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Spice it up!

I’ve always loved spicy foods, but it wasn’t until I was trying to find a way of beating cancer with nutrition that I really educated myself on using organic spices and herbs for healing.  Daily, I do my best to incorporate the following into my meals.  Some days I do better than others, but always ask myself this question. “What can I put into my meals today that will fight cancer (Inflammation)?”  Here is a small list of herbs and spices I use on a daily/weekly basis. It is crucial that we all use natural foods to heal our bodies and help with inflammation which is the root cause of most disease.

#1 – Tumeric   This spice contains a compound called curcumin.  It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and inhibits the growth of various cancer cells.  I take a capsule each day and use it in my cooking. Turmeric is vibrant and stains, so be careful when using it.  Always grind in fresh black pepper when using this spice.  The piperine in the pepper enhances the bioavailability of curcumin, thereby increasing its absorption into cells, including cancer cells.

#2 – Garlic   This needs to be in everyone’s diet daily.  Garlic boosts your immune system and fights cancer.  It is a powerful antioxidant and is effective against fungus and parasites and is nutrient dense. It is a natural detoxifier and is also great for your skin.  Eat it raw if possible.  I put it into my salad dressings, chop it up and add to my vegetables. I eat garlic every day and as much as possible.  Yeah, I probably smell like garlic, but I don’t care.

#3 – Oregano   This popular Italian spice is extremely antimicrobial, high in antioxidants, and a powerful parasite and cancer fighter.  I always add it to my salad dressings and tomato sauces.  It’s tasty and compliments lots of vegetables too. I like growing this and using it fresh, but organic dried is fine.

#4 Cayenne   A powerful antioxidant called capsaicin is found in cayenne pepper and other hot peppers including habanero, chipotle, jalapeno, Anaheim, ancho, and Scotch bonnet peppers. The hotter the chili pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. Capsaicin has been shown in several laboratory studies to be toxic to cancer cells and is also being studied for a wide variety of other medical uses including arthritis pain, neuropathic pain, and as a topical treatment for dermatologic conditions that have a painful itch such as psoriasis.  I sprinkle this on everything from eggs to salads.

#5 Cinnamon   This is a powerful anti-inflammatory and cancer is really inflammation. It helps fight diabetes, neuro degenerative diseases, heart disease, bacterial and fungal infections and so much more.  I sprinkle this spice heavily on everything from chia seed pudding, banana pancakes, yogurt and smoothies.

#6 Ginger root   This beautiful root, supports digestion, helps with nausea, relieves pain and fights cancer.  I liberally use this in all my vegetable stir fries and curry dishes.  I also make fresh grated ginger tea which is a great mucous fighter.  During my chemotherapy, I used ginger for nausea and it worked way better than the drugs prescribed to me. Our bodies recognize real food and know what to do with it, but drugs are alien and may alleviate symptoms in one way but destroy our bodies in greater ways.

My list of fresh organic herbs and spices is long.  It’s amazing how many natural foods help build up your immune system. Eating real food and incorporating as many spices and herbs as possible is key to beating disease and cancer.  I hope you will start educating yourself on all the incredible natural foods available to you that fight disease naturally.

To your health and longevity,



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