The top 15 ways to reduce cancer risk
(NaturalHealth365) There are over 12 million new cases of cancer – every year throughout the world. Even more tragic – over 7 million people die of cancer per year – that’s 21,000 people every day! But, here’s the good news, with a little effort (and education) you can completely avoid this lifestyle-related degenerative disease. Don’t become an ill-informed, death statistic. Good science is providing a wealth of natural solutions for health problems – including how to prevent, even reverse cancer without toxic drugs or risky medical procedures. Don’t get me wrong – I have a lot of respect for western medicine. After all, they do an amazing job in terms of “crisis intervention” work – but they lack sufficient skills when it comes to finding a cure for any disease. You see, conventionally-trained physicians are only taught how to treat disease, not heal the body. Keep in mind, if current trends keep up, by 2030 – we’re looking at around 21 million new cases of cancer and over 13 million cancer deaths (in just one year) with no end in sight. At this point, we must come to the conclusion that the western medical mindset of a “pill for every ill” has failed miserably in helping cancer patients.
15 ways to avoid getting cancer – naturally Vitamin D is important for a variety of reasons, one of which is cancer prevention. While it’s possible to get vitamin D from foods like sardines, tuna, and egg yolks, the body can make its own vitamin D when it gets enough sun. Just 15 minutes every day is enough to be effective. Many studies have revealed that cancer rates are lower among those who get higher levels of vitamin D. Take a simple blood test to determine your level of vitamin D. If you score below 30 Ng/ml – you need vitamin D. In fact, most health experts recommend a level around 50 – 80 Ng/ml for optimal health.
Vitamin C does a great job at neutralizing harmful bacteria and viruses. If you want your body to function well, you simply must get enough vitamin C – an essential antioxidant. This is one nutrient that is very easy to get from foods, in particular, camu camu, strawberries and peppers. Over 30 years ago, scientists, such as Linus Pauling, were suggesting that vitamin C can reduce cancer risk. Many studies, over the years, have shown that high-dose vitamin C therapy can reverse a wide variety of health issues from high cholesterol to cancer.
Ginger can protect you against a variety of cancers including breast, prostate and colorectal cancer. In fact, there are many ginger studies that reveal how ginger can inhibit cancer cell growth and possibly replace chemotherapy as a way of killing cancer cells. Just grate some fresh ginger and squeeze the juice into your next salad dressing or put a small piece into the juicer with carrots and apples for a zesty drink.
Grapeseed extract has cancer killing properties. In a previous article, published on NaturalHealth365, Jonathan Landsman said, “There are more than a few studies over the years, which show that grape seeds have anti-cancer components which work on breast, prostate, leukemia cells, head and neck cancer cells, and colorectal tumor growth. Grape seed extract creates conditions, which are unfavorable to cancer cell growth. It does this by both damaging cancer cells DNA, and by stopping the pathways that allow cancer cells to repair.”
Eliminate fast food and processed food from your diet – as fast as possible. Like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, processed foods and fast food are loaded with cancer-causing ingredients. Toxic (trans) fat, sugar, artificial sweeteners, pesticides, food dyes and colorings and chemical additives can trigger cellular inflammation and all kinds of health related problems.
Try to eat more fruits and vegetables and you’ll reduce your cancer risk. Fruits and vegetables are full of anticancer compounds designed to protect your body from damage. The more fruits and vegetables you consume, such as broccoli, spinach, kale, peppers, leafy greens and berries such as blueberries, the lower your cancer risk will be. In particular, mushrooms and cruciferous veggies have shown to be very powerful to reduce cancer risk. Mushrooms like, reishi and chaga will help regulate (balance) your immune system and help to prevent cancer. Cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower can stop the growth of cancer cells and all of these natural substances help to reduce oxidative stress.
Consume omega-3 fatty acid rich foods which help reduce your risk for inflammation – a major contributor to disease. Lots of studies have found that consuming omega-3 fatty acids boosts the immune system and lower your risk for developing cancer. Omega-3 fatty acid rich foods include sardines, wild Alaskan salmon, grounded flax seed and flax seed oil.
Avoid farm-raised fish – because these fish tend to be full of potentially harmful compounds. In short, just avoid it and opt for small amounts of freshly caught (wild) deep water fish instead. Go organic because you will be avoiding the consumption of unwanted chemicals. Obviously, the less pesticides and herbicides you eat – the lower your risk for cancer. Purify your drinking water. There are thousands of untested manmade chemicals being poured down the drain every year. The overwhelming majority of these chemicals have not been tested for their risk to human health. If you can’t find natural spring water – look into purchasing a reverse osmosis or distillation unit.
Green tea is loaded with cancer preventing nutrients. According to statistics, just 2 cups a day can reduce your chance of getting lung cancer by 18%.
Beet Juice is a powerful (and delicious) way to prevent cancer. Even back in the 20′s, German doctors Farberse and Schoenenberger were using it to help cancer patients. Beet juice has a powerful detoxifying effect and it increases oxygen within the blood by 400%! Interesting to note, the reason why beet juice kills cancer cells may be due to its high iron content.
Organic apples are so easy to find and delicious to eat that is almost hard to believe that they can have a big impact on eliminating cancer. However, they can indeed slow down the development and proliferation of cancer.
Minimize your use of cellphones, WiFi and other electronic devices. Cell phones are so ubiquitous that many people carry them with them all day long. However, if you spend too much time with your cellphone attached to your body, it can put you at risk for cancer, as your phone is always broadcasting radiation. Make the effort to avoid holding your cell phone near any of your vital organs. Many people carry their phone in their pocket – which is way too close to reproductive organs.
Reduce chronic stress – immediately! Too much stress can literally be a death sentence. Prolonged physical or emotionally stressful situations deplete our body of antioxidants and increase the burden of oxidative stress. Take time (each day) to do some deep breathing exercises, yoga, Tai Chi or meditation and your body will thank you for it. By following these tips, you will reduce your risk of developing cancer. Medical studies have shown that there are other important steps you can take as well, such as increasing your intake of spices ranging from turmeric to garlic.
Avoiding exposure to harmful chemicals, such as chemical based lawn fertilizers and weed controlling sprays, is another way to reduce your cancer risk. The bottom line is to be proactive and take steps to safeguard your health and that of your family.