Thursday, May 10, 2012

5 More Steps To Reducing Cancer Risk

    You've already read ten great ways to NATURALLY reduce your risk for cancer, in our previous posts.  As horrific as this disase is, there are actually a tremendous amount of lifestyle changes that will reduce your risk for cancer quite significantly.  Below are five more incredible ways to continue to reduce your risk for various cancers.  Please read and share this important article with those you love!
  • Consume garlic several times per day:  Garlic not only boosts the immune system, thereby helping your body to fight off cancer, but it also promotes healthy blood circulation and improves heart health.  If you don't like the taste of garlic or are having a hard time working it into your meals, then take garlic pills as a frequent supplement. 
  • Cut out high-fat animal protein: A Yale study found that women who ate the most animal protein had a 70 percent higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, while those who ate diets high in saturated fat increased their risk 90 percent. So switch to low-fat or nonfat dairy, try substituting poultry or fish for beef or pork, and use olive oil instead of butter.
  • Tolerate dandelions: Using commercial pesticides on your lawn may increase your risk of cancer, since most contain pesticides linked to lymphomas and soft-tissue cancers. Additionally, pesticides used solely on lawns don’t have to go through the same rigorous testing for long-term health effects as those used on food.  Keeping your lawn more free of unnecessary pesticides may go a long way to creating a more cancer-free life.
  • Buy clothes that don’t need to be dry-cleaned: Many dry cleaners still use a chemical called perc (perchloroethylene), found to cause kidney and liver damage and cancer in animals repeatedly exposed through inhalation. Buying clothes that don’t require dry cleaning, or hand washing them yourself, can reduce your exposure to this chemical. If you must dry-clean your clothes, take them out of the plastic bag and air them outside or in another room before putting them on.
  • Include cruciferous vegetables with as many of your meals as possible:  These vegetables (collard greens, kale, cabbage, broccoli, etc) give your body what it needs to remain strong and resilient in its fight against abnormal cells.
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