|Avoid Mesothelioma Cancer Naturally|
Plant foods contain the highest amounts of antioxidants. Think vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts and whole grains. Beef, poultry and seafood aren’t the greatest sources of antioxidants. However, meat, dairy and eggs that are organic and free-range contain more antioxidants than conventional sources. Researchers suspect that increased nutrient levels in organic feed and soil lead to higher antioxidant levels of organically grown foods. Plus, they’re free of potentially harmful hormones, antibiotics and preservatives.
Consider adding these antioxidant-rich foods into your regular diet:
- Fruits: blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, prunes, raspberries and strawberries
- Vegetables: artichokes, russet potatoes, broccoli and spinach
- Beans: red beans, kidney beans and pinto beans
- Nuts: pecans, walnuts and macadamia nuts
- Grains: brown rice, quinoa, oats and barley
- It’s important to note that supplementing with isolated antioxidants isn’t recommended. It should be especially avoided during chemotherapy. Make sure to discuss any supplements with your doctor prior to taking them during cancer therapy. Certain supplements can complicate traditional cancer treatment. For example, vitamin C is known to reduce the effectiveness of the mesothelioma chemotherapy drugs doxorubicin, methotrexate and vinblastine.
Anyone with prior asbestos exposure or a history of smoking should avoid supplementing with isolated beta-carotene. High doses of beta-carotene appear to increase the risk of lung cancer among smokers and asbestos-exposed individuals.
Oxidative stress isn’t the only mechanism through which asbestos harms the body. Asbestos may also damage cells more directly when asbestos fibers puncture through the lining of the lungs. Thankfully, scientists believe antioxidants may help repair this type of direct damage, too.
Several mesothelioma survivors say that transitioning to a plant-based diet made a positive impact on their health and overall wellness. Many cancer centers have nutritionists on staff to help people improve their diet. Ask your oncologist to recommend a nutritionist; every effort to improve your health will contribute to your quality of life.
Reference : https://www.asbestos.com/blog/