Hippocrates said it best over 2000 years ago – “Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
An unhealthy diet is universally accepted as a cause of cancer. Everyone has to eat, so it should be obvious that if you have cancer, what you are putting in your body must be cancer-fighting, not cancer-enhancing.
The World Cancer Research Fund has estimated that between one-fifth and one-fourth of cancers worldwide are related to overweight or obesity, physical inactivity, and/or poor nutrition, and thus could also be prevented. So clearly what we are eating is a major problem.
Why then do so few cancer wards do anything about this? Most hospitals in the western world provide what might best be described as atrocious food. Tasteless and devoid of all nutrition. Finding a hospital that provides highly nutritious, cancer-fighting food, or an oncologist who provides a clear, comprehensive nutrition plan for patients to follow when fighting cancer is extremely rare.
Again this is where SPDT 4 LIFE is leading the way and revolutionising the way cancer is being treated.
We are working with leading experts in the field of nutrition, diet and ‘the science of food relating to cancer’, to establish the best cancer-fighting diet for our patients.
Through our program we will test our patients to find out what foods they are sensitive to and may cause inflammation and thus should be avoided. Chronic inflammation causes cancer and certain foods are inflammatory. Everyone is different, but there are also common foods that humans don’t tolerate well. So we test each patient and tailor a unique dietary program that best suits them as an individual and educate them on what foods they should eat and what foods to avoid – teaching them to replace cancer-causing foods with cancer-fighting foods. Our manual is a resource they can refer back to if they ever need a reminder when they return home.
In addition to educating our patients we also provide a fully catered organic paleo/ketogenic meal service for them whilst they are at SPDT 4 LIFE. Patients can choose from our chef prepared menu for all their meals, snacks and beverages whilst in the hospital. Specific dietary requirements identified by our testing are catered for.
We use organic food, as many pesticides and toxins sprayed on food have been found to contribute to cancer. Glyphosate – a broad spectrum herbicide found in Round Up – the world’s best selling herbicide and weed killer – has been banned in many European countries and has been listed as a ‘probable carcinogen’ (the 2nd highest warning rating) by the World Health Organisation. A law is set to be passed in California later in 2017, requiring all products containing glyphosate to have a warning label stating that the product contains a probable carcinogen. Hopefully the rest of the world will soon follow.
In this day and age when cancer is the second leading cause of death globally – where 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are being diagnosed with cancer – we must ask why is this disease so prevalent? One possible answer is the huge amount of chemicals and toxins we are exposed to in almost every aspect of our lives – food being one of them. Surely it makes no sense to spray the food that is supposed to nourish and sustain us with toxic chemicals? It is obviously a very bad idea. At SPDT 4 LIFE we recommend and use only organic food for our cancer patients.
There are many foods that most experts agree are bad for us and should be avoided, such as sugary foods, alcohol, processed foods, deep fried foods, and those full of bad unhealthy fats, etc, but there is still debate surrounding what are the best foods for a truly healthy diet.
We have looked to the experts to establish what is best for our VIP patients.
A great deal of evidence suggests that an organic paleo or ketogenic diet is best for cancer patients.
Dr Richard Feinman & Dr Eugene Fine form the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, are currently conducting an experiment on the ketogenic diet and its effect on cancer. Preliminary findings and other supporting evidence, such as the Warburg effect, suggest that ketones inhibit cancer growth. Reducing carbohydrates in the diet and limiting them as a fuel source starves the cancer cells of energy causing them to die. Normal, healthy cells can use ketones as an alternative energy source and are therefore not inhibited.
Nutritional Therapist Patricia Daly’s work on ketogenic diet and cancer is also full of supporting evidence for this approach.
The paleo diet is not as extreme as a ketogenic one, but it does cut out inflammatory foods and promotes a very healthy, organic, whole-foods, common-sense approach to eating.
With our goal to be able to educate and provide our patients with highly nutritious cancer-fighting foods our combination of organic paleo and ketogenic meals is a sensible and balanced strategy.
Back in Australia we also aim to be able to provide a service through PAN, where patients can order their organic paleo/ketogenic meals from us and have them prepared and home delivered.
Eating an organic paleo/ketogenic diet requires everything to be fresh and prepared from scratch – no processed foods are allowed. We understand that this takes time and energy – which is something that cancer patients may not have a lot of – as they can be tired and busy from treatments and appointments etc.
We aim to help make our patients’ lives healthier and easier, by providing them with a service that supplies them with nutritious cancer-fighting meals whilst allowing them to rest and focus on other things. Having these meals prepared and on hand also helps to reduce the chance of patients eating other less-healthy and perhaps cancer-enhancing foods.
We cannot stress enough how important it is for cancer patients to eat highly nutritious, cancer-fighting foods, so we are proud to be able to provide this revolutionary service to our patients.
We all have to eat – choose wisely.
FOOD IS MEDICINE.