Three decades of research show us the 10 best food phytonutrients to consume for protection against the root cause of many cancers. Some even treat cancer.
The result is a new medical model that aligns with ancient wisdom, which seeks to address the root cause of disease and eliminate it permanently. The practice of functional medicine is growing in popularity as it focuses on supporting the optimal functioning of the body.
For cancer treatment, this means targeting cancer stem cells (CSCs) at the root of cancer malignancy. CSCs can be resistant to radiation and chemotherapy. Some research suggests that CSCs may increase in number and malignancy when exposed to either of these therapies. A cancer treatment should selectively kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
A review published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences titled, “Phytochemicals as Innovative Therapeutic Tools against Cancer Stem Cells,” evaluated the possibility of just that. It found evidence that natural compounds within various foods and spices can provide treatments capable of targeting CSCs.
According to the review of 30 years of literature on the topic, the following 10 natural substances have been found to be the most effective diet-based agents against CSCs:
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