Should avoid processed foods, full of white sugar and harmful fats, a menu based on ingredients rich in protein and antioxidants.
To our immune opposed various diseases and infections, are needed his white blood cells, which originate in the bone marrow. If they arrive in the blood while still not sufficiently developed, there is a problem – not only because they can not confront the disease, but also suppress the healthy blood cells. If this happens, it is leukemia – blood of many underdeveloped leukocytes, which multiply and become cancerous. In addition to the blood, they can attack the liver, spleen, kidneys, lymph nodes, brain and testes.
The cause unknown
Leukemia can be divided into myeloid and lymphocytic, depending on the type of underdeveloped blood cells, each of which is divided into acute, which progresses rapidly, and chronic, whose development can take years. Although the exact cause of leukemia is not known, it is believed that her more exposed smokers, obese people and people who are being treated for cancer chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Under the increased risk are children suffering from Down’s syndrome or Blum, and residents of areas affected by the nuclear disaster and the ones that work in nuclear power plants.
Diagnosis and treatment
Leukemia is diagnosed when blood tests and bone marrow, which is usually taken from the hip. When you determine the type and stage of leukemia, prescribe the treatment, which, among other things, depends on the patient’s age and his general health condition. The most commonly practiced chemotherapy, while radiation therapy is practiced during the preparation of patients for transplantation of bone marrow or stem cells. This involves the destruction of diseased bone marrow and rebuilding healthy, except that pushing can be used stem cells of the patient or donor cells.
Fresh fruit – The best choice
Leukemia in most cases carries with it the loss of appetite. Therefore, it is recommended several small meals during the day, if possible – on every four hours. It should forget about cigarettes and alcohol, and not recommended white sugar, which malignant cells food. The menu should be rich fresh fruits and vegetables, rich in antioxidants – vitamin C, which is rich in these foods, has a similar structure to glucose, but unlike her, do not encourage reproduction of malignant cells, but they are weak. In particular, it advises consumption of berries, especially in combination with whole grains.
Wheat: Good or bad?
Patients with leukemia and other cancers – not advisable to consume gluten-rich grains, which include wheat. Instead, one should eat buckwheat, quinoa or millet. However, gluten has the germ and grain, but not in young wheat. It is the juice of freshly grown wheat, which in an appearance reminiscent of grass, one of the best medicines for leukemia – strengthens the immune system, improves blood count and abundant chlorophyll, which is similar in composition to hemoglobin in the blood.
Beetroot – A strong ally
Although many do not like the taste of beetroot, this vegetable is considered the best friend of blood and most powerful fighter against leukemia – betaine, destroys cancer cells. It is recommended to consume at least a pound of minced red root daily. It is crucial to start treatment as soon as the disease is detected, except that the beets can eat and prevention, in order to preserve the general health – if you do not agree with her taste, you can mix with the juice of apples or carrots, vegetable are recommended broccoli and peppers, in which it has more vitamin C than oranges.
Smoothie against leukemia
Put in a blender 400g hulled beetroot, a piece of ginger root (about 3 cm), 1 tablespoon of turmeric, a handful of parsley leaves, freshly squeezed juice of 2 lemons, a pinch of black pepper and a pinch of chili peppers. Mix well and drink it immediately.
Beets with walnuts and goat cheese
At 130 degrees C fry ½ cup chopped walnuts and leave them to cool. Increase the temperature to 190 degrees C and bake for 1 special higher beetroot (washed but unpeeled), about 40 minutes. Peel the beets when cooled. Grease an ovenproof bowl with olive oil, and Order for her beet cut into rings and 50 g of soft goat cheese. Bake about 15 minutes at 200 degrees C and sprinkle with chopped nuts.