Certain foods can actually starve cancer cells from getting the blood they need to survive.
Anyone who has had a brush with cancer, as a survivor or with a friend or relative knows that we are far from figuring it out. The American Cancer Society is one of the comprehensive sites you can go to get really good information about preventing and treating cancer but even they don’t have a cure or even a solid prevention plan for cancer.
Recently William Li, MD. the President of The Angiogenesis Foundation presented a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, that is, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step to doing this: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.
Li has come to the conclusion that we are treating cancer too late in the game. If we want to prevent angiogenesis, that could prevent cancer. Since diet accounts for 35% of environmental-induced cancer. he says we can eat to “starve” cancer. Angiogenesis can be stopped with resveratrol (red grapes) strawberries extract, teas , soy, parsley, garlic, and other common foods. He also found there is food synergy, in other words, combining foods enhance anti-angiogenesis. Men who eat cooked tomatoes (lycopenes) three times a week have a 50% prostate cancer risk reduction. Dietary cancer prevention actually beats drug cancer treatment, according to Li.
But cancer isn’t the only disease that anti-angiogenesis can starve. Many of society’s most devastating diseases — cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, to name a few — share a common denominator: faulty angiogenesis, the body’s growth of new capillary blood vessels. Given excessive or insufficient blood vessel growth, serious health issues arise. While researching under Harvard surgeon Judah Folkman, who pioneered the study of angiogenesis, Li learned how angiogenesis-based medicine helps patients overcome numerous diseases by restoring the balance of blood-vessel growth. What foods does Li point to if you want to starve cancer? Here are a few
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