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.
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3 Comments »

  1. Dave Harrison said,

    Thank you for thinking of us all.
    Dave

  2. Someone said,

    Hi, you have a very nice blog. I followed your link from the comment section of the article about abusive nurses on the job. Well, I wanted to add another item to your list: don’t eat grains and especially sugar. Evidence is coming to light that simple sugars feed cancers and cause other health problems besides. Grains are easily digested into simple sugars, even if they are whole wheat. It isn’t easy to do, but I feel much better when I cut these out of my diet permanantly. (Of course, I’m not talking about the natural sugars in whole fruits and veggies.)

    Best regards…

    • Liliana said,

      Thanks for your kind words and for your advice. I have heard that too, about grains and sugar. I am sorry that I didn’t include it in my list.

      My sister has been trying to stay away from all grains and feels much better, too. She thinks that she might a gluten allergy.
      Best of luck to you.


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