Each day brings us proof of the organic pudding! It is now universally accepted that eating organic is far healthier and safer than going with the cheaper, more widely accepted mainstream fare. We didn’t reach here overnight. The early advocates and converts used to shout from the rooftops about the dangers we were putting ourselves into by ignoring the chemicals, many of them potentially cancer-causing, that came attached with most foods we consumed.
Slowly, people began to get the whole picture. The critical mass developed a few years ago and now we have giant-sized grocery chains to small corner health stores, dedicated to serving this segment.
Switching to organic may be one way to minimize the risk of cancer today. But the benefits of eating organic is proving to be effective even AFTER the cancer diagnosis. Some experts have suggested that switching to organic foods while undergoing chemotherapy helps many to fight the disease better.
Many cancer specialists today prefer an integrative approach to treat the disease and not just rely on what is popular like chemotherapy or radiation. Eating right rates high up on the to-do list of cancer patients even as they embrace stress reduction, exercise, and meditation to stay healthy.
Mediterranean diet is considered to be especially effective against cancer, to reduce the chances of developing it, or to stay healthy post cancer. One wholistic expert recommends the following:
- Eat plant-based foods, vegetable, fruits, whole grain, legumes, nuts
- Replace butter with healthy fat (Olive oil)
- Use spices and herbs
- Limit red meat consumption
- Eat fish at least twice a week
Great advice. Imagine if the same recommendations were to be redone, but this time in organic! That would perhaps have a multiplier effect on whatever health outcome you’re aiming to achieve. In a short video on the role of power foods as powerful medicine helping fight cancer, Mayo Clinic recommends the following foods:
- Cruciferous vegetable like cabbage, kale and broccoli
- Nuts and seeds
- Whole grains
- Allium vegetables like onion and garlic
Again, all of it much better in their organic version!
Research today validates the long-held view that what we indiscriminately put into our bodies has been a key driver of higher incidence of certain deadly diseases. It’s then no wonder that moving away from a chemical-filled regime to more natural or organic choices will bring loads of health benefits to not only those who currently suffer, but to all those who are fortunate enough to stay out of its path so far.
Watch this interesting video on the subject.