The American Institute for Cancer Research has their Ten Recommendations for Cancer Prevention, and most of them center around the foods choices we make. Of course, there’s the daily exercise routine, and the goal of being as lean as possible without becoming underweight; but most all of the others have to do with what we put in our mouth.
Therapeutic Food Supplements provide intelligent support for cancer prevention.
A Therapeutic Food protocol to support our ability to prevent and aid in treating cancer:
- Garlic, organic– 1 to 2 capsules daily (more is okay, but not enough so that your skin has a garlic odor)
- Cruciferous Sprout Complex 3-4 capsules daily, preferably on an empty stomach
- Phyto Power, wild crafted– 1-2 capsules daily
- Beta Glucan High Potency Symbiotic– 2 tablespoons daily
- Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic– 2-4capsules daily
Epidemiological studies have consistently linked abundant consumption of fruits and vegetables to a reduction of the risk of developing several types of cancer. Boivin et al., (2009) evaluated the inhibitory effects of extracts isolated from 34 vegetables on the proliferation of 8 different tumor cell lines: breast cancer, brain tumors, kidney cancer, lung cancer, childhood brain tumors, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and stomach cancer.
The best by far were vegetables from the Allium (particularly garlic) and the Cruciferous (particularly broccoli) families—inhibiting these cancers almost 100%. The researchers concluded, “The inclusion of cruciferous and allium vegetables in the diet is essential for effective dietary based chemo-preventative strategies.”
Garlic, Organic Freeze Dried– each capsule contains 4 to 5 cloves of raw high active’s (alliin and alliinase) garlic.
Garlic contains phytoalexins that have been shown to induce apoptosis and target transcription factors, cell cycle checkpoints, and cell invasion. Garlic improves phase 2 detoxification pathways. Garlic contains allyl sulfides compounds that show anti-proliferative effects on tumor cells as well as aiding in detoxification. Garlic also contains natural organosulfur compounds (OSCs) that have been shown to have chemo-preventive effects and to suppress the proliferation of tumor cells in vitro through the induction of apoptosis (Cao et al., 2014; Romagnolo et al., 2012; Nepravishta et al., 2012; Melino et al., 2011)
Cruciferous Sprout Complex contains broccoli sprouts, daikon radish sprouts, red radish sprouts, watercress sprouts, kale sprouts, mustard sprouts and cabbage sprouts; all together containing high levels of not only glucosinolates, but also high levels of myrosinase (from red radish)—the enzyme necessary for high production of sulforaphanes.
Cruciferous Sprouts are an exceedingly rich source of glucosinolates and isothiocyanates that through their breakdown products induce phase 2 detoxication enzymes, boost antioxidant status, and protect animals against chemically induced cancer formation. They are among the most promising chemopreventive dietary constituents. They appear most closely associated with reduce cancer risk in organis such as the colorectum, lung, prostate and breast. (Abdull Razis & Noor., 2013; Steinkeller et al., 2001).
We will cover Phyto Power, Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic and Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic in next week’s Forward Thinking.
Abdull Razis AF, Noor NM. (2013). Cruciferous vegetables: dietary phytochemicals for cancer prevention. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev;14(3):1565-70.
Boivin et al. (2009). Antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of common vegetables: A comparative Study. Food Chemistry; 112(20): 374-380.
Cao et al. (2014). Garlic-derived allyl sulfides in cancer therapy. Anticancer Agents Med Chem;14(6):793-9.
Melino S., Sabelli R, Paci M. (2011). Allyl sulfur compounds and cellular detoxification system: effects and perspectives in cancer therapy. Amino Acids;41(1):103-12.
Nepravishta et al. (2012). Oxidative species and s-glutathionyl conjugates in the apoptosis induction by allyl thiosulfate. FEBS J; 279(1): 154-67.
Romagnolo DF, Davis CD, Milner JA. (2012). Phytoalexins in cancer prevention. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed); 17: 2035-58.
Steinkellner et al. (2001). Effects of cruciferous vegetables and their constituents on drug metabolizing enzymes involved in the bioactivation of DNA-reactive dietary carcinogens. Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis; 480-481: 285-297.
We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
February is Cancer Prevention Month and The American Institute for Cancer Research provides a great website for support in the fight against cancer. Check our their site and these ten recommendations for cancer prevention