Angiogenesis, what's that?

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Angiogenesis - The Science Of Metastasis

Posted on June 10, 2018  - By Steph

Angiogenesis is the process by which our body makes new blood vessels. As adults, new blood vessels don't usually grow, except for wounds, pregnancy and menstruation in women. Your body recognizes it has to grow new vessels thanks to stimulators called angiogenetic proteins and is able to prune them back to baseline thanks to inhibitors.

But Angiogenesis can be struck out of balance: in excess or in insuffiency.

We all have cancer cells in our bodies. “Cancer cells” are microscopic abnormal cells that are not able to grow if they don't receive any nutrients via the blood supply. If angiogenesis is in balance within our bodies, it won't provide blood vessels to cancer cells to help them grow.

But here is the tricky part: cancer cells are able to mutate and release themselves via those angiogenetic factors to attract blood vessels to them. Then, the same vessels that are feeding malignant tumors are also the ones helping them to invade the blood system and migrate, giving birth to metastasis. Angiogenesis basically waters the plant. No water, no growth.

We have discovered that naturally occuring food contains substantial amounts of antiangiogenetic compounds. Since we already know that 80-90% of cancers are due to lifestyle factors, where diet can play a role, it is not surprising that we should be able to regulate the angiogenesis balance in our body with food.

Antiangiogenetic foods include:

  • All Berries
  • Green tea
  • Red grapes & wine
  • Soy beans
  • Ginseng, turmeric, nutmeg, parsley & garlic,...
  • Tomatoes, bok choys, olive oil,
  • Dark chocolate

We recommend you consume these foods in their most natural and unprocessed state. For example, dark chocolate being cacao powder; soy beans being organic Non-GMO unprocessed soy beans; red wine representing less than 1 glass of organic red wine a day.
So, start tomorrow by filling your fridge with some of these suggested foods!

PS: Our delivered meals always contain high amounts of angiogenetic food.