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It’s on AOL News. It never gets more mainstream than this! Among the 10 anti-cancer foods mentioned include turmeric, berries (blueberries, raspberries, acai berries, wolfberries and cranberries), green tea, garlic, broccoli and cabbage, onions and leeks, tomatoes, soy, watercress and spinach, and resveratrol. I would add essential oils like frankincense and D-limonene (from citrus fruits) to this list. This is awesome considering the bias (in mainstream media) against nutrition and supplements in general. However, the article ends with a cautious note which states that “none of this (advise regarding anti-cancer foods) is to say that anti-cancer foods or nutritional supplements should be used in place of doctor-recommended treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation.” Interesting, huh? Anyway, that’s another controversial topic we can discuss in the future. In my opinion, an integrative approach to cancer works better than just doing the “slash, burn or poison” (for surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, respectively) recommendation. Fortunately, its starting to happen in more progressive areas of the country. “Alternative” modalities such as acupuncture, naturopathy and massage therapy are being brought in to these integrative cancer centers. This holistic approach apparently yields better results than the standard treatments alone, according to studies. In countries that I’ve visited over the years, they seem to have a more advanced approach to cancer. One particular medical center that I visited had a Department of Regenerative Medicine, right next to the Oncology Department. Clients who were scheduled for chemotherapy and radiation treatments were given an option to bank their stem cells prior to the procedures. Stem cell treatments actually help in their recuperation efforts after the said treatment procedures. Other novel treatments such as dendritic cancer vaccines (cancer immunotherapy) are now also being administered in other parts of the world. This is great, considering the “less than satisfactory” results of the “war against cancer.” Suzanne Somer’s latest book called “Knockout” is a collection of interviews she made with holistic doctors who are successfully treating cancer using an integrative approach. Anyway, as Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It still rings true, even more so these days. So, eat up on those superfoods!

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