Foods To Beat Cancer

Whole Food is The Raw Material To Beat Cancer

  • If a food will not rot or sprout, then throw it out.
  • You want foods in its natural state - unprocessed!
  • Follow a diet that is rich in fresh and mostly raw fruit and veggies.  See our Daily Nutrition and Eat To Live pages

To see what foods you should remove from your diet, follow the link to our 5-IN-5-OUT Plan on our Daily Nutrition page.

Top 10 anti-cancer categories for nourishing diets:

  1. Deep colourful vegetables, such as beets, spinach, carrots. Also include the cabbage family such as cabbage & broccoli, & the allium family, which includes onions and garlic. Celery and apples are especially rich in the enzyme catalase which also reduces peroxide and inflammation. Make sure that you Eat From The Rainbow to ensure you get a good variety of fruits and veggies.
  2. Legumes, beans, sprouts (rich in protease inhibitors, hydrazine sulphate and cleansing activity) For more information on legumes and beans follow this link
  3. Whole grains: oats, rice, wheat, buckwheat, barley, rye (fibre that help fight deterioration). Read more in whole grains on this page.  Pearl Barley is packed with fibre, iron, potassium and folate, a good source of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals.) Oats contribute 37 percent of the RDA of cysteine and 27 percent of the RDA of methionine. Oats contain high amounts of the minerals selenium and manganese. The grains additionally provide dietary fiber, vitamin B1, protein, phosphorus and magnesium.
  4. Cacao :The cacao bean is full of antioxidants, it helps regulate your mood and improve cardiovascular functioning. Mix a few beans with goji berries and raw nuts to decrease the bitterness, a few raw cacao nuts a day will provide you will all the essential oils you need.  Make sure that your cacao is organic and unprocessed.
  5. Fresh cherries and berries (full of anti-cancer agents that encourage apoptosis, self-destruction of cancer cells)
  6. Probiotics (balancing healthy flora in intestines, to nourish gut and regulate immune system, also wards off depression) visit our Pre & Probiotics page for more information
  7. Green tea (Immune stimulant, protects DNA, antioxidant, inhibits metastasis). Read more on supportive teas here, or visit our Food As Medicine page and read up on green tea.
  8. Healthy seasonings, including mustard, curry, cinnamon, hot pepper, garlic, onion, sage, mint. (Anti-cancer and immune stimulating ingredients). Our Eat To Live page has some tips on using seasonings.  Dont be afraid to experiment.
  9. Clean water (cleanses the body & helps flow of nutrients into cells and toxins out of cells - ensure there is no chlorine in the water).  Remaining well hydrated throughout this process of becoming healthy is vitally important.  Read what we have to say on Hydration here.

Supplements, Vitamins,  Minerals and Other things

  • IF your DBM Physician or Practitioner recommends that you take a supplement, do so with some fruit and/or a smoothie for efficient take-up into the body.
  • Include fresh whole foods that contain: Vitamin E, Magnesium, Zinc, Co-enzyme Q10, Selenium, cod liver oil, curcumin (turmeric), Vitamin B complex with Folic Acid, To see Natural Sources of these recommendations visit our Natural Sources page.
  • Eat the diet of your ancestors - we do NOT mean a paleo diet, nor do we mean a standard Western Diet that is laden with animal products, that are store-bought and processed.  We mean, if your great grandmother made it or ate it - then the food should be CLEAN and it is safe to eat.
  • Do not eat  deep fried foods.
  • Use  coconut oil or olive oil to cook with.

More Tips

  • REMEMBER: supplements are NOT a substitute for meals
  •  Happiness brings endorphins that supercharge your immune system.
  • Good thoughts and good nutrition stay key to your healing.
  • There is wisdom in all life that knows how to fix disease, just give your body proper physical and metaphysical resources to do its job.
  • Feed your mind with good thoughts, beauty, laughter, music, play.
  • Feed your heart with love, forgiveness, confidence in your abilities and a sense of purpose.
  • Feed your body with good nutrition.

