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 causes 1 in 3 cancer deaths (2016 study).

girl smoking cigaretteSmoking
A 2016 study published in JAMA found that a third of all cancers were caused by smoking. This is one of the most preventable…
Tip #1 Don’t Smoke

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

youth eating fast food
Bad Diet
Healthy eating habits that prevent the development of diet-associated cancers will also lower the risk of other diseases.
Tip #2 Eat Healthy

measuring waistBeing Overweight
There is a link between being overweight and obesity to many types of cancer such as colorectal and breast.
Tip #33 Watch your Weight

girl lying on couchLack of Exercise
There is convincing evidence that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of cancer of the colon, breast…
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 . Viral hepatitis B and C…
Tip #5 Deal with infections

Workplace Toxins
Pollution of air, water and soil with chemicals accounts for 1–4% of all cancers. Carcinogens occur in many forms…
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…
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, liver…
Tip #8 Drink Moderately

Reproductive factors
The American Academy of Pediatrics continues to support the evidence that breastfeeding protects against a variety of…
Tip #9 Breastfeed 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…
Tip #10 Be careful in the sun

Toxins in your home
Common chemicals found in every home may be causing cancer, asthma and birth defects, the WHO 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…

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…

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…

Tip #14 Detoxify your body

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 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

Psychological stress
Psychological stress affects the body in many ways. Researchers have suggested that psychological factors may…

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…
Tip #18 Get enough Selenium

Radon Gas in home
Ionizing radiation can induce leukaemia and a number of solid tumours… You can’t see radon. Radon can also be a…

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 that could do you harm?

Tip #20 Check your toiletries

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 pills 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 cancer…

Tip #22 Wear a safe bra

Menopausal HT
Although MHT provides short-term benefits, several health concerns are associated with its use, including risk of cancer.

Tip #23 Use MHT cautiously

Cell ‘phone radiation
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a component of the World Health Organization, has classified…

Tip #24 Use ‘phone with caution

Burning food
Some studies suggest microwaving your food can potentially expose you to carcinogenic toxins released…

Tip #25 Be careful cooking food

Immunosuppressants
Immunosuppressive medicines may be used to keep a patient from rejecting an organ transplant. These medicines…

Tip #26 Watch your medication

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 #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…

Tip #28 Get grounded

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…

Tip #29 Have healthy sex

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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