Protocel is a non-toxic alternative cancer treatment. It works a bit differently than other alternative treatments in that it does not work by trying to strengthen the immune system so that your natural immune system can fight off your cancer. Protocel works directly on the cancer cells by starving them of ATP, (adenosine triphosphate,) which is how both healthy cells and cancer cells get their electrical energy.
Most non-toxic alternative cancer treatments require rigid dietary changes to strengthen the immune system. Some of these dietary changes include switching to an alkaline diet, going vegetarian, and limiting high glycemic foods. These types of diets will work with Protocel also, but that is not the primary concern. The primary dietary concern while using Protocel is to limit eating foods that actually interfere with Protocel, and can cause it to become ineffective.
The 3 main dietary concerns are:
First, Vitamin C, experts on Protocel say to consume no more than 100 mgs. per day. Do not consume any citrus fruits or juice. You can just do an internet search to find out the Vitamin C content of the fruits and veggies you like to eat. Seems pretty simple. Try to eat both some fruits and vegetables every day. One more thing, you can eat cooked vegetables because cooking your vegetables pretty much destroys the vitamin C.
Things are a bit less clear when it comes to Vitamin E and Selenium. While it is known that Vitamin E and Selenium interfere with Protocel, the experts aren’t sure exactly how much can be safely consumed. I’m going to list the top 10 foods with the highest Vitamin E and Selenium content, and then I’m going to make some recommendations based on my own experiences.
Top 10 foods high in Selenium
1. Brazil nuts
2. Shellfish, oysters, mussels, and whelk
4. Fish including canned tuna
5. Sunflower seeds
6. Bran, wheat, rice, and oat, includes wheat germ
8. Bacon and pork chops
9. Lobster and crab
I want to give you some guidelines on Selenium based on my own research and experience. First of all, Brazil nuts are just off the charts in Selenium content, so I would recommend completely staying away from eating Brazil nuts. Everything else on the list can be eaten in moderation. Let me define what I mean by, “in moderation. ” No more than twice a week, and then only in modest amounts. For example, canned tuna, no more than ½ cup. When consuming any kind of bran, no more than ½ cup. Any kind of fish, shrimp or pork chop, a portion about the size of your fist or a deck of cards is a good rule of thumb, but again, no more than twice a week.
Top 10 foods high in Vitamin E
1. Wheat germ oil
2. Sunflower seeds
3. Almond butter
5. Sunflower oil
6. Safflower oil
8. Peanut butter
10. Cooked Spinach
The guidelines for Vitamin E are similar to those for Selenium. Wheat Germ oil is pretty much off the charts so I would definitely stay completely away from that, (and wheat germ in general for that matter. ) Everything else can be consumed in moderation. I think the important thing here is to consume small portions. Most of the items listed are nuts and seeds, so I would say no more than an ounce or about 2 tablespoons and then no more than once a day. Personally, I choose foods at the bottom of the list and avoid the foods at the top of this list. For example, for Protocel users, peanut butter is better than almond butter because it has less Vitamin E.
Now I want to tell you about my own diet that I’m using while on Protocel to treat my breast cancer. I’m not certain that I’ve got it all figured out yet, and I’m still on a learning curve so I’ll just give you the best information that I can.
First of all you need to avoid all refined sugar. You should also avoid white flour, white rice, and pasta, (you can have whole grain pasta or brown rice. ) This is because cancer cells love to feed on sugar. Fortunately, replacing sugar with a healthy substitute like Stevia makes sacrificing sugar pretty easy to do.
For breakfast I usually eat a buckwheat pancake with some fresh fruit on top either a sliced banana or raspberries. That’s because that just happens to be what I like to eat, but there are endless possibilities. You can have eggs and whole grain toast, oatmeal, whole grain bagel and cream cheese, buckwheat or whole grain pancakes, pretty much anything you like as long as you follow the guidelines I’ve listed.
For lunch I almost always eat chicken or some hormone free beef. Again, there is tons of flexibility with what you can have with it. I’m going to list some of the choices that I like but as long as you stay within the guidelines you can pretty much enjoy your favorite foods. You might have to just tweak them a little to make them a little healthier, like substituting Stevia for sugar and whole wheat flour for white flour. Here goes:
1. A sandwich made with Ezekiel 4:9 bread or whole grain bread
2. A salad with iceberg lettuce, a handful of cashews or almonds, grapes, goat cheese and sugar free dressing.
3. Homemade vegetable soup or chili
4. Tacos, tostadas, or a burrito made with Ezekiel 4:9 tortillas.
5. Hamburger with a whole grain sugar free bagel.
6. Most cooked vegetables, (I rarely eat either fresh or cooked broccoli or cooked sweet potatoes because they are relatively high in vitamin C, though occasionally in small amounts it’s OK, ie. 1/2 cup. )
For supper I mostly stay vegetarian, though not always. I’m big on different kinds of legumes. I make killer lentil soup, black beans, and fava beans. I actually like eating healthy foods, but if you’re not a health-nut like me that’s OK, there really is tons of flexibility so that you can still enjoy most of your favorite foods. Just follow the general guidelines that I’ve listed. The following is a list of some of the things I eat for supper:
1. Lentil soup, split-pea soup, or vegetable soup, (my vegetable soup has meat in it. )
2. Pizza made with an Ezekiel 4:9 tortilla, pizza sauce, and mozzarella.
3. Whole grain spaghetti with sautéed mushrooms and veggies in the sauce.
4. Hard-boiled egg, an apple, plain yogurt mixed with vanilla and Stevia, and a homemade muffin, (made with whole wheat flour and Stevia).
5. Black beans and brown rice, with a low vitamin C fruit, (peach, pear, or an apple. )
6. Ezekiel 4:9 toast with sugar free natural peanut butter.
7. Millet, (a grain similar to rice but healthier. ) and ground fava beans and marinated chicken.
I don’t always have the discipline to eat the perfect Protocel diet. I do drink 2 cups of coffee everyday, 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup in the afternoon. Coffee does not interfere with Protocel but most cancer diets strictly prohibit coffee. It’s also hard to be good when eating in a restaurant and sometimes I scarf down 2 or 3 pieces of pizza. I’ve also been known to go face-first into the basket of chips at the Mexican restaurant. I also share the occasional Diet Pepsi with my son. Sweets don’t tempt me that much but sometimes I eat sugar free ice cream sweetened with Splenda, or even a few bites of some cake or a cookie. I really do try to keep this kind of blatant cheating to a minimum however and usually only slip up about once or twice a week.
One thing that I’m pretty disciplined about is making sure that I take my Protocel on an empty stomach. I always take Protocel at least ½ hour or preferably 45 minutes before and after a meal. I also drink tons of pure water.
So you can see there is a lot of flexibility with your diet while on Protocel, and there is plenty of room to enjoy your favorite foods with just a few adjustments like switching to Stevia instead of sugar and whole wheat flour instead of white flour. I have found that making these small changes in my diet is pretty painless and I don’t feel deprived of eating my favorite foods. This is just a general guideline and I don’t claim to know all the answers, but I wanted to share the information that I have uncovered to try to give you the best chance at achieving success while using Protocel