I was in high school and living at home when my older sister was diagnosed with cancer. My sister and her husband moved in with my parents to help take care of her during her treatments and my mom quickly became an expert on all things healthy. My mother had always been careful about what food she brought into our house. She never bought store-brought bread, it was always homemade whole wheat. She never bought candy or treats, so we had to resort to sneaking left over hot cocoa mix from a camping trip into a glass of milk or cookie dough. But when Charity got cancer she became even more diligent and interested in what foods and vitamins should be in our diet. She bought a juicer and started buying carrots in bulk and growing her own wheatgrass. I do love carrot juice but I have to say that my mom's concoction of parsley and orange juice was my favorite.
Now, you probably think of parsley as a garnish but from my mother's research I learned that parsley is the ninja herb. It is full of oils that can help detoxify cancerous chemicals. It also has vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, beta-carotene, folic acid, (and it helps with bad breath if you remember this movie).