Food

‘A whole food, plant based diet with 100% total abstinence from all meat, dairy & egg products.’

Many studies have been done and many books have been written on the best diets for cancer. Cancer Anonymous™ does not endorse or oppose any book or study and stays out of all controversy. Our primary purpose is to stay well and help other people with cancer to get well. As people who have actually suffered from and recovered from fatal and progressive cancers we believe that our experience places us in a unique position to help others and that our food program is critical to getting well and staying well. We also know that both we and our loved ones have prayed to a Higher Power for help and that our prayers have been answered by direction to a food program that really works. Please find below details of our daily food program:

(1) Cancer Anonymous recommends a whole food, plant based diet with 100% total abstinence from all meat, dairy & egg products.

(2) We avoid all animal protein and animal based foods. The huge evidence of our experience strongly indicates that we are allergic to animal protein and that animal based foods have an adverse affect on our health. The only relief that we have to suggest is entire abstinence from all animal protein and animal based food products. Our members usually count their ‘clean date’ as the first day that they started to practice 100% abstinence from all animal foods.

(3) We prepare our food from the natural plant based whole foods below and we avoid all packaged & processed food products as much as possible. Always check food labels for dairy products, sugar, animal proteins and animal fats.

Please find below a typical daily food program together with a detailed list of the foods that our members eat and the foods that we avoid. Please also see our Supplements page for the list of supplements recommended with juice and food throughout the day.

Upon awakening:
We ask our Higher Power for help and we spend 20 – 30 minutes meditating.
Drink 60ml of Tahitian Noni Juice first thing every morning on an empty stomach.

Morning juicing:
3 x 8oz glasses of freshly made organic carrot juice made with 5 stalks of fresh asparagus, 1 whole fresh lemon including peel and 3 slices of fresh ginger root.

Breakfast:
Raw or cooked oatmeal without any additives is a very healthy food that many of our members eat for breakfast. Our members usually make their oatmeal with purified water and add cinnamon, raw blueberries, almonds and 2 tea spoons of freshly ground organic flax seeds (use a coffee grinder). We also take Himalayan bitter apricot kernels with our breakfast.

Lunch:
Fresh wholefood salad with no additives. Salad options include spinach, avocado, cucumber, bean sprouts, raw almonds, shredded cabbage, green, red & yellow peppers and raw stir fry vegetables. Dark green whole vegetables and dark green salads are best. We only eat dairy, egg & sugar free bread (eg toasted wholemeal bread, wholemeal pitta bread or wraps) and we eat bread sparingly. We also take Himalayan bitter apricot kernels with our lunch.

Afternoon juicing:
3 x 8oz glasses of freshly made organic carrot juice made with 5 stalks of fresh asparagus, 1 whole fresh lemon including peel and 3 slices of fresh ginger root.

Dinner:
Baked sweet potatoes (yams) or wholemeal brown rice. Whole food vegetable options include steam cooked broccoli, green string beans, sugar snap beans, cauliflower or other vegetables from the list below. Add 2 – 4 large tablespoons of refrigerated cold pressed organic flaxseed oil to sweet potatoes or brown rice with dinner. Please see our Supplements page for further details about flaxseed oil.

Before going to bed at night:
We thank our Higher Power for another day and we spend 20 – 30 minutes looking back over our day to take an inventory of what we did well, what we could have done better and what lessons we can bring into tomorrow.

Sticking to a healthy food plan requires a lot of planning and preparation. Very few restaurants cater to a whole food, plant based diet that is 100% free from all animal protein and animal based foods. We need to be very careful when we are hungry and tired and we should avoid impulse like the plague. Our rule is ‘if in doubt, go without’. We can survive being hungry for a few hours but we may not be able to survive a relapse into dangerous food!

Please find below a detailed list of foods that our members eat:

Vegetables:
Dark green vegetables are best including broccoli, asparagus, string beans, snap peas, cabbage, kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts & green peppers. Vegetables rich in beta-Carotenes including carrots, turnips & squash. Other vegetables include cauliflower, parsnips, red & yellow peppers, onions, garlic, leeks, scallions, green onions, spring onions,

Carohydrates:
Sweet potatoes (yams) or wholegrain brown rice.

Beans:
We use fresh whole organic beans, beans sold in cartons (not cans) with no additives and dried beans. Examples include kidney beans, chick peas & lentils.

Fruits:
Tahitian Noni Juice x 60ml per day (first thing in the morning on an empty stomach)
Lemons (drink lots of hot purified water with 1/3 of a whole lemon added)
Blueberries, Avocados, Tomatoes.
Our members experience suggests that we should avoid all other fruits – especially in early recovery one day at a time.

Nuts:
Bitter Apricot Kernels (See Supplements page)
Whole raw almonds
Our members experience suggests that we should avoid all other nuts – especially in early recovery one day at a time.

Breads
We only eat dairy, egg & sugar free bread (eg toasted wholemeal bread, wholemeal pitta bread or wraps) and we eat bread sparingly.

Oils that we use:
Organic Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil (no additives and refrigerated if possible). Flaxseed oil is highly beneficial to people with cancer and is strongly recommended on a daily basis. Add 2 large tablespoons of refrigerated cold pressed organic flaxseed oil to sweet potatoes or brown rice with dinner. Try to consume 4 – 6 tablespoons of this flaxseed oil every day. Our members report hugely beneficial results after 3 months with this flaxseed oil. Please see our Supplements page for more details about flaxseed oil.
Olive oil: This oil is neutral provided that it is not heated. Olive oil can be added cold to salads and other foods. Do not use olive oil for cooking as heat denatures olive oil.
Cocunut oil: This is the only oil that should be heated and used for cooking. Coconut oil is a natural plant based oil and does not denature when heated and used for cooking. The coconut oil should be solid at room temperature and should have no artificial or other additives.
Oils that we try to avoid as much as possible:
Our members experience suggest that we should avoid all other oils especially animal based oils and man made oils manufactured at very high temperatures including canola oil and vegetable oil.

Please find below a detailed list of foods that we avoid as much as possible:
Our members experience suggest that we should avoid the foods below – especially in early recovery one day at a time:
Processed sugars: The term ‘Glycemic Index’ or ‘(GI)’ relates to a system used to rank foods on a scale from 1 to 100 based on their effect on blood-sugar levels. For example the processed sugar glucose has a glycemic index or GI of 100 which means that it spikes our blood sugar to the highest possible level immediately when we consume it without any need for natural metabolism. Most people are aware that cancer cells love glucose and this is why they show up as hot spots on PET scans! However the natural fruit sugar fructose in carrots has a low GI value of approx 19. Freshly made organic carrot juice also provides powerful carotenoid antioxidants and enzymes. We get most of the natural sugar that we need from our 6 x 8oz glasses of cold pressed organic carrot juice every day.
Processed and frozen foods: Cancer Anonymous™ recommends a whole food plant based diet. This is different to Vegan because we avoid processed foods and man made sugars and sweeteners.
Caffeine: Caffeine causes dehydration and acidifies our blood and body. It is well known that cancer cells usually prefer acidic conditions and cannot survive in an alkaline environment. This is why we add asparagus to our carrot juice and drink hot water with lemon in order to alkalize our blood and body.
Vinegar: Vinegar is acetic acid or oxidised alcohol. We avoid vinegar as much as possible because it dehydrates and acidifies our blood and body.
Alcohol: Alcohol is a depressant and a toxic mind altering drug and also causes serious dehydration.