Dr Buist’s suggestions for foods and supplements for those with cancer or as a cancer-preventive measure

Undereat. Use high nutrient density foods as discussed below. Don’t eat processed foods. Remove all sugar, refined flour, cakes, biscuits, pasta, cakes, ice cream, saturated fats. Eat seasonal foods.

You can have any of the following suggestions for breakfast/lunch or dinner. Make sure you have enough protein, fats and carbohydrates each day but never over eat.

Starter drink

Half cup kefir yoghurt, 1 cup frozen berries, 2 scoops Whey Protein, blend in water then stir in 50,000 cfu probiotics.


Papaya, rock melon, organic apples, pears, seasonal berries. pomegranate, kiwi fruit, oranges, mangosteen, ripe banana.

Dairy Products

No dairy except kefir yoghurt, whey and occasional plain yoghurt or ricotta cheese. No margarine, saturated or trans fats. Use extra virgin olive oil on salads.

Big Salads

Grated beetroot, carrot, daikon radish, hiziki seaweed with tahini/soy/honey dressing or almond paste/honey dressing.

Dark leafy greens, red onion, celery, artichoke, avocado, red radish, sprouts with dressing of cold pressed olive oil and lemon juice or wine vinegar.

Include 2 fresh beets per day – grated raw, juiced, freshly cooked for soup or salad.


Mainly fresh fish.  Especially fatty fish such as sardines, anchovies, halibut, mackerel, eel, kefir yoghurt, eggs, occasionally lean beef, lamb or organic chicken or turkey without the skin.

Include naturally fermented foods e.g. kefir yoghurt, miso, sauerkraut, kim chi.

Particularly concentrate on curries containing Indian herbs and spices which are full of antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory polyphenolic substances, flavonoids, carotenoids and many other important natural anticancer substances.

For example see http://www.gurpareetbains.co.uk/recipe3#/recipe2/

which contains cumin seeds, black peppercorns, green cardamon pods, onion, garlic cloves, fresh root ginger, green chillies, mild curry powder, kaffir lime leaves and coriander:


Red Soup (Borscht – beetroot, carrot, onion, beef marrow stock).

Orange Soup (pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato, onion, garlic, turmeric, chicken stock).

Green Soup (fennel, broccoli, leek, chicken stock, generously topped with chopped fresh herbs).

Mushroom Soup (chicken stock infused with ginger, a variety of mushrooms topped with shallots, miso paste stirred through to serve).

Generous use of fresh herbs and freshly ground spices (e.g. curries). Include a thumb-size piece of ginger daily.  Add chopped rosemary to stews and baked vegetables.

Green Drinks and Vegetables

Green vegetables such as spinach, celery, cabbage, spirulina, fresh herbs and wild greens juiced with an apple or carrot, ½ lime, knob of ginger.

Use generous amounts of dark green vegetables with other meals, especially rocket, kale, broccoli, spinach, chinese greens. If you feel like legumes use lentils, beans and peas.

Also consider other red, yellow, orange vegetables such as red and yellow capsicum, tomatoes, radish, sweet potato, carrots, pumpkin and beetroot.

Red Drink

Beetroot, Blend blue berries/raspberries/mixed berries in organic apple juice.


Drink 3 cups green tea per day (or EGCG caps). You can also have black tea with lime or lemon if you don’t want green tea.


Blueberries or mixed berries + low fat yoghurt+ crushed roasted almonds.


D3 Drops 6,000iu Cholecalciferol(150ug)ie 18drops daily.

CoQ10 150mg Take 3 capsules daily in divided doses equivalent to 450mg Coenzyme Q10 daily.

Take equiv of 300mg resveratrol, grape seed proanthcyanidins 150mg, quercetin 120mg.

Curcumin  Take capsules in divided doses, equiv to Curcumin C3 Complex 1,000mg.

Omega-3 oils. Take capsules in divided doses, equiv to 2,000mg omega-3 oils (1,200mg EPA/800mg DHA).

Extra supplements if appropriate:

Modified Citrus pectin. Take 1 teaspoon twice daily in water or light juice. (Anti-metastasis).

Calcium Orotate. Take a 660mg tablet three times daily with meals (Bone metastasis).

Digestive Enzymes Take 2 capsules 3 times daily.

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