HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF CANCER (PT 1) - WITH A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Posted on January 21 2017
This post could just SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
"YOU HAVE CANCER!"
These may be three of the most devastating words that a person can ever hear in their lifetime - AND while there is a lot of talk about how to treat cancer, what are you meant to do to prevent cancer?
In a study of postmenopausal women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, people with a HEALTHY DIET had a 45% lower risk of mortality from breast cancer or any other disease.
So NUTRITION is clearly key - as it is in preventing any disease!
Below are the top tips to live a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of cancer!!
1. FIND YOUR HEALTHY / NATURAL WEIGHT
Did you know that fat is a metabolically active tissue?
The fat in our body is not inert. In fact, it has its very own blood supply and cellular activity
The metabolic activity of our fat cells accounts for why body weight can influence our cancer risk. Intra-abdominal fat (the stuff in our mid-section that surrounds and even permeates our organs) has a particularly important role in our health. This type of fat releases inflammatory chemicals and growth factors that can cause chronic disease (such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions) and accelerate the growth of cancer cells. INTERNAL INFLAMMATION is the root cause of almost ALL diseases!!
Note: Weight loss is not recommended during many cancers, when your body needs optimal nutrition (LOW CARBS) and fuel to heal.
2. EAT ORGANIC AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
Many pesticides, herbicides and fungicides have carcinogenic qualities. Therefore, to reduce your risk of future cancer, it makes good sense to minimize your exposure to chemicals that are cancer-promoting.
Research indicates that organic produce has a higher nutrient content. Our bodies need to be well-nourished and receive a plentiful supply of antioxidants to combat cancer cells and support the immune system. So eating organic has the twofold benefit of giving your body less of the harmful stuff and more cancer-fighting, health-enhancing goodness!
Organic may be more expensive - but your health is worth it!
3. EAT LOTS OF ALKALISING AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS!
Inflammation is bad news for our health - as mentioned above!! By reducing inflammation, we can keep our body working in top condition and lower our risk of developing cancer.
As a general rule of thumb, most plant-based foods have a more alkalizing effect within the body. On the other hand, many dairy products, meat, sugar and refined foods tend to be more acidifying.
Research has found that a more alkaline, plant-based diet and lower intake of meat products can significantly lower the risk of many cancers.
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