Smoothies for Cancer
by Jim A
(Edmonton, AB. Canada)
I'm trying to make healthy smoothies for cancer. I have metastasized colon cancer (stage four), and was on chemo until this past November (2009). One stubborn tumor is still growing. To get my immune system as healthy as possible, I'm making two smoothies daily, using my Vitamix blender. Thirsty? Check out more delicious and healthy smoothie recipes!
In the morning, I make my fruit smoothie, and take it on an empty stomach (recommended). I use a combination of about five fruits - example: strawberries, blueberries, apples, oranges, papaya, banana, kiwi, pear, etc. To that I add whey powder, flaxseed, goji berries and a liquid - unsweetened soy milk.
My evening smoothie, usually taken about an hour before a light supper consists of five or more veggies - broccoli, spinach, asparagus, kale, carrots, colored peppers, pea pods, tomatoes and cauliflower. To that I also add flaxseed, whey powder and goji berries, using Minute Maid tetra packs of raspberry/banana juice or the like (for the taste) plus water for my liquid catalyst.
Having just developed this methodology of getting my fruits and veggies, are there any suggestions to add/delete/change my ingredients or procedure to maximize the benefit of the smoothies? I do eat other produce thru the day to aim for a balanced diet (well, heavy in the fruits and veggies).
Any thoughts or suggestions on the above would be appreciated.
You have been doing good at consuming fresh produce in your diet. How are you feeling now? Have you seen improvements in your health?
As you know... I am not a doctor. So I can't diagnose or prescribe anything for your condition. All I can do is say what I would do if I were in your situation.
If I were blending smoothies for cancer, I would avoid all high sugared foods in my smoothies, especially fruit juice. I would use whole fruit as much as possible. If you need it sweetened try using stevia and water instead. I would even switch from soy milk to unsweetened almond milk.
I would definitely focus on using berries... as they are the lowest in sugar.
One thing that I would add is psyllium fiber husk powder. This contains a lot of fiber and will help clean out the colon on a regular basis.
A supplement that my mom and my family took for our cancer was dehydrated aloe vera gel. Aloe vera can be a great immune booster and tissue healer.
I hope this answered your question. I hope that your body heals quickly!