Best Foods

Raw foods (fruit & vegetables), oil from flax, hemp, sesame and olives;  green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, celery, peppers, sprouts, onions, beets, tomato, carrot, asparagus, cauliflower, pumpkin, oranges, apples, pear, berries, kiwi, fig, cherries, apricot, red grapefruit, brewer's yeast, whole grain: barley, oats, rice, rye, millet, buckwheat, kidney lentil, navy bean, split pea, garlic (good to energise),  apple cider vinegar, mustard, curry, cinnamon, ginger, green tea, cayenne, edible seaweeds, non-irradiated organic honey.

Good Foods

Coconut oil, radish, celery, zucchini, squash, lettuce, avocado, veg juice, turkey, chicken, lamb, eggs, wild game, watermelon,  plum, banana, pineapple, papaya, pasta,  walnut, almond, sunflower seed, sesame seeds,  flaxseed oil (make sure it is fresh as it goes rancid quickly) - used as a salad dressing, flaxseeds freshly ground in salads and smoothies,thyme, sage, black tea

Bad Foods

Pickles made in brine - choose instead fermented pickles (see our fermented pickles page for some ideas),  salami, sausage, hot dogs, waffles, pancakes, cake, cookies, ice cream, cheese and other dairy products from cows,  sugar, beef, pork, preserved, microwaved and processed foods

Worst Foods

Aspartame, syrup, MSG, soda and diet cold drinks, pastry, pies, doughnuts, alcohol, smoking

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Replace sugar (which lowers your immune function, which stimulates yeast overgrowth and which feeds cancer), by small amounts of fresh colourful fruit (i.e. blueberries, apricots, red grapefruit). Use honey, applesauce,or fruit juice as acceptable sweeteners. 


Have your foods broiled, baked, steamed or grilled rather than fried. Use olive and coconut oil to cook with.  Add flaxseed, sesame and other oils as salad dressings. 


Too much salt causes deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, potassium and fluids. Prepare your food with Himalayan or alternatively sea salt


Cinnamon, garlic, onion, cayenne, chilli, paprika, rosemary, thyme, sage, cardamom, cloves, oregano, nutmeg, curry, almond, vanilla, cumin, ginger, basil. Essentially any of the fresh herbs and spices are good for you.  Dont be afraid to experiment.  For more ideas on seasonings visit our Eat To Live: Seasonings page

Visit our 5-IN-5-OUT Plan page to see the charts showing foods to remove from your diet and their substitutes.

