After my own journey with cancer or liver cancer to be exact, I have sought to stay as healthy as I can and the biggest factor to that has been food thus keeping a healthy gut.
Usually when we look at a fruit or vegetable, we tend to quickly think of ways to transform it into different flavors by either cooking it or adding other ingredients. That can be a good thing but can also take away from our beautiful “star”. With that being said, I have come to a personal conclusion to always try and eat my fruits and vegetables without transforming them. Do I fail at that sometimes? Yes; I do but that doesn’t keep me from trying over and over to keep that healthy habit. Does that mean that my family and I depend on a raw diet? Nope, not at all but most of our fruit and vegetable consumption is left pure. It’s an apple not applesauce, it’s strawberries not strawberry jam, it’s raw cucumbers not pickled cucumbers, it raw baby green beans instead of cooked to “death” green beans and the list goes on.
However, we have picked up many more habits to try and keep a healthy gut or stay healthy;
- Dirt consumption; oh yes!…I am actually not kidding on this one. We drink at least an ounce of Living Clay a day to keep toxins out.
- Probiotics daily; if there’s one supplements I would recommend from personal experience that will keep that gut happy is this. We do this in many ways; kombucha, probiotic capsules, raw cabbage and the list goes on..
- Drinking coconut water; this will sure flush out the gut and also maintain the electrolytes needed.
- Taking a charcoal supplement once a week or as regular as you need to.
- Drinking apple cider vinegar; I prefer to drink my tablespoon straight but my husband prefers mixing his with water. Either way it’s good for you. Drinking this 30 minutes before breakfast has been great for us but any other time of the day is okay as well.
- Drinking Aloe Vera gel; Only a tea spoon in an 8 ounce glass of water is perfect. But try to follow the instructions given on the bottle.
- Drinking lots of filtered water; I cannot stress this point loud enough. Water pretty much works alongside all the above items. We have to maintain a good water intake to keep our gut functioning well.
Like I have said before, I am not a certified doctor or anything close to that. So think of my words as a blabbering sister talking about what has worked for her hoping to encourage anyone on that path. I strongly believe that what we eat matters a lot in relation to cancer.
P.s. At the end of the day, you need to know that your body is your own so its up to you to do your own research and understand what works best for you. I will say that we must be our own doctors first.