Recover from cancer with a good nutrition and ingredients like Fucoidan & AHCC by Dr Susana Trujillo
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Many articles have been written about using diet and supplements to lower your risk of developing cancer. But if you, or a loved one, have already been diagnosed
New York, NY (PRUnderground) May 24th, 2017
Many articles have been written about using diet and supplements to lower your risk of developing cancer. But if you, or a loved one, have already been diagnosed with cancer, recovering from it becomes a priority. Unfortunately, finding tips on what to do after a diagnosis is not easy. But there’s actually plenty you can do to cut down on the side effects of conventional cancer treatments, speed your recovery, and improve your odds of long-term survival. Conventional oncologists know very little about nutrition, so they rarely make any dietary recommendations. Even worse, some oncologists tell patients there’s no relationship between their diet and cancer.
The truth is your diet can make all the difference between recovering or succumbing to this ugly disease. And when it comes to supplements, oncologists tend to be downright hostile, believing that vitamins and herbs will interfere with conventional treatments or have no benefit. Nothing could be further from the truth. After surgery you’re at a higher risk for nutritional deficiencies (even if you didn’t have preexisting ones), particularly when it comes to vitamins C and B12. And there’s plenty of research showing that both during and after chemo, supplements are beneficial.
Nutrition “the key” to recovering from cancer
As emotionally devastating as a cancer diagnosis is, it’s also an opportunity to change your diet and to improve not only your quality of life but your long-term survival. Of course most vegetables are packed with good nutrients. For example, brown seaweed and mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties, which is important because inflammation causes cancer cells to multiply. The active ingredients and potent antioxidants present in these ingredients, for example, Fucoidan and AHCC, also turn on helpful genes while turning off disease-promoting ones.
It is also recommended to eat vegetables. The best suggestion is to buy organic (pesticide-free) cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale. They are rich in various anti-cancer compounds, and they also help your body break down, or detoxify, harmful chemicals. Fill at least half of your plate with vegetables, with the rest being quality protein (fish, organically raised chicken) and a bit of gluten-free starch. Detox & boost your immune system with natural juices. Fresh vegetable juices are an important part of a cancer-fighting diet. The phytonutrients found in plants provide a concentrated source of immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying agents. Great vegetable-juice choices include kale, collard greens, tomatoes, spinach, cucumber, cabbage, carrots, beets, barley green, wheat grass, and berries.
Science-backed supplements can help you heal faster
I’m not going to tell you taking a supplement will simply cure your cancer because that’s (generally) just not true. But what supplements CAN do is give your quality of life a great immune enhancement and, even better, improve your energy! But this isn’t something you should tackle on your own. Seek out the advice of an expert who can tailor a supplement program for your specific needs. If you’re a cancer patient, or are in remission, I urge you to seek the guidance of a nutritionally oriented ND or MD. But I believe an informed patient is the best kind of patient…and your doctor should too… so let’s go over some cancer-busting supplement basics.
Vital Immune-enhancers lower your cancer risk and improve
your Quality of Life: Brown Seaweeds (Fucoidan)
Brown seaweeds (Fucoidan) are the most studied immune enhancers. This vital nutrient can help cut your cancer risk and support your recovery after a diagnosis. I find that most cancer patients have very low energy levels and a medical history often reveals that their white blood count (WBC) is too low. In a recent study researchers found that leukemia and lymphoma patients were very low in white blood after being treated with chemotherapy. Like brown seaweeds (Fucoidan), mushrooms (AHCC, Agaricus blazei) are cancer fighters and immune enhancers. They are anti-inflammatory, which means they essentially control the growth of cancer cells. In another study of men and women who were given AHCC for advanced liver cancer, researchers discovered that large amounts of AHCC (3 grams per day) led to a significant increase in survival. In other words, AHCC literally increased the survival rate of many cancer patients! Ongoing researcher at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Treatment Center in Houston, Texas, have studied Fucoidan and AHCC’s anticancer properties and are using them as an adjunct treatment for some cancer patients. Other studies have found that high-dose of Fucoidan combined with chemotherapy have significant benefits for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This is important because NSCLC has such a poor prognosis with conventional treatment alone. Fucoidan also help cancer patients maintain their weight. For breast cancer patients, I typically recommend taking 4,000 mg of Fucoidan combined with 3,000 mg of AHCC daily. For non-small cell lung cancer, I usually suggest taking approximately 3,000 mg of Fucoidan and 3,000 mg of AHCC daily. And for other types of cancer, I suggest taking 2,000 mg and up to 6,000 mg of Fucoidan and 1,000 and up to 3,000 mg of AHCC. Retail brands to consider include NatureMedic® Fucoidan enhanced with AHCC.
Combining supplements and a good nutrition for the best cancer-fighting impact is the best natural alternative. Most of the studies I’ve mentioned here used only a single nutritional supplement. However, in my experience taking multiple supplements to combat cancer and relieve symptoms has a greater impact. Of course the best results occur when you combine supplements with diet and lifestyle changes. A holistic medical doctor can personalize a plan for you to recover faster.
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