Cancer runs in my family. Mother's side. So I've always been afraid I'd get it and grateful Mama didn't. I was reading a magazine--I don't remember if it was Elle or Glamour--and found myself really interested in this article about a nutritionist who claims that she's put people on remission from cancer on her diet and that they never got the cancer back!
Now I've always known that a healthy diet can keep the Big C away but keep it away for good? Wow. The diet is pretty simple and obvious and logical: Avoid processed foods. If you must drink, keep the wine to a glass a day. Eat meat sparingly. Eat five cups of fruits and vegetables a day (broccoli sprouts are very healthy and antioxidant-rich plums are cheaper than blueberries). Consume a lot of Omega-3 found in oily fish, for example. Drink matcha green tea till your piss turns green.
Agh. I eat meat at every meal. I love Spam. I try to eat fruits and veggies at least once a day (I love broccoli but what on earth are broccoli sprouts and are plums like peaches?). I don't eat fish really. And I drink green tea, but not in copious amounts. I don't drink alcohol and I no longer smoke. I never exercise. But I do chase my rabbits around!
Living a healthy life is actually quite difficult! Makes me wish I lived in a house with a nice big garden where I can raise some fish in a pond, grow vegetables and pick fruit from my own trees. But can broccoli and plum trees grow here? I wish we can have studies on fruit and veggies that actually flourish in a tropical country so we can just eat a locally available but just as nutritious food and we won't have to be buying canned or expensive imported fruit and veggies all the time!