February 6, 2010

Tips for a cancer free life

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Food, Health, Home, News tagged at 8:24 am by Liliana

Tips for a cancer free life

Tips for a cancer free life

  • Spend 15 -20 minutes a day in the sun – it’s the best way to get vitamin D.
  • Eat an orange every day – high in vitamin C.
  • Get a colonoscopy if you are over 50 years old.
  • Eat lots of greens – they help stave off ovarian, stomach, lung, bladder, and colorectal cancers.
  • Pick an experienced doctor – doctors with at least 25 years experience were more accurate at interpreting images and accurately reading mammograms.
  • Drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day – may lower the incidence of rectal cancer by 52%.
  • Drop 10 pounds – gaining just 10 pounds after the age of 30 increases your risk of developing breast, pancreatic, and cervical, among other cancers.
  • Eat carrots and bananas – four to six antioxidant-laden bananas a week cuts the risk of kidney cancer by 54%.
  • Examine your skin – for possible changes in the size or color of moles, blemishes, and freckles. These marks could mean skin cancer.
  • Stop smoking – If you give up the cigarettes today, within 15 years, your lung cancer risk will drop to almost pre-smoking lows.
  • Stop eating sugar and white flour – high glycemic load may run a higher risk of colorectal cancer.
  • Grill smarterthe grill’s high temperatures can trigger substances in muscle proteins to form cancer-causing compounds; lace your burgers with rosemary, basil, oregano, or thyme.
  • Let garlic rest – to preserve the potential cancer-fighting power of garlic, chop it up and let it sit for 5-10 minutes; this helps activate alliinase, the enzyme that helps to form a cancer-fighting compound.
  • Check your home for radon – exposure to this odorless, radioactive gas that is produced by the natural decay of uranium is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.