Or killer, rather... but since cancer kills people, we want it dead, yeah?
So I know I'm not usually a utility model, but sometimes I learn stuff, and I really oughta share it...
Did you know we all have cancer in us, almost all the time? That the reason we get cancer bad enough to die from it is because our bodies lose (fail to get) what they need to fight it?
I saw a video last week that had a LITTLE of it debunked by a chemist friend of mine, but the gist of it is good.
2) Avoid chemicals. This is broad and spreads through tons of domains from fish with mercury to processed foods with ingredients you can't pronounce. It also means organic vegetables and washing well because pesticides are (catch this)--CHEMICAL. Hormones are chemical. All that stuff intended to make food processors richer and food cheaper? Yeah, that's mostly chemical.
But I'm guessing that isn't new.
What was new to me was this:
3) EAT YOUR IODINE.
Did you know cancer cells are so pernicious because they don't die natural cell death? So they grow tumors instead and take over. IODINE is what kills cancer cells. Pretty much the only thing. Cancer killers (chemotherapy and radiation) kill it ONCE but teach those damn cancer cells to fight back, so if it comes back, you're screwed... (or such is my exaggeration that isn't so far from truth. Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor, but I believe this)
Did you know ALSO that 97% of people are iodine deficient? No WONDER with all our medical progress, cancer deaths have NOT changed rates in a century.
Salt is fortified with iodine. But how much table salt do you eat in a day? How much CAN you? A dash? Whatever trickle comes through in your baking? My guess is not much and that's good because normal table salt just isn't all that great for you.
Iodine USED to be in BREAD but in the 70s they changed that for Bromine which is cheaper. And big surprise. Does NOT kill cancer cells. My chemist friend Steve assures me bromine doesn't take over Iodine receptors as the video I saw suggested (what goes in bread is BO3, not BO, so not capable of attaching to the same cells), but it remains that for a few decades we could count on bread subsidizing our iodine intake and now we can't, so we need to make a point of it (IT, being getting enough iodine).
2) Sea vegetables (kelp comes to mind, but there are dozens)
3) organic cranberries
4) organic strawberries
5) organic yogurt
6) orange versions from the potato family (skin on)
7) organic navy beans
So there are some things to add to your diet. Unlike the chemical iodone, these won't get you to toxic levels, but they will help you fight cancer.