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).
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 greatly reduce their risk.

Tip #1 Don’t Smoke

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


Bad Diet
Healthy eating habits that prevent the development of diet-associated cancers will also lower the risk of many…

Tip #2 Eat Healthy


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


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


Viruses and Infections

Infectious agents cause 22% of cancer deaths in the developing world.Viral hepatitis B and C 
Cause 5% of cancer deaths

Tip #5 Deal with infections

Workplace Toxins
Toxins in the workplace (e.g.asbestos) can cause a whole range of illness from skin irritation to cancer.
Cause 5% of cancer deaths

Tip #6 Check for Toxins

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

Tip #7 Check your genes  


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

Tip #8 Drink Moderately

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

Tip #9 Breastfeed baby


Excess UV radiation
Excess Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, in particular solar radiation, causes all major types of skin…
Cause 2% of cancer deaths

Tip #10 Don’t get sun-burnt  


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

Tip #11 Remove home toxins


Drugs & Medical Procedures
A number of drugs and medical procedures have been scientifically proven to cause cancer. Ironically, a number..
Cause 1% of cancer deaths

Tip #12 Beware healthcare!


Salt, Food additives etc
Many scientific studies have addressed the potential for dietary items to influence the risk of developing cancer.
Cause 1% of cancer deaths

Tip #13 Watch what you eat


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


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 Do a Lymph clean

Psychological stress
Some studies found a link between various psychological factors and an increased risk of developing cancer…

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
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it, but it can cause you..

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…

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…

Tip #21 Beware birth pills


Wearing tight fitting bra
Many physicians and researchers now agree that wearing a tight fitting bra can cut off lymph drainage, which…

Tip #22 Wear a safe bra

Menopausal 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
Iodine is a chemical element. A deficiency of iodine has been found to influence the occurrence of many cancers.

Tip #24 Check Iodine levels


Cell ‘phone radiation

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

Tip #25 Beware ‘phone use


Burning food
Studies have shown that exposure to chemicals in food cooked at high temperature can cause cancer in animals.

Tip #26 Don’t burn your food


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

Tip #27 Medicate cautiously


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


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


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 #30 Have healthy sex


Get cancer screening
Cancer screening is the process of looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. Screening can…

Tip #31 Get Cancer screening


Get sufficient Vitamin D
The majority of studies found a protective relationship between sufficient vitamin D status and lower risk of cancer

Tip #32 Get enough Vitamin D


Cancer is much more preventable than treatableDr Joel Fuhrman

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