116 Every cancer patient should hear from their oncologist when they are first diagnosed. They should be told that by making certain dietary changes, they could increase their chances of healing from cancer dramatically, no matter what course of treatment they pursue. Cancer patients should be informed that nutrition is their first and best defense when starting down the path of healing from cancer. Information should be provided about how to switch to an alkaline diet,[i] composed of primarily vegetables, with a small amount of fruit, grains and protein. This diet is similar to the ketogenic[ii] diet, which is much discussed in the oncology press, but with further reduction in total protein consumption as well as grains, processed fats and sugar, to help control inflammation in the body.
Instead, the dietary information provided to cancer patients is an afterthought, and amazingly, usually includes foods and meal preparation techniques that are known promoters of cancer progression.[iii] Clearly, there is a disconnect between very well documented information on diet and cancer progression and those who communicate most often with cancer patients – the oncology teams. The modern way of life, particularly in fast-paced Western countries, does not lend itself to an anti-cancer, alkaline diet. Convenience food products, microwave meals, packaged snacks and fast food dominate many people's daily menu. It should come as no surprise that these foods are not optimal if you are battling cancer. But what should a newly diagnosed cancer patient do, right away, to help themselves prepare for the treatments to come and increase their chances for healing?
Drinking ionized water can rehydrate your body. Since ionized water has a smaller cluster size, it gets easily absorbed by the cells of the body resulting to better hydration. Ionized water can also flush out the toxins and solid wastes that have accumulated in the body throughout the years. Ionized water has antioxidants that can lessen the risks of cancer by eliminating free radicals and preventing cellular damage. What is alkaline water? Making the change to alkaline water can be as simple as buying a water ionizer, but a lot of the terminology around alkaline water can be confusing and some of the concepts and science behind the health benefits of drinking alkaline water can be dizzying. As far as weight loss is concerned, a lot of patients will report a notable drop in body fat whilst following the alkaline diet. This is not, however, anything to do with the proclaimed method of action, and is instead because the diet classifies foods as either acid or alkali, and all acidic foods should be avoided. Browsing the list of acid and alkali foods, it should become instantly apparent that the foods to avoid are those classically associated with a high calorie diet (dairy products, fizzy drinks, confectionery, fast food, and just about all fats), and those marked as alkaline are generally fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. If you avoid eating gobs of fat and sugar and otherwise keep the same lifestyle, your weight goes down To help you out we've found an article that hopefully gives you a brief primer about all the thing you need to know before changing the water you drink, read this next link to find out more.
The importance of making the body ph balanced? Supporters of alkaline water suggest that in the west we have a very acidic diet and by consuming alkaline water we are better able to balance the body's ph level. It is generally agreed that the body is naturally able to deal with an imbalance in diet so if we do start to consume too many acidic foods the body will compensate. Proponents of alkaline water argue that modern western diets and lifestyles can lead to people taking on board a lot of acidic foodstuffs, this situation has become worse as people have become more time pressured and less natural, processed foods have become so readily available. So, whilst the body is able to to find a balance for us, if we are able to help the body to find this balance by consuming more alkaline in our diets then it should prove beneficial. Drinking alkaline water can therefore help our bodies to maintain a ph balance in the face of a significant acidic barrage. Blood contains a vast number of different pH buffers which evolved to automatically raise or lower the blood pH if a deviation occurs. These buffers heep the pH of human blood between 7.35 and 7.45. If the buffers become saturated and the pH of the blood is altered more than +/-0.4 pH, death will result. It is commonly claimed by alkaline diet proponents that cancer cells are killed in an alkaline environment, which is true, but so are almost all other cells in the human body. Proponents will attempt to disregard the above by reminding us that it is possible to alter the pH of urine by eating or drinking particular foods, which is also true, but is completely independent of the blood pH.