Will You Make These Changes to Reduce the Risk of Developing Cancer?
"How can I reduce the risk of developing cancer?"
Most people think of the above question a few times in their lives. The good news: you are 100% capable of "evading" cancer. The "bad" news: you need to change your lifestyle.
We put "bad" in inverted commas because, frankly, most people would rather get cancer and suffer all kinds of tragedy (and risk death when unnecessary) than change their lifestyles for better to prevent cancer in the first place.
So... telling the average person they need to adopt a new lifestyle and mindset to reduce the risk of developing cancer (or other lifestyle-related diseases) is "bad" news to them.
If you don't make specific changes today, you will make them (along with much worse changes) when you fight to wipe out your cancer tomorrow.
As the saying goes: prevention is better than cure. To change your diet and your lifestyle is the absolute best choice you can make for yourself and your family. It will prevent not only cancer, but a range of other lifestyle diseases every person can avoid!
The easiest way to bring the changes into effect, is by implementing them in stages. Small, gradual changes will allow you to acclimate to one or two at a time. Once they are a part of your lifestyle, move on to the next stage.
We have summarised the most important aspects of life which need to be addressed to reduce the risk of developing cancer. Dr Carlos M. Garcia has an extensive article on the same topic.
Our bodies make up 60% to 71% water. Every function in our bodies depend on proper hydration. Don't settle for tap water though.
Keep your body hydrated and functioning well by consume at least 2 to 3 litres of water per day. And please don't settle for tap water (it has many harmful chemicals). As far as possible, get your drinking water from natural sources. Water free from harmful chemicals contain antioxidant properties which aid in neutralising free radicals.
The National Cancer Institute states that one of the underlying causes of cancer is excessive free radical damage to cells. They cause DNA damage and result in irregular cell mutation.
There is debate over which water is the best for drinking (spring, purified, distilled, ionised alkaline). We will discuss the issue in a different article.
2. You are what you eat. Help your body to fight cancer with the correct nutrients.
Try to stay away from "supermarket" fruits and veggies. If you can, support your local farmer's market instead. The chances are high that your food won't contain herbicides and pesticides.
Buy organic meat and free range eggs and try to cut your meat consumption to 20%. Stay away from pig meat which causes cancer - a proven fact.
Incorporate cancer fighting foods into your diet:
- coconut oil
- dark, leafy greens
- seeds and nuts
- cruciferous veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.)
- organic herbs and spices
Cancers such as colon, breast, endometrial, esophageal, liver, stomach, kidney, and myeloid leukaemia is less likely to become a part of your life if you exercise.
Exercise helps us to release toxins from our bodies. Go for a 30 to 40 minute walk at least four times a week.
4. Spend less time with your faithful companion: the cellphone.
A study by National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded: whole body exposure to cellphone radiation likely caused heart and brain cancer in rats. The study supports the growing body of science showing a link between cellphone radiation and brain tumours.
Use your faithful companion for short calls or texts. Limit the time you use it for social media and turn your cellphone off when possible. Never carry your cellphone on your body such as in your pocket or your bra. Do not sleep with your cellphone near you.
5. Stay away from sugar
Cancer cells thrive on sugar. Sugar is the only substance a cancer cell can use for energy.
No sugar = no cancer.
Consuming sugar only causes cancer cells to grow and spread at a rapid rate.
Dr Otto Warburg, a German cancer researcher, received a Nobel Prize in 1931 for discovering how cancer thrives on sugar in our bodies.
The list above is not exhaustive. Many other changes can reduce the risk of cancer. We will address them in another post.
Please share this information with your loved ones.