Prevention

Cancer Prevention

 

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine,
but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame,
in a proper diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas A. Edison(1847 – 1931)


Two thirds of cancer deaths are preventable by diet and lifestyle modifications alone!

Smoking causes 1 in 3 cancer deaths (2016 study).

Bad Diet, Obesity and Lack of Exercise causes 1 in 3 cancer deaths (WHO Expert Report).

Smoking

girl smoking cigaretteA 2016 study published in JAMA found that a third of all cancers were caused by smoking. This is one of the most preventable causes…

Tip #1 Don’t Smoke

Bad Diet

youth eating fast food
Healthy eating habits that prevent the development of diet-associated cancers will also lower the risk of other diseases.

Tip #2 Eat Healthy

Being Overweight

measuring waistThere is a link between being overweight and obesity to many types of cancer such as colorectal and breast.

Tip #3 Watch your Weight

Lack of Exercise

girl lying on couchThere is convincing evidence that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of cancer of the colon, breast and lung

Tip #4 Exercise Often

 

Viruses & Infections, Workplace Toxins and Inherited Genes each cause about 5% of cancer deaths.
Harvard Report on Cancer Prevention, Vol. I: Causes of Human Cancer” (1996), Vol. 7, pp. 53–55.

Viruses and Infections
Infectious agents are responsible for almost 22% of cancer deaths in the developing world and 6% in industrialized countries. Viral hepatitis B and C cause liver cancer.
Tip #5 Deal with infections

Workplace Toxins
Environmental pollution of air, water and soil with carcinogenic chemicals accounts for 1–4% of all cancers . Carcinogens occur in many forms they can be solids, liquids, vapours…
Tip #6 Check Workplace Toxins

Inherited Genes
Genetic mutations play a role in the development of all cancers. Most of these occur during a person’s lifetime, but some can be inherited from a person’s parents.
Tip #7 Check your genes

 

Excess Alcohol and Not Breastfeeding each cause about 3% of cancer deaths.
Harvard Report on Cancer Prevention, Vol. I: Causes of Human Cancer” (1996), Vol. 7, pp. 53–55.

Excess alcohol
Excessive alcohol use is a risk
factor for many cancer types including cancer of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver..
Tip #8 Drink Moderately

Reproductive factors
The American Academy of Pediatrics continues to support the evidence that breastfeeding protects against a variety of diseases and conditions…
Tip #9 Breastfeed your baby


Excess UV radiation and Toxins in your home, water & air each cause about 2% of cancer deaths
.

Harvard Report on Cancer Prevention, Vol. I: Causes of Human Cancer” (1996), Vol. 7, pp. 53–55.

Excess UV radiation
Excess Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and in particular solar radiation, is carcinogenic to humans, causing all major types of skin cancer.
Tip #10 Be careful in the sun

Toxins in your home, air
Common chemicals found in every home may be causing cancer, asthma and birth defects, the World Health Organisation has warned.
Tip #11 Remove home toxins

 


Drugs & Medical Procedures and Salt, Food Additives and Contaminants each cause about 1% of cancer deaths.

Harvard Report on Cancer Prevention, Vol. I: Causes of Human Cancer” (1996), Vol. 7, pp. 53–55.

Drugs & Medical Procedures
A number of drugs and medical procedures have been scientifically proven to cause cancer. Ironically, a number of them are used to treat…cancer. Here are some of the more common ones.
Tip #12 Beware drugs / procedures

Salt, Food additives etc
A large number of scientific studies have addressed the potential for dietary components to influence the risk of developing cancer. Some compounds find their way into the food supply through agricultural…
Tip #13 Beware Food Contaminants


Other known contributors to cancer.

Toxins in your body
Detoxification is one of the more widely used treatments in alternative medicine. It is based on the principle that illnesses can be caused by a build-up of toxins in…
Tip #14 Detoxify your body

Lack of Sleep
Melatonin is produced about 90 minutes after falling asleep in a fully darkened room. It pushes you into a deeper sleep. Melatonin is an anti-cancer agent.
Tip #15 Get adequate sleep

Lymph System problems
The lymphatic system – a yet vital function of the body. Life depends upon the good circulation of the fluids including the lymphatic system.
Without that, we could not live.
Tip #16 Clean your lymp system

Psychological stress
Psychological stress affects the body in many ways. Researchers have suggested that psychological factors may affect cancer progression (increase in tumor size etc).
Tip #17 Reduce stress

Selenium deficiency
Selenium is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
It is also used for preventing various types of cancers including cancer of the prostate, stomach, lung, and skin
Tip #18 Get enough Selenium

Radon Gas in your home
Ionizing radiation can induce leukaemia and a number of solid tumours, with higher risks at young age at exposure. You can’t see radon. Radon can also be a problem in schools
Tip #19 Check for radon gas

Personal care products
Is your bathroom cabinet bulging with toxins? Is your make-up or toilet bag a cocktail of poisonous chemicals that could do you harm? A typical cosmetic can contain up to 150 chemicals
Tip #20 Check your toiletries

Use of birth control pills
Studies suggest that current use of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) appears to slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, especially among younger women. Oral contraceptive use is associated…
Tip #21 Use Birth control with caution

Wearing tight fitting bra
Many physicians and researchers now agree that wearing a tight fitting bra can cut off lymph drainage, which can contribute to the development of breast cancer.
Tip #22 Wear a safe bra

Menopausal HT
Although MHT provides short-term benefits, such as relief from hot flashes, several health concerns are associated with its use, including increased risk for certain cancers.
Tip #23 Use MHT cautiously

Mobile ‘phone radiation
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a component of the World Health Organization, has classified radio-frequency fields as “possibly carcinogenic…”
Tip #24 Use ‘phone with caution

Burning food
Some studies suggest microwaving your food can potentially expose you to carcinogenic toxins released from wrappers and destruction of valuable nutrients
Tip #25 Be careful cooking food

Immunosuppressants
Immunosuppressive medicines may be used to keep a patient from rejecting an organ transplant. These medicines also lower the body’s ability to stop cancer from forming.
Tip #26 Watch your medication

 

Stay healthy.

Check out Ayurveda
Ayurvedic medicine aims to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. It’s based on theories of health and illness and on ways to prevent, manage, or treat…
Tip #27 Check out Ayurveda

Get “grounded”.
When you put your bare feet on the earth, free electrons are transferred from the earth into your body. This grounding effect is one of the most potent antioxidants we know of.
Tip #28 Get grounded/earthed

Have healthy sex!
As more and more research is done on the subject, it’s becoming clearer that having healthy sex is essential to a healthy life—and that sex can even help you to live longer.
Tip #29 Have healthy sex

Get screened for cancer
Cancer screening is the process of looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. Screening tests can help find cancer at an early stage, before any symptoms appear.
Tip #30 Consider Cancer screening

“Cancer is much more preventable than treatable”
Dr Joel Fuhrman

 

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