Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Live to Eat, Eat to Live

This is a list that I got from a fellow cancer survivor that beat his
cancer into remission be relying almost completely on diet. Food is
powerful medicine. This is from his nutritionist, and is a great list.

It all sounds good to me (the good stuff) and the bad stuff sounds
very heavy and a little stomach-turning at the moment. Though I am
actually craving bacon and cheese right now, but that might be that I
need sodium. Or it could just be that bacon is tasty.

p.s. Homer Simpson would not last long with cancer, methinks.

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Aim for foods as high on the chart as possible.

Based on Nutrient Density = vit, min, protein, fiber + healthy fats
per 100k cal & glycemic index + how quickly that food raised blood
glucose & anti-cancer properties (i.e. ellagic acid in berries)

BEST

Oil from fish, flax, primrose, borage, hemp, MCT, PAM, olive, sesame,
lecithin

Green leafy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Peppers, Sprouts, Onions, Beets,
Tomato, Carrot, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Cod, Halibut, Salmon, Tuna,
Trout, Orange Roughy, Bass, Sole, Sardine, Haddock, Pumpkin, Yam,
Organic Liver, oranges, Apple, pear, Berries, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Fig,
Cherries, Apricot, Red Grapefruit, Yogurt, Wheat Germ, Brewer Yeast,
Whole Grain, Barley, Oats, Flax, Millet, Amaranth, Buckwheat, Spelt
Wheat, Ezekial bread, soybean, Garbanzo, Kidney, Lentil, Navy bean,
Split Pea, Blackeyed, Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Bee Pollen, spurilina,
Garlic, Vinegar, Mustard, Salsa, Curry, Cinnamon, Ginger, Green Tea,
Cayenne, Stevia, Kelp


GOOD
Canola Oil, Coconut oil

Radish, Celery, Lima Bean, Zucchini, Squash, Lettuce, Avacado, Veg.
juice, Turkey, Chicken, Lamb, Veal, Pork, Wild game, Swordfish,
Watermelon, Grapes, Honeydew, Plum, Banana, Pineapple, Papaya, Pasta,
popcorn, Cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, Low fat Milk & Cheese,
Soymilk, Walnut, Almond, Sunflower seed, Soy Sauce, Worcester,
Tabasco, Flax Dressing, Sage, Thyme, Black Tea


FAIR
Oil from soy, corn, safflower

Olives, Canned vegetables, Fried vegetables, White Potato, Lobster,
Clams, Beek, Duck, Shrimp, Catfish, Dried Fruit, Raisins, Dates,
Prunes, Canned fruit, Corn chips, Granola, Wheat crackers, Tortilla,
Grits, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Regular Cheese, Regular Milk, Xylitol,
Italian Dressings, Red Wine, Carob, Chocolate


POOR
Commercial breakfast cereals, Bacon, Pizza, Smoked Ham, Prime Rib,
Gelatin, Desserts, Sweet Corn, White rice or, Wheat, Molasses, Butter,
White Wine, Beer, Mayonnaise, Celtic Salt, Coffee, Honey, Fructose


BAD
Pickles, Salami, Bologna, Sausage, Hot Dog, BBQ Ribs, Waffles,
Pancakes, Cake, Cookies, Ice Cream, Blue Cheese Dressing

WORST

Margarine, Aspartame, Syrup, MSG, Soda pop, Diet pop, Pastry, pie,
Doughnuts, Lard, Hydrogenated fat, Sugar, Hard Liquor

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6 comments:

emily said...

wow! this is a fantastic list for anyone's diet. i love how exhaustive it is, and how there's bound to be something in those first paragraphs that'll trip your trigger / float your boat / lift your luggage. i might have to post this on my fridge.

Kay said...

I'm doomed! Would it be ok to flip the list upside down?

Kevin said...

Celtic Salt? WTF is that? Is it like Kosher Salt, but with better rhythm and worse money management skills?

;-)

M said...

A clarification from the cancer survivor in question, whom I will call PianoMan: he had surgery as well and is taking a pill form of chemo (mine is IV) but the diet has been an important component of his success, he believes (as do I). The multi-pronged approach seems like the safest insurance for me.

lsikora said...

What is BEEK? Hopefully, it's not the pointy part of a bird, misspelled.....

John Slade said...

Beek would be beef, and this does sound like a good diet.

Celtic salt is what you find on a list developed by a musician. "This is what I would be eating, where does it fit on the scale"

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