Why Eating Alkaline Can Help You Prevent and Fight Cancer

When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, you cannot begin to understand the amount of stress it puts on you and your family unless you’ve been through it. Unfortunately, I know this too well.

I am not a doctor and I do not claim to hold the cure to prevent or overcome cancer. But what I do know are ways to fuel our bodies with foods that will boost our immune system and make us more healthy, while eliminating toxins from our body. When we do this, we make it harder for cancer cells to grow.

Anti-Cancer diets are effective. Even if there is controversy surrounding an anti-cancer diet, studies show that these diets can essentially make us healthier. 

With that said, I am going to take the stance that the alkaline diet is a valid anti-cancer diet and show you why.

What is the Alkaline Diet?

The alkaline diet is focused on eating more alkaline-forming foods (such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, and seeds), while eating less acid-forming food (such as grains, meat, dairy, and fish) to help maintain your body’s pH balance. 

How much of each? It’s recommended that a person eat 60-80% alkaline-forming foods and 20-40% acid-forming food.

For a comprehensive list of alkaline foods, check out Bembu’s 74 Alkaline Foods.

What are the Benefits of the Alkaline Diet?

Here are a few facts about how the Alkaline Diet can improve your overall health:

  1. It greatly reduces the strain on the body’s acid-detoxification system
  2. It supports a healthy blood pH level, which helps maintain healthy body tissue
  3. It helps your digestive system break down foods more easily
  4. It oxygenates your blood and body tissue
  5. It nourishes good bacteria in your gut, which help decrease inflammation

What Affects Does the Alkaline Diet Have on Cancer?

There are many schools of thought on this. And many people who will simply say, “nothing”. But the truth is that when eating alkaline foods, you decrease inflammation in your body, which may otherwise contribute to cancer. 

Another thing to consider is that cancer cells are acidic and thrive in an overly acidic environment. By eating more alkaline-forming foods, cancer cells have a harder time regenerating. And for cancer patients already going through chemotherapy, an alkaline diet can be beneficial in boosting the effects of the chemo. 

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Bottom line is that, if you think about it, an alkaline diet is promoting healthy, clean eating for the most part. You can eat things like meat (organic, grass fed is best), grains and fish in moderation, but a majority of your diet should consist of more fruits, vegetables and beans. So while it may not “cure” cancer, it’s never a bad idea to change your eating habits for the better.

Have you tried an alkaline diet for any reason? Do you think anti-cancer diets are effective? I’d love for you to share your story with me!

Leann Forst, MBA, CHC — Family Health & Cancer Coach

Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach, holding a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Leann is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. And she is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t”. And take Leann’s Nutrient Deficiency Quiz here.

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