Relieve Cancer Fatigue with these 5 Foods

Relieve Cancer Fatigue with these 5 Foods

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Cancer fatigue is a common side effect from both the physical and emotional toll of cancer treatments.

This article from the Truth About Cancer shows five foods that can help with the fatigue.

It’s common for cancer patients to experience cancer fatigue for a number of reasons.

Not only has the body been taxed from being loaded with
poisons that kill the cancer cells and many of the healthy cells as well…
but the flora in the gut have been destroyed so you’re not able to digest
your food properly.

There is an amazing world of microorganisms that live in
your intestines working hard to fight pathogens and digest your food while
delivering nutrients to the blood. When these healthy bacteria get killed
off, there is nothing to do the work of feeding the body. This is
devastating to your health. Therefore, the idea is to restore balance in the
gut by recreating an environment where healthy probiotics (aka the good bacteria) can thrive.

Detoxification is also important to remove the garbage
from the system
 so that the body’s natural flow of energy can be
released. Cleaning up after cancer can save your life − especially if you have
a lot of tumor debris flooding the liver. This makes it nearly impossible for
the liver to do its job. Some possible detoxes include coffee
 and juice fasts. Check with an alternative cancer therapy
practitioner to develop a detoxification protocol that will work for your
body and health needs.

Once balance is restored to the body, the energy will
follow. Now the question is, what foods can you eat to give your system
a reboot and eliminate the cancer fatigue?
 The idea is to rebuild
the body with nutrient dense, readily absorbable, easily digested meals. These
meals should also aid your detoxifying organs, such as the liver. In this
article, I will share information about the foods that can relieve cancer
fatigue (including a tasty recipe below!)

5 Recommended Foods for Alleviating Cancer Fatigue

#1. Whole Milk Yogurt from Goat or Nut Milk

Commercial yogurts are generally laden with sugar and
preservatives and are made from pasteurized
. Once the yogurt is pasteurized, the live lactobacillus culture is
killed. Thus the purpose of restocking the probiotics in the gut is blocked.

Making your own yogurt from nut milk is an alternative. You
can buy a yogurt making machine for around $20-$30 and then get a live
lactobacillus culture or kefir culture from your health food store or online.
Follow the instructions to make your own yogurt at home. If you make your own
yogurt and consume it within 48 hours you will not need to worry about the food
spoiling. Then you can regain the healthy probiotics in your gut which will
aide in recovery.

Another option is coconut yogurt. Get the recipe here!

#2. High Protein Foods

High protein foods are important, but it’s best to avoid
powdered protein drinks, with the exception of a quality bone broth protein
powder. (Protein powders made from whey and soy have issues that are
beyond the scope of this article. To learn more, go here.)

Suggested whole foods include avocado, dark leafy greens,
broccoli sprouts, and fresh coconut. Superfoods such as spirulina, chlorella,
maca, and raw cacao are other good choices. Cruciferous vegetables can be lightly steamed (they
should turn bright green and be removed from the steamer after about 2 minutes)
to kill any pathogenic microorganisms while preserving the enzymes and

#3. Five Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Daily

Some excellent choices for fruits include bananas, apples,
and pears. These are readily available year round and offer numerous health
benefits. Other choices include pomegranate, papaya, and pineapple for their
high antioxidant content and enzyme-rich
qualities that will help digest your food
 while repairing tissue
that has been damaged from free radicals.

If you’re following a ketogenic diet, be sure to limit fruit and pack in those

Here’s how to add some sweetness into your daily green juices.

#4. Berries

Berries are detoxifying, easily digested, high in
enzymes, and antioxidant rich. They are also very energizing. I love to combine
berries with a banana, some greens, and a dash of superfood powder in the
morning for a delicious smoothie that provides a great energy kick. I
especially recommend adding some acai berry powder to the mix for its powerful
anti-cancer properties. Berries
that are dark blue, black, purple, and red are full of anthocyanins
your system while boosting your energy.

#5. Superfood Supplements

Superfoods such as spirulina, chlorella, coconut oil, chia,
and Baobab powder are recommended. There are many more but these are especially
good for increasing protein, vitamin, and mineral levels. And a little goes a
long way. You can find all of these items at a good health food store or

Tip for Overcoming Cancer Fatigue: Avoid Dehydration

Your body is made up of mostly water and it is
important to maintain fluids in your body. Every cell needs fluids to perform
its processes and remove waste matter. If you consume at least eight
glasses of lemon water daily your body will be able to move the nutrients
faster through the necessary systems. Without sufficient water intake the body
becomes sluggish and you may notice:

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea

  • General weakness

  • Brain fog

Adding a few drops of fresh lemon juice will help you digest
your food and makes the water taste good. Fresh, organic lemons are usually
available year round but you can substitute limes if necessary. Oranges are
also good as well as grapefruits.

Consuming juicy fruits and vegetables are also helpful to
keep you hydrated
. Some good choices include: melons, pomegranates, celery,
and cucumber.

If you feel that you are drinking plenty of water, but are
still not getting sufficiently hydrated, adding a pinch of salt should do the
trick. Of course this should be an unrefined, mineral-rich salt such as Himalayan or sea salt.
Doing this restores the minerals in the water which will in turn help you to
retain more of the fluids − thus finally achieving hydration.

When you are tired after cancer therapy you need to consume
foods that will boost your energy while rebuilding your body.

Commercial energy drinks and protein shakes do more harm
than good. It is better to invest in superfoods and organic produce to make
powerful smoothies and juices at home. Adding these to your diet regularly will
make a world of difference. You will find that you have energy without any side

Try the delicious recipe below that will energize
you while building your immune system.

Nori Sprout Rolls with Ginger Tamarindo Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 rolls


  • 1/3 of a medium sweet potato

  • 2 cups fresh alfalfa sprouts

  • 4-6 leaves of Boston lettuce (or other soft leaved

  • 1/3 cucumber peeled

  • ¾ of a medium avocado, sliced

  • 2 Nori seaweed sheets

  • Pink or sea salt to taste

  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Tamarindo sauce:

  • 1 cup Tamarindo pulp

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger

  • 3 teaspoons raw honey

  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds

  • ½ teaspoon pink or sea salt

  • ¼ cup spring or filtered water (more or less as


  1. Take an
    organic sweet potato and peel it. Then cut into strips and gently steam
    until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.

  2. Meanwhile
    rinse the Boston lettuce leaves and set on a tea towel to dry. Slice the
    lettuce in half down the middle.

  3. Peel the
    cucumber and slice into long strips. Remove the avocado from its skin and
    cut into strips also.

To assemble the Nori rolls:

  1. Place the
    Nori sheet on a dry flat surface. Place the Boston lettuce on the sheet.
    Then make a bed of alfalfa sprouts up to three quarters of the width of
    the wrap covering the wrap lengthwise.

  2. Add avocado,
    sweet potato, and cucumber down the wrap lengthwise but close to the edge.

  3. After the
    wrap is loaded, carefully fold and roll it so it is a long roll. Before
    getting to the end, wet your finger with some water and run it along the
    bottom edge. Then finish rolling and smooth the bottom edge to make it

  4. Do the same
    for the second Nori sheet. After the two rolls are prepared, slice them
    into equal pieces with a sharp knife across the roll. Flip them up so you
    see the inside onto a plate.

To prepare the Tamarindo Sauce:

  1. Add all the
    sauce ingredients to a blender.

  2. Blend until

  3. Put the sauce
    in a separate bowl and serve immediately.



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