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Cancer Cell Killing Nutrients in Vegetables and Fruits
Raw foods build
the immune system, but many fruits and vegetables also have nutrients
that kill cancer cells and/or stop the spread of cancer. While the term
"raw food" means food eaten without cooking, in the context of a cancer
diet, a "raw food" diet is a vegan type of diet, where the vast majority
of fruits and vegetables that are consumed are known to kill cancer
cells, directly or indirectly. In other words, to fight cancer, do not
use a random selection of uncooked vegetables and fruits, but a very
selective subset of vegetables and fruits specifically selected to treat
cancer because there are food diets perfectly capable of curing cancer.
All you need is a juicer and perhaps a food processor.
A few of the
cancer cell killing nutrients (direct or indirect) in vegetables and
(alpha carotene, beta carotene, Vitamin E, etc.)
Raw broccoli (sulforaphanes/isothiocyanate)
Raw cabbage (isothiocyanates)
Brassica vegetables and cancer risk,
¡°Brassica family prevents pre- cancerous cells turning into potentially
deadly cancer cells¡±,
Broccoli (Sprouts or Extract) May Halt Growth of Breast Cancer Cells.
Green asparagus (saponins)
Asparagus: recoveries and remissions
(bromelain and peroxidase)
Whole purple grapes with seeds and skins (ellagic acid, catechin,
quercetin, oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) or procyanidolic oligomers
(PCO), originally called pycnogenol (seeds), resveratrol (skin coloring
of purple grapes), pterostilbene, selenium, lycopene, lutein, laetrile
(amygdalin or Vitamin B17) (seeds), beta-carotene, caffeic acid and/or
ferulic acid (together they kill cancer cells), gallic acid
¡±Greatest Hits: Grape Cancer Cure¡±
(laetrile) Strawberries, red raspberies, black raspberries (laetrile and
History of Alternative Cancer Treatments: Laetrile
(ellagic acid, anthrocyanins, OPC)
Beetroot (proanthocyanidins (PAC's or OPC's)
Turmeric (a spice) (curcumin).
Ginger & turmeric fight cancer.
It should be
added that there are thousands of phytonutrients (i.e. nutrients from
plants that are not otherwise categorized) that have not yet been
isolated and studied. In other words, there may be hundreds of
phytonutrients that kill cancer cells, but have not yet been identified
Organic Food, particularly ¡±Flavonoids¡±.
Juicing Vegetables and Fruits
Juicing makes the
nutrients in a fruit or vegetable more digestible, meaning more of the
nutrients are extracted from the vegetables or fruits. Also, you can
consume a lot more vegetables (particularly vegetables and fruits with
cancer killing nutrients) in a shorter amount of time and with a lot
less effort. Juicing is an excellent way to consume your fruits and
vegetables. The bad thing about juicing is that the nutrients are not
extracted sufficiently from the seeds or skins of some key vegetables
and fruits. If you are eating a food where the seeds and/or skins
contain key cancer fighting nutrients (e.g. purple grapes), you should
not use a juicer for these foods, but rather a food processor or a hand
grinder, to grind the seeds and skins to make mush.
Best Juicer for Cancer Patients.
Details About Individual Vegetables and Fruits
Use fruit and
vegetables for juicing that have the best cancer-killing nutrients.
Probably 80% or above of the vegetable or fruit juice should come from
these fruits and vegetables.
RAW fruits you
should focus on are: Purple grapes (with skins and seeds), red
raspberries, black raspberries, strawberries, and other non-citrus
fruits, with their seeds, especially apples, peaches and apricots.
Actually, any fruit with dark blue or dark purple coloring is
acceptable, such as blueberries. Raw pineapple is especially good.
Tomatoes also have cancer fighting nutrients.
you should focus on are: Carrots (between 1/2 quart and 1 quart daily,
depending on your weight and severity of cancer), cabbage (between 1
head and 2 heads daily), green asparagus, broccoli, red beets, beetroot,
cauliflower and related vegetables. Peppers also have cancer fighting
substances. The spice
can be added as well.
virtually all vegetables, have hundreds, if not thousands, of
phytonutrients that have not yet been identified or tested for
cancer-fighting abilities. It may be that we do not yet know the best
cancer-fighting nutrient in carrots, but based on many testimonials and
some books, carrots may be the best cancer-fighting vegetable of all.
