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How to prevent stomach cancer

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  1. Pretty

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    Stomach Cancer Prevention with Baby Broccoli


    Eating two and a half ounces of baby broccoli per day for two months may protect against a common bacteria that can cause stomach cancer.

    A Japanese-based study found that a phytochemical found in broccoli called sulforaphane can trigger production of stomach enzymes that protect against oxygen radicals, DNA-damaging chemicals and inflammation.

    Continue reading the story below.

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    I've learned that the anticancer diet is the exact opposite of the typical American meal: mostly colorful vegetables and legumes, plus unsaturated fats (olive, canola, or flaxseed oils), garlic, herbs, and spices. Meat and eggs are optional. Through extensive research, I devised a list of the most promising cancer fighters, along with recommendations on how to make the most of their potential. Include at least one, and preferably two, at every meal, to maximize your protection.

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      Anticancer Diet

      I've learned that the anticancer diet is the exact opposite of the typical American meal: mostly colorful vegetables and legumes, plus unsaturated fats (olive, canola, or flaxseed oils), garlic, herbs, and spices. Meat and eggs are optional. Through extensive research, I devised a list of the most promising cancer fighters, along with recommendations on how to make the most of their potential. Include at least one, and preferably two, at every meal, to maximize your protection.
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      Turmeric

      Found in curry powder, this spice is the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory available today. It encourages cancer cell death, inhibits tumor growth, and even enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Some research shows that turmeric is most effective in humans when it's mixed with black pepper and dissolved in oil (olive or canola, preferably). In store-bought curry mixes, turmeric represents only 20 of the total, so it's better to obtain ground turmeric directly from a spice shop.

      How to Use It: Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a teaspoon of olive oil and a generous pinch of ground black pepper and add to vegetables, soups, and salad dressings. Use a tablespoon if you already have cancer. If it tastes too bitter for you, add a few drops of honey or agave nectar.

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      Ginger
      Fresh ginger, or ginger root, is a powerful anti-inflammatory that combats certain cancer cells and helps slow tumor growth. A ginger infusion can also alleviate nausea from chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

      How to Use It: Add grated fresh ginger to a vegetable stir-fry or fruit salad. Or, make an infusion by slicing a 1-inch piece of ginger and steeping it in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes; drink hot or cold.

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      Best Drinks for Bettering Your Body

      Japanese Green Tea

      Green tea is rich in compounds called polyphenols, including catechins (and particularly EGCG), which reduce the growth of new blood vessels that feed tumors. It's also a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier (activating enzymes in the liver that eliminate toxins from the body), and it encourages cancer cell death. In the laboratory, it has even been shown to increase the effect of radiation on cancer cells.

      How to Drink It: Sip 2 to 3 cups a day within an hour of brewing. Green tea must be steeped for at least 5 to 8 minutes -- ideally 10 -- to release its catechins, but it loses its beneficial polyphenols after an hour or two.

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      Pomegranate Juice

      This juice, which tastes like raspberries, has been used in Persian medicine for thousands of years. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are well confirmed; studies show it can substantially reduce the development of even the most aggressive prostate cancers (among others). In addition, drinking it daily slows the spread of an established prostate cancer by more than 50.

      How to Drink It: Have 8 ounces daily with breakfast.

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      Vital Veggies

      Brussels Sprouts, Bok Choy, Chinese cabbage, Broccoli, and Cauliflower

      Brussels sprouts, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower all contain sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinols (I3Cs), two potent anticancer molecules. These molecules help the body detoxify certain carcinogenic substances and can help prevent precancerous cells from developing into malignant tumors. They also promote the suicide of cancer cells and block tumor growth.

      How to Prepare Them: Cover and steam briefly or stir-fry rapidly with a little olive oil. Avoid boiling cabbage and broccoli, which destroys their cancer-fighting compounds

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      Garlic, Onions, Leeks, Shallots, Chives

      The sulfur compounds found in this group (the alliaceous family) promote the death of colon, breast, lung, and prostate cancer cells. Epidemiological studies also suggest a lower risk of kidney and prostate cancer in people who consume the most garlic.

      How to Eat Them: The active compounds in garlic are released when you crush the clove, and they're much more easily absorbed if they're combined with a small amount of oil. Sauté chopped garlic and onions in a little olive oil, mix with steamed or stir-fried vegetables, and toss with black pepper and turmeric. They can also be consumed raw, mixed in salads, or layered on sandwiches.

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      Proteins for a Better Prognosis

      Soy Products

      Compounds called isoflavones (including genistein, daidzein, and glycitein) prevent tumor growth and block the stimulation of cancer cells by sex hormones (such as estrogens and testosterone). There are significantly fewer breast cancer cases among Asian women who have eaten soy since adolescence, and when they do have breast cancer, their tumors are usually less aggressive with higher survival rates. Isoflavone supplements (in pill form) have been associated with an aggravation of certain breast cancers, but whole soy, eaten as food, has not.

      How to Eat It: Replace conventional milk products with soy milk or soy yogurts for breakfast. Also, use tofu, tempeh, and miso in soups and stir-fries.

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      Fatty Fish

      The risk of several cancers is significantly lower in people who eat fish at least twice a week. Several studies discovered that the anti-inflammatory long-chain omega-3s found in fatty fish (or in high-quality purified fish-oil supplements) can help slow cancer cell growth in a large
      number of tumors (lung, breast, colon, prostate, kidney, etc.).

      How to Eat It: Have a seafood-based meal two or three times a week. Choose small fish, such as anchovies, small mackerel, and sardines (including canned sardines, provided they are preserved in olive oil and not in sunflower oil, which is too rich in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fats). Small fish contain fewer environmental toxins such as PCBs and mercury. Wild salmon is also a good source of omega-3 fats, and the level of contamination is still acceptable. Choose fresh over frozen whenever possible, because omega-3 content degrades over time.

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      Disease-Fighting Fruits

      Oranges, Tangerines, Lemons, and Grapefruit

      Oranges, tangerines, lemons, and grapefruit contain anti-inflammatory compounds called flavonoids that stimulate the detoxification of carcinogens by the liver. Certain flavonoids in the skin of tangerines -- tangeritin and nobiletin -- can also help promote the death of brain cancer cells.

      How to Eat It: Sprinkle grated citrus zest (from organic fruits) into salad dressings or breakfast cereals, or steep in tea or hot water. Eat whole fruits out of hand, toss with other fruits in a salad, or use in a salsa to season grilled fish.

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    Cancer-Fighting Phytochemicals


    While research has already shown that consuming broccoli may help prevent cancer, this is the first human study to demonstrate the antibiotic effects of broccoli on Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a bacterium that lives in the stomach lining and causes gastritis, ulcers and stomach cancer.

    In the study, test subjects were given two and a half ounces of broccoli per day compared to subjects in the control group, who were instead given alfalfa sprouts, which do not contain sulforaphane. Both groups were already infected with H. pylori.

    After eight weeks, researchers found that levels of the bacteria were reduced by 40 percent in those who ate broccoli, compared to no change in the control group. In addition, researchers posit that broccoli sprouts (or baby broccoli) rather than mature heads of broccoli may be more effective at preventing stomach cancer due to higher concentrations of sulforaphane.

    Stomach cancer is a rare but deadly condition. In 2008, approximately 21,500 Americans were diagnosed with stomach cancer while 10,880 died from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. The risk of developing stomach cancer in a person's lifetime is about 1 in 100, but people infected with H. pylori have a two- to six fold increased ris
     
  2. Mwamanda

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    thank you for your information
     
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