Saturday, December 6, 2008

My Anti-Cancer Treatments: Broccoli

My breakfast this morning:
Lightly steamed (not cooked!) broccoli with sliced raw garlic
and squeezed lemon.

Broccoli is a very powerful anti-cancer food (it's right up there with carrot juice) that works against breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and even cancers of the organs like liver cancer.

It speeds up the removal of estrogen from the body (estrogen causes my migraines), regulates insulin and blood sugar, fights anemia, has as much calcium as milk, reduces cholesterol and has anti-viral and anti-ulcer activity . . . . so, it's just perfect for me!

Broccoli is great raw, but even healthier lightly steamed for 3-4 minutes (read the following article to see why) :

Maximizing the Anti-Cancer Power of Broccoli

Can Broccoli Juice Cure Cancer?

Broccoli Compound Targets Key Enzyme In Late-stage Cancer

(Very exciting read about benefits of broccoli in advanced breast and prostate cancers . . . . just published this week!)

My Favorite Broccoli Juice Recipe:
  • 3 or 4 broccoli florets
  • A little bit of the broccoli stalk
  • 3 carrots
  • ½ to 1 apple


Shandy Monte said...

I eat a bowl of lightly steamed broccoli everyday... yum! I actually put cayenne pepper on it and sometimes garlic powder... very good!

Dana Herbert said...


I put cayenne pepper on everything now!

Also try broccoli with coconut oil (google the health benefits of coconut oil!! I will be blogging about it soon), and pomegranate arils.

We should challenge each other to come up with different ways to eat our broccoli so that it never gets boring!


Shandy Monte said...


In the AM when I wake up I have a tall glass of water with lemon and cayenne, I read somewhere that it is very alkalinizing.... It did burn at first but now i am used to it. I now put cayenne on almost EVERYTHING!

I LOOOOOVE coconut oil... I eat it right out of the jar or put it in my smoothies!! I will definitely try it with the broccoli!

I bought a pom too... I am just not sure what to do with it yet?!


Dana Herbert said...


Cut the crown off the pom.

Score the pom with a knife, almost to the middle, lengthwise, about five times around the pom, equidistant.

Put the pom, cut side down, into a bowl of water for 15 minutes.

Break open and release the arils into the water. The arils will sink, the white stuff that looks like orange peel, will float.

You can eat the arils as is, or sprinkle them over salad, broccoli, throw them into your green juice to liven it up.

They taste like cranberries.

Very high in anti-oxidants.

I'm hooked on them now!