"In a review of 206 human studies, carrots consistently emerged as one
of the top cancer-fighting foods. The power of carrots lies in the group
of pigments called carotenoids (beta-carotene is among this group),
which give them their orange color." (Source
¡±A long-time and highly reliable friend of mine told me about her
friend's father, who completely cured his throat cancer with carrot
juice. In other words, he ate nothing and drank nothing but carrot juice
and natural water. Closer to home, I have seen a clear pattern in the
people I have interviewed, and testimonials that I have read, that
carrot juice was the core element of their raw food diet. While the day
may come that some other vegetable, such as beetroots, may be shown to
be even better, until that day comes it would be advisable to make sure
that carrots are the core of your vegetable juice.¡±
A word of
warning. In reading the testimonials of people who have been on these
diets, the diets were not successful until they went on a total, 100%
raw food diet. As long as the raw food diet was less than 100%, nothing
worked. This does not preclude mixing a raw food diet with other cancer
diets, what it precludes is mixing a raw food diet with items not on the
"Ten Commandments" list (cancertutor.com/Other/RuleOfThumb.html). Going
on the "Ten Commandments" diet will take care of this problem
If you use
peaches or apricots, break open the hard shell in the middle and extract
the seed, which looks like an almond. Save this seed and put it in your
food processor or simply eat it, even if you are on a juice only week.
critical to these diets, partly because these diets don't have the
transport agents. Also, since you are building your immune system,
exercise will help the lymph system and the circulatory system.
Detoxification: Activate your lymphatic system.
A Raw Food diet
does kill cancer cells, but it primarily works by building the immune
system. It is a superb treatment for someone with several months to
live, particularly if they have not been on chemotherapy, but for those
given a shorter time to live by doctor¡¯s diagnosis it should be
supplemented with a treatment that primarily kills cancer cells without
the immune system.
Chlorine dangers: ¡°Cancer fighting nutrients become deadly when combined
with chlorinated tap water¡±.
Asparagus: cancer recoveries and remissions
From article `Asparagus for cancer' published in Cancer News
Journal, Dec 1979
"I am a
biochemist, and have specialised in the relation of diet to
health for over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned of the
discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure
cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on his project, and
we have accumulated a number of favourable case histories. Here
are a few examples.
1, man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin's disease (cancer
of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1
year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable
to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of
2, a successful businessman, 68 years old, who suffered from
cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After years of medical
treatments, including radiation without improvement, he went on
asparagus. Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his
bladder tumour had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.
3, a man who had lung cancer. On March 5th 1971 he was put on
the operating table where they found lung cancer so widely
spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and
declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the
asparagus therapy and immediately started taking it. By August,
x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had
disappeared. He is back at his regular business routine.
Testimonials of lung cancer healed or improved thanks to flaxoil
and cottage cheese (center part of Dr. Johanna Budwig diet).
4, a woman who was troubled for a number of years with skin
cancer. She finally developed different skin cancers which were
diagnosed by a skin specialist as advanced. Within 3 months
after starting on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her
skin looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman reported
that the asparagus therapy also cured her kidney disease, which
started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones,
and was receiving government disability payments for an
inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure
of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus. I was not
surprised at this result, as `The elements of materia medica',
edited in 1854 by a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania,
stated that asparagus was used as a popular remedy for kidney
stones. He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power
of asparagus in dissolving stones.
have other case histories but the medical establishment has
interfered with our obtaining some of the records. I am
therefore appealing to readers to spread this good news and help
us to gather a large number of case histories that will
overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple
and natural remedy.
treatment, asparagus should be cooked before using, and
therefore canned asparagus is just as good as fresh. I have
corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant
Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain
no pesticides or preservatives. Place the cooked asparagus in a
blender and liquefy to make a puree, and store in the
refrigerator. Give the patient 4 full tablesp. twice daily,
morning and evening. Patients usually show some improvement in
from 2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a cold
or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on present
experience, but certainly larger amounts can do no harm and may
be needed in some cases.
biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that ¡®what cures can
prevent'. Based on this theory, my wife and I have been using
asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals. We take 2 tablesp.
diluted in water to suit our taste with breakfast and with
dinner. I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold. For years
we have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as part
of our regular checkups.
blood survey, taken by a medical doctor who specialises in the
nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements
in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute these
improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink. As a
biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all aspects of
cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am
convinced that asparagus fits in better with the latest theories
contains a good supply of protein called histones, which are
believed to be active in controlling cell growth. For that
reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance
that I call cell growth normaliser. That accounts for its action
on cancer and in acting as a general body tonic. In any event,
regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a
harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and
it may do you much good."
(leonardleonard1 at earthlink.net) has this to add: ¡±Many
recoveries have been reported from both raw and cooked
asparagus. Houston wrote that "raw juice [from juicer or
blender] may be the most effective form" (cited in Hess, 1999,
p. 138). If I had cancer, I would eat as much asparagus as I
could get down in any form, cooked (preferably steamed) or raw,
solid or liquid.¡±
Asparagus is packed with nutrients and low in calories, sodium
and cholesterol. It is an excellent source of folic acid and is
a source of vitamin C, thiamin, and vitamin B6. Asparagus
contains no fat or cholesterol of dietary significance. It is an
important source of potassium and many micronutrients. According
to the National Cancer Institute, asparagus is the highest
tested food containing glutathione, one of the body's most
potent cancer fighters [also quoted as ¡±most potent
anticarcinogens and antioxidants¡±]. Additionally, asparagus is
high in rutin, which strengthens blood vessels. (Source