How broccoli, cabbage, and other cruciferous vegetables help prevent cancer

The few paragraphs below are from the UPI, but there is a mountain of evidence from multiple studies which show without a doubt that these vegetables and prevent and stop cancer.

From United Press International   04-20-12

Cruciferous vegetables — broccoli, cabbage, leafy greens, cauliflower — help prevent breast and prostate cancer, U.S. researchers say.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University’s Ingram Center showed a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables — specifically the indoles they contain — protects and improves breast cellular health.

“Indoles are organic compounds that have a positive impact on cellular health. One in particular, diindolylmethane has been shown to support the immune system and help keep hormones in balance, particularly estrogen,” the researchers said. “In the body, estrogen gets broken down into a variety of metabolites, some of which promote healthy cells. Unfortunately, others can cause problems. Diindolylmethane has been shown to help the body produce beneficial estrogen metabolites with anti-oxidative effects.”

Certain estrogen metabolites, which have been associated with obesity, chemical exposure and other causes, have been shown to derail cellular healthy, but diindolylmethane has proven to increase the good kind of hormone metabolites and decrease the kind that can challenge health, the study said.

Breast, prostate and other areas of hormone-related cellular health depend on this delicate balance, the study said.

Copyright United Press International 2012

In Dr. David Servan-Schreibers book “Anti-Cancer, a new way of life” he goes into depth on how many different vegetables, berries, and herbs have been proven to prevent, slow, and stop cancer.  He has summarized the effectiveness of many different vegetables against colon, brain (which suffered from), lung, prostate, and breast cancer.

I all cases broccoli, cabbage, and other cruciferous vegetables were at the tops of the charts, though consistently outdone by garlic and leeks.  Other powerful proven cancer fighting foods are green tea, olive oil, soy, turmeric, mushrooms, berries (Black, rasp, straw, blue, etc), stone fruits (peaches, plums and nectarines), and an assortment of spices and herbs.

Some vegetables can actually stimulate different cancers, so chose your veggies carefully.  jalapeño peppers and tomatoes can stimulate colon cancer. Radishes brain cancer, add cucumber to the proceeding to stimulate lung cancer, eggplant and bock choy plus some others for breast cancer, and so on.

These foods aren’t powerful cancer killing agents that can instantly cure stage 4 cancers, but if eaten consistently while you are symptom free (you almost always have cancer cells growing in your body) your body can hold cancer at bay when it is just a few dozen or hundred cells, and eventually your immune system gets rid of it. So it isn’t that you never have cancer, but it never develops into anything and you just live peacefully with it. It is when it gets out of control that you are in trouble.

In those cases where you do have diagnosed cancer, which has been growing for probably 15-10+ years, these foods eaten several times a day, every day, can help to slow or stop the tumors growth, and in some cases turn it back.

So what can you and I do? ideally you blend up a garlic, broccoli, cabbage, soy, turmeric, mushroom, blue berry, peach shake seasoned with a pinch of everything in the spice rack. If you could stomach it it would be ideal. Dr. Servan-Schreiber does tell a story of a colleague of his who did this while he was doing his research and it did slow and stop his pancreas cancer.

The other option, which do, is take a very high quality and potent multi-vitamin which, like what I take, has extracts of olive oil, green tea, blue berries, broccoli, turmeric, etc in each tablet. So I take four a day, spread throughout the day, so I get some daily help, then I eat a diet very high in these foods, but it isn’t practical for most people to eat all of these fresh at every meal.