Breast cancer awareness month! Let Food be Your Medicine!

Beware of diets that greatly reduce the consumption of fruits and vegetables and recommend large amounts of animal protein. In large enough quantities, fruits and vegetables can protect against all types of cancer, including breast cancer. A produce-deficient diet is a major cause of disease in America.

All unprocessed plant food offers protection against cancer. These include fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Refined grains promote disease and weight gain. Whole grains promote health. Unfortunately, so much of the wheat is being grown with toxic chemicals. This is creating inflammation in the digestive tract, which leads to many problems such as Chrohn’s, IBS, Celiac, etc. Also, many packaged whole-grain products contain many disease-promoting chemicals–artificial colors, flavors, MSG and its many names, sugars in all forms, genetically-modified ingredients, and the list goes on! When the digestive tract becomes compromised, so does your health!

I recommend the Daniel Plate model: Fill 1/2 of your plate with colorful non-starchy vegetables (salad greens, green beans, broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, peppers, etc.); fill 1/4 of your plate with starchy vegetables (potatoes, winter squash, beets, etc.) and/or whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, whole oats, etc.) and 1/4 of your plate with higher protein foods (fish, meats, eggs, beans, nuts, seeds). Eat fresh fruit as a side. Eat good fats like avocados, extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, and seeds with your vegetables. Good fats help with the absorption of vitamins A, D, E, and K. If this model represents your eating habits 80% of the time, you will go a long way in reducing your risk of breast cancer!

Recommended powerful anti-cancer whole-food supplement to fill in nutritional gaps: Ultimate Green Zone from Nature’s Sunshine contains amaranth seed, brown rice, flaxseed, spirulina, fructooligosaccharides (feed good bacteria), quinoa, chia seed, chlorella, millet seed, alfalfa juice concentrate, licorice root, lecithin, carrot root, lemon grass, papaya fruit extract, artichoke leaves, spinach leaves and stems, broccoli flowers, kale leaves, asparagus stems, red beet root, bromelain (pineapple extract), chicory root, acerola fruit extract, horsetail (from a plant, not a horse!), lemon bioflavonoid extract, parsley leaves, and pau d’arco (powerful antifungal herb).

This can be ordered in capsules or a bulk powder to be stirred into food, water, or smoothies. It nourishes and detoxifies and helps to alkalize an overly acidic condition. I give this to my grandchildren by stirring it into their applesauce, yogurt, sweet potatoes, or by making green lemonade. It can be ordered at www.learningtobehealthy.mynsp.com

Keep learning to be healthy!
Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist
http://www.learningtobehealthy.com
1 Corinthians 10:31–“Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for God’s glory!”

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