There’s no doubt about it – cancer and nutrition are two peas in a pod, and the only way around the cause and effect of a poor diet is to improve it. Naturopathic oncologists are educating their patients of the importance of eating cleaner, healthier foods. There’s no denying the fact that many of the foods sold in stores are over-processed and under-nutritious.
Consuming these types of foods will only lead you down the path to health problems, which may include obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut and cancer (especially of the colon). This is why it’s essential for you to eat fermented foods. There’s evidence that suggests it can help fight against cancer. The bacteria inside of fermented foods can help suppress cancers of the colon, breast, liver, intestine and various other organs.
Butyrate, which is a short-chain fatty acid, is found to induce programmed cell death of cancerous cells found in the colon. This fatty acid can be found in cultured milk products. Consuming it can reduce your chances of bladder cancer by 29 percent.
Try Consuming More Cultured Raw Milk
One tip alternative cancer treatment centers give to their patients is to consume more cultured raw milk. This is a primary source of probiotics, which will create more beneficial bacteria to excrete toxins responsible for the development of cancers. Another option is to eat Kimchi, which is a fermented cabbage dish popular in Korea. This too has probiotics that can detoxify your body of organophosphorous pesticides and breaks down sodium nitrate, which has been tied to cancer.
Consulting with a naturopathic oncologist is recommended, so you can identify ways to improve your overall diet.
Microbial Metabolism Reduces Your Risk of Cancer
There are various ways microbial metabolism can benefit or worsen your risk of cancer. Overall, it can influence:
- Hormone regulation (you can also obtain bio-identical hormone therapy from a naturopathic doctor)
- DNA repair
- Microbial proliferation and differentiation
- Carcinogen detoxification and metabolism
- Programmed cell death (apoptosis)
- Immune function
It’s important to note that chronic inflammation can greatly increase your chances of getting cancer. When this is allowed to go on for a long time, it can damage the health of your tissues and cells, while also weakening your immune system. This spells nothing but disaster for your health. If you are worried about your diet and how it could be affecting your cancer risk, consult with a naturopathic oncologist today.