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Fight cancer the right way

health-and-fitness Updated: Dec 26, 2011 01:08 IST
Dr Anjali Mukerjee
Dr Anjali Mukerjee
Hindustan Times
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While your doctor may have chalked out a plan for you after cancer diagnosis, you must also work proactively to fight the disease. The more knowledge you have about your condition and supporting therapies available, the more successful you will be in treating it.



Boost your immune system

Cancer lowers appetite while increasing nutrient and calorie requirement. Strengthen your immune system with protein rich foods like curd, paneer, milk, sprouts, eggs and fish.



eggDetoxify your body

Take a professionally well designed detoxification program. Nutritional supplements like colostrum, mitake and shitake mushrooms have demonstrated an ability to boost immune system. Nature is full of cancer fighting ingredients in tomatoes, garlic and vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, onions and berries as well as green tea.



Herbs, vitamins, minerals

The basic herb all cancer patients should use is garlic. Eat it raw in the morning or cook it with a food item. Other herbs like ginger, yashtimadhu, echinacea, ginseng fortify immunity. Healthy fats like flax seeds, fish oil supplements, minerals, antioxidants like vitamin C, E and A also help.



Belly breathing

Do yoga, Suck in air to the bottom of lungs and watch your stomach protruding out. Breathe full to expand your chest. Then push your stomach in to exhale all the air out of your lungs as you breathe out. Repeat this cycle for 10 minutes.



exerciseExercise

Exercise oxygenates tissues and helps in starving cancer cells. It also balances blood sugar levels, thereby restricting the amount of sugar available to the cancer cells to grow. mind-body connection.



Fill your mind with good thoughts, laughter, love and forgiveness.

Dr Anjali Mukerjee, Nutritionist and Founder, Director - Health Total