Can Vitamins and Soy Prevent Cancer?

Saturday, August 07, 2004
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Tens of millions of Americans are now working to prevent cancer by taking supplements and adding functional foods to their diets. $18 billion were spent last year on dietary supplements aimed at preventing cancer, and baby boomers are buying vitamins, minerals, and medicinal herbs in record numbers in order to prevent chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease.

As usual, the cancer industry is positioned strongly against any claims that nutrition has any effect whatsoever on cancer. Ridiculously, Dr. Daniel W. Nixon, president of the Institute for Cancer Prevention in New York, is quoted as saying "Vitamins and minerals are probably more or less worthless as far as cancer prevention is concerned." This is the sort of statement that characterizes the cancer industry -- one that is profoundly ignorant of the relationships between nutrition and cancer and demonstrates the shocking level of nutritional illiteracy that exists in our nation's medical professionals.

The fact is that cancer has everything to do with vitamins, minerals, foods, and nutrition. In fact, most of the cancer we are seeing today is caused by cancer-promoting food ingredients such as sodium nitrate, hydrogenated oils, MSG, artificial food colors and various chemical preservatives. There has even been a link established now between refined foods and cancer. This indicates that foods such as white bread, breakfast cereals, cookies, crackers, and baked goods also promote cancer.

Astoundingly, the spokespeople for the cancer industry in the United States almost never talk about these food additives and their ability to cause cancer in the human body. These toxic ingredients represent the number one cause of cancer in the United States and in other industrialized countries, and yet the cancer industry remains virtually silent on these food ingredients. At the same time, they irresponsibly dismiss the idea that nutrition can prevent or even reverse cancer. In their mind, there's only one way to treat cancer, and that's the way that literally hundreds of scientific studies have proven don't work: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and radical surgical procedures. In fact, the western approach to treating cancer is all but useless, and the study results speak for themselves in this area.

But let's get right down to it -- do vitamin supplements, mineral supplements, and functional foods such as soy products actually prevent and reverse cancer? I'll give this to you as simply as possible -- yes, they do, but not if you continue to give yourself cancer by eating other foods and food ingredients that cause cancer. You have to think about your cancer risk as being a scale -- this is one of those old style scales, with specimen plates on the left and the right. On one side you must place all of the foods and drinks you are consuming that give you cancer. (Let's say we put those on the left tray.) For most Americans, they eat so many of these foods that their odds of getting cancer are extremely high. In other words, the scale is strongly tipped to the left.

On the right you have to put the vitamins, minerals, medicinal herbs, superfoods, and other substances that prevent cancer. If you load those up with enough quantity to offset the cancer-causing foods and food ingredients on the left, then you can get back to a neutral point. That's the point at which you have relatively low risk of ever being diagnosed with cancer, but you're not exactly 100% protected from it, either.

Now, if you remove all the cancer-causing foods from the left side of the scale by avoiding them in your daily life, then the entire scale tips to the right. Now you have cancer prevention working in your favor. You're taking herbal supplements, whole food vitamins, and consuming functional foods and superfoods that fight cancer and even help reverse chronic disease. Some excellent examples of these foods are chlorella, cat's claw, broccoli and so on. Now, by following this strategy, you can even reverse cancer in your body and regain the natural healthy function of your immune system. So that's the short answer -- yes, these foods can prevent cancer and can even help cure cancer, but not if you're eating too many cancer-causing foods in the first place.

So which foods actually prevent and reverse cancer? There are many such healing foods. The more common ones include garlic, onions, broccoli, cabbage, berries, cauliflower, any of the sprouts, green food concentrates such as wheat grass, barley grass, and others cereal grasses, superfoods like chlorella and spirulina, healthy oils, and various medicinal herbs. These foods all prevent and even fight cancer by supporting the healthy function of the human immune system.

If you want to get even more aggressive in preventing or treating cancer, you can go to foods and medicinal herbs that actually function as treatments for cancer. These would include raw broccoli juice, which has such a high concentration of powerful cancer-fighting phytochemicals that I believe if it were patentable, drug companies would charge you $100 a pill just to take it. You could also take chlorella and spirulina, both of which have documented powerful anti-cancer effects. Spirulina in particular contains a phytochemical pigment that, when injected into breast cancer tumors in laboratory tests, resulted in the self-destruction of those tumors within a matter of days.

You can also take various medicinal herbs such as graviola or cat's claw. Cat's claw is an Amazon herb that has been shown to be far more effective than chemotherapy in shrinking cancer tumors without any of the negative side effects. There are also other alternative anti-cancer therapies such as Laetrile, made from apricot pits, oxygen therapy, homeopathy, massage therapy, and even energy healing.

Of course, it goes without saying that physical exercise is absolutely necessary for preventing and especially reversing cancer. In fact, I believe that without physical exercise, your nutritional efforts are diminished. Exercise circulates nutrients around your body, and if you're not exercising, you're wasting all the nutrition and medicinal herbs you might be taking in the first place.

The bottom line to all of this is that cancer is quite easily prevented through foods, and even reversed through therapeutic foods, but the cancer industry doesn't want to admit any of that. For some strange reason, the cancer industry is heavily populated with highly intelligent people who refuse to engage that intelligence when it comes to exploring the true causes of health and healing. The fact that there is no official admission that foods have anything whatsoever to do with cancer is just one sign that the cancer industry is ignoring reality.

It's quite strange: when a person is diagnosed with cancer, their oncologists will tell them it doesn't matter what they eat from that point on -- only western medicine can save them, they're told. In fact, that information is not just a lie, it is an evil lie, because it disempowers patients and entraps them in a system of medical distortions that takes away not only their freedom, but also their health.

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About the author: Mike Adams is a natural health researcher, author and award-winning journalist with a mission to teach personal and planetary health to the public He has authored more than 1,800 articles and dozens of reports, guides and interviews on natural health topics, and he is well known as the creator of popular downloadable preparedness programs on financial collapse, emergency food storage, wilderness survival and home defense skills. Adams is an honest, independent journalist and accepts no money or commissions on the third-party products he writes about or the companies he promotes. In mid 2010, Adams produced, a natural health video sharing website offering user-generated videos on nutrition, green living, fitness and more. He also founded an environmentally-friendly online retailer called that uses retail profits to help support consumer advocacy programs. He's also a noted pioneer in the email marketing software industry, having been the first to launch an HTML email newsletter technology that has grown to become a standard in the industry. Adams also serves as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a non-profit consumer protection group, and enjoys outdoor activities, nature photography, Pilates and martial arts training.

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