Supplements are always a subject of big debate and especially when it comes to Cancer. If I listened to every opinion, I would have been spending close to a thousand dollars a month on all the different recommended supplements. While I have nutritional and mineral analysis training, I am not a nutritionist. What follows are some of the most helpful supplements for anyone and especially those currently dealing with cancer or cancer survivors like myself. I am focused on simplicity and effectiveness.
When you eat right you need fewer “supplements”
Diet seems to be so complicated, there are so many schools of thought. Do we need to be vegetarian, vegan, paleo, or carnivore… it seems like every year a new type of diet pops up and leaves us questioning ourselves. You may have heard that we should all be eating at least 8 servings of vegetables daily. What does a serving of vegetables even look like?
Here is an excerpt from a fantastic article https://helloveggie.co/8-servings-of-vegetables/
What exactly is a serving size? It can be:
- 1 cup of raw vegetables
- 1/2 cup of cooked (roasted, steamed, etc) vegetables
- 1 cup of pure vegetable juice (no added fruits)
- 2 cups of leafy greens (lettuce, spinach, etc)
- 2 medium-sized whole vegetables (2 medium carrots, 2 stalks of celery)
- 1 large whole vegetable (1 large red bell pepper)
The examples above are for just one serving, you need at least 8 per day to get the nutrients you need. Most of us don’t have the time or appetite required to prepare and consume that amount of vegetables. If you are a busy parent feeding yourself is already a challenge and getting your kids to eat their veggies is like a whole other job.
Whole Food Supplements
While eating more vegetables should always be a goal but sometimes it is just not possible. Guilt-tripping or pressuring yourself just adds more stress, which we really want to avoid. What if there was a simple way you (and your kids) could get the nutrients you need without the stress of preparing 8 servings of vegetables each day? Juice+ offers whole-food capsules and gummies packed with the equivalent of 30 fruits and vegetables. These are not a combination of isolated minerals and nutrients like most supplements, these are freeze-dried fruits and veggies (picked at the peak of ripeness) in a capsule. Taken every day, these fruit and vegetable capsules help you bridge the gap between what you are eating and what you would like to be eating.
Doctor talking about Juice+
Does this mean I can eat junk food and just take these capsules instead of eating vegetables?
Not really, these are meant to supplement your existing vegetable intake not replace it. That being said, Juice+ has an ongoing worldwide study on the positive effects of its products on children ages 4 to 18. Families participating in the study reported fewer sick days, better attention, less need for medications, and an increased interest in vegetables! Yes, you read that correctly, after a few months of taking the capsules or gummies, children started asking for vegetables and were less drawn to sweets and carbs! It turns out that the daily intake of nutrients from whole foods contributed to changing their gut biome making them less prone to sugar cravings. This alone is a significant reason children and adults should be taking these every day!
The perfect aid when dealing with little or no appetite
If you are here you are most likely trying to help yourself or a loved one eat better or just eat something while they are going through cancer treatments. I was fortunate to not have too much nausea and enjoyed a reasonably good appetite. That being said, what I was eating was light years away from what my body was craving – real nutrients! If you are a caregiver you know how hard it is to prepare meals that cancer patients will eat. We are drawn to different foods on different days and most of us are craving carbs and not the foods that we need during that time. The Juice+ capsules or gummies are game-changing for cancer patients as they provide them with a nutritional boost they would never get otherwise. I would have loved having these when I was going through Chemotherapy and would have felt good knowing I was actually nourishing my body even when I was not able to eat much of anything.
Quality and Freshness are EVERYTHING
Here is a short video that shows how these powerful whole-food capsules are made.
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Why not give Juice+ a try? Give yourself 4 months and see how you feel!
The best parts of fruit, vegetables, and berries.
Whenever possible, they take the whole fruit, vegetable, or berry, including peels, leaves, and seeds, to include as much of the whole food nutrition as possible in their fruit, vegetable, and berry powders
The Healthy Start for Families study
Do you have kids aged 4 to 18? Take part in the Juice+ worldwide healthy start study for families and your kids can get FREE capsules or gummies for up to 4 years! You order your capsules and register your children who will get theirs free! My team and I will make a donation every month in the name of your children to contribute to the cost of their products. There is a questionnaire to fill out after 6 months, 1 year, and every year after that. This is an ongoing study and we are always to impact the lives of new families.
Here are some of the ongoing results reported by families after taking Juice+:
Juice+ has been offering this program for over 20 years and the results are impressive. Parents/Guardians/Grand-Parents sign up for the Healthy Start study, order Juice+ capsules for themselves, and register their child/children/grandchildren. They will now be able to order free gummies for each child for up to 4 years. They will receive a questionnaire to fill out after 6 months, 1 year, and each year after that until their fourth year.
As your sponsor, I and my team will make a monthly donation to Juice+ for each child you register to contribute to the cost of their gummies. We are all in this together! This program has been changing the lives of families for over 20 years! This is perfect for single parents who need a little help for themselves and their kids. Learn more and register.
EPA DHA with Cancer fighting ingredients
Next and last on my list of Best Cancer Supplements is a Fish Oil supplement from a very new wellness company. Their compositions have been put together by a pharmacist with 15 years of experience who decided to focus on prevention rather than medication. While all their products are excellent, their fish oil really caught my eye. While fish oil is not currently seen as an important supplement for cancer prevention, it is seen as essential for our overall health so I won’t go into it too much. What I do like are the added ingredients in this particular fish oil supplement.
They have taken high quality EPA-DHA and added the following:
Garlic contains compounds that may have cancer-fighting properties, such as allicin. These compounds may help to prevent the formation of cancer-causing substances, inhibit the growth of cancer cells, and make it more difficult for cancer cells to spread. Some studies have suggested that consuming garlic regularly may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as stomach and colon cancer. In addition to this, Garlic has been shown to kill 10+ types of infections. Here is a great article on Garlic Benefits relating to cancer and infections.
Curcumin & Black Pepper
Some studies have suggested that curcumin may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and reduce the risk of cancer. Additionally, some laboratory and animal studies have found that curcumin may have anticancer effects and may be able to inhibit the growth of certain types of cancer cells, such as breast, colon, prostate and lung cancer cells.
Some studies have suggested that CoQ10 may have antioxidant properties and may help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which can contribute to the development of cancer. Additionally, some preliminary studies have suggested that CoQ10 may have anticancer effects and may be able to inhibit the growth of certain types of cancer cells, such as breast and prostate cancer cells.
You do not have to take 3 different supplements to get the benefits of EPD-DHA + Garlic + Curcumin + CoQ10. Simply order Factor4 from LiveGood and you will have a powerhouse of natural health.