Anti-Angiogenesis Foods – Agents That Fight Cancer Naturally

What is Anti-Angiogenesis? In laymen’s terms, Anti-Angiogenesis is a cancer therapy that consists of intake of drugs or natural foods that deprive cancerous tumors of blood supplies. In other words, Anti-Angiogenesis starve tumors to death by choking off blood supplies to them. Tumors rely heavily on uninterrupted blood supply and if there is a deprivation, cancerous cells do what they failed to do due to modifications to their genetic code – die. There are currently about a dozen conventional drugs inducing Anti-Angiogenesis available on the market. These drugs have shown the ability to turn off blood supply from the tumor. However as it is with many drugs (chemotherapy), their intake is often accompanied with unpleasant side effects and they are often expensive. That’s where natural foods come to play.

Ongoing research indicates that agents in a number of natural foods directly contribute to treatment of cancer through Anti-Angiogenesis. Following four foods have been known as powerful cancer killers thanks to their Anti-Angiogenesis effects for a while:

  • Blueberries
  • Garlic
  • Soy
  • Green Tea

The strong four listed above have been joined by new two as recently as February 2010. William Li, head of Angiogenesis Foundation presented their latest findings at a prestigious TED Conference on February 10, 2010. During his presentation, William Li said:

We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities. What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day. We discovered that Mother Nature laced a large number of foods and herbs with anti-angiogenesis features.

According to Angiogenesis Foundation’s research, men who ate cooked tomatoes a few times a week were 30% to 50% less likely to develop devastating and humiliating prostate cancer. But the biggest surprise was the discovery of potent cancer killing mechanisms found in two foods that are joining the big four:

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Red Wine

Both dark chocolate and red wine showed undisputed ability to starve tumors to death by choking off their blood supplies. Along with parsley and virtually all types of berries, the above mentioned six anti-angiogenesis foods proved to be “as effective or more potent in battling cancer” through anti-angiogenesis as approved drugs. Yet unlike conventional drugs, there are no side effects associated with consumption of natural foods and they are vastly more affordable bringing cancer treatment to people of all walks of life. Further into the research, Angiogenesis Foundation also discovered that natural anti-angiogenesis foods were even more effective when eaten together.

Cabernet Sauvignon - A Glass a Day Supports Cardiovascular System But Also Helps Fight Cancer, Photo: jgarber, Flickr

Cabernet Sauvignon - A Glass a Day Supports Cardiovascular System But Also Helps Fight Cancer, Photo: jgarber, Flickr

Dark Chocolate - Delicious, Enjoyable and Cancer Fighting, Photo: suavehouse113, Flickr

Dark Chocolate - Delicious, Enjoyable and Cancer Fighting, Photo: suavehouse113, Flickr

Aside from cutting tumors off from the blood supply, anti-angiogenesis foods could also assist with treatment of obesity. Like tumors, fat cells also rely heavily on blood flow to sustain themselves.

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19 Responses to “Anti-Angiogenesis Foods – Agents That Fight Cancer Naturally”

  1. Terry Capps Says:

    Okay this is making a lot of sense. I am having difficulty with quantity such as, tomatoes several times a week = ketchup on my french fries? Red Wine, Whoo-hoo how many bottles a night and will it kill my liver? Dark Chocolate, are we talking Hershey’s, I hate Hershey’s…Mars makes a nice one under the “Dove” name, one ounce a day = a bag every nine days!
    What about that garlic, I know guys which feel they should take a one millameter slice of a garlic clove each day, they pop it like a pill! Should i change from my morning coffee to Earl Gray tea? How many times a week should I suffer Tofu? mushrooms = Doglips, can I blend them into my tomato sauce or do I need to make a tea with these also.

  2. dawn Says:

    I wondered if any of the foods mentioned have proven effect on lymphoma bcell which I am having treatment for.. to hopefully cure, although I was aware of some of these before being anitn oxident etc for cancer patients as wells as healhy eating..

  3. warwick Says:

    much of the information on angiogenesis and foods are encapsulated in Richard Beliveaus book, “Foods that Fight Cancer” including appropriate amounts i.e. 250ml of red wine per day, 2 squares of 70% cocoa dark chocolate per day, the best tomatoe sauce is one you make yourself.

  4. Joe Holloway Says:

    What about Wine if you are Diabetic.
    No Alcohol because it makes Sugar.

  5. ent Says:

    My impression from the TED video is that anti-angiogenesis means preventing or stemming the growth of new blood vessels (the “genesis” of tumors), but not necessarily reducing the size of existing blood vessels/tumors. Is there any evidence that these foods actually reduce the size of existing tumors, as claimed in this article?

  6. warwick Says:

    my understanding is that if you cut off the blood supply, the tumour canot grow and in effect will die or at the least be dormant. There is evidence that foods can inhibit the growth of tumours, Sloan Kettering did a small but not entirely conclusive study, on the use of pomegranate juice. Tumeric has been found effective on breast cancer cells when consumed with pepper, you can find this study at the U of Michigan.

  7. Clarissa Says:

    One of my dogs has been getting thinner and thinner where his ribs were becoming more pronounced. My guess is he has some sort of cancer, but he hasn’t shown any discomfort. Recently, I started giving him crushed fresh turmeric root, dried lemon balm, chaga mushroon extract and vitamin D3 caps mixed into pumpkin seed oil, hemp seed oil and olive oil. He gets about 1/2 teaspoon twice a day with his food. His food portions have not change. He has gotten this for about two months and he has plumped back out a bit. I see a big difference. This is a regimen I wished I started for him a year ago. I think it has stalled what he has, but not cure it. Neverless, if it wasn’t for the info that I have read as of recent – info which falls under the definition of anti-angiogenesis, I would not have considered creating and giving him this concoction with each meal. Now I can put a name to the therapy.

