Nutrition for Prevention

Below is some information on foods and natural supplements for treatment of Ovarian Cancer. Please read the info carefully. While we can't evaluate the effectiveness of any of the alternate nutrition ideas below we are very happy to help you do all you can to treat, and prevent Ovarian Cancer.

The Danger of Weight Gain

Dr. Evelyn Minaya gives us some information and insight into the increasing dangers of excess weight.

The Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Cauliflower has been been linked to a significant reduction in the risk of cancer, especially prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and bladder cancer. One Canadian study found that eating a half cup of cauliflower per day reduced the risk of prostate cancer by 52%. Learn more by clicking here.

Keep an eye on your body clock for the sake of your health

Human sleep has become something of an optional extra for some of us. In a fast-paced modern world, ruled by mobile communication technology and “always-on” social media, it’s getting easier to ignore the traditional cues that it’s time to switch off and go to bed. Another modern phenomenon is to cut down on sleep as a means to get more work done. Whether it is rising early to avoid the rush-hour or burning the midnight oil working at home, sleep duration is under threat. All of which means we are going against nature and the rhythms that were embedded in humans centuries ago. Learn more by clicking here.

Frankincense fights ovarian cancer

Frankincense is an aromatic substance from the Nativity story that could help treat ovarian tumors. This herb is part of the Christian Christmas celebration of the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ when Frankincense, Myrrh and gold were brought to Him by the Wise Men as treasured gifts. Learn more by clicking here.

Body Pains You Should Not Ignore

Body pains are very common occurring sickness to a lot of individuals. There could be many reasons for such pains, like physical stress and strain, unhealthy eating and living habits and irregular exercising. Pains in body are a way of indicating that something is not working right in the body. Frequent and persistent body pains may indicate some severe problem in the body functions. Like, head pains happen normally to a lot of people, but if their occurrences increase and stay for a long time, it might indicate migraine or brain related disease. There are many pains in your body that you should not ignore. A list of some pains that should never be ignored can be found by clicking here.

Cucumbers - Good for the body and other things

Cucumbers contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol; these are called lignans, and they work in combination to help the body fight off cancer. So, cucumbers have the ability to help a person fight cancers like ovarian cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.
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Eating Meat & Processed Meat

Research found no association between meat and cancer. In other words, women who ate meat did not have increased risk of ovarian cancer. But there was a significant increase of cancer in women who had high intake of processed meat. Poultry had a mild beneficial effect, while fish reduced the risk by about 25%, probably because fish supplies beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.
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Milk and Ovarian Cancer

Some studies associate high levels of lactose, the amount of milk sugar you consume from drinking three glasses a day, with a higher risk of ovarian cancer. And two preliminary studies have found that milk may increase levels of insulinlike growth factor, which can fuel the growth of cancer cells, and milk protein may increase cancer risk. However, these two studies’ findings have not been duplicated.
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Eating Fries and Potato Chips May Increase Ovarian Cancer

A study in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prevention suggests that eating fried foods like French fries which are found high in a carcinogen called acrylamide can increase the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers.
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Anti-Cancer Nutrient Synergy in Cranberries

Cranberries were found to suppress the growth of human liver cancer cells in vitro. Other studies have found similar effects against human breast, colon, brain tumor, oral, and ovarian cancer cells. Researchers started out with about 50,000 human prostate cancer cells in a petri dish and if you do nothing, within a day you’re closer to 100,000, then 200,000 and then nearly 400,000 within 72 hours. But by adding just a tiny amount of cranberries, that exponential cancer growth can be blocked.
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Plant-derived micronutrients help prevent ovarian cancer

Micronutrients particularly antioxidants derived from plant-foods may help prevent ovarian cancer. An estimated 22,280 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 and the disease will kill 15,500 women in the same year, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute. It is hoped that these studies may give readers some idea about how to prevent ovarian cancer.
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Researchers Identify Physiological Evidence of "Mental Fogginess" While on Chemo

Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Research has already shown that patients with "chemo brain" (or mental fogginess) can benefit from the assistance of nutritionists, exercise therapists, massage therapists and counselors. But in one study, cancer patients receiving chemotherapy complained of losing their ability to prepare family meals.
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Top healing foods that stop ovarian cancer in its tracks

Several natural remedies have proven to be exceptionally useful in both preventing and curing Ovarian Cancer. Ginger, ginkgo biloba, green tea and flaxseed are all remarkably effective at destroying ovarian cancer cells and tumors -- hindering proliferation and increasing survival rates dramatically.
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Plant-based Diet

Laura Grinnell, a registered dietitian at St. Helena Hospital’s Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center, recommends that patients maintain a healthy body weight and eat a plant-based diet, which includes eight to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Grinnell recommends foods that are rich in phytochemicals, which act as antioxidants and may prevent cancer-causing cells from forming. Read more by clicking here.

Tea

Andy H. Lee at School of Public Health, Curtin University in Perth, WA, Australia and colleagues reported a study in Cancer Epidemiology suggesting that drinking tea may cut risk of ovarian cancer. The researchers compared 500 incident cases of varian cancer with 500 controls, both groups of Chinese women at a mean age of 59 years for tea consumption and found that after adjustment for potential confounders, women who drank green, black and or oolong teas were about 70 percent less likely to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, compared to those who did not drink. Read more by clicking here.

Onions and Garlic

Eating allium vegetables like onion and garlic may help prevent a variety of cancers including colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer, according to a study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. C. Galeone at Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri," in Milan, Italy and colleagues conducted the study and found those who ate high amounts of onion and garlic were at a lower risk for cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer, laryngeal cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and renal cell cancer. Read more by clicking here.

Aspirin may decrease risk of aggressive form of ovarian cancer

New research shows that women who regularly use pain relief medications, particularly aspirin, have a decreased risk of serous ovarian cancer—an aggressive carcinoma affecting the surface of the ovary. The study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, reports that non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), paracetamol (acetaminophen), or other analgesics did not decrease ovarian cancer risk. Read more by clicking here.

Ancient Wisdom Meets Evidence-Based Medicine

The American Cancer Society says "The very fact that only some of the people exposed to most cancer-causing agents develop the disease proves it’s a multi-step process. If there were a single, or simple, cause, then everyone, or nearly everyone, would fall ill." This presentation presents a holistic understanding of cancer.
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The Role of Nutrition and Diet in Ovarian Cancer Survivorship

Here is a presentation to improve understanding of the food choices that support the detoxification process and aide in healthy gut function.
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Healthy Snacks

Smart snacking can help patients meet their daily nutrient needs. Snacks can be especially helpful for those who have trouble eating large meals.
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How Food Affects Insulin Levels

Here is a very simple and easy to understand chart on how certain groups of food affect insulin levels.
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Glycemic Index: Eat It Raw & Eat It Whole

The glycemic index or G.I. factor of foods is a ranking of foods based on their overall effect on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrate foods that break down quickly during digestion have the highest G.I. factors. Low G.I. foods have the opposite effect. They break down more slowly and release sugar more slowly into the blood stream.
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The Healthy Plate

Switching to smaller dishes? Now that's a good idea. Also some quick info on nutrition requirements.
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Glycemic Index (GI) Substitution List

Eat the low GI way for better nutrition and to lower your cholesterol, blood sugar and weight!
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Study Supports Tobacco Link to Ovarian Cancer

A major outcome in a recent study was evidence to support smoking’s link to Ovarian Cancer, which until recently had not been considered a risk factor.
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Animal Fat Linked to High Risk for Ovarian Cancer

Monday Sept 10, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- A study published in January, 2012 in British Journal of Cancer essentially suggests that eating too much of eggs and meat or drinking too much whole milk may increase risk of ovarian cancer in women.
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New Study on Vitamin D

Thursday Aug 16, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- Ovarian cancer patients are more likely to die if they suffer vitamin D deficiency, compared to those who have sufficient vitamin D, according to a new study in the Aug 4, 2012 issue of Clinical Biochemistry.
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Celery - Possible Cancer Treatment?

