I believe that proper diet and nutrition is another major key to self healing. There are numerous studies that people cured cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other common maladies by changing their eating habits and including more fruit and vegetables, the best when eaten raw.
Raw food has the most nutritional value and humans are designed to eat raw or minimally processed food.
Humans are special kinds of omnivores, not carnivores, because of their body building. Carnivores have teeth for biting the food, not for chewing. They have paws for holding the prey. Small intestine is short, because meat is very toxic and has to be released fast. They sleep 12-16 hours a day, because they spend all energy on digesting the proteins and eventually they have the need to hunt.
Omnivores are built with teeth for chewing the food and their jaws move to the sides (carnivores' jaws move only up and down), they don't have paws, small intestine is long for proper digestion of plant-based diet, they sleep 6-8 hrs daily and have the urge to bite and eat the fruit and vegetables.
According to many studies and nutritionists expertise, these fruit and vegetables are the most beneficial in fighting disease. Try to include them in your diet as much as you can, preferably organic to avoid the pesticide and toxin exposure.
CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES (Arugula, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brocollini, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mustard Greens, Rutabaga, Red Cabbage, Radish, Collard Greens, Turnip and Watercress) contain phytochemicals that have abilities to modify human hormones, detoxify and prevent toxic compounds from binding to human DNA, preventing toxins that cause cancer. This group of vegetables has been proved to be twice as effective in fight with cancer as other vegetables.
LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES (Spinach, Swiss Chard, Lettuces, Dandelions, Red Clover) are rich in vitamins A, C, K, reduce inflammation, support cell regeneration and eliminate carcinogens.
DARK GREEN VEGETABLES (Spring Greens, Romaine Lettuce, Beets) are distinguished by their high concentration of nutrients. Most of them are high in fiber, vitamin C, beta carotene, lutein and folate. They are rich in minerals like calcium and iron.
GARLIC is another favorite and powerful vegetable. It also helps fight cancer, lowers LDL cholesterol, reduces blood pressure and fights infection including harmful bacteria and fungal organisms.
ONIONS help prevent arteries from clogging, are high in saponin, which prevent cancer cells from multiplying, are high in quercetin, another anti-cancer phytochemical and are rich in allylic sulfides, which usher carcinogens from the body, decrease the tumor production and fortify your immune system.
TOMATOES are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content including their rich concentration of lycopene. Researchers have recently found an important connection between lycopene and bone health.
CARROTS reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. They help slow down the aging of the cells and are great source of beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A in liver. Vitamin A is good not only for eyesight, it assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body.
KALE has the second-highest antioxidation concentration of any vegetable. It is packed with lutein, that protects your eyes and fights heart disease and is full of cancer- fighting substances such as sulforaphane. It's proven to aid in prevention of bladder, breast, colon, ovary and prostate cancers. The vitamins and minerals in it boost cardiovascular health and help detoxify the system.
COLLARD GREENS when eaten raw, supply 85% of recommended daily fiber intake. They contain vitamins K, A, C, manganese, and detoxifying antioxidants.
SPINACH is full of blood pressure reducing proteins called peptides, cancer fighting phytonutrients and bone building molecules of vitamin K.
RED BELL PEPPERS have the highest antioxidant activity of the most common vegetables. These antioxidants are highly effective at protecting cells from damage and they also stop the cancer cells in liver, as studies have shown.
SWISS CHARD offers significant amount of fiber and protein and helps regulate blood sugar levels after consumption. It is excellent source of vitamins C, E, K, beta-carotene, manganese and antioxidants.
SWEET POTATO is loaded with beta-carotene, good source of a fiber, high in vitamin C, E and B vitamin thiamin and helps regulate the blood sugar.