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"The time has come to put major emphasis on the soil." i.e., change the underlying food, eating and drinking habits of humans to improve your own immune system! 2004 Isaiah Fidler, MD, Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Whole Foods & Nutraceuticals to Prevent & Fight Cancer

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" Hippocrates (460-377 BC)

Numerous scientific research studies strongly suggest that certain types of cancer can be prevented by modifying our dietary habits to include foods with the power to fight tumors at the source and thus prevent their growth.

Nature provides us with an abundance of foods rich in molecules with very powerful anticancer properties, capable of engaging with the disease without causing harmful side effects. In many respects these foods possess therapeutic properties on par, if not greater, than synthetic drugs. These foods (see below) have a veritable arsenal of anticancer compounds occuring naturally and should be included as preventive measures to prevent cancer and as complementary measures to standard cancer therapies (chemo, radio, biologic) now in use.

Among the many anticancer components that fruits and vegetables contain, phytochemicals are emerging as the most important. The phytochemicals in food have an amazing ability to inhibit cancer growth. At Brava Nutrition, we believe that a high daily intake of phytochemicals in foods and nutraceuticals, such as professional brands: Pure Caps, Designs for Health, Metagenics, and more at Brava Nutrition, is vital in preventing cancer, and for nutrition therapy as an adjunct to standard cancer treatment.

For example, you would have to drink 66 bottles of red wine to get the equivalent Resveratrol as that found in one capsule of Pure Caps Resveratrol EXTRA and God only knows how many truckloads of broccoli you would have to eat to get the equivalent of that found in one capsule of DFH BroccoProtect!

That's why they are called nutraceuticals as the phytochemicals you need from foods have been stuffed into the little capsules by the scientists as professional brands supplements and nutraceuticals available at Brava Nutrition, i.e., nature's cancer fighting phytochemicals in capsule form.


Simple ways to stop doing dumb things to cause cancer that grow into tumors that could kill you!

Start today. Throw out the sugar (sugar and corn syrup soft drinks slows down the immune system to a crawl), avoid the "dead foods", the junk foods aisles at your grocery and fast foods, and avoid corn syrup soft drinks and alcohol (except red wine, Thank God!). If you want to live long, at your grocery shop the fruit and vegetables, the soy milk and yogurts, the seafood section, hit the herbal teas, cheese, dried beans, then avoid the rest of the aisles! Yes, even the cookies, popcorn and potato chips, find the almonds and walnuts instead, then walk out before the junk foods marketers lure you back into the store. The time you saved grocery shopping can now be spent on aerobic exercise, Pilates, Yoga, and other sports. It's your life and your immune system is here to protect you, take it seriously. As they say at Nike, "Just do it!"

Give your body a turbo-charged immune system and an abundance of phytochemicals in foods and professional brands nutraceuticals to provide you a chance to prevent, fight, and WIN the War on Cancer!

It's a formidable enemy. To prevent it you must fight it with everything available to you, (Yes, EVERYTHING!!) from the arsenal of nature's phytochemicals and Brava Nutrition professional brands nutraceuticals to standard medical therapies (if diagnosed), to WIN the War!

Some naturally occuring anticancer phytochemicals and phytonutrients, also available in nutraceutical form as specified:

Turmeric (Curcumin)

The curcuminoids are responsible for the intense yellow color but also for the complex pharmacological activity, including antithrombotic, hypocholesterol, and antioxidant properties (it is several times as potent an antioxidant as vitamin E), as well as a very strong potential as an anticancer agent. Scientific studies have shown that curcumin might be useful in the prevention and treatment of several different cancers: stomach, intestinal, colon, prostate, skin, and liver cancers. And, studies have shown that curcumin blocked the growth of an impressive number of cells from human tumors, including leukemia cells, and colon, breast, and ovary cancer cells by apoptosis and prevents the formation of new blood vessels by angiogenesis, thus depriving tumors of their source of energy. Check out Pure Caps Curcumin with Bioprene or DFH Curcumin Complex

Blueberries, Cranberries (Delphinidin)

Blueberries and other berries are an exceptional source of several classes of polyphenols that possess anticancer potential: ellagic acid, anthocyanidins, and proanthocyanidins. Check out Pure Caps CranLoad Sport

Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Eldeberries, Pomegranate (Ellagic acid)

These foods help defend the cell lining from harmful carcinogenic substances that are found in every household. In addition, scientific studies have shown that they protect you against colon cancer. Check out DFH Paleo Reds Powder or Pure Caps Eldeberry Extract or Pure Caps Xanthitrim

Grapes, Berries, Goji, Cherries, Red Cabbage (Anthocyanins)

Anthocyanins are versatile and plentiful flavonoid pigments found in red/purplish fruits and vegetables, including purple cabbage, beets, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and purple grapes. Within the plant they serve as key antioxidants and pigments contributing to the coloration of flowers. By eating these anythocyanin filled foods, your body will be given antioxidant substances that protect against cancer-causing damaged DNA and promote apoptosis (cell death by suicide). Check out DFH Grape Seed Supreme

Green Tea (Epigallocatechin-3-gallate EGCG)

The antioxidants that green tea holds will keep tumors from taking hold and increasing. It is recommended that you drink three cups of green tea each day. Forget the fact that you don't like tea or don't like the taste as the polyphenols in green tea that are known as flavanols (catechins) are heavyweights responsible for its anticancer capabilities. Just drink it as part of your cancer prevention program remembering that life is precious. Trust us, it's a lot tastier than the cancer chemotherapy cocktails administered after a cancer tumor has been diagnosed!! "Just do it!" Green tea happens to contain several catechins; the star among them, with the highest anticancer activity of all, is known as EGCG. As a general rule, Japanese green tea contains far more EGCG than do the Chinese teas. The highest percentage EGCG concentrations in Japanese teas are: Gyokuro, Sencha, Sencha-uchiyama. Check out DFH EGCg or DFH DopaBoost

