I know it says AntiCancer rules but as I read through the 20 points I couldn't help but think, "we should all be eating this way!", unless of course a condition prevents it. I'm no perfect Pescetarian, I'm still learning. It's been years since I shifted from abstinence based food mentality, thinking of what I can and cannot eat and into something that more resembles healthy and balanced. Even when I was a "Vegetarian" I had problems reading labels, identifying gross chemicals... even now, learning about companies, the corn and meat industry (Food, Inc. / One Healthy Girl) and in the last few years, the true evil of Fast Food.
Yes. Ahem. Well lately it's more of a shift from "What should I eat?", to an integrated "this is what I eat because it's good for me".
I am still learning but what sticks out to me is that our thoughts about our food are really comparable to our thoughts about anything, and they can really create or destroy parts of our lives.
This is true with Reiki and healing. Even more, it is true about Magick, co-creation, manifesting. What we think, how we feel about what we think, and then what we do (consciously or unconsciously) because of these thoughts and feelings directs our creation-actions.
Anyway. The article, I like. Numbered points are helpful. :)
Michael Pollan's recent little gem of a book "Food Rules" inspired me to compile my own "rules" about what I'd like every person to know about how they can help avoid cancer - or slow it down if they have it.
1. Go retro: Your main course should be 80 percent vegetables, 20 percent animal protein, like it was pre-World War II. Opt for the opposite of the quarter pounder topped with a token leaf of iceberg lettuce and an anemic tomato slice. Meat should be used sparingly for taste, as in the old days when it was scarce, and should not be the focus of the meal.
2. Mix and match your vegetables: Vary the vegetables you eat from one meal to the next, or mix them together -- broccoli is an effective anticancer food, and is even more effective when combined with tomato sauce, onions or garlic. Get in the habit of adding onions, garlic or leeks to all your dishes as you cook.
3. Go organic: Choose organic foods whenever possible, but remember it's always better to eat broccoli that's been exposed to pesticide than to not eat broccoli at all (the same applies to any other anticancer vegetable).
4. Spice it up: Add turmeric (with black pepper) when cooking (delicious in salad dressings!). This yellow spice is the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory agent. Remember to add Mediterranean herbs to your food: thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, marjoram, mint, etc. They don't just add flavor, they can also help reduce the growth of cancer cells.
5. Skip the potato: Potatoes raise blood sugar, which can feed inflammation and cancer growth. They also contain high levels of pesticide residue (to the point that most potato farmers I know don't eat their own grown potatoes).
Scott K Smith http://TheSacredOther.com
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