Who doesn’t fear Cancer? We are constantly reminded that it affects more than 1:3 people and that is a terrifying statistic when applied to our friends and family and therefore we tend to push it to the back of our minds. We would like to be certain that we could prevent it and that isn’t possible as it affects everyone from the newborn to the super fit but research shows us that there are lifestyle choices that can help with the prevention of Cancer and being informed and taking action lessens the fear.
We all produce cancer cells everyday of our lives and our Immune System deals with them but various factors can overwhelm our immune system and make it much more difficult to cope. We can change aspects of our lifestyle and diet to limit our exposure to toxins, support our immune system and include natural foods, herbs and spices that we know have anti-cancer properties so here are some important choices we can make…
STRESS. First and foremost is how we deal with stress. Major stress often weakens our immune system and precedes a diagnosis of cancer. Ongoing, chronic stress can have the same effect and becoming aware of our stress levels and learning how best to manage it is essential. Many people these days deal with stress by drinking alcohol which makes them feel relaxed for a short while but it is only like a band-aid fix and and doesn’t get to the route of the problem. It could even add to it by making you less able to cope the following day and therefore the problem can escalate. Walking in the fresh air, deep breathing, stretching, Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation and listening to music can all be beneficial. Stress depletes your water soluble B Vitamins so taking a supplement can sometimes help. Taking a Magnesium supplement can help with relaxation and sleep. People that smoke often smoke more when stressed and obviously this is one lifestyle that is proven to cause cancer. Smoking leads to low levels of oxygen in the cells and that grey skin look that occurs with long-term smokers but there are many ways to support people once they decide that it is a threat to their health and longevity and want to kick the habit.
DIET. Improving your diet is key to Cancer prevention. eating a variety of vegetables and fruit; including more wild fish in your diet; quality, non processed meats and offal; while avoiding sugar and processed carbohydrates (especially gluten and wheat) that disrupt your blood sugar – replace with small quantities of honey, bananas and maple syrup plus brown rice pasta and wraps and avoid all processed foods, eating freshly prepared, natural foods; avoiding all processed vegetable oils that contain trans-fats and toxins while at the same time including healthy oils and fats like Extra Virgin Olive oil, coconut oil and extra Omega 3 oils like Krill oil. These are the basic guidelines that can lead to a much healthier body that also has much less exposure to toxic chemicals, antibiotics and hormones. Sugar reduction is top priority as sugar fuels obesity, a weakened immune system , poor health and directly feeds Cancer cells( Cancer cells have approx 15 times more glucose receptors than normal cells). The amount of sugar consumed in the developed world is way beyond what our bodies require for energy or can process and that is why we are in the midst of an epidemic of Diabetes and Cancer and the only way this can be controlled is by eating much less sugar. Alcohol is also a sugar. Sugar is very addictive and cutting it out can be very difficult at first but then you adjust and just don’t want it any more, you taste other good flavours in food and just a little dark chocolate (70%+ cocoa solids) or a couple of dates can be enough for an after dinner treat. Cinnamon helps to stabilise your blood sugar so add to Paleo Pancakes, porridge oats or coffee. Getting enough chromium in your diet also helps. Read this great article The Sugar Conspiracy from The Guardian.
ALKALINITY/ACIDITY AND MINERALS. You may have read about keeping your body more alkaline as a way to prevent Cancer but our bodies are designed to keep exactly the right acid balance in relative places in the body. By eating more quality food and more vegetables we will help the body provide the right enzymes and right acidity throughout because it is the mineral content in our diet that does that. Sufficient minerals are essential for every bodily function, cell metabolism and detoxification. There are 75 minerals that we know our bodies need but we struggle to get enough from our modern diet and therefore freshly made fruit and vegetable smoothies, varied salads and Celtic sea salt are all helpful in maintaining higher levels. I also supplement natural plant minerals with a daily Sizzling Mineral drink. These foods have special Cancer killing properties and can even detect and kill Cancer Stem cells, do not underestimate the power of natural cancer treatments. Include as many as possible into your diet, the more colour in your diet the better.
- Yellow, orange, red and purple foods like Ginger, Carrots, Curcumin (Turmeric), Grapefruit, Cherries, Tomatoes, egg yolk, Beetroot, Saffron, purple grapes, raspberries, Blueberries.
- Green Foods like Leafy greens, Broccoli, mint, Thyme, Basil, Oregano, Cilantro(Coriander),
- Sulphur foods like onions, leeks, garlic, and capers
- Mushrooms – especially Shittake and Cordeceps
- Oils – Extra Virgin Olive oil, Cannabis Oil
For more information on stem cell killing foods go to GreenMedInfo.
TWO WAYS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
First by taking a good Probiotic. A 6 day course of Elixa Probiotic is the strongest for adults and can get your digestive system and immune system functioning better.
Second by reducing your exposure to chemical toxicity. We are now exposed to more chemicals everyday and many are carcinogenic while all of them have to be detoxified by our bodies in various ways, putting tremendous strain on our immune system. Just a few out of many hundreds of these toxins are Fragrance, propylene glycol(PG), talc, mineral oil (petroleum based), Parabens (a neurotoxin), Benzoic Acid, Propyl ester, Triclosan (antibacterial) carcinogenic endocrine disrupter, toluene, formaldehyde, Sodium Laural Sulphate, Coal tar dyes, P-Penylenediamine, PEG’s, BHA in plastics such as coffee cup lids, Sunscreens Retinyl Palmitate, oxybenzone and Octyl Methoxycinnamate and heavy metals like Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsnic, Nickle and Aluminium.
Remove them from your home and personal care products as much as possible – air fresheners, spray cleaners, hand sanitisers, washing up liquids and washing powders for dishwashers and washing machines. Good non-toxic alternatives can be found in stores and on-line like Big Green Smile, www.bodykind.com, (see links to both in select category drop down list) and many others.
Especially remove as many chemicals as possible from your personal care and beauty products as it is easy to absorb toxins through the skin. Shampoos, Conditioners, Hair Colourants and dyes, deodorants, moisturisers, baby products! Make-up like foundation, mascaras, eye-liner, eye-shadow, lipsticks; nail varnish/lacquers/ remover.
Check out websites like www.greenpeople.co.uk and www.survarna.co.uk and www.madefromearth.com and www.koraorrganics.com in USA
Also remove the toxins in your drinking water by filtering or if you buy water in plastic bottles keep away from the light and heat, especially in cars, better to have a glass or safe container to decant it into. Many coffee shops are now giving discount if you bring your own drink container or mug.
Realisation of just how much we have polluted our planet and our food chain is now very evident and we need to take whatever actions we can to protect ourselves and take responsibility for our own and our childrens’ health and well-being.
For more information on Cancer prevention and natural treatment options see The Truth about Cancer reviews and links or GreenMedInfo.com