils) are high in carcinogens.
Throw out perishables that are more than 3 days old or
that are clearly past their prime. (Put them on the
compost pile unless they are meat, bones, or foods high in
grease or oil). Reduce your consumption of preserved foods
unless they are fermented.Choose fresh,
raw foods over canned or even frozen foods. Just picked is
even better. Growing your own vegetables and fruits would
be the best.
FRIED FOODS, MEATS, FISHReduce your consumption of deep-fat fried foods,
especially French Fries, which are often made in old,
rancid oil. Reduce your consumption of beef and pork (high
in fat, much of which is polyunsaturated, which becomes
rancid more quickly). Eat more fresh fish, lamb, fowl, and
VITAMIN CIncrease your consumption of foods high in vitamin C:
oranges, limes, lemons, green peppers, ripe tomatoes, etc.
Use natural vitamin C powder mixed into freshly-squeezed
orange juice to increase your vitamin C intake. Also, add
some lemon juice from fresh lemons into your orange juice
to provide a more complete intake of vitamin C and the
synergistically-acting bioflavonoids (sometimes called
vitamin P). Vitamin C is vital in keeping the immune
system functioning properly.
FAT & SUGARAvoid fat and sugar. Especially reduce your consumption of
ice cream, which has high levels of both fat and sugar,
plus usually artificial coloring and flavoring. Avoid
margarine completely, which is high in polyunsaturated,
hydrogenated fat (a totally artificial form of fat) and
usually has artificial coloring and flavoring. (Butter,
used sparingly, is better). Reduce your intake of
processed oils, mayonnaise, salad dressings, etc. Mono-
unsaturated oils like olive oil are preferable to
polyunsaturated and/or hydrogenated oils.
SODIUM & POTASSIUMReduce your consumption of salt (except in miso soup, see
#6 below), because cancerous cells are high in sodium, low
in potassium, which is the exact opposite of normal cells.
Vegetables, fruits, and cereals are high in potassium. Eat
organic produce that is unsprayed with pesticides so that
you don't have to wash them very much; potassium is very
water soluble and is easily lost by soaking or washing the
fruits and vegetables in water. Avoid water softeners
which add sodium and remove vital minerals such as calcium
and magnesium in the water. Drink hard water which
contains these minerals (use bottled spring water, if
local water is soft or polluted).
Eat more fermented foods, especially miso soup and low-fat
yogurt (without sugar, fructose, honey, etc.). These foods
have lactobacillus and other bacteria which have ant tumor
(and cholesterol-reducing) properties.
Increase your consumption of yellow, orange, and dark
green vegetables and fruits, which are high in
beta-carotene (pre-vitamin A), a potent anti-carcinogen,
Seaweeds (as in
sushi)-"nori," "kombu," "hijiki,"
"wakame," in Japanese
Golden Acorn squash, Spaghetti squash, etc.
greens, dandelion greens, amaranth greens, turnip
greens, kale, etc.
apricots, and nectarines
papaya, mango, etc.
CHLOROPHYLL & FOLIC ACIDIncrease your consumption of chlorophyll and folic acid,
i.e., green vegetables: alfalfa sprouts, other sprouts,
lettuce (dark green kinds), spinach, cabbage, broccoli,
peas, etc. Chlorophyll has free radical-reducing
properties. Free radicals are extremely reactive molecules
thought to cause mutations in DNA resulting in cancer.
Folic acid, one of the B-vitamins, is necessary for many
of the metabolic processes in the body, including the
synthesis of DNA and RNA; thus, folic acid is vital for
proper cell growth and division. Folic acid deficiency is
one of the most common vitamin deficiencies and may be
partly responsible for the high rates of cancer in this
Increase your fiber intake: oat bran (or oatmeal), rice
bran (or brown rice), wheat bran (or whole wheat
products), beans, lentils, cucumbers, broccoli, barley,
etc. Fiber reduces stool transit time by providing bulk,
which helps speed up the elimination of carcinogens from
the intestinal tract. Fiber may therefore help prevent
colon cancer. (Fiber also reduces blood cholesterol
Increase your intake of cruciferous vegetables: broccoli,
cauliflower, cabbage, and brussel sprouts. These
vegetables contain chemicals which have ant tumor
GARLIC & ONIONSIncrease your intake of foods in the garlic and onion
family. These foods contain a chemical called "diallyl
disulfide," which has been found to prevent cancer.
ALCOHOLReduce your alcohol consumption if you drink. Eliminate
any drugs you don't need to take. Alcohol, nicotine, and
other drugs may be a promoter of cancer by altering
hormone levels in the body. Some cancers, such as breast
and prostate cancer, are thought to be related to elevated
levels of certain hormones in the body.
CALORIES & WEIGHT
Reduce your caloric intake. Reduce your body weight if you
are overweight. Studies on laboratory animals show that
caloric restriction extends their lifespan significantly
and reduces the incidence of tumors. Also, breast cancer
mortality rates seem to be directly proportional to fat
and sugar intake and body mass (height and weight). So eat
small portions of highly nutritious, but low in fat foods
that are as fresh and unprocessed as possible.