I receive emails from a Doctor on occasion, ‘Dr. Al Sears MD. A lot of what he has researched, and has to say about your body and cancer is very informative.
Here is one of his articles on eating walnuts for cancer prevention.
“I’ve also been telling my patients for years that a handful of walnuts a day is an excellent source of ALA … especially for cancer prevention.
Previous studies found that extract of omega-3 rich walnuts stopped the spread of breast cancer cells.
In another study, the walnut-sourced omega 3 supplementation given to mice bred to have breast cancer was able to prevent breast cancer from developing.
Now a new study reveals the cancer-fighting benefits of walnuts and omega-3 oils go beyond breast cancer.
The recent study, which looked at walnuts and colon cancer, showed that compounds in walnuts caused protective omega 3 fatty acids to congregate in the tumor cells of mice.
And the effect of these concentrated omega 3s was powerful. It reduced the inflammation of tumors and cut off their blood supply. In short, it slowed the growth of the tumors.
So, how do you get things back in balance?
First, return to the diet of our ancestors. You should eliminate or strictly limit your intake of sugar, grains and processed foods.
Civilizations and societies may have changed over the past 5,000 years, but our anatomy and physiology have not. And our bodies did not evolve to consume any of these foods.
Second, always opt for grass-fed beef and wild salmon for abundant natural sources of omega-3 oils.
Finally, as a crusader against one of America’s biggest killers, I recommend walnuts to my patients – because these incredible nuts contain a sizable amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
And research from the latest study suggests walnuts – thanks to their high ALA content – may be a key ingredient in limiting tumor size.
So the next time you feel like a nut, make it a walnut.
‘Quoted by: Dr. Al Sears, MD’