Cancer Prevention

Posted on March 12, 2009. Filed under: cancer, Food and Cancer, Foods that Prevent Disease | Tags: , , , , |

Cancer Prevention Article: http://www.sixwise.com/Newsletters/2008/September/4/Nine-Lifestyle-Changes-Prevent-Cancer.htm

Lose Weight: Obesity is a risk factor for many types of cancer, including breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney and others.

Limit Alcohol Consumption: Drinking alcohol in excess increases your risk of various cancers.

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables: They’re loaded with cancer-fighting nutrients, such as phytoestrogens, plus they help keep you at a healthy weight.

Avoid Unhealthy, Cancer-Causing Foods
Many experts have stated that trans-fats are just as or even more dangerous than tobacco. While food manufacturers are not required by the U.S. to list trans-fats on food labels until January 2006, fortunately many are. Avoid foods with trans fats.

Read the label! The FDA has allowed a manufacturer to say “0 grams trans fat”  if it contains less than .5 gram per serving. So you may actually be consuming serveral grmas of trans fat by eating the products. Any ingredient that is “hyrodgenated” or “partially hydrogenated” is a trans fast subsatnce.

Avoid over-consumption of alcohol. Also eliminate artificial sweeteners and processed foods, and work toward drastically reducing sugars. As noted above, avoid charring and frying meats and other foods altogether.

Finally, if you consume meats try to consume only natural, pasture-raised. Among their many other health risks, mass-produced meats are higher in omega-6 fats that Americans consume far too many of and that can also lead to cancer. Read The Meat You Eat: How Corporate Farming Has Endangered America’s Food Supply for more information.

 Limit Intake of Processed Meats and Trans Fats: Processed meats, like lunchmeats, hot dogs, bacon and sausages, have been linked to prostate and other cancers.
 

 Exercise Regularly. Exercise will reduce your risk of just about every type of cancer. It  can also reduce your risk by influencing hormone levels and your immune system, according to ACS

Avoid Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Air Pollution. 

Get the proper amounts of Vitamin D – outdoor activities are healthy

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Cancer Screening

Posted on March 12, 2009. Filed under: cancer | Tags: , , |

I just came acros  an interesting article at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29642490/ that discusses wheterh cancer screening is really that beneficial.

There is not doubt that for some people it is. I feel that the problem is that we are all walking around scared to death that this horrible thing will happen to us, especially women and breast cancer. Therefore we line up and get or sreening tests done like good little “sheep”.

Knowlege is power, and if you understand what causes cancer (predominately diet and lifestyle) then you already know how to prevent it and protect yourself. So if and when you decide to have a screening, is based on your decision, not the media telling you what they want you to do.

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Green Tea Can Prevent and Treat Many Diseases

Posted on May 18, 2008. Filed under: Foods that Prevent Disease | Tags: , , , , , |

Highlights from the article http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/apr2008_New-Research-On-The-Health-Benefits-Of-Green-Tea_01.htm

Green tea is rich in healthful polyphenols, particularly a catechin known as EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is a potent antioxidant.

  • Green tea may help prevent or manage cancer, heart and vascular disease, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological degenerative diseases, bacterial and viral infections, and other conditions.
  • Green tea has been reported to beneficially impact parameters associated with cardiovascular dysfunction.
  • Studies have shown that green tea also inhibits a growth factor receptor called HER2, which is present in excess in about 30% of breast cancers and is associated with poor outcomes.
  • In Japanese populations, green tea consumption has been linked to longer life, especially in subjects drinking five cups or more daily. Western populations consume relatively little green tea.
  •  Green tea consumption may reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes and improve glucose control and insulin sensitivity.
  • Green tea may potentially have preventive or therapeutic value in Alzheimer’s disease9 and in Parkinson’s disease.
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