8 nutrients that can stop cancer in its tracks

2. Vitamin D.

We know about this one. It builds strong bones and teeth and ensures healthy muscles and skin.

But Vitamin D also helps with the production of substances that block the growth of cancer.

The production of a cancer-fighting protein called GcMAF requires sufficient levels of Vitamin D. GcMAF shuts down enzymes that encourage cancer growth.

DBP-maf (Vitamin D binding protein-macrophage activating factor) is a cancer-fighting protein that depends on Vitamin D for transport through the bloodstream. DBP-maf stimulates the immune response and suppresses angiogenesis (blood vessel growth in tumors).

Read: How much does vitamin D really lower your cancer risk?

Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.