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Anti-Angiogenic Foods: Prevent Cancer & Promote Weight Loss

anti-angiogenic foods prevent cancer & promote weight loss
Berries, garlic, soy, olive oil, pomegranate and other anti-
angiogenesis foods prevent cancer & promote weight loss

Angiogenesis is the term used to describe an important natural bodily process by which new blood vessels are formed. The body regulates this process by producing a balance of growth and inhibitory factors in healthy tissues. An imbalance of such factors can contribute to ‘abnormal blood vessel growth’-either excessive or insufficient growth.

According to the Angiogenesis Foundation, Agiogenesis is a “common-denominator shared by diseases affecting more than one billion people worldwide,” including all forms of cancers, skin diseases, age-related blindness, cardiovascular disease, and many others.

Anti-angiogenic foods such as berries, garlic, soy, green tea, parsley, red wine and dark chocolate may restore the balance of growth/inhibitory factors helping the body to stop undesirable Angiogenesis. Eating these foods on a daily basis is a natural therapy against conditions that rely on excessive blood vessel growth. Anti-angiogenesis agents assist the body’s system controlling angiogenesis; in the case of excessive growth, anti-angiogenic foods help by starving abnormal growing tissue (tumors) of blood supply; hence, hindering its growth. Similarly, anti-angiogenic foods can help fight obesity by regulating abnormal growth of blood vessels which also promote “fat expansion by supplying fat cells with oxygen and nutrients.” Laboratory studies have concluded that inhibiting angiogenesis in obese mice decreases their weight to normal levels.

Anti-Angiogenesis Smoothie Recipe:

4 Oz of filtered water & ice
4 Oz of Pomegranate Juice
1 Cup of any/mix of these berries: blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and/orAcai berries
1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
1 Lemon
1 Teaspoon of chopped garlic or 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder

The Angiogenesis Foundation’s list of the top 32 antiangiogenic foods:


List of Anti-Angiogenesis Foods: Strawberries, Green Tea, Pineapple and more












References:
The Angiogenesis Foundation – http://www.angio.org/
Oprah: Prevent Cancer with the Right Diet of Antiangiogenic Foods – http://www.oprah.com/health/Prevent-Cancer-with-the-Right-Diet-of-Antiangiogenic-Foods
Seven anti-cancer miracle foods –  http://myeffortlessweightloss.blogspot.com/2010/09/seven-anti-cancer-miracle-foods.html

Eat to Defeat Cancer – http://www.eattodefeatcancer.org/ 

Select Reading: A Natural Menopause by Jo Dunbar

Soy contains phytoestrogens that relieve
symptoms caused by menopause

In this article titled “A Natural Menopause,” Medical Herbalist Jo Dunbar writes about natural alternatives to modern medicine’s Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) which according to studies “increases the risk of breast cancer by as much as 26%, raises the risk of stroke by 41%, and the risk of heart attack by 29%.”

Dunbar suggests that an alternative answer to the potential risks posed by HRTs lies in the Easter world where Oriental women suffer less menopause symptoms because of their diet composed of foods rich in Phytoestrogens, like Soy Beans (Soy Isoflavones), Black Cohosh and Red Clover.
The author expands on how plants and other foods can help women balance their declining levels of estrogen during Menopause without a dreaded increase in the risk of breast cancer. She explains how some natural foods can help protect against Osteoporosis and Cardiac Disease and recommends, in addition to an exercise program, adding to your diet Liquorice root, diary products, kelp, almonds, figs, black grapes, blueberries, blackberries, hawthorn berries, fenugreek, garlic and olive oil.

Source: “A Natural Medicine” by Jo Dunbar.http://www.allthingshealing.com/Herbology/A-Natural-Menopause/6265