Cancer Fighting Foods

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Trans Fat/Trans Fatty Acid (TFA): Hydrogenation of liquid vegetable oils like sunflower oil turns them into solid, more dangerous fats called trans fats or transfatty acids. Heating oils to high temperatures like deep frying also changes them to trans fats. TFA’s raise levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), reduces good cholesterol (HDL).

Triglycerides: A compound consisting of glycerol and a fatty acid. These are fat storage molecules and are the major lipid component of the diet.

Tumour: A swelling, one of the cardinal signs of inflammation, especially from an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells/tissue, whether benign or malignant.

Unsaturated Fat: A dietary fat that is liquid at room temperature. Generally from plant sources, and containing essential fatty acids.

Vascular: Pertaining to the blood vessels and circulatory system.

Virus: Minute particles of any group of infectious agents that reproduce only in living cells of a host and capable of infecting all animals, humans and plants. These are not living organisms and are not affected by antibiotics. Viruses come in diverse forms, including DNA viruses and RNA viruses. Viruses possess a core of either DNA or RNA, coated with proteins and can be bound by an outer membrane made of lipids and proteins.

Vitamin: Any of a group of organic compounds (present in foods)essential in small amounts for many living organisms to maintain normal health and development. They cannot be synthesised by the body. These are divided into two groups: i.e. Vitamins A, D, E and K which are fat-soluble and vitamins B-complex and C, which are water soluble.

White Blood Cell: A colourless amoeboid cell (lucocyte) of blood, lymph etc. containing a nucleus and important in fighting disease.

WHO: World Health Organisation.


Nature Cure Books

    • 1. Anticancer, A New Way of Life; Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, MD, Ph.D; 2007.
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    • 3. A Complete Book of Nature Cure; Dr. H.K. Bakhru; 2004.
    • 4. Better Health through Natural Healing; Dr. Ross Trattler, N.D, D.O. & Dr. Adrian Jone, N.D.; 2003.
    • 5. Herbs that Heal, Natural Remedies for Good Health, Dr. H.K. Bakhru; 2005.
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