Can Vitamins and Soy Prevent Cancer?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
spend $18 billion a year on dietary supplements in the hopes of
warding off cancer andÂ other maladies.
No wonder tens of millions of Americans are focusing more attention
on cancer prevention as a way to live to a healthy old age.
An estimated 150 million Americans have taken a supplement in
the last year, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition,
a Washington-based trade association for the supplement industry.
Baby boomers in particular are popping vitamins, minerals and
other herbal concoctions in the hopes of warding off not only
cancer, but heart disease, osteoporosis and other maladies as
In addition to fueling the growth of dietary supplements, "prevention"
is also the driving force behind the fast-growing $4.6 billion
functional food industry, also known as nutraceuticals.
In reviewing studies on the effects of vitamins A, C or E, multivitamins
with folic acid or combinations of antioxidants, the U.S. Preventive
Services Task Force, an independent panel convened by the Public
Health Service, concluded in 2003 that there was insufficient
evidence to recommend vitamin supplements as a way to prevent
The new program allows certain foods to make "qualified"
disease-fighting health claims.
As a result, the St. Louis company Solae petitioned the FDA to
allow the soy food manufacturer to tout its supposed cancer-fighting
abilities on packaging.
The Solae Company, a joint venture between DuPont and Bunge Limited,
refers to 58 studies showing a relationship between soy protein
foods and reduced incidence of some cancers, including those of
the breast, colon and prostate.