Will You Make These Changes to Reduce the Risk of Developing Cancer?

Welcome back! We trust you are making (or thinking about it) essential changes to your lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing cancer. If you need a recap or if you missed the first post in this series, you can read it here.

Let's continue our journey to reduce the risk of developing cancer and to advanced wellness:


1. Stop Smoking! A cliché, perhaps... But true nonetheless.

Smoking is the most avoidable cancer cause.

A study by the Harvard School of Public Health shows smoking and various forms of tobacco use is linked to at least 30% of cancer deaths. The number 1 risk-factor for lung cancer is smoking.

Smoking damages the DNA in your body responsible for protecting you against cancer. Chemicals in cigarettes such as benzene, polonium-210, benzo(a)pyrene, and nitrosamines; cause DNA damage. The arsenic and nickel in cigarettes interfere with pathways responsible for repairing damaged DNA.

Damaged cells are more likely to turn cancerous due to joint chemicals, arsenic and nickel. "Safe cigarettes do not exist". Read that again. And again. The more you smoke, the higher your chances of developing cancer.

An otherwise healthy lifestyle does not "cancel out" the damaging effects of smoking. If you want to reduce the risk of developing cancer, stop smoking!

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2. Be Careful when You Pick a Dentist

Research shows that various cancers and other diseases correlate directly to toxins, infections, and root canals in the mouth. Good oral conditions lead to increased health and wellness.

Dangerous dental conditions:

Root Canals
In the early 1900’s, Dr Weston Price was one of the first researchers to understand the association between root canals and illness. Price was concerned about the pathological bacteria found in almost all root canal teeth of that time. These bacteria can make their way into the bloodstream infiltrating tissue, organs and glands.

He could transfer diseases harboured by humans from their extracted root canal teeth into rabbits by inserting a fragment of a root canal root under the skin in the belly area of a test rabbit. He found that root canal fragments from a person who had suffered a heart attack, when implanted into a rabbit, would cause a heart attack in the rabbit within a few weeks. Transference of heart disease was accomplished 100% of the time.

The Weston Price Foundation continues research today and have identified fifty-three different species of anaerobic bacteria in root canals.

Mercury Amalgams
In the US, the number one source of mercury exposure is amalgams.

The human body cannot eliminate mercury. A single mercury amalgam releases as much as 15 micrograms of mercury per day. The average person has eight amalgams. This means they absorb up to 120 micrograms of mercury per day. The build-up of mercury over time causes mercury poisoning and related health issues.

4. Make your home a non-stick cookware free zone

To have "non-stick properties", the cookware is loaded with perfluorooctaoic acid (and other perfluorinated compounds). Even at low temperatures, these chemicals release toxins in the air and in food.

Research shows these toxins can accumulate in your blood at rapid rates and lead to chronic diseases (such ascancer).

5. Spend more time standing


Extensive studies done over the years confirm: people who sit for hours per day are at higher risk of developing health issues such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

In one study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers found that men who sit for 6 or more hours per day increased their risk of dying from chronic disease by 50% over those who sitting 3 hours or fewer. Further studies have showed that standing up increases productivity, and tones muscles, burns more calories, improves posture, and ramps up metabolism.

For every 30 minutes in your day, sit for 20, stand for 8 and stretch for 2. Reducing how often you sit, by no matter how little, will improve your health.

Cancer prevention does not guarantee you will always be cancer free but taking measures to reduce your risk will give you the best chance.

​Read more about how to reduce the risk of cancer on Dr. Garcia's website.