Eating Veggies to Fight Cancer

Well it's taken me a while to get this page going- but I get over loaded with info and then stall out.  I was getting caught up in a lot of info on estrogen and phytoestrogens and well wasn't sure what to do.  So the safest bet for me it to just stick to my tamoxifen and add in the supplements Dr. Deng suggested.

I spoke to a doctor friend of mine- and I asked her opinion and she said- take your tamoxifen and the multi-vitamin and any others my doc suggested- AND EAT your VEGGIES and FRUIT!
Also suggested exercise- and A LOT OF WALKING OUT SIDE! 
She believes in getting oxygen to cells of our body.  Especially in the winter - GET OUT SIDE!
In 1931 Otto Warburg won a Nobel Price for the connection he discovered between oxygen and cancer.  He found that cancer cells are anaerobic- meaning they thrive in an oxygen depleted environment.  This would be the 4th meal Dr. Deng talked about aerobic activity 30 minutes each day!  

OK onto the Veggies

Here are some STAR veggies and some others friends:

Cruciform Vegetables

Brussels Sprouts
Bok Choy
Chinese Cabbage

Contain:  Sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinols (I3CS)
Anti Cancer Molecules
Detox certain Carcinogenic substances
Prevent precancerous cells from developing into tumors
Promote Suicide of Cancer Cells!

Remember:  Avoid boiling broccoli and cabbage- boiling destroys the sulforaphane and I3CS.

Recommended for use:  Cover and steam briefly or stir fry rapidly in a wok with a little bit of olive oil and maybe some soy sauce.

Vegetables and Fruit Rich in Carotenoids:

Sweet Potatoes

Bright Colored ( orange, red, yellow and green) fruits and veggies contain Vitamin A and lycopene.

Contain:  Lutein, lycopene, phytoene and canthaxanthin
Stimulate the growth of immune cells and increase their capacity to attack tumor cells
They make NK cells (natural killer cells- a type of white blood cell- the good guys) more aggressive.

Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce 
Contain: lycopene in tomatoes has proven to have longer survival rates in prostate cancer patients
Men who ate sauce in at least 2 meals a week
Tomato must be cooked in order to release the nutrients. 
Olive oil improves assimilation.

Recommend use:

Used canned tomato sauce with olive oil (no sugar added).

Or prepare homemade sauce-
cook tomatoes in frying pan with little bit of olive oil low heat.  Add onions, garlic, tofu, or eggs rich in omega3s, along w/ cumin, turmeric, pepper and seasoning.         

Mushrooms: Maitake for immune system
Contain: Pleurotus
Most effective against breast cancer. 

Recommended use:  10 grams per day reduced risk by 64%.  If they also drank green tea (1 gram leaves infused) a day- risk was reduced by 89%.

Herbs and Spices
Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Basil, and Mint
Contain:  Essential oils of the terpene family
Promote apoptosis in cancer cells and reduce their spread
Carnosol in rosemary powerful antioxidant and antiinflammatory

Parsley and Celery
Contain:  Apigenin
Antiinflammatory that promotes apoptosis and blocks angiogenesis.

Garlic, Onions. Leeks, Shallots, And Chives

Contain:  A sulfur compound
Reduces carcinogenic effects of nitrosamines and N-nitroso compounds created in the over grilled meat and during tobacco combustion
Promotes APOPTOSIS (important word meaning CELL DEATH).
In Colon, Breast, Lung, and Prostate cancer.
Regulates blood sugar which reduces insulin secretions and IGF (growth of cancer cells)

Active molecules released when garlic close is crushed and they are more easily assimilated if they are dissolved in oil.

Use Recommendations:  Chopped onion and garlic can be gently fried in a little bit of olive oil mixed with steamed vegetables and combined with curry and turmeric.
Call also be added to salads, sandwiches and so on....

I will add to this page as I find out some more info