Design menus rich in antioxidants and nuntrients
The diet should be rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes, vegetable sources of omega 3 such as seeds and flax oil, natural nuts and whole grains.
And it is worth reinforcing it with foods that have substances of proven protective and antitumor effect. These are:
- Vitamin C. It has a regulatory action of the immune system and is found in very colorful fruits and vegetables
- Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant and key in the regulation of sex hormones; It is found in oils of wheat germ, sunflower, sesame, nuts, flax seeds, peanuts …
- Vitamin D. Its action is immunomodulatory and we can get it in sunflower seeds or blue fish
- Selenium. With antioxidant effect, it is found in nuts, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, zaragatona and in general in vegetables.
Maitake stimulates anti-cancer immunity
In maitake (Grifola frondosa), its component called “D-fraction” has been shown to potentiate the activity of interferon-alpha, proteins naturally produced by the immune system. This makes it an effective immunotherapy tool in prostate cancer.
The doses you can take vary greatly depending on whether you take the powder, the dry extract or the dry extract of the mycelia.
If you take vitamin C about 15 minutes before mushrooms, its absorption and its action double.
Take advantage of the anti-inflammatory power of licorice
The root of this plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has an anti-inflammatory effect similar to cortisone and is immunostimulant.
Due to the glycyrrhizinic acid and the glycyrrhizin that it contains, at large doses it has a mineralcorticoid activity (hormones whose main mission is to increase the minerals in the extracellular fluid) and estrogen, reducing testosterone levels.
The recommended daily dose ranges from 200-800 mg of glycyrrhizin, although in some cases it may be higher.
It is contraindicated in hypertension, diabetes mellitus, autoimmune disease, cirrhosis, potassium deficiency and heart disease, except under medical supervision.
It can reduce iron absorption and interact with digoxin (cardiotonic) and warfarin (anthocoagulant). And if it is consumed for a long time it can produce edema (fluid retention), cardiac alterations, potassium deficit and arterial hypertension, which cease when stopping or reducing its intake.
Black Cohosh, the prostate-friendly plant
This plant (Cimifuga racemosa or Actaea racemosa) has been traditionally used to control the negative symptoms of menopause. Until a few years ago it was suspected that it stimulated estrogen production, so it was contraindicated in breast cancer.
It is currently known to contain substances – triterpenic glycosides, saponins and flavonoids – which, far from exerting estrogenic hormonal action, regulate estrogens and androgens beneficially.
The mentioned components also exert an antiproliferative action of tumor cells and induce cellular apoptosis or programmed cell death, both of breast and prostate cancer cells, from the activation of proteins – called caspases – that intervene in apoptosis.
Maximum doses of black cohosh are not known and the usual doses of use range between 20-500 mg per day of dry extract.
It is a safe plant with few side effects; among them: headache, gastrointestinal discomfort or mild dizziness due to its vasodilator action. People with a liver condition should avoid it.
Interactions with medications are unknown. In case of surgery, it must be suspended a week before due to its vasodilator effect.
Think about your personal growth
Stress, worries and the quality of thoughts influence health. If what is intended is to prevent, periodic self-assessments aimed at greater self-knowledge and personal growth may be sufficient.
But if we suffer from cancer, it is best to ask a professional for help to redirect and listen to the inner self. To heal any alteration of health it is necessary to do it from a state of consciousness superior to the one that has led us to such a situation.
Take care of your intestinal hygiene
Ensuring good waste disposal is also key to health. The elimination of feces has to be daily, with feces linked, of normal quantity, consistency and coloration and should not float.
Nettle protects you
Dioctic urtica has been shown to exert a preferential action on prostate tissue, both in benign hyperplasia (enlargement of an organ or tissue) and in cancer.
The root is mainly used, but also the leaves and the whole plant. Its positive effect on prostate cancer has to do with the inhibitory action of the activity of the enzymes adenosine deaminase and 5-alpha reductase in prostate tissue.
It is advisable to start at lower doses than optimal (500 mg / day of dry extract divided into 2 doses), to ensure that it is well tolerated and there are no allergic reactions.
It must be of high quality, since the nettle usually grows in areas rich in organic waste, so it accumulates nitrates in its tissues, which could be harmful (it can hinder the transport of oxygen).
The consumption of nettle leaves is contraindicated in case of renal or cardiac insufficiency without medical control due to its diuretic effect. The root can produce gastric discomfort, and the leaves, skin allergies.
The exercise is essential
Maintaining a regular physical activity appropriate to each personal situation helps to be more relaxed, oxygenate the tissues, have better mood, sleep and muscle tone, and keep the body more purified (by the elimination of toxins through sweat and the stimulation of liver function).
It is even recommended for cancer patients who receive chemotherapy treatment.