The substance found in celery was first tested as part of a treatment used in postmenopausal women to decrease the risk of endometrial cancer due to taking progestin/estrogen in their recovery. The University of Missouri released a statement about the findings of their research, saying: “Apigenin slowed the progression of human breast cancer cells in three ways: by inducing cell death, by inhibiting cell proliferation, and by reducing expression of a gene associated with cancer growth. Blood vessels responsible for feeding cancer cells also had smaller diameters in apigenin-treated mice compared to untreated mice. Smaller vessels mean restricted nutrient flow to the tumors and may have served to starve the cancer as well as limiting its ability to spread.”
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Graviola - Cancer Studies

Graviola has a long been used in herbal medicine. It is rich in active, beneficial phytochemicals which naturally occur in the graviola tree or plant. However,in more recent years and months, Graviola has been a subject of several different cancer studies with very interesting results.
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Seven (Easy to Find) Foods That May Help Prevent Cancer

A comprehensive review of thousands of studies on diet, physical activity, and weight conducted for the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research pointed to the benefits of eating mostly foods of plant origin. Foods such as broccoli, berries, and garlic showed some of the strongest links to cancer prevention.
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The Anti-Ovarian Cancer Diet

Experts believe that one-third of all cancers can be prevented by what you eat. For decades, public health researchers around the world have been studying how certain foods lower the risk of different cancers. What has emerged is good evidence that specific foods are associated with a lower risk for ovarian cancer. This means that the War on Cancer can also be a food fight. And that’s a battle that you can win in your own kitchen.
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Cruciferous Vegetable

Breast cancer survival improved significantly in patients who increased consumption of cruciferous vegetables following diagnosis, a study of Chinese women showed.

During a median follow-up of 5.3 years, cruciferous vegetable consumption had a dose-dependent impact on the hazard rate for overall mortality, breast cancer–specific mortality, and non–breast cancer mortality. The magnitude of the risk reduction ranged as high as 58%.
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Vitamin B6 and Methodine

The amino acid methionine and vitamin B6 may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, according to recent research. Holly R. Harris, MD, of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and colleagues looked at the relationship between ovarian cancer and the intake of methionine, folate (a B vitamin), and vitamins B6 and B12 . Earlier studies have shown that people who do not have enough of these nutrients tend to be at increased risk of breast, endometrial and colon cancer. On the other hand, another study associated high folic acid supplementation with a higher risk of prostate cancer.

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American Cancer Society on Cancer Prevention

Because people are interested in the possible links between specific foods, nutrients, or lifestyle factors and specific cancers, research on health behaviors and cancer risk is often reported in the news. No one study, however, provides the last word on any subject, and single news reports may put too much emphasis on what appear to be conflicting results. In brief news stories, reporters cannot always put new research findings in their proper context. Therefore, it is rarely, if ever, a good idea to change diet or activity levels based on a single study or news report. The following questions and answers address common concerns about diet and physical activity in relation to cancer.

Read this great overview about cancer prevention by clicking here.

Dietary Fat

Research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has shown that reducing dietary fat and maintaining a low-fat diet for at least four years reduces a woman’s chance of developing ovarian cancer by almost 20 percent.
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Epigenetic Prevention Through Nutrition

What is your epigenome? You are born with genes that you inherit and can’t change, which is your genome. But you can readily influence what was once called “junk DNA” and molecular substances around the DNA, which is part of the epigenome.
Read this interesting study, it will motivate you towards better nutrition.

Flavonoids found in tea, veggies, fruits and beans could lower risk

Cancer prevention is important, but it is particularly crucial for those types of cancer not easily detected early. Ovarian cancer, for example, often has no symptoms in early stages and is frequently diagnosed at a more advanced stage, resulting in poorer survival rates than other cancers. But could natural compounds in plant-based foods help to prevent ovarian cancer? Read more by clicking here.

