In the most recent issue of Consumer Reports On Health magazine, there is a special report inside titled "Making sense of cancer risks." It covers "today's best advice on prevention, detection, and treatment" of cancer. I have included below two paragraphs from the two page article that I thought readers of this blog could relate to:
Some foods - such as broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables - may have particularly potent anti-cancer properties. But studies that have looked at the cancer-fighting potential of specific nutrients in the form of supplements have yielded almost uniformly disappointing results.
Instead of obsessing about specific foods, nutrients, or supplements, it's best to eat a wide variety of healthful foods. Research continues to document the anti-cancer benefits of a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains, and relatively low in saturated fat, alcohol, and meat. (Consumer Reports on Health volume 20 Number 3 pages 8-9)
If you have read previous articles in my blog, you will quickly see how this information relates to Whole Food Nutrition. The power of fruits and vegetables goes well beyond a balanced diet. Fruits and vegetables are the bodies natural fuel for healing and health. No vitamin or supplement can even compare to the power of fresh, whole food nutrition.
Lisa Hark, PhD, RD wrote an article in the recent issue of Bottom Line Health titled "What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Nutrition." In the opening paragraph she states "for optimal health, the latest research calls for nine to thirteen servings daily" (of fruits and vegetables). She continues to say "This dietary recommendation is linked to lower rates of serious diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, but few Americans learn about this from their doctors." (Bottom Line Health volume 22 number 3 page 1)
Illness is on a steady rise in America and health costs are going through the roof. Save yourself the medical bills and prescription costs and start taking care of your health the way nature intended. Your body will heal itself as long as you give it the proper nutrition to do so.
Get all the servings of fruits and vegetables that Lisa Hark recommends, get the variety of fruits, vegetables, beans and grains that On Health magazine suggests. Take control of your health and make the decision to do something about it. As I have stated throughout this blog, the most convenient, lifestyle friendly way to get daily whole food nutrition is by consuming The Feast. There simply is no better source of LIVE whole food nutrition than The Feast.