In 1999, Jerry Brunetti was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (a type of cancer derived from white blood cells) and given as little as six months to live without aggressive chemotherapy. Unimpressed with conventional treatment methods, Jerry dedicated himself to understanding the root causes of cancer and how to reverse those causes through nutrition and detoxification. Eleven years later, he’s still here and healthier than ever.
In this post I’m going to share the most potent cancer-fighting foods as described by Jerry Brunetti in his video “Cancer, Nutrition & Healing.” If you want to know more about cancer testing, detoxification, conventional therapy considerations, stress, and supplements, you can order Jerry’s DVD from his website in the “Health & Education” section.
10 Best Foods for Fighting Cancer
#1: Raw Dairy from Grass-Fed Cows
Raw milk from grass-fed cows contains 35 known enzymes, beneficial bacteria, Vitamins A/D/E, along with EPA/DHA (omega-3) fatty acids. Raw kefir and yogurt have even more goodies since the by-products of fermentation help fight pathogens, support digestive health, and supply B vitamins. Oh, and don’t forget the cream and butter!
*Pasteurization destroys enzymes, beneficial bacteria, and lactoperoxidase which is a growth inhibitor for pathogens. Jerry recommends avoiding processed dairy foods.
#2: Eggs from Free-Range Chickens
Chickens with access to pasture produce one of the healthiest foods known to man. Eggs from free-range chickens are rich in lutein and Vitamins A & E. They also contain cysteine which is a precursor to glutathione, one of the most powerful anti-oxidants. Healthy eggs boost the immune system and help detoxify the liver.
#3: Freshly Juiced Greens
Kale, Comfrey, Cereal Grasses (Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Dandelion, and Plantain provide a very potent mineral, vitamin, and anti-oxidant rich cocktail. Chlorophyll is a powerful alkalizer, and raising the lymphatic pH is critical to fighting disease. Greens should be juiced as fresh as possible. Ideally you’d harvest them from your garden just prior to juicing.
#4: Freshly Juiced Vegetables
Carrots, Celery, Beets, Ginger, and Apple can be juiced together to produce a tasty and healthy drink. This colorful mix combines a variety of powerful anti-oxidizing compounds. I realize that ginger and apples are not vegetables, but just go with it.
#5: Fermented Foods
Along with the previously mentioned kefir and yogurt, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, and Miso make excellent additions to your cancer-fighting arsenal. The by-products of fermentation fight pathogens, support digestive health, and supply B vitamins. Choose refrigerated products as these contain active bacteria. Better yet, make your own!
#6: Pigment-Rich Fruits
Blueberries are one of the most potent anti-oxidant foods, with a high content of proanthocyanidins. Other good choices include raisins, prunes, grapes, elderberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cherries.
Feeding on the vegetation of the sea, these guys are very high in EPA/DHA fatty acids to help balance your Omega 6:3 ratio. They also support immune health, have anti-inflammatory properties, and are one of the only foods rich in nucleotides. If sardines aren’t your thing, wild salmon is a good alternative.
#8: Nori & Kombu
These seaweeds are high in alginates for detoxifying heavy metals and are very effective for cleansing. They’re also a rich source of iodine and provide an abundance of minerals.
#9: Free-Range Chicken
These cluckers store healthy EPA/DHA fatty acids in the fat under their skin, and provide a high-quality protein.
#10: Grass-Fed Beef
Contains fat rich in CLA and EPA/DHA fatty acids. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is one of the most potent anti-carcinogenic compounds found in food, and is only found in the fats of ruminant animals like cows, sheep, goats, buffalo, and deer.
*Feedlot beef contains saturated fat high in Omega-6 fatty acids from grain. Imbalanced Omega 6:Omega 3 ratio leads to inflammatory disorders such as auto-immune diseases, lupus, arthritis, cancer, and cardiovascular illness. While the ideal ratio is around 1:1, Americans have a ratio closer to 20:1.
A Note on Processed Food
All bodily systems work on enzymes. Foods rich in enzymes don’t tax the digestive system to produce enzymes. The more processed food you eat, the more your body has to produce digestive enzymes. The more your body has to produce digestive enzymes, the more it drains the body’s ability to produce metabolic enzymes that support the immune system and cleanse the body. Make an immediate improvement to your health… ditch processed food!