Cancer is Avoidable. Avoid it

Cancer is an abnormal cell growth in the body. It is deadly because the cells grow and multiply very rapidly that it becomes difficult to control.
"More than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active, and getting recommended screening tests." - American Cancer Society

Causes of Cancer:
Diet, physical activity, excess body weight, alcohol, smoking, radiation & exposure to chemicals, pollution, etc
"As many as 70% of known causes of cancers are avoidable and related to lifestyle,"

Types of Cancer:
Bone, Brain, Breast, Cervical, Cellular, Colon, Colorectal, Leukemia, Lung, Lymphedema, Lymphoma, Molecular, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Prostate, Skin, Testicular, Thyroid

What are the Symptoms?
Sores not healing, lump, unusual bleeding/discharge, change in bowel habit, difficulty swallowing/indigestion, nagging cough/hoarseness, unexplained weight loss/fever

Cancer Prevention:
1. Optimize Your Vitamin D
If you want to slash your risk of cancer, it's essential that you spend adequate time in the sun or a safe tanning bed, or if that's not possible supplement with proper amounts of vitamin D3. It's been definitively proven using data from more than 100 countries that the higher the solar UVB, the lower the incidence of these 15 different types of cancer:
• Bladder
• Breast
• Cervical
• Colon
• Endometrial
• Esophageal
• Gastric
• Lung
• Ovarian
• Pancreatic
• Rectal
• Renal
• Vulva
• Hodgkin's lymphoma
• Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

The most important factor is your vitamin D serum level. In order to help prevent a wide variety of diseases and health ailments, including cancer, your vitamin D level needs to be between 50 and 70 ng/ml year-round. Vitamin D from sun exposure or a safe tanning bed is the BEST way to optimize your vitamin D levels.
Just be cautious about the length of your exposure. You only need enough exposure to have your skin turn the lightest shade of pink. Once you reach this point your body will not make any additional vitamin D due to its self-regulating mechanism. Any additional exposure will only cause harm and damage to your skin.
If you're taking oral vitamin D, you also need to make sure you're taking vitamin K2 as well, as K2 deficiency is actually what produces the symptoms of vitamin D toxicity, which includes inappropriate calcification that can lead to hardening of your arteries. To learn more, please see my previous article: What You Need to Know About Vitamin K2, D and Calcium. If you take oral vitamin D and have cancer, it would be very prudent to monitor your vitamin D blood levels regularly.
2. Avoid Eating Excess Protein
Most of us eat far too much protein. Consider reducing your protein levels to one gram per kilogram of lean body weight unless you are in competitive athletics or are pregnant. It would be unusual for most adults to need more than 100 grams of protein and most likely need close to half that amount. This may come as a surprise, as we've been told for decades how important protein is for your health, but the truth is that cancer growth is aided by excessive protein intake or content. Further, when you reduce protein you need to replace it with other calories, specifically high-quality fats such as avocados, butter, coconut oil, olives, olive oil, nuts and eggs.
3. Eat Living Foods with Amazing Health Benefits
Sprouts (germinating seeds, nuts) are a "super" food that many overlook. In addition to their nutritional profile, sprouts are also easy to grow on your own. Sprouts can contain up to 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables, allowing your body. to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat
Both the quality of the protein and the fiber content of beans, nuts, seeds and grains improves when sprouted. The content of vitamins and essential fatty acids also increase dramatically during the sprouting process. For example, depending on the sprout, the nutrient content can increase as much as 30 times the original value within just a few days of sprouting. Sunflower seed and pea sprouts tend to top the list of all the seeds that you can sprout and are typically each about 30 times more nutritious than organic vegetables you can even harvest in your backyard garden
During sprouting, minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, bind to protein, making them more bioavailable. Sprouts are the ultimate locally grown food, and can easily be grown in your own kitchen, so you know exactly what you're eating. And since they're very inexpensive, cost is no excuse for avoiding them
4. Simplify Your Cleaning Supplies
Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like household chemical cleaners. Commonly used household chemicals do, in fact, cause cancer, along with other serious health effects like reproductive and developmental problems in developing children.

