Living Holistic: Helping the Cancer Sufferer Repair (Guest Post)


Organic market fruits and vegetables

Organic market fruits and vegetables (Photo credit: SalFalko)

 

Honey Crunched readers, I am thrilled to say we have another guest post!  David Haas, a writer for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance (MCA)  has graciously decided to share the important of holistic nutrition for those battling cancer.  David shares important information with us on how essential healthy eating when battling cancer is.  So please take a moment to read the following post and leave your thoughts:

 

Many studies recently have become available about the correlation of what humans take into their bodies through food and the effects of this food upon their bodies. In many cases, it’s been shown that the diet of protein, processed food, refined sugar and genetically modified dairy is not the best way to achieve a healthy mind and body. Studies conducted by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. as published in “The China Study” help people to understand why it’s necessary to control what humans eat and to ensure that what’s going into the body is organic and natural. In addition, the study sheds light on how certain diets actually set people up for chronic disease and cancer. Choosing a holistic lifestyle must be more about living in a way that helps your body heal rather than make it more difficult. These are some of the basic principles to getting started.

 

How to Go Holistic

 

One of the main parts of starting a holistic diet is that you throw away most of the food in your refrigerator and pantry. It’s simply not going to help you to eat processed food, food with preservatives, genetically modified food or food littered with pesticides and herbicides. Every holistic lifestyle usually consists of organic eating principles, meaning that your fruits and vegetables don’t contain pesticides and herbicides, and your protein and dairy choices are not genetically modified. While it’s not entirely promoted to change to a completely plant-based diet, many studies like “The China Study” promote a predominantly plant-based diet to help the body heal and start cleaning out the toxins that can be found from eating foods with aspartame, MSG, high fructose corn syrup and various other chemicals that you see in most of the food at the grocery store.

 

Detoxing the Body

 

Holistic lifestyle is about a balance in the body and mind. To have more energy, strength, better health and well-being, it’s necessary to detox the human body. Some people choose to go through extreme methods, such as buying food products designed for detox like certain medicated drinks or even doing enemas, but really it’s about eating food that will help your body trap toxins, flush them out of the body and repair. Some of the foods that can definitely help detoxify your system include beets, celery, apples, chia seeds, flaxseed oil, broccoli sprouts, lemons and dark leafy green vegetables such as kale, collard greens and swiss chard.

 

Using Holistic as a Philosophy

 

If you consistently monitor what goes into your body, you’ll begin to see results right away. Many start this process by being a juicer and adding in all sorts of vegetables together to produce a liquid meal of detoxing agents but also help to repair the parts of the body that are suffering from malnutrition. Sufferers of any type of cancer, including mesothelioma, can benefit from a holistic lifestyle.

 

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