Here is a listing of what to remember daily

  1. If the hydrochloric acid levels in your stomach are not right, the message for releasing digestive enzymes from the pancreas, does not get sent and all sorts of discomfort (swelling, bloating, burning gassy feeling) results. By taking antacids, this shortage of hydrochloric acid is actually worsened. The easiest way to assist the body if it at a shortage, is to take 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar in half a glass of lukewarm water with some honey, prior to meals. You can also take some right before going to bed at night.
  2. The richest and easiest accessible proteolytic enzymes come in papaya/paw-paw and pineapples. So have plenty and at different times of the day. As a side dish to other meals and/or on its own.
  3. Taking daily supplements based on your metabolic nervous system, but always take them with fresh fruits that provide the enzymes for the breakdown and absorption of the supplements
  4. Raw almonds are a very good source of protein and may be used as directed: 10 almonds at breakfast and 10 almonds at lunch. A mixture of raw almonds, cashews, pecans, filberts, Brazil nuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds is recommended to supplement protein during the first six months when meat proteins are severely restricted. These should be eaten any time up to 1:00 p.m. Cashew nuts are desirable, especially if the patient is also suffering from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Nuts, seeds, and grains should be stored in closed containers in a very cool location. Refrigeration is best if one has the space.
  5. Eggs are an unusually good source of protein €” well balanced and the standard by which all protein is evaluated. They have all the essential amino acids in proper proportions. The cancer patient may have two eggs (preferably raw) each day at anytime. Proper preparation of eggs is of vital importance. The eggs must be heated in the shell. We bring our eggs to a temperature of 60º C. to 71º C. (which is the normal temperature of hot tap water), for five minutes before cracking them. This destroys an enzyme just inside the membrane under the shell that prevents the biotin in the egg from functioning normally. When biotin functions properly, it greatly reduces the cholesterol risks of eating eggs. After preheating before cracking them, the eggs may then be eaten, as you prefer them. Raw and soft-boiled eggs are the most preferable, though it isn't absolutely necessary to eat them in these forms. In keeping with the use of as much raw food as possible, a good procedure is to eat the eggs raw in a blended drink of some kind, flavored to suit one's taste. There was a group of research doctors and dentists who, for at least a dozen years, had eaten two eggs daily (properly prepared as above), as part of a well-balanced nutritional program. Tests conducted on these people showed no increase in cholesterol. In fact, there was a significant decrease in the blood serum cholesterol level of each individual.
  6. Eggs, particularly the yolks, provide 32 percent of the RDA of cysteine and 23 percent of the RDA of methionine. Eggs are also rich in B vitamins, selenium and iron, as well as protein, phosphorus and vitamin D. Egg white provides vital replacement of albumin. An egg contains all amino acids that the body requires.
  7. Raw seeds and sprouts are good foods for cancer patients, and may be eaten after 1:00 p.m. We freely use brown sesame, sunflower and pumpkinseeds. Many people enjoy sprouted seeds, such as alfalfa and mung beans, buckwheat, wheat. The most "living foods" are sprouted seeds. When seeds are soaked in water, their protective enzyme inhibitors are removed and the enzymes, which have been "asleep," become active, and in three days the nutritional values of the seeds are increased tremendously. The seeds also become much easier to digest. For the best in nutrition, be sure to eat your sprouts raw. Eat as many as you desire.
  8. The second most important phase of a cancer diet is that of fresh raw juices. At least one glass of carrot and one glass of celery juice should be taken each day by cachexic patients especially. As much other fresh raw vegetable juice in volume may be taken as desired. One should consider alfalfa, beet, cabbage, cucumber, dandelion, endive, lettuce, parsley, potato, spinach, and turnip juice. Vegetable juices are the builders of the body. For now, juice is better than the whole vegetable because so much energy is used to digest the whole vegetable. Juice has a proper balance of vitamins and minerals in a concentrated solution. We recommend that the juice be made fresh and used immediately.
  9. You may eat, in addition to fresh raw vegetable and fruit juices, all the fresh fruit and fresh raw salad you can hold. These are good for lunch or dinner meals. The body needs bulk, as it is necessary to keep the digestive tract in good working order. For at least the first eight months on this diet, lemon should be used in preference to vinegar on salads. Unrefined, organic flaxseed oil may be used as salad dressing
  10. We have found that it is desirable in building the body to eat a mixture of raw whole grain cereals for breakfast each morning. Mix together well in a large container one pound of each of the grains and nuts below. Store in refrigerator (if too large a quantity is mixed it will keep in a cool, dark pantry).
  11. You can make your own by mixing of the following together: Pumpkin Seeds, Barley Rice, Brown long grain, Barley Flakes Rice, Brown short grain, Buckwheat Rye Berries, Blue Spelt Berries, Sunflower seeds, Millet Wheat, Oat Wheat, Almonds, English Walnuts and Bananas makes a complete tasty meal, then daily at bedtime:
    1. Grind 1/3 Cup porridge grains in seed mill.
    2. Add 1 Cup boiling water. Stir well.
    3. Let soak at room temperature overnight.
    4. For breakfast add fruit, concentrated fruit juice and/or unheated honey to taste. REMEMBER, you can have raw goat's milk or fresh almond milk. It is rich, so do not overdo it on the first day you have this.
  12. Take two tablespoons per day of unrefined, fresh flaxseed oil for the first month, and one tablespoon per day from the second month of the program to completion. (It provides Essential Fatty Acids - Essential Fatty Acids must be provided in the diet, as the human body cannot make them.) If you have a tendency to get nauseated from oils, take 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera juice after your doses of oil and citrus juice. Unrefined Flaxseed oil, in practice, inhibits tumor growth and is useful in the natural treatment of cancer. EFAs, from refined oil, on the other hand, help promote tumor growth (due to trans- fats present in all American commercial vegetable oil). All oils except unrefined, fresh olive, coconut and flaxseed oil are forbidden.