  8. John Says:

    Dr. William Li appeared on a recent Dr. Oz television program discussing 5 foods promoting the anti-angiogenesis effect as follows:
    1. Tomatoes – ½ cup or more, 3 times per week, cooked with olive oil for 30 minutes.
    2. Bok choy – ½ cup, 3 times per week (no mention of cooked or raw.
    3. Flounder – 6 ozs., 2-3 times per week.
    4. Strawberries – 1 cup per day(!)
    5. Artichokes – ¼ cup per day. Again, no mention of raw or cooked.

    Also, he addressed the subject to an audience on the Angiogenesis Foundation website at

  9. Bev Says:

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  10. Deb Says:

    Dark baker’s chocolate inserted into a pitted medjool date is the best nutrition…stay away from processed sugar and foods. Eating a healthy diet minus the processed foods is most beneficial towards reducing the loads on the body’s systems to support itself. The West thinks in terms of a few isolated “cure” items instead of the overall big picture. Healthy foods can be enjoyed for life. Get rid of the fake substitutes that burden the body’s systems and have no real nutrition. Keep foods simple, fresh and the body will love you for it.

  11. Beverly Says:

    Hi all Tomato Paste in 3 tbs of EXV/olive oil heat 100F in convectional oven 15 min you can add curcumin/turmeric/black pepper.The low heat makes the ingredents more powerful Put in Blender with 1 cup of red rASBERRIEs & 1/2 cup wild blueberries some broccoli sprouts ginger,oregano,cumin,red beet powder,whey protein,chia seeds,chopped scallion,garlic pomergrante juice Very Powerful drink

  12. warwick Says:

    geez, sounds awful, is this one of those “the cure is worse than the disease?”….LOL

  13. Anita de la Riviere Says:

    Beverly ..Your drink sounds absolutely wonderful!
    I will try it out and give some to my daughter who is recovering from lung cancer, she loves those ingredients too

  14. WJM Says:

    For diabetes, why not try to consume more foods that are bitter and more supplements reputed to regulate blood glucose levels? Such come to mind include karela, olives, cinnamon, jambu, pterocarpus marsupium,jambu, garlic, gymnema sylvestre, shilajit. Also, for diabetes losing weight and walking more can help.

  15. Marlene Says:

    I have tried tumeric with bioperin (black pepper) it has reduced the uterine cancer pain tremendously and some of the bleeding. Also I did not see asparagus listed here but it did help reduce my uterine cancer bleeding. I know the tumeric works for sure. I was taking 5000 mg every 2-3 hours as the pain was so great. Then it got better. I ran out of the pills and just brought the tumeric powder and mixed in water and drink straight. It reduced the pain still. Now the pain is on very slight. Whereas it was so bad i was taking pain killers. I stop taking pain killers and used tumeric. I had to experiment until I found the right dosage. Now it’s about 4 teaspoons to 8 oz glass of water. Love to everyone.

  16. Jetish Bajrami Says:

    Dear All

    hello , I am new i just wanted to share my information with you , I have informed by a NCT in Heindiberg – germany , they deal with all tye of cancer, the best thing that will make cancer cell die is the vitamin B-17 , witch can be found also in Apricot – Kernal ,

    please have a look at this if you are or familiy need more information surch the google,

  17. WJM Says:

    Has anyone tried the baking soda remedy as a cure for cancer? I think that this remedy is one of a few that fall under shifting the body to a more alkaline state to improve health and eliminate cancer and other illnesses. The anti-angiogenesis diet would likely make a person’s body more alkaline too. It is important that the body stay within a certain pH range. I understand that the range may vary throughout the day but the best state for people to be in is to have a slightly alkaline body – one that is 7.3 or 7.4 on the pH scale as an average in a 24 hour cycle.

  18. warwick Says:

    You should not believe that it matters whether foods are acidic or alkaline, because no foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity. Citrus fruits, vinegar, and vitamins such as ascorbic acid or folic acid do not change the acidity of your stomach or your bloodstream. An entire bottle of calcium pills or antacids would not change the acidity of your stomach for more than a few minutes.
    All foods that leave your stomach are acidic. Then they enter your intestines where secretions from your pancreas neutralize the stomach acids. So no matter what you eat, the food in stomach is acidic and the food in the intestines is alkaline.
    Dietary modification cannot change the acidity of any part of your body except your urine. Your bloodstream and organs control acidity in a very narrow range. Anything that changed acidity in your body would make you very sick and could even kill you. Promoters of these products claim that cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline environment and that is true, but neither can any of the other cells in your body.

    All chemical reactions in your body are started by chemicals called enzymes. For example, if you convert chemical A to chemical B and release energy, enzymes must start these reactions. All enzymes function in a very narrow range of acidity. (The degree of acidity or alkalinity is expressed as “pH.”). If your blood changes its acidity or alkalinity for any reason, it is quickly changed back to the normal pH or these enzymes would not function and the necessary chemical reactions would not proceed in your body.
    For example, when you hold your breath, carbon dioxide

  19. WJM Says:

    Good point about an alkaline diet as affecting the pH of urine but not of blood.
    Russell Means, the Hollywood actor, in August 2011 announced that he was diagnosed with late stage esophageal cancer and was given three months to live. He announced that he was seeking alternative cancer treatment. In December 2011, Russell Means announced he was cancer free. He is still alive at this point. I don’t know the particulars of his treatment or how effective it really was or if he was just lucky.

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