Soybeans, Soy Milk, Tofu, Miso (Genistein)

The principal phytochemical compounds associated with these foods are a class of polyphenols known as isoflavones. These are present in many other plants and vegetables, but only in soybeans do they exist in amounts large enough to be of real nutritional and anticancer fighting value. The ability of isoflavones, such as genistein, reduces response to hormone, including the overstimulation of cell growth in specific organs or tissues. Scientific studies have shown where premenopausal women consuming 55 grams of soy per day (2 ounces) were found to have half the risk for developing breast cancer. The anticancer compounds present in soy, possess a chemical structure similar to that of sex hormones, and may thus interfere with the development of cancers caused by high levels of these hormones in the blood stream. The anticancer effects of soy lies in eating about 2 ounces (50 grams) each day. Check out Pure Caps Soy

Tomatoes (Lycopene) (The prostate's friend!)

Tomatoes and watermelon are excellent sources of phytonutrients. These foods are well-known to provide protection against prostate cancer, lung, and stomach malignancies. Check out Pure Caps Lycopene or DFH Lipotrienols RYR

Red Grapes, Red Wine (Resveratrol)

Grape skins and seeds are an excellent source of this phytonutrient. These foods have been known to induce apoptosis in cell studies and have been known to stop cancer growth and slow down tumor growth. Check out Pure Caps Resveratrol EXTRA or DFH Resveratrol Synergy

Citrus (Limonene) (Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit, Mandarins)

Lemons contain many helpful advantages, however, they are best known to clear carcinogens from the liver.

Garlic, Onion (Diallyl sulfide)

These two foods will slow down the growth of tumor cells and induce apoptosis (cell death by suicide). Check out Pure Caps GarliActive or DFH Allicillan

Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower (Indole-3-carbinol or I3C) Cancer HATES Cabbage!

Brussel sprouts actually activate important enzymes that detoxify carcinogens and help promote apoptosis (cell death by suicide). Check out Pure Caps I3C

Broccoli (Sulforaphane)

Green vegetables, like broccoli, actually activate important enzymes that detoxify carcinogens and help promote apoptosis (cell death by suicide). For those who hate broccoli, check out DFH BroccoProtect

Fish (Omega 3 fatty-acid DHA and EPA) Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Mackerel, Herring, Sardines Check out why we need DHA/EPA

A number of scientific studies have shown a decrease in the risk of developing breast, prostate, pancreatic, and colon cancers due to the omega-3 fatty acids in fish, while also increasing the effectiveness of standard chemotherapy medication. Best sources of Omega 3 from seafood are: Wild Alaskan Salmon, Herring, Sablefish/Black Cod, Rainbow Trout, Anchovies, Sardines, Mackerel. Check out Pure Caps Omegas or DFH Omega Avail Ultra

Dark Chocolate 70% cocoa or greater (Stearic Acid)

Forty grams per day of 70% - 85% cocoa of dark chocolate supplies the body with important amounts of polyphenols to cause a sharp drop in the levels of EGFR, a receptor essential to angiogenesis and the growth of cancer cells into tumors. Pure cocoa contains a powerful antioxidant called epicathechin; studies indicate it protects against heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. The proanthocyanidins in cocoa are able to slow the development of cancer, especially lung cancer. Cocoa is a mild stimulant due to the presence of an alkaloid (theobromine) that is closely related to caffeine. It's food value is high, containing as much as 20% protein, 40% carbohydrate, and 40% fat. A single pod of cocoa yields 20 to 30 beans, and about 400 beans are required to make one pound of chocolate. And, one small piece of dark chocolate 70% or greater lessens the urge for something sweet and sugary, so it helps with healthy food intake in lieu of a big piece or two of chocolate cake or 5-10 or the whole bag of chocolate chip cookies!

Barley, Wheat, Spirulina (Chlorophyll)

These foods have detoxify agents that protect genes from cell damage and create a healthy immune system.

Mango, Winter Squash (Lutein)

These foods hold essential antioxidants that have shown to aid against breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Check out Pure Caps Lutein

Apples, Cranberries (Quercetin)

These foods act as an antioxidant and are known to help to prevent cancer and clear out carcinogens. Check out Pure Caps Quercetin

Parsley (Apigenin)

Parsley has a huge content of apigenin, a polypehnol with anti-cancer properties. Many studies conducted in labs have shown that molecules in parsley have strong anti-inflammatory properties that interfere with the growth of many types of cancerous cells. Scientific research has shown that apigenin can significantly reduce the development of new blood vessels in tumours by blocking a protein called platelet-derived growth factor receptor. By interfering with the function of this protein, apigenin weakens the structure of the blood vessels needed for cancers to grow and could therefore actively contribute to the prevention of the disease. In short, it's an antiangiogenitic, i.e. blocks the blood vessels that feed cancer cells and allow it to grow into life-threatening tumors. Check out DFH CelerEASE™ which contains Apigenin and other ingredients for inflammation joint discomfort.


Check out Brava Nutrition Professional Brands Nutraceuticals that contain these cancer fighting phytochemicals (nutraceuticals) in significant quantity to make an impact!

And, be sure to visit the Pure Caps Naturopathic "Super 8" in fighting cancer recommended by RDs and Naturopathic ND Physicians.

If you have questions, contact Brava Nutrition




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