Video Transcript: 6 Super Foods for Cancer Prevention & Nutrient Deficiency
Ty Bollinger: What are six foods that you have control over⎯ you have control over what you put in your mouth. You may not be able to have control over the air you breathe but you have control over what you eat. Give me a half dozen foods that you believe are some really good foods for preventing cancer.
Dr. Robert Scott Bell: Right. Well you think about the super foods, right? Because a lot of foods may contain high calories and some minerals and vitamins they might not be as densely − let’s say proportionately speaking − there, because we’ve got to counteract so much of our environment. Where it may have been simple enough to grow your own food and eat all of the food as it was growing. I believe right now we are dealing with extraordinary times. Maybe catastrophic in the devastation to the environment. And because of that, just selecting certain foods that I think would be good.
I’m not personally a big fan of beets. I had an allergy to it as a child. I believe now looking back that I wasn’t allergic to beets, but because beets have such a powerful beneficial impact to the liver, for instance, that it was helping me to detoxify and it was misinterpreted as an allergy. So that’s a great food.
Super foods and super greens. Kale is an excellent food that contains a lot of good things. Sea vegetation; if you can find non-contaminated forms of sea vegetation − and there are many strains of this − create the most minerally-rich, abundant, super foods on the planet.
We need to look also at the mineral content for the connective tissue. I talked about silica. Most of the foods, unfortunately, that we eat have been robbed of these trace elements because industry has found it much more profitable to take those minerals and use them for different reasons and they leave us with deficient foods.
So we talk about something like silica. You could go to something like the horsetail extract, something that you could grow and make into a tea yourself or concentrate in whole food form from a tea and now you have an abundance of silica. Again, [this] is one of those trace minerals. So critical, and the only time you’ll find it in a health food store is in a little beauty section for women that want to have better nails or hair or skin. And yet we ignore the fact that the integrity of the entire connective tissue of the body, vascular system as well, is dependent upon that humble trace element that has been removed from most foods.
We talk about foods like whole grains that used to contain abundant amounts of chromium and they’ve been robbed of the chromium because the soils don’t contain it or industry refines it out. Chromium, why do we need that? The form that I talk about is grown as food because it manages what? Sugar. Blood sugar. It helps to deliver it successfully into the cells and mobilize it out of the cells should we need it if we don’t have enough coming in from external sources.
Then we see the⎯Dr. [Rashid] Buttar calls it the obligate glucose metabolizer. Cancer, really taking advantage of the fact that we are chromium deficient. It has access to the sugar very readily because we don’t have the chromium necessary to bind it and help deliver it so the cancer cells can’t get it. So that would be another aspect.
Other foods like Brazil nuts are rich in Selenium. Although we see as well, now, lower than it was. And we need for real metabolic benefit of selenium higher quantities than we’re getting just from Brazil nuts and other foods. So, concentrating selenium in a food-grown source or form is going to be critical. Utilizing upwards of 200 micrograms a day bare minimum as preventive maintenance.
But upwards of 400, 600, 800 or even 1,000 micrograms of this food-grown form of selenium to reverse the cancer, like no other trace mineral can do. Rather than believe the FDA and their corrupt study of yesteryear that says selenium can be toxic to you. The form that we’re talking about is not a synthetic isolate of food-grown form, we can take large quantities without concerning ourselves with seleno-toxicity and it will greatly benefit the cancer patients almost more than anything else.
Selenium, among all others, may be the most important. I never want to say it’s the only thing, but it’s one of the biggest.
Beets have a powerful beneficial impact to the liver and help to detoxify.
Kale is an excellent food that contains a lot of good things. If you can find non-contaminated forms of sea vegetation, these create the most minerally-rich, abundant, super foods on the planet.
We need to look also at the mineral content for the connective tissue, so we talk about something like silica. You could grow horsetail extract and make into a tea for an abundance of silica.
Whole grains used to contain abundant amounts of chromium and they’ve been robbed of the chromium because the soils don’t contain it or industry refines it out. Chromium manages blood sugar. It helps to deliver it successfully into the cells and mobilize it out of the cells should we need it.
Foods like Brazil nuts are rich in Selenium. Utilize upwards of 200 micrograms a day bare minimum as preventive maintenance, but upwards of 400, 600, 800 or even 1,000 micrograms of this food-grown form of selenium to reverse cancer, like no other trace mineral can do.