Foods to Avoid

In response to mail I’ve received, I’d like to answer questions about surviving cancer, especially lung cancer, in the next four posts.  This first one will be about foods to avoid.

In order to avoid putting any more toxins into the body, especially during that critical first period of 6-9 months of cleansing out all toxic waste, Dr. Wu says: (quoted from his book Dr. Wu’s Different Approach in Natural Healing):
• “Stop smoking and drinking any alcohol, any kind of sodas, any kind of tea and coffee.
• Stop having any cow milk, cheese, pizza, butter, yogurt, ice cream, chocolate, margarine, or soy milk and tofu of any kind.
• Stop eating any kind of fried, deep-fried, stir-fried, grilled, roasted, or broiled foods.
• Stop having any foods made from either whole or refined flour:  bread, pasta, noodles, cakes, cookies, pancakes, waffles, muffins, etc.
• Stop having cow dairies: milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, yogurt, pizza, chocolate, margarine, or soy milk and tofu of any kind.
• Stop eating any animal protein (i.e. eggs, seafood, dairies, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc.) fed with growth hormone.  Only eat steamed wild fish or water- or oil-based canned sardines, or fish soup once or twice a week.
• Stop eating bananas, pears, cantaloupes, honeydews, watermelons, papayas, and persimmons.”
These instructions are in the book, along with a big list of supplements to take. The man in this case history was cured of lung cancer in 9 months. In this man’s case, Dr. Wu suggested 2 cups of smoothie for breakfast, 1 cup an hour before lunch, 2 cups in the afternoon, and 1 cup an hour before dinner: 7 cups total.

My husband Ed did not have these same instructions when he had cancer 12 years ago. For the first six months, Ed drank up to 12 cups of smoothies a day, divided between his three daily meals at his usual mealtimes.  He stayed on a total raw food diet and only snacked on raw carrots, salads, and almonds.  He also drank two cups (at least) of almond milk a day, so he wasn’t hungry for anything else.

(Ed did not resume having his favorites–coffee, wine, and bread–for several years and then only gradually.  Now he drinks smoothies for breakfast and before lunch and also eats normally at lunch and dinner, even eating red meat occasionally in restaurants.)