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Breast cancer sufferer uses superfoods to combat disease

25th June 2012

A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer has talked about how she used a special diet and exercise plan to beat the disease.

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Vicky Sewart, from Devon, said she ate a variety of superfoods, including taking the spice tumeric, as part of her treatment.

The 44-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and had a mastectomy operation to remove a breast and lymph nodes in June of that year.

She then had chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but decided not to take Tamoxifen when she was in remission.

Vicky explained: "It's very unusual for breast cancer patients not to take the drug. When I told the doctors I didn't want to take it, they just advised me to keep oestrogen out of my body, which is basically what the drug does."

"The doctors absolutely will not say that the diet is going to do anything to help the cancer in any way, other than to say a healthy diet is going to help in the fight against any disease."

She added that she had switched to a new way of eating four years ago and said she believed "absolutely enormously that my diet has assisted my recovery".

She started by becoming a vegan, ate organic foods and removed dairy products from her diet.

She said: "Fresh fruit, vegetables and juices are great, and frozen berries are fantastic as a superfood. Turmeric kind of makes cancer cells commit suicide and ginger and garlic are great to cook with." 

 

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