Angiogenesis Inhibitors – Cancer Prevention
Everyone knows someone who has had cancer or lost someone with cancer. We know some of the causes of cancer like smoking, poor diet, chemical exposure etc. but do we really know what happens to the body when we get cancer? Know this….cancer cannot survive and grow without blood vessels!
In 1961 Dr. Folkman saw something while doing some medical research that gave him a hunch. “What if cancerous tumors, in order to expand, needed to trigger the growth of new blood vessels to feed themselves? And if that was true, what if a way could be found, to stop that growth? Could cancers be starved to death? Dr. Folkman had ample reason to be self-confident — second in his class at Harvard Medical School, he was already considered one of the most promising doctors of his generation. But even he never guessed that his idea would eventually grow into a multibillion-dollar industry that is now racing through human trials with drugs that show unparalleled promise of being able to control cancer, as well as other deadly diseases.” – Dr Folkman. His book is called Dr. Folkman’s War and it is fascinating information.
‘Angio’-means blood vessel and ‘Genesis’- means growth: Blood Vessel Growth. If we cut ourselves our body sends out signals to create blood vessels to heal the wound which is a good thing but what happens if these signals do not shut off? That’s cancer. Anti-angiogenesis are things that inhibit the blood vessel growth. Foods that are natural angiogenesis inhibitors that you want to include in your daily diet (which will strengthen your immune system and should be organic) would include mushrooms such as shiitaki, reishi and maitake mushrooms, berries, citrus fruits, red grapes, red wine (yay!), artichokes, turmeric, kale, garlic, tomatoes, olive oil and dark chocolate (yay again!).
I personally take Host Defense Turkey Tail mushrooms every day as they have proven to be natural angio-genesis inhibitors. I also take Host Defense “My Community” which is a blend of 17 different mushrooms.
I strongly recommend watching this video by Dr Li. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjkzfeJz66o It is from Ted Talks and is called “Can we eat to starve cancer”? It is fascinating and you will want to share it with your friends. Know that mushrooms such as Turkey Tail, Maitake, Shiitake and Reishi are natural angiogenesis inhibitors but the film lists many foods good for anti-cancer. It’s a must see and once you watch it you will want to share it with your friends. I hope so anyway!