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What if instead of chemotherapy, the answer to cancer was something simple and right under our noses? The solution to cancer could be in our food. What if a bag of nuts is all we need to keep cancer away?
Cancer and Nuts
Nuts as the ultimate support for those with cancer? It might not be as far-fetched as you think. Studies have shown that people who eat more nuts have a lower risk of cancer and lower death rates due to cancer. (1, 2) It might only take a handful of nuts a day to combat this disease.
Of course, you have to eat the right nuts to gain these anti-cancer benefits. Two nuts that come up in conversations about nuts and cancer are Brazil nuts and walnuts.
Brazil nuts are an all-around healthy nut. They have a low protein content and are packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. With regard to cancer, the real power lies in the Brazil nut’s selenium content. Selenium may offer support for cancer and even other conditions like be AIDS, asthma, autoimmune and thyroid issues, and heart disease, and it could also have antioxidant effects. (3, 4)
Walnuts may be even healthier than Brazil nuts, with high amounts of biotin, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and plant-based omega-3 fats. They also contain powerful antioxidants, many of which may be contained in the outermost layer of the walnut. Research suggests walnuts could prevent breast, prostate, and other kinds of cancer. (5) Walnuts could also support brain and heart health as well as reproductive health in men.
Sunflower seeds may not be nuts, but they could also support those with cancer thanks to their high levels of phytosterols. Those phytosterols support heart and immune health, too. (6) Sunflower seeds also have plenty of copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, B vitamins, and vitamin E. Note, however, that sunflower seeds may not have high levels of all of these nutrients due to soil exhaustion.
As with anything, you do want to be careful not to overeat nuts, particularly those that are high in protein. Excessive intake of protein could lead to health problems regarding blood sugar, kidney health, weight, and more. Talk to your physician to find out the right amount of protein for you.
Of course, the best way to get the benefits of these nuts is to eat organic. If you don’t have access to organic Brazil nuts, walnuts, or sunflower seeds, or if you have a nut allergy, consider taking a high-quality, medical-grade supplement like BroccoProtectTM. BroccoProtectTM is a broccoli-based supplement that could lower your risk for cancer.
Make Sure Your Gut’s in Working Order
Eating nuts to support yourself in the face of cancer is all well and good, but it’s useless if your digestive system can’t absorb the nutrients you want to gain from those nuts. You have to first make sure your digestive system is working optimally before you can hope to gain all the benefits of your food.
That’s why you should come in for a digestive tract test before making any changes to your diet for health reasons. We use a digestive tract test that analyzes:
- Digestion and absorption
- Gut immunology as related to allergies, inflammation, gastrointestinal disorders, etc.
- Metabolic issues
- The microbiology of your gut, including any bacterial overgrowth, parasites, probiotics, and yeast
All this information will give us a better understanding of the makeup of your digestive system. We use that information to pinpoint your individual gut’s weaknesses and figure out the best steps to take to seal your gut and get it back in working order.
It’s revolutionary to think that a handful of nuts a day could support those with cancer. Dealing with cancer can be terrifying and expensive, and chemotherapy is no joke. So if you could eat some nuts and seeds to support yourself just as well as chemotherapy can, wouldn’t you do it?