Breast Cancer Awareness Month Is a Good Time to Talk About the Food-Mucus-Cancer Connection

Talking about the effects of mucus instead of skimming and delaying action on the topic that’s published in articles and newsletters is half the battle won in breast cancer prevention and the cure.  A good springboard for discussion is “Mucus Plays Key Role in Cancer,” published in The Harvard Gazette, April 29, 2004. About mucus it says, “Investigators at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center in Boston became intrigued with the thick, slimy stuff when they learned that breast, lung, colon, and other tumor cells make more than 50 times more of a certain type of it than normal cells.”

The content of the article, simply put, says mucus is wreaking havoc in the body, something the late herbal medicine specialist Dr. Sebi stated for decades.

For instance, he has said, “Asthma says that the body has reached a level of mucus accumulation that is insupportable.  When you describe an asthmatic person’s condition, you describe all others because all diseases stem from the accumulation of mucus. What causes prostate cancer?  Inflammation.  What is inflammation?  The accumulation of mucus.”

What or who, pray tell, is the source, a much loved and long-standing source that builds a haven for excessive mucus to exist and destroy?  In an interview in 2004, Dr. Sebi said, “There has never been an educator in America that has done research in neuropathology associating the disease with the food that goes in the person’s mouth.  That research has never been done.” 

Until now.

Dr. Neal Barnard, president of Washington, D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine practices holistic medicine that addresses symptoms, causes and solutions to diseases like breast cancer. “As a doctor,” he says, “I want people to know that they already wield some of the most powerful tools to help take control over the risk of cancer: the fork and knife.”

Acid-Based, Mucus-Causing Foods

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine occupies a rare space in western medicine, where it educates the public that some foods, including dairy, cause breast cancer. It found that, “research has linked the high fat content and hormones in milk, cheese, and other dairy products to breast cancer.”  Other breast cancer-food connection studies referenced by the Committee include the following:

A 2017 study funded by the National Cancer Institute that compared the diets of women diagnosed with breast cancer to those without breast cancer found that those who consumed the most American, cheddar, and cream cheeses had a 53% higher risk for breast cancer.

The Life After Cancer Epidemiology study found that, among women previously diagnosed with breast cancer, those consuming one or more servings of high-fat dairy products (e.g., cheese, ice cream, whole milk) daily had a 49% higher breast cancer mortality, compared with those consuming less than one-half serving daily.

Research funded by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the World Cancer Research Fund, found that women who consumed 1/4 to 1/3 cup of cow’s milk per day had a 30% increased chance for breast cancer. One cup per day increased the risk by 50%, and 2-3 cups were associated with an 80% increased chance of breast cancer.

Health & fitness company and blogger Verv Experts (verv.com) teaches that the reason dairy is at the top of the list of mucus-producing foods is “milk and its derivatives like cheese, cream, butter and yogurt contain casein molecules which stimulate phlegm production. In addition, dairy contains a sugar called lactose which further increases mucus secretion.”

No doubt that osteoporosis comes to mind when talks of reducing or eliminating dairy surface. Your vitamin D and bone builder, where will it come from? What are the best life-saving, cancer prevention alternatives?

Plant-Based Calcium

Oranges and mushrooms are good. And add sea moss (also known as sea weed or algae) to talks of ridding the body of inflammation and strengthening bones. Sea moss gets little mention as an effective health benefit, yet it contains body-supporting calcium, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and vitamins, A, C, E, and B.

Sea moss grows under water. Brought to the surface, it becomes food and health products that when consumed regularly, help prevent diseases like breast cancer. Other foods that contain an ample supply of calcium are leafy green vegetables like Brussels sprout, kale, collards, turnip greens, green beans (also known as string beans, snap beans); asparagus and chickpeas are also rich in calcium as well as nut milks like cashew milk, walnut milk and almond milk.

Kellie Bowman is a nurse who encourages eating more plant-based meals. She knows firsthand the benefits of doing so. Kellie is the daughter of nutritionist and herbal medicine specialist Dr. Sebi, and like her father, a vocal and focused advocate of alkaline (natural) food.

Detected in early stages, breast cancer is not a death sentence or a cue to cut the body, especially if next-step conversations and actions happen soon after the diagnosis. Immediate strategies practitioners like Dr. Barnard and Dr. Sebi recommend include a willingness to accept diet change, non-surgical removal of the solid mass of mucus (tumor) with plenty of water, herbal detoxification, and cell repair.

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