Do you know anyone who is fighting cancer? A friend? Family member? Co-worker? You? Maybe you don’t have cancer…yet, but are afraid it may get you sooner or later. Since there are an innumerable number of food substances, environmental toxins and pollutants out there, all waiting to be ingested, it makes the likelihood of getting cancer all that much more real. It’s frightening to think that we have no source of protection. Or do we?
The best line of defense to protect ourselves from cancer is the food we eat – refraining from dangerous chemicals, hydrogenated and processed foods, and eating food in its natural state. Beyond that, we can look for natural foods that not only PROTECT us from cancer, but FIGHT cancer cells once they take hold in our bodies. The mangosteen fruit is one such fruit.
The mangosteen is grown in southeastern Asia, and was labeled “Queen of Fruits” by Queen Victoria of England. Rich in anti-oxidants known as ‘xanthones’, the mangosteen is capable of neutralizing free radicals, strengthening the immune system, and maintaining intestinal health. For years it has been used both internally and externally in many forms, including teas, poultices, and ointments. Read the rest of this entry »