Cancer diet

Dear Editor:Cancer is a growing problem. I have survived six cases, I lost a son to cancer and several friends have cancer. Years ago, at one hospital, I spoke to five or six people who had survived cancer after being told they had less than a year to live. They attributed it to the hospital's strict diet. There is a popular belief today that cancer is related to foods deprived of oxygen called oxidants. Thus it is recommended we limit our diets to antioxidants where the addition of oxygen acts as fuel to restore energy and help the body fight cancer. Foods to avoid: Avoid ice cold drinks, they form a hard to process mass in the stomach; avoid sugar, including soft drinks, use honey to sweeten; avoid salt; reduce saturated fats to less than 10 percent. Good nutrition is important for good health, and fighting cancer, and asparagus is considered one of the most nutritious foods there is. A study by Canada also highly recommends honey and cinnamon. Green tea is also a well-known antioxidant. Put cooked or precooked canned asparagus in a blender and puree. Add 2-3 tablespoons to hot or warm green tea. For additional nutrition add 2-3 tablespoons of honey, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Drink with meals. Vegetables are highly recommended, and are best when eaten before a meal. This is offered with a prayer to anyone who is fighting cancer or would like to feel better. -- James Hawkins, Downey

********** Published: February 9, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 43