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Diet changes believed to prevent cancer

Published 5:24pm Thursday, December 27, 2012

4) Fatty fish. Fish like salmon, trout, anchovies, herring, mackerel, tuna, and sardines contain anti-inflammatory long chain omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids can help slow cancer cell growth in a large number of tumors, like those of the lungs, breasts, colon, prostate and kidneys, etc. Omega- 3 fatty acids can also be obtained from high-quality purified fish oil supplements, also. I recommend having fatty fish two to three times a week. Choose smaller fish like sardines, small mackerel or anchovies if possible, because smaller fish contain less mercury and other environmental contaminates. Canned sardines are ok if packed in olive oil, instead of sunflower oil, which has too much “pro-inflammatory” omega-6 fats. Also, try to use fresh fish, rather than frozen, because omega-3 content degrades over time.

5) Berries. Berries also contain large numbers of “polyphenols”, which can inhibit tumor growths. Two polyphenols, “anthocyanidin” and “proanthocyanidin,” have been shown by some researchers to promote cancer cell death. I recommend darker berries like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and cranberries.

David Crocker of Landrum has been a nutritionist and master personal trainer for 26 years. He served as strength director of the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head strength coach for the USC-Spartanburg baseball team, S.C. state champion girls gymnastic team, and the Converse college equestrian team. He has also been a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corps, lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency and a teacher for four semesters at USC-Union. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.  

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