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Can Foods Prevent Cancer?; Burdock; Evergreen oil

Excerpt from Susun Weed's book

Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way



Can Foods Prevent Cancer?

Absolutely, without a doubt, eating certain foods can prevent breast cancer. Analysis of 156 studies linking diet and cancer found extraordinarily consistent evidence that some foods actively protect cells from undergoing cancerous changes, especially breast, cervical, ovarian, and prostate cells. While these foods don't guarantee freedom from cancer, they are vital elements of an anti-cancer lifestyle.

The United States National Research Council states that 35-70 percent of all U.S. cancer deaths are related to diet and that 60 percent of the cancer incidence in women is related to diet. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans contain phytochemicals that are active against cancer initiation in many direct and indirect ways. They neutralize carcinogenic compounds. They capture and neutralize free radicals. They protect DNA from environmental damage. They prevent the activation of oncogenes. They nourish anti-cancer enzymes in the digestive tract and strengthen the immune system cells which search out and eliminate cancer cells.

If cancer has already begun to grow, phytochemicals can disrupt the processes necessary for the growth and spread of the tumor. They block metastasis by checking the growth of blood vessels to the tumor. Some foods can even reverse damage to the DNA and turn oncogenes off.

Here's the rub: It doesn't work as well if it isn't organic.  An apple a day may even promote breast cancer if it's been heavily sprayed with pesticides. Eating anti-cancer foods as the mainstay of your diet will improve your chances of living a long life even if they aren't organic, but choosing organic foods pays the extra dividend of knowing you're investing in the health of future generations as well as your own.


More Uses for Burdock

With so many abilities to offer, it is no wonder that burdock (Articum lappa) is a beloved ally of wise women and herbalists everywhere. Burdock's action is most profound on lymph, sweat, and oil glands, though its influence is felt in the liver, lungs, kidneys, stomach, uterus, and joints. Medicines made from the fresh burdock root are always preferable and superior to dried root preparations. Burdock is not for people in a hurry, or most acute problems; burdock works thoroughly and slowly.

Use burdock root as a nourishing tonic, a skin clearer, a super cooler, a slick trick in the guts, and a guardian of your inner flows.

  • Dose of fresh burdock root tincture is 30-240 drops a day, in water
  • Dose of dried burdock root infusion is 1/2-2 cups/125ml-500ml a day.
  • Dose of burdock root decoction is 1-9 teaspoons/5-45ml a day.



Evergreen Oil
There are so many uses for an antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-tumor oil.

Collect needles and twigs of any aromatic evergreen: cedar, juniper, hemlock (tree), spruce, pine. You will also need a bone dry jar, some olive oil, and a label or two.

Fill the jar very full of evergreen needles and twigs. You may leave them whole or cut them. Make sure their uppermost tips are well below the top of the jar.

Fill the jar to the top with pure olive oil (or other oil of your choice). It is best if there is a "head" of oil floating over the evergreen. Cap well.

Label, including date, on front and top. Place jar in a bowl to catch overflow. Ready to use in six weeks.

Edit Note: For External use Only. ....



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