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The Cancer-Fighting Salad Chris Wark Ate Every Day to Beat Cancer

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Whether you want to prevent or beat cancer, this salad will strengthen your immune system.

Fight cancer, prevent cancer, and achieve optimal health by eating cancer-fighting foods every day. This salad and dressing recipe was created by Chris Wark, who beat cancer using nutrition and natural therapies, including eating this salad daily.

By Chris Wark • Originally published on

To strengthen your body’s ability to fight cancer, you can eat what I ate:

The biggest, baddest, healthiest salad on the planet!

It consists of raw organic vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, and homemade dressing.

This salad is super healthy, delicious, and will fill you up without zapping your energy.

The Raw Vegan Diet was a huge part of my anti-cancer strategy and I ate this salad every day, sometimes twice a day, during the first few years of my Chemo-Free Cancer Battle.

I wanted to put as many vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and enzymes into my body as possible and there’s no better way than juicing and eating fresh raw organic fruits and vegetables.

Fight Cancer With This Giant Cancer-Fighting Salad Recipe

There’s really no secret formula to this salad, but there are some guidelines to follow:

  • Absolutely no cheese, meat, or store-bought salad dressing.
  • It’s also a good idea to avoid fruit which can cause some indigestion when eaten with vegetables.
  • It is important that you use organic produce, which is free of toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
  • And of course, wash everything before you eat it. Then, just chop it all up and throw it in a bowl!

Note: You might need some bigger bowls. Mine doesn’t look very big in the photo, but it holds over 6 cups. That’s six servings of vegetables! 6-10 servings per day of fruits and vegetables are ideal for cancer prevention and healing.

How To Make The Giant Cancer-Fighting Salad

Editor’s Note: Use as many of the following ingredients as you can. Choose organic produce if possible to avoid pesticides, harmful chemicals, and GMOs. If you use sprouted garbanzo beans, mung beans, red lentils, or green lentils, and you aren’t trying to eat 100% raw, you may want to cook them to improve digestibility.

  • Start with the most nutrient dense dark leafy greens: Kale and Spinach. (Do not exceed 10 cups per day)
  • Broccoli (The best source of sulforaphane which promotes liver detoxification, and Indole-3-carbinol, an anticarcinogenic compound)
  • Broccoli Sprouts (Concentrated sulforaphane & I3C. Do not exceed four cups of sprouts per day)
  • Cauliflower
  • Purple cabbage (cheapest source of antioxidants per ounce in the world!)
  • Slice of red onion (yellow or green onions may actually be better)
  • Leeks
  • Artichokes
  • Red, Yellow, or Green Peppers
  • Mushrooms: Bella, Crimini, Shiitake, etc. (Editor’s Note: Mushrooms should be eaten cooked, never raw, to avoid toxins.)
  • 1/2 an Avocado
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Raw Sunflower seeds (sprouted is better)
  • Raw Almonds (sprouted is better)
  • Sprouted Garbanzo Beans
  • Sprouted Mung Beans
  • Sprouted Red or Green Lentils

Then I top it off with either one of these naturally fermented foods:

  • Bubbies Old Fashioned Sauerkraut

Bubbies is made with only three ingredients: cabbage, water, and salt. It is fermented and cured with all natural enzymes intact, and there is no vinegar added. (Bubbies Kosher dill pickles are super tasty too.) Look for it in the refrigerated section of your local grocer or health food store.

  • Kimchi (Pronounced “Kim Chee”)

Kimchi is a spicy Korean version of sauerkraut typically consisting of fermented cabbage, onions, garlic, and pepper. Kim Chi has high concentrations of Vitamin C and carotene in addition to Vitamin A, B1, B2, calcium, iron and beneficial lactic acid bacteria. It’s recognized as one of the Top Five “World’s Healthiest Foods” by Health magazine. Also in the refrigerated section.

Fermented foods are great for digestion and repopulate your intestinal flora with beneficial bacteria essential for health.

Repeat: Absolutely no cheese, meat, fruit, or store-bought salad dressing.

I know it seems weird to exclude fruit. Here’s why:

Fruits and vegetables need different digestive juices, and when eaten together, they can create excess acid and indigestion.

That is why it’s a good idea to eat them separately, especially if you are sick. This even includes non-sweet fruits, like tomatoes and cucumbers.

My Homemade “Zesty Italian” Salad Dressing

This is hands down the healthiest salad dressing on the planet!

It’s super easy and delicious.

Here’s how you make it:

  • Add 1 tbsp Bragg organic extra virgin olive oil to your salad
  • Add 1 tbsp Barleans cold-pressed flax oil to your salad
  • Lightly drizzle Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to taste (another super healthy fermented food!)
  • Then shake on as much of these Four Cancer Fighting Spices as you can stand:
    • Organic Oregano
    • Organic Garlic Powder
    • Organic Turmeric or Curry Powder
    • Organic Cayenne Pepper (this will spice it up quick, go easy the first time)

Editor’s Note: You can leave out the oil to make this recipe oil-free. You can also use ground flaxseeds in your dressing instead of flaxseed oil.

I can’t tell you many times I have eaten this salad! Over a thousand I bet.

And what’s funny is I have several books filled with of raw vegan recipes, but this Giant Salad ended up being my staple meal.

Most days I ate it for lunch and dinner. I didn’t mind eating the same thing every day because it was simple and quick to prepare.

I didn’t have to put any time into planning my meals. I knew exactly what to buy at the grocery store every week, and it’s so delicious and full of flavor it never got old!

One final note: The salad really doesn’t have to be “giant.” I make big ones because that’s what it takes to fill me up. Not everyone needs to eat that much. A small version is fine too. Just focus on getting as many nutrient-dense vegetables in there as you can and make it big enough to satisfy your appetite.

Watch Chris Wark Make His Cancer-Fighting Salad:

Let us know in the comments: What foods and recipes do you use to fight cancer and prevent it?