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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  1. Vegetables and fruits contain many vitamins, minerals and fiber what makes them effective in cancer prevention. If you eat daily about five fruits and vegetables, you maintain your weight in a normal level. Don’t forget to diversify your diet.

  2. I agree with the tip of Garlic,
    As Garlic contains sulfur compounds that may stimulate the immune system’s natural defenses against cancer, and may have the potential to reduce tumor growth. Studies suggest that garlic can reduce the incidence of stomach cancer by as much as a factor of 12!

  3. Eat 5 or more servings of vegetables and fruits each day. (This isn't as hard as you think. One serving equals 1 medium apple, banana, orange, etc.; 1/2 cup of chopped, cooked, or canned fruit; 1 cup of raw, leafy vegetables; and 1/2 cup of other cooked or raw vegetables, chopped.) The brighter the vegetable the more antioxidants it contains. Antioxidants include vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, and many phytochemicals that help prevent damage to cells in the body from chemical reactions with oxygen,Which reduces cancer risk.

  4. Regular self-exams and professional screening for various types of cancers — such as cancer of the skin, colon, prostate, cervix and breast — can increase your chances of discovering cancer early, when treatment is most likely to be successful. Ask your doctor about the best cancer screening schedule for you.

    Take cancer prevention into your own hands, starting today. The rewards will last a lifetime.

  5. Go organic
    Organic food not only tastes better, it doesn’t have all those pesticides, antibiotics, steroids and growth hormones that can make you very sick. A lot of people say to me organic costs more. One trick is to go to your local farmer’s market right before closing. The vendors are practically giving their products away. Plus, eating organic is much cheaper than getting sick, missing work, and having medical expenses.

  6. Sweets and candy bars are filled with sugar, (salt and fat) that significantly raise your caloric intake while offering you very little nutritional value.
    The “sugar” in these products are swiftly absorbed into your blood, raising your “blood-sugar” levels and consequently your insulin levels. High insulin levels may enhance the growth of some cancerous cells (i.e. prostate, lung, colon and breast).
    Sugar also promotes obesity, which increases the risk of cancer.
    Try to avoid foods with:
    • Sugar (i.e. glucose, sucrose, lactose, fructose, maltose, etc.)
    • Fat, and
    • Salt
    Also try to avoid soft drinks (e.g. Coke).

  7. According to me,
    The single most critical step you can take to reduce your risk of getting cancer is to consume a variety of raw fruits and vegetables (on a daily basis). The American Institute for Cancer Research suggests that two-thirds of your meal come in the form of fruits and vegetables.
    Fruits and vegetables contain substances such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, carotenes, flavanoids and enzymes which protect your cells.
    Fruits and vegetables also contain anti-oxidants (e.g. vitamin C, vitamin E, etc.) which help rid the body of toxic free radicals

  8. Skin cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer — and one of the most preventable. Although repeated exposure to X-rays or contact with certain chemicals can play a role, sun exposure is by far the most common cause of skin cancer.

    Most skin cancer occurs on exposed parts of your body, including your face, hands, forearms and ears. Nearly all skin cancer is treatable if you detect it early, but it's better to prevent it in the first place. Try these tips:
    Avoid peak radiation hours. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation peaks between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Minimize or avoid being outside during these hours.

    Stay in the shade. If you go outside, minimize your sun exposure by staying in the shade.
    Cover exposed areas. Wear light-colored, loosefitting clothing that protects you from the sun's rays. Use tightly woven fabrics that cover your arms and legs, and wear a broad-brimmed hat that covers your head and ears.
    Don't skimp on sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15.
    Don't use indoor tanning beds or sunlamps. These also can damage your skin. There's no such thing as a healthy tan.

  9. This is best and an easy one.
    Research suggests that drinking plenty of water may reduce your risk of getting bladder cancer. Why? Water dilutes the cancerous agents in your urine, thereby reducing the time period these agents are in contact with your bladder.
    Additionally, drinking lots of water will aid in the elimination of toxins from your body.
    Research suggests that consistent dehydration may be linked to urinary tract, colon, and breast cancer.
    It is recommended that you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, more if you’re active.

  10. Limit Red Meat and Animal Fat
    Numerous studies show that a diet high in animal fat increases the risk for several types of cancer, particularly colon cancer. Red meat contains much more fat than poultry and fish, so reducing the amount of red meat in your diet may help to prevent cancer. A diet high in fat also is major cause of obesity, which is a risk factor for many types of cancer.


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