The unofficial Protocel diet
Protocel is a non-toxic alternative cancer treatment. It works a little differently than other alternative treatments in that it does not work when trying to strengthen the immune system so that your natural immune system can fight your cancer. Protocel works directly on cancer cells by depriving them of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the way both healthy and cancer cells get their electrical energy.
Most non-toxic alternative cancer treatments require rigid dietary changes to strengthen the immune system. Some of these dietary changes include switching to an alkaline diet, going vegetarian, and limiting high-glycemic foods. These types of diets will work with Protocel as well, but that’s not the main concern. The main dietary concern when using Protocel is limiting your intake of foods that actually interfere with Protocel and can make it ineffective.
The top 3 dietary concerns are:
First, vitamin C, the experts at Protocel say don’t consume more than 100mg. per day. Do not consume citrus fruits or juices. You can do an Internet search to find out the vitamin C content of the fruits and vegetables that you like to eat. It seems pretty simple. Try to eat fruits and vegetables every day. One more thing, you can eat cooked veggies because cooking your veggies pretty much destroys vitamin C.
Things are a bit less clear when it comes to vitamin E and selenium. While vitamin E and selenium are known to interfere with Protocel, experts are not sure how much can be safely consumed. I’m going to list the top 10 foods with the highest vitamin E and selenium content, and then I’m going to make some recommendations based on my own experiences.
Top 10 foods high in selenium
1. Brazil nuts
2. Seafood, oysters, mussels and whelk
4. Fish, including canned tuna
5. Sunflower seeds
6. Bran, wheat, rice and oats, includes wheat germ.
8. Bacon and pork chops
9. Lobster and crab
I want to give you some guidelines on selenium based on my own research and experience. First of all, Brazil nuts are off the charts for selenium content, so I would recommend staying completely away from eating Brazil nuts. Everything else on the list can be eaten in moderation. Let me define what I mean by “in moderation.” No more than twice a week, and then only in modest amounts. For example, canned tuna, no more than ½ cup. When consuming any type of bran, no more than ½ cup. Any type of fish, shrimp or pork chop, a fist-size portion, or a deck of cards is a good rule of thumb, but again, no more than twice a week.
Top 10 foods rich in vitamin E
1. Wheat germ oil
2. Sunflower seeds
3. Almond butter
5. Sunflower oil
6. Safflower oil
8. Peanut butter
10. Cooked spinach
The guidelines for vitamin E are similar to those for selenium. Wheat germ oil is pretty off the beaten path, so I would definitely stay away from that (and wheat germ in general) entirely. Everything else can be consumed in moderation. I think the important thing here is to eat small portions. Most of the items listed are nuts and seeds, so I would say no more than an ounce or about 2 tablespoons and then no more than once a day. Personally, I choose the foods at the bottom of the list and avoid the foods at the top of this list. For example, for Protocel users, peanut butter is better than almond butter because it has less vitamin E.
Now I want to tell you about my own diet that I am using while taking Protocel to treat my breast cancer. I’m not sure I’ve figured it all out yet, and I’m still on a learning curve, so I’ll give you the best information I can.
First of all, you should avoid all refined sugar. You should also avoid white flour, white rice, and pasta (you can eat whole wheat pasta or brown rice). This is because cancer cells love to feed on sugar. Fortunately, replacing sugar with a healthy substitute like Stevia makes sacrificing sugar pretty easy to do.
For breakfast, I usually have a buckwheat pancake with some fresh fruit on top, be it a sliced banana or raspberries. That’s because it turns out that’s what I like to eat, but there are endless possibilities. You can eat whole-grain eggs and toast, oatmeal, whole-grain bagels and cream cheese, buckwheat, or whole-grain pancakes, pretty much anything you want, as long as you follow the guidelines I’ve listed.
For lunch I almost always eat hormone-free chicken or beef. Again, there is a lot of flexibility with what you can have. I’m going to list some of the options that I like, but as long as you stay within the guidelines, you can enjoy your favorite foods. You may need to tweak them a bit to make them a bit healthier, like substituting Stevia for sugar and white flour for whole wheat flour. Here it goes:
1. A sandwich made with Ezekiel 4: 9 bread or whole wheat bread
2. A salad with iceberg lettuce, a handful of cashews or almonds, grapes, goat cheese, and sugar-free dressing.
3. Homemade vegetable soup or chili
4. Tacos, tostadas or a burrito made with Ezequiel 4: 9 tortillas.
5. Hamburger with whole grain bagel without sugar.
6. Most cooked vegetables (rarely like fresh or cooked broccoli or cooked sweet potatoes because they are relatively high in vitamin C, although occasionally small amounts are fine, ie 1/2 cup).
For dinner, most of the time I stay vegetarian, although not always. I am big on different types of vegetables. I make soup out of killer lentils, black beans, and lima beans. I actually like to eat healthy foods, but if you’re not a health freak like me, that’s fine, there really is a lot of flexibility so you can enjoy most of your favorite foods. Just follow the general guidelines that I have listed. The following is a list of some of the things I eat for dinner:
1. Lentil soup, pea soup, or vegetable soup (my vegetable soup has meat).
2. Pizza made with Ezequiel 4: 9 tortilla, pizza sauce and mozzarella.
3. Wholegrain spaghetti with sautéed mushrooms and vegetables in sauce.
4. Hard boiled egg, an apple, plain yogurt mixed with vanilla and Stevia, and a homemade muffin (made with whole wheat flour and Stevia).
5. Black beans and brown rice, with a fruit low in vitamin C (peach, pear or apple).
6. Ezekiel 4: 9 Toast with Natural Unsweetened Peanut Butter.
7. Millet, (a grain similar to rice but healthier). Ground beans and marinated chicken.
I don’t always have the discipline to eat the perfect Protocel diet. I drink 2 cups of coffee every day, 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup in the afternoon. Coffee does not interfere with Protocel, but most cancer diets strictly prohibit coffee. It is also difficult to be good when you eat in a restaurant and sometimes I eat 2 or 3 pieces of pizza. I am also known for going in front of the basket of fries at the Mexican restaurant. I also share the occasional diet Pepsi with my son. Sweets don’t tempt me much, but sometimes I do eat sugar-free ice cream sweetened with Splenda, or even a few bites of a cake or cookie. However, I really try to keep these kinds of blatant cheating to a minimum and usually only go wrong once or twice a week.
One thing I’m pretty disciplined about is making sure I take my Protocel on an empty stomach. I always take Protocel at least half an hour or preferably 45 minutes before and after a meal. I also drink tons of pure water.
So you can see that there is a lot of flexibility with your diet while taking Protocel, and there is plenty of room to enjoy your favorite foods with just a few adjustments, like switching to Stevia instead of sugar and whole wheat flour instead of white flour. I have found that making these small changes to my diet is quite painless and I don’t feel deprived of eating my favorite foods. This is a general guide only and I do not claim to know all the answers, but I wanted to share the information I have discovered to try and give you the best chance for success using Protocel.