Carrots Against Cancer


miko hargett during chemo with glass of carrot juicd
carrot juice with masticating juicer
The humble carrot that grows in the dirt has some powerful nurturing features for our health.

If you Google “carrots and cancer” you’ll find a lot of info about how carrots play a big role in fighting and preventing cancer. 
Carrots are sweet (glucose) so cancer cells like them and allow them in as fuel, also absorbing the nutrients that harm cancer cells.
I’ve done a lot of carrot smoothies – sometimes with Apple (the pectin helps fight cancer too) – and sometimes ginger. Smoothies are made in the blender. The extra fiber helps by binding to the toxins on its way out. (Make sure to drink lots of water too. Eat less at a time if it makes you feel bloated). 
When the carrot smoothie was too much for my body to process (I felt weak), then I drank carrot juice (using a masticating juicer). 
When I felt like taking a break from carrots (or anything), I did – forcing yourself can make it worse. Better to take time and find a way you don’t have to force yourself. Sometimes the body’s just overloaded and asking for a break.
I’ve experimented with “no-bake carrot snacks” too. I just google the term and play with ideas I like. 
I have a whole bunch of shredded carrots I plan to make no bake carrot protein cake with. I’ll tell you how it goes! 
Juice tip if you have a blender and no juicer – blend the carrots till they’re liquefied and then strain it. You can use the pulp for a snack. (Add lemon, apples, raisins for a cold fresh snack?) 
By the way, when it comes to food styles, I’m a flexitarian. I focus on eating natural whole foods, in a fun practical way, with energy being my primary goal followed closely by eating for regeneration – things like bone broth. Another topic. 
I think our bodies give us a lot of info we can use to find enjoyable ways to be healthy. So listen to your body, ask yourself new questions, and see how these food ideas work for you. Everyone’s different but we share our humanity and ability to to heal. 
After my diagnosis I researched how I was going to manage the experience and what kind of treatment I was going to go with. I decided to use everything. 
I was happy when I talked with my surgeon and she said the same thing – do it all! 
Food plays a big part, so I’ll share more of what worked for me in future posts! 
The link at the end of this post is chock full of information on carrots and related cancer protocols. I followed my own protocols, though, based on what I could and would do realistically.
“Everything in moderation, including moderation,” is one of my mottos. (Thank you Oscar Wilde!) 
Let me know how your carrot crusade goes or doesn’t! 
(Constructive and creative debate welcome. I know food is dear to many  hearts including my own and new ideas can be very helpful.)

By mikohargett

A rogue consciousness adjusting to her new body.

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