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Top 5 Vitamins That Protect Against Cancer

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Top 5 Vitamins That Protect Against Cancer

The best way to beat cancer naturally is to adopt a lifestyle to prevent it. Healthy, nutrient-rich food is an essential part of any anti-cancer plan.  Here are my picks for the top 5 vitamins that help protect against cancer.  Stay posted next week for the Top 5 Minerals that Help Protect Against Cancer.

1. Beta carotene
This precursor of Vitamin A is found in most orange and green vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, and other leafy green vegetables.  An amazing nutrient, it has been shown in research to protect the lungs against toxins that are linked to lung cancer.

Another study found that ex-smokers who ate green and yellow vegetables high in beta carotene daily decreased their risk of stomach and lung cancer.

2. Vitamin B6
This B-Vitamin is essential to maintain a healthy immune system and helps protect the respiratory tract from pollution and infection.  In studies it has helped protect against cervical cancer.  Vitamin B-6 is primarily found in carrots, apples, organ meats, bananas, leafy green vegetables, and sweet potatoes.

3.  Vitamin C
One of the most well-researched nutrients, Vitamin C has shown great promise in the fight against cancer, both in prevention and disease-management.  Consider a recent study in which forty patients with cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, or cervix received large doses of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and other vitamins.

Another sixty-one patients with other kinds of cancer followed the same regime, while thirty-one patients received no vitamin supplements and served as the control group.  The control group lived an average of 5.7 months.  Of the others, 80 percent of the patients with cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, or cervix had a mean survival time of 122 months; patients with other forms of cancer lived an average of 72 months.  That translates into a length of life 13 to 21 times longer in those who used vitamin therapy.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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7:33AM PDT on Sep 21, 2015

Thank you.

10:55AM PST on Feb 15, 2015

Always good to know. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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7:21PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Thank you.

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2:28AM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

Thank you :)

5:07PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Thank you for the important information!

1:09PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Singling out specific nutrients is a wrong way to view healthy eating. This is what the vitamin supplement lobby promotes so they can sell their expensive and ineffective pills. To be effective, vitamins must be taken in context with their natural sources, whole foods, which contain thousands of other nutrients that work together to provide for our health. You're far better off eating an orange or leafy green vegetable than popping a vitamin C pill.

Get and read Dr. T. Colin Campbell's book, "The China Study" - it is the world's largest, most comprehensive, peer-reviewed scientific study of nutrition ever done. Don't let the title or the "scientific" descriptive scare you off - it's quite readable to the lay person, and a real eye-opener.

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