Monday, July 5, 2010

The 9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away: Simple Actions to Shift Your Body and Mind to Optimum Health for Greater Longevity

Below is the Amazon link to Dr. Buttar's new book 9 Steps to Keep the Doctor away. I have read a lot of books on health and nutrition and this is the best. It has so much useful information on many relevant topics. It is a quick, easy read. The book is hard to put down and will open your eyes! I would suggest everyone reads this book. I refer to the 9 Steps daily. It will be the best 20 dollars you have ever spent! Check it out.


I have received many requests to post foods that can be eaten. I have posted a lot about what to stay away from so I will try and put up some things that are actually good for consumption. Sad to say it is more difficult to find healthy foods that have any nutritional benefit at a grocery store than it is to find garbage that leads to cancer, heart disease, obesity, arthritis etc.... The following list is from the book Beating Cancer with Nutrition by Patrick Quillan. This is a very informative book covering all aspects of nutrition and cancer. I highly recommend this book to anyone, with or without cancer. The information could be very helpful in preventing as well as aiding in the treatment of cancer. This list is specific for cancer patients but it will improve the health of anyone who follows it's guidelines. Hopefully this helps! Many of you have given feedback and are quite confused about what actually is good. Ill continue to post foods that can be consumed. I am learning on the fly here so give me some time.

1. VEGETABLES - Vegetables are high in antioxidants, most have a low glycemic index and high in fiber. They are also high in anti cancer nutrients. Dr. Quillan breaks the vegetables into categories.
Colorful- beets, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, squash to name a few. The deeper the color the more phytochemicals. These phytochemicals are high in antioxidants and stimulate the immune system.
Cabbage family- cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower. These veggies have a series of anti cancer, detoxifying substances
Alum family- onions, garlic both contain bioflavanoids which can help revert a cancer cell back to a healthy cell.

2. COLD WATER FISH - salmon, haddock, halibut, bass, cod, mackerel, sardine and tuna (although tuna often has some of the highest levels of mercury, beware!!!) are all loaded with anti cancer fats. These fats slow down the spread of cancer and stimulate immune functions as well as contain minerals from the sea that are not commonly found in foods as a result of depleted soil. Fish high in mercury that should be avoided are tile fish, swordfish, king mackerel, shark, red snapper and orange roughy.

3. LEGUMES - garbanzo, kidney, and pinto beans have very high anti cancer properties. Most beans are good as long as they are unprocessed. When at a picnic eating baked beans thinking you are eating healthy, think again! They are often loaded with sugars which negate many of the healthy benefits. They have the cleansing activity of soluble fiber.

4. WHOLE GRAINS - oats, rice, millet, amaranth, buckwheat, barley corn, rye and American standard wheat contain valuable nutrients that help cancer deterioration. Sprout and puree barley, quinoa, and flax are all great! I have found Ezekial bread is the best option. It is often found in the freezer at health food stores. The ingredients are all organic, no chemicals or additives whatsoever.

5. KELP - Sea vegetables have special soluble fibers that carry harmful fats, pro oxidants, hormone residues and toxins out of the gut. Kelp is a great source of trace minerals.

6. COLORFUL BERRIES - raspberries, boysenberries, strawberries, dark cherries, blueberries, and blackberries just to name a few all have very powerful anti cancer properties. The best bet it to buy organic, they are a bit more expensive but are much healthier. These are great to mix together in a smoothie if you don't particularly like to eat fruit. If made properly it tastes like ice cream.

7. YOGURT - yogurt can fortify the body's defense system against infection and cancer. Beware of the yogurts most of us typically eat. Many of them are filled with sugar and other additives which make them actually bad for you. Most types like yoplait which I used to eat all the time are nothing more than tubs of sugar. Look for organic yogurt with no additives, except for maybe fruit.


9. HEALTHY SEASONINGS - mustard, curry, hot peppers, salsa, cinnamon, garlic, onions, ginger, sage, rosemary, thyme all have high anti cancer properties. These are just a few, but they are great alternative to salt, fat, and sugar.

10. CLEAN WATER - 2/3 of the human body is water. Water sustains life on this planet. Water is used to cleanse and dilute impurities, stabilize acid/base balance, and provides a healthy flow of nutrients into the cells as well as toxins out of them. The doctor has said that the best type of water are filtered where all the toxins such as fluoride and chlorine are taken out. Reverse osmosis is a good alternative as well. If you drink bottled water buy natural spring waters. Fiji is a great one but it is pricey. Most city drinking water has added fluoride which is very harmful to your health! Stay away as much as possible.

A few other things that I have come across that have proven very beneficial include bee pollen ( thanks the Mary and Kevin), olive oil, raw organic butter, fish oil, hemp and chia seeds, sesame seeds, coconut oil, walnuts, almonds, and grapes. One very helpful dish that I do 2 to 3 times daily is mixing about a cup of organic cottage cheese with a tablespoon to a tablespoon and a half of flax oil. Let it sit for a few minutes before consumption. The combination of the two helps balance out the essential fats in the body, making it useful to all systems of the body! The cottage cheese and the flax trigger the health benefits of eachother when mixed. The cottage cheese losees all of it's dairy properties when flax oil is added. Good news for those of you who are lactose intolerant! These recipe is part of the Budwig diet which has been hailed as one of the most potent anti cancer foods every found. These simple combination packs a powerful punch! I have come across this recipe in over 5 different books. Dr. Buttar is very adamant about this combination.

This is a short list of some of the best foods to look for. Organic is always better! Ill continue to post to help those of you who are looking for healthier ways to eat.