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)

Amazingly, 2 out of 3 cancer deaths are preventable by diet and lifestyle changes alone!

smoking Smoking causes 1 in 3 cancer deaths (2016 study).
A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that one third of all cancers were caused by smoking.

•Tobacco use is the single greatest avoidable risk factor for cancer mortality worldwide.
•Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in nonsmokers.
•The potential risks of electronic cigarettes for the health of users remain undetermined.
•Cigar smoke contains toxic and cancer-causing chemicals that are harmful to both smokers and nonsmokers.
•Quitting is the only way that smokers can substantially reduce their risk of disease.

Tip #1 Don’t Smoke

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

diet
Bad Diet
Healthy eating habits that prevent the development of diet-associated cancers will also lower the risk of many other…
Tip #2 Eat Healthy
body weight
Being Overweight
There is a link between being overweight and obesity to many types of cancer such as colorectal and breast…
Tip #3 Watch your Weight

Physical Activity
Lack of Exercise
There is convincing evidence that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of cancer of the colon…
Tip #4 Exercise Often

virus
Viruses and Infections

Infectious agents are responsible for nearly 22% of cancer deaths in the developing world.Viral hepatitis B and C 
Cause about 5% of all cancer deaths

Tip #5 Deal with infections

workplace toxinsWorkplace Toxins
Toxins in the workplace can cause a whole range of illness from skin irritation to cancer.
Cause about 5% of all cancer deaths
Tip #6 Check Workplace Toxins

inherited genesInherited Genes
Genetic mutations play a role in the development of all cancers. Most of these occur during a person’s lifetime…
Cause about 5% of all cancer deaths

Tip #7 Check your genes

excess alcohol
Excess alcohol
Excessive alcohol use is a risk factor for many cancer types including cancer of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, liver and breast
Cause about 3% of all cancer deaths

Tip #8 Drink Moderately

reproductive factorsReproductive factors
The American Academy of Pediatrics continues to support the evidence that breastfeeding protects against a variety of…
Cause about 3% of all cancer deaths

Tip #9 Breastfeed baby

excess uv radiation
Excess UV radiation
Excess Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and in particular solar radiation, is carcinogenic to humans, causing all major types of skin…
Cause about 2% of all cancer deaths

Tip #10 Be careful in the sun

toxins in the home
Toxins in your home
Common chemicals found in every home may be causing cancer, asthma and birth defects, the WHO has warned.
Cause about 2% of all cancer deaths

Tip #11 Remove home toxins

medical procedure
Drugs & Medical Procedures
A number of drugs and medical procedures have been scientifically proven to cause cancer. Ironically, a number of…
Cause about 1% of all cancer deaths
Tip #12 Beware drugs / procedures

Salt
Salt, Food additives etc
A large number of scientific studies have addressed the potential for dietary components to influence the risk of developing cancer.
Cause about 1% of all cancer deaths
Tip #13 Beware Food Contaminants

Toxins body
Toxins in your body
Detoxification is one of the more widely used treatments in alternative medicine. It is based on the principle that…
Tip #14 Detoxify your body

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

lymph drainage
Lymph System
The lymphatic system – a yet vital function of the body. Life depends upon the good circulation of the fluids…
Tip #16 Clean your lymp system

stressPsychological stress
Some studies have indicated a link between various psychological factors and an increased risk of developing cancer, but others have not.
Tip #17 Reduce stress

seleniumSelenium deficiency
Selenium is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It is also used for preventing various types of cancers…
Tip #18 Get enough Selenium

radon gas
Radon Gas in home
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home.
Tip #19 Check for radon gas

personal care productsPersonal care products
Is your bathroom cabinet bulging with toxins? Is your make-up or toilet bag a cocktail of poisonous chemicals that that could do you harm?
Tip #20 Check your toiletries

birth control pills
Birth control pills
Studies suggest that use of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) appears to slightly increase the risk of breast cancer…
Tip #21 Use birth control cautiously

bra
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 cancer…
Tip #22 Wear a safe bra

DrugsMenopausal HT
Although MHT provides short-term benefits, several health concerns are linked to its use, including risk of cancer.
Tip #23 Use MHT cautiously


Iodine Deficiency

A deficiency of iodine has been found to influence the occurrence of many cancers.
Tip #24 Check Iodine levels

cell phone
Cell ‘phone radiation

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a component of the World Health Organization, has classified…
Tip #25 Use ‘phone with caution

burnt food
Burning food
Studies have shown that exposure to chemicals in food cooked at high temperature can cause cancer in animals.
Tip #26 Be careful cooking food

immunosuppressants
Immunosuppressants
Immunosuppressive medicines may be used to keep a patient from rejecting an organ transplant. These medicines lower the body’s ability…
Tip #27 Watch your medication

ayurveda
Check out Ayurveda
Ayurvedic medicine aims to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. It’s based on theories of health and illness…
Tip #28 Check out Ayurveda

grounded
Get “grounded”.
When you put your bare feet on the earth, free electrons are transferred from the earth into your body. This grounding…
Tip #29 Get grounded

sex
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 to a healthy life…
Tip #30 Have healthy sex
screening
Get cancer screening
Cancer screening is the process of looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. Screening can help find cancer…
Tip #30 Get Cancer screening

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

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