Cancer – Nutritional Factors

A solid immune system must be constantly nourished through the intake of basic nutrients. The food we eat can “make you or break you” – it is like putting the right or wrong kind of petrol and oil in your car. Your car may still run for some time on the wrong petrol and/or without servicing. But at some stage you may be forced to call your road-assist service because your car won’t move any longer.

Our body is designed to function properly through the intake of uncontaminated, unadulterated and bio-dynamically grown foods containing all essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and good fats. Clean water (without additives) and sufficient fresh air is a necessity. Your foods should deliver good proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates and fibre.

Excessive or insufficient intake of any of the previously mentioned food groups invariably is detrimental to your health. For example, without water we become dehydrated whereas too much water can drown us. Anything that reacts biochemically with our bodies is toxic if ingested in excessive amounts.

It is not the purpose of this website to list every single nutrient and its vital function in the human body. Many good books have been published and they give detailed descriptions and explanations. One of these publications is “The Nutrient Bible” by Henry Osiecki, now in its revised and updated 6th edition. Please see our bookstore for details.

Some of the more widely known immune system building nutrients and nutritional factors include the following:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamins B5 and B6
  • Vitamin E
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Probiotics (such as acidophilus etc)
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

Please note that this list is by far not complete, there are many other nutrients which contribute to a strong immune system.

One Word of Caution:

Don’t rush to your Health Food Store or Pharmacy to buy and ingest these nutrients in large and uncontrolled quantities without professional advice. Some of these vitamins and minerals can be toxic if used inappropriately. Instead, contact my practice for a qualified one-on-one consultation.

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