Some of the chemicals you'll want to avoid include:
• Synthetic musks
• Phthalates
• 1,4-diclorobenzene
• Terpenes
• Benzene
• Styrene
• Phenol
• Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs)
• Formaldehyde
• Petroleum solvents
• Butyl cellosolve Triclosan (antibacterial)

5. Use Greener Beauty or Cosmetic Products
Putting chemicals on your skin is actually far worse than ingesting them, because when you eat something everything must go to your liver before entering your blood stream, providing your body an opportunity to detoxify substances that could be harmful. When you put chemicals on your skin however, they're absorbed straight into your bloodstream without filtering of any kind, so the toxic chemicals from toiletries and beauty products are largely going into your blood, lymphatic system and then directly into your internal organs.
There are literally thousands of chemicals used in personal care products, and only a tiny fraction of them have ever been tested for safety. The most common culprits to avoid include:
• Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
• Musks
• Mercury
• Paraben
• 1,4-Dioxane
• Lead
• Phthalates, including dibutyl phthalate (DBP), dimethyl phthalate (DMP), and diethyl phthalate (DEP)
• Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum
• Nano particles
• Antibacterials
• Hydroquinone
• Formaldehyde

When it comes to personal care products, I like to use this rule -- if you wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your body.

6. Ditch Your Non-Stick Cookware
It's well documented that when non-stick pans are heated the coating begins breaking down, releasing toxins into the air in your kitchen. When the pan reaches 680 degrees F (which takes about three to five minutes of heating), at least six toxic gases are released. At 1,000 degrees F, the coatings on your cookware break down into a chemical warfare agent known as PFIB. Research has revealed that these toxins can accumulate in your blood at an alarming rate and may lead to chronic disease like cancer over time. You can keep your exposure as low as possible by avoiding (or getting rid of) products that contain PFCs.

7. Drink Natural or Alkaline Water
Most bottled and sachet water are treated with chlorine or chloramines, toxic disinfection byproducts (DBPs) form when these disinfectants react with natural organic matter like decaying vegetation in the source water. Go for bottled or pure water with Natural PH of about 7.5
Adding fruit, such as slices of peeled orange, to a 1-gallon water pitcher, which will help neutralize chloramine in about 30 minutes. Dissolving a 1,000-mg vitamin C tablet into your bath water, which will neutralize the chloramine in an average-size bathtub

8. Eat Organic and Locally Grown Food
Many pesticides and herbicides are potentially carcinogenic, and you may be exposed to them when you eat conventionally grown produce and animal products.
It's well known that conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are often tainted with unacceptable levels of pesticide residues, but you're also exposed when you eat animal products. Animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFO's) eat feed full of pesticides, and these toxins accumulate in their flesh and fat over the course of their lifetimes. When you eat factory-farmed meat, you then ingest these accumulated pesticides.
The answer, of course, is to opt for organically grown produce and organically raised, pastured animal products, which are raised without chemicals and other potentially cancer-causing products, like rBGH (a genetically engineered growth hormone commonly found in milk).

9. Skip the Canned Foods
• Only use glass baby bottles and dishes for your baby
• Use glass, ceramic, or stainless steel travel coffee mugs rather than plastic or Styrofoam coffee cups
• Get rid of your plastic dishes and cups, and replace them with glass varieties
• Avoid using plastic wrap (and never microwave anything covered in it)
• Give your baby natural fabric toys instead of plastic ones
• If you opt to use plastic kitchenware, at least get rid of the older, scratched-up varieties, avoid putting them in the dishwasher, and don't wash them with harsh detergents, as these things can cause more chemicals to leach into your food
• Store your food and beverages in glass containers
• Avoid using bottled water; filter your own using a reverse osmosis filter instead
• If you choose to use a microwave, don't microwave food in a plastic container
• Before allowing a dental sealant to be applied to your, or your children's, teeth, ask your dentist to verify that it does not contain BPA

10. Ditch Your Microwave
If you microwave your food in plastic containers, it can hasten the rate at which potentially cancer-causing chemicals can leach into your food. people are living quite happily without one, believe it or not. You just have to make a few small lifestyle adjustments.


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