Cancer cells are fed by the development of new blood vessels, so it makes sense to think that once the blood supply is cut off, the tumor will no longer be fed and thus will die. Advancements in angiogenesis research based on this theory have resulted in much success in both animals as well as humans.
Dr. William Li, President and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation, has conducted extensive research in angiogenesis-based medicine – a new and comprehensive approach to fighting disease by way of restoring the body’s innate ability to control angiogenesis. Medical therapies that either stimulate the growth of new blood vessels or inhibit growth are being put to the test with great success.
Today there is a whole group of cancer treatments that block blood vessel growth that are approved and in use for cancers of the colon, kidney, breast, lung, brain and thyroid. Many patients have experienced stabilization or complete regression from tumors as a result of these drugs.
Can we eat to starve cancer? Most health/nutrition advocates say that there are a plethora of foods with naturally occurring properties designed to stop the formation of blood vessels in their tracks.
In addition, foods appear to have a synergistic impact on tumors, working together to starve cancer cells. Some types of certain foods are more potent than others. While research continues at full speed, an ongoing list of beneficial foods is being compiled.
According to Dr. Li, we can start today, eating the foods that are known to inhibit the growth of blood vessels, and make wise choices that will allow us to stay as healthy as possible by keeping cancerous cells in their infancy. Here are some of the best foods to choose from:
- Sweet Potato
- Red Grapes
- String Beans
- Green Tea
- Olive oil
- Shiitake mushrooms
Note: Dr. Li recommends eating one cancer-fighting food with each meal.
Can we beat cancer? – you bet we can – in fact, we can do better than that. By making wise food choices and living a healthy lifestyle we can keep the cancerous cells that we all have in our body from ever becoming a deadly disease.