Milk and lactose intakes and ovarian cancer risk

High intakes of dairy products and of the milk sugar lactose have been hypothesized to increase ovarian cancer risk, but prospective data are scarce. Read more about this study by clicking here.

Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment

This comprehensive report covers many areas of nutrition for cancer patients.

  • What you should know about cancer treatment, eating well, and eating problems
  • How feelings can affect appetite
  • Hints to manage eating problems
  • How to eat well after cancer treatment ends
  • Foods and drinks to help with certain eating problems
  • Ways to learn more
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Nutrition for Ovarian Cancer Patients

A woman undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer has different dietary needs than before starting an ovarian cancer treatment plan. Chemotherapy and other treatments, as well as the cancer itself, can make eating difficult. But your body needs plenty of energy to keep it going strong, so the right meal plan is important. This is also true for ovarian cancer survivors.
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Good Nutritional Habits for Ovarian Cancer Patients and Survivors

Many women wonder — 1. "What caused this cancer to occur?" and 2. "What changes in my lifestyle should I be making?" Most women believe they must make significant dietary changes to ensure a good outcome. However, diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system. Exercise is as important as the diet. Both of these factors along with stress management will increase overall health and well-being.
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Green Tea

"During the past three decades, at least 17 epidemiologic studies have evaluated tea and ovarian cancer risk; however, only four case-control studies (one in Australia, two in the United States, and one in China) have published results specifically for green tea intake and ovarian cancer risk. The combined odds ratios from those four studies show a significant inverse association between green tea intake and risk for ovarian cancer."
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Healing Cancer Naturally

At Healing Cancer Naturally they give an all-round “holistic” view of the many natural, gentle and/or non-intrusive ways that have been used to heal cancer, so you’ll find information on Alternative Cancer Treatments, Healing Cancer & Your Mind, Dr. Johanna Budwig’s Healing Diet & Protocol, Geopathic Stress and Cancer, Cancer & Spirituality, Dr. Max Gerson’s Juice Therapy, Cancer and Nutrition, Detoxification, Juicing & Juicers, Supplements & Herbs, Ozone & Hydrogen Peroxide, Cancer Causes, Energetic Studies into Cancer Genesis & Healing and the Human Body, Emotions & Cancer Healing including some very instructive real-life stories of spontaneous remission and healing of “terminal” cases, History of Alternative Cancer Treatment, Healing With Light, Love & Healing, and more...
Read more from this mega-site on natural cancer healing by clicking here.

Green Tea, Carotene, Lycopene, Ginger, Vitamin D, Apigenin, Genistein and Ginkgo biloba

This excellent, and short, article covers many different foods, nutrients and natural ways to help prevent, and deal with, Ovarian Cancer. clicking here.

Ginger

Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that ginger not only kills cancer cells, it also prevents them from building up resistance to cancer treatment. Ginger is already used as an effective remedy for nausea and inflammation. Read more about ginger by clicking here.

Gerson Diet

Read about the Gerson Diet foods by clicking here.
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Ovarian Cancer: Nutritional Considerations

The role of nutrition in ovarian cancer is not yet firmly established. However, there are some nutritional steps under investigation for a possible role in preventing ovarian cancer.
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Flaxseed Oil

Read about the Budwig Diet Flaxseed Oil and Cottage Cheese recipe by clicking here.

More about Flaxseed

Although preliminary research is promising, there is a lack of evidence from human-based studies that flaxseed is effective in preventing or treating cancer. But you can read more about flaxseed by clicking here and here.

Tumeric

A study published in the Journal of Ovarian Research found that curcumin has another unique use in cancer treatment. Patients with ovarian cancer, which is difficult to treat conventionally due to chemotherapy and radiation resistance, can be effectively "pre-treated" with curcumin in order to improve the efficacy of conventional cancer treatment. Read more about tumeric here.

 

 

Remember, we are not suggesting all these therapies will work for you, but we do want you to be informed about how to take charge of your health.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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