What would you do if you were diagnosed with stage 3 cancer? Most of us would probably run to the nearest oncology clinic for chemotherapy and other invasive procedures.
Chris Walk, on the other hand, forged his own path. In 2003, the then 26-year-old was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer. He underwent surgery to remove the golf ball-sized tumor in his large intestine and affected lymph nodes (1).
Surprisingly, he refused chemotherapy. Instead, he switched over to an organic raw vegan diet and is now 100% disease free. At the heart of his diet is the cancer fighting salad recipe below.
Chris switched to a raw vegan diet to cram the largest amount of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and enzymes in his meals. He also resorted to juicing and making cancer-fighting smoothies.
Here are his two ground rules on how to fight cancer naturally.
1. Go Vegan
The cancer survivor insists that it’s important to avoid dairy, meat, and processed foods, which can increase inflammation and contribute towards cancer. While fruits contain plenty of nutrients, they’re also high in sugar, which feeds cancer cells. Therefore, it’s best to keep your vegetable-to-fruit ratio at 70/30. He also suggests eating them separately. For example, you can start your day with a fruit smoothie and eat veggies at lunch and dinner.
2. Eat Organic
Pesticides sprayed on genetically modified produce are carcinogenic and have a negative impact on cell health. Since the diet only really works if you follow it to a T, it’s important to eliminate all sources of pesticides from your diet and lifestyle. Just make sure to wash all your produce before you eat it.
The Ultimate Cancer Fighting Salad
This salad may not look very big but it actually makes about 6 cups. That’s 6 servings of vegetables in a single meal! The size of the salad isn’t what’s important though, so make sure to listen to your body and adjust the size as needed.
- A handful of dark leafy greens such as kale, romaine, and/or spinach
- Broccoli sprouts
- Purple cabbage
- Slice of red onion
- Red, yellow, or green peppers
- Mushrooms: bella, cremini, shiitake, etc.
- 1/2 an Avocado
- Raw or sprouted sunflower seeds
- Sprouted garbanzo beans
- Raw or sprouted almonds
- Sprouted mung beans
- Sprouted red or green lentils
- Sauerkraut or kimchi (made with limited ingredients)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp cold-pressed flax oil
- a drizzle of raw apple cider vinegar (to taste)
- a sprinkle of oregano
- dash of garlic powder
- a sprinkle of turmeric or curry powder
- a crack of black pepper
- dash of cayenne powder
- Add the salad ingredients in the order listed above.
- Mix the salad dressing ingredients together and drizzle over your salad. Toss to coat evenly.
You don’t have to be a cancer patient to enjoy this salad. In fact, all the nutrients in this salad can actually help prevent the disease. You can actually eat this cancer fighting salad every day, and once you taste it, you won’t want to miss a bite.