Prevention: The Easiest Cure For Cancer

By Izzie • General • 15 May 2013

We’re looking for the cure for cancer and disease every day. But do we stress the other end of the spectrum- prevention of cancer in the first place? You can’t prevent cancer! Can you?

“As many as 70% of known causes of cancers are avoidable and related to lifestyles.” -Thomas A. Seller, PhD

How about that? So how do we prevent cancer? Your first line of defense starts with a well-balanced diet, exercise, and avoidance of tobacco products. In fact, a deficiency in just a single nutrient can do some deep damage to your immune system- even if you’re perfectly healthy! Makes you think twice about passing on those carrots, doesn’t it?

Of course there are other measures you can take such as filtering your tap water, marinating your meat, getting your caffeine fix, and wearing UV protecting colors such as red and blue, but the greatest effect you will have of protecting yourself from cancer is through healthy lifestyle choices.

Where To Focus

If you are deficient in any of these, your immunity is likely impaired; however, this does not mean that you should go overboard with your intake.

  • Protein
  • Energy
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin D
  • B vitamins
  • Folate
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron (also at risk if consumed too much)
  • Zinc (also at risk if consumed too much)
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium

Wow! The list is quite long, and full nutrients your probably didn’t know existed. So how do you make sure you’re getting enough of each one of these? By consuming a well-balanced diet! This means a variety of fruits and vegetables, grains, dairy, and proteins- not just meat and veggies, and not just meat and carbs! A healthy diet will keep you living long!

Don’t Forget Exercise

The American Cancer Society says that being overweight or obese accounts of 20% of all cancer deaths in women and 14% in men. Plus, gaining just 10 pounds after the age of 30 increases your risk of developing breast, cervical, and pancreatic cancers. On the up side, losing extra pounds decreases the production of female hormones in your body which protects you against breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancers. And don’t forget that exercise decreases your risk for cardiovascular disease. There are many more that I could mention, but why don’t you just exercise and feel the benefits for yourself. In fact, check out this review and see if you’re tempted to start working out with your own home gym:¬†

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