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Six Good Eating Habits That Will Help Prevent Cancer

November 20, 2007 | 163,426 views

The American Institute for Cancer Research has released a 517-page report detailing the CONVENTIONAL medical view of what your main risk factors for developing cancer, and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Among their findings -- after reviewing more than 7,000 large-scale studies over the course of five years -- the Institute is now convinced that excess body weight increases your risk for the following types of cancer:

  • Colon
  • Kidney
  • Pancreas
  • Esophagus
  • Uterus, and breast cancer in post-menopausal women

The report also found that there are certain lifestyle changes that will reduce your risk of getting cancer:

  1. Be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight
  2. Be physically active as part of everyday life
  3. Limit consumption of "energy-dense foods," foods that are high in calories, fat and sugar. Avoid sugary drinks
  4. Eat mostly foods of plant origin, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans
  5. Limit intake of red meat and avoid ALL processed meat
  6. Limit alcoholic drinks to one per day for women, two per day for men
  7. Limit consumption of salt. Avoid moldy grains or legumes
  8. Aim to meet nutritional needs through diet alone, without dietary supplement

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Even the American Cancer Society (ACS), which is as traditional as medical organizations come, have recently suggested that you can reduce your risk of cancer by more than 60 percent through simple lifestyle changes.

I am regularly challenged when I see that the ACS is the nearly inevitable source of funds collected by well intentioned groups and organizations seeking to raise money for cancer research. These funds are virtually all wasted, as they do nothing but support the traditional ignorance that has contributed to the problem in the first place.

 ACS’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry runs deep, and treating cancer is far more lucrative than preventing it, so chances are good that any real prevention will be widely and vigorously resisted. It has also been argued that their ties to polluting industries has led the industry to willfully suppress information about the environmental causes of cancer, something that is not part of the recommendations above either. Cancer is undoubtedly a very important issue, as cancer has now surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 85.

However, it is encouraging to see that cancer researchers are starting to catch on to prevention through diet and exercise, rather than simply focusing on preventive drug treatments. It’s a good start, but because they are late to the game they have completely missed the most important steps to virtually eliminating your risk of cancer..

As you probably know your key to fighting cancer  is prevention. But, with cancer, as with many other life-threatening illnesses, the conventional medical industry makes no money if you are able to avoid the number one cause of death in the United States. They only benefit if they can treat you for it, which means that prevention techniques are practically ignored.

But, at this point, you also have to look at yourself and ask, “Am I willing to make the lifestyle changes needed to improve and maintain my own health? Or have I fallen prey for pharmaceutical brainwashing that they can fix me if something happens?” The industry can’t continue shoving pills down your throat unless you ask them to, and accept it as your only option. You have choices! Exercise them!

I am a firm believer that you can VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE your cancer risk if you follow risk reduction strategies that have not been formally "proven" yet by conservative researchers. It may take another 20 or 30 years for these strategies to be proven effective… And that’s IF they spend the money necessary to do all the follow-up studies required to establish scientific consensus.

Can you really wait that long, knowing that 175 Americans are diagnosed with cancer every hour? I suggest you get with the program now and save you and your family a cancer diagnosis.

What Can You Do to Virtually ELIMINATE Your Cancer Risk?

The following are my major recommendations:

1.       Resolve past emotional traumas.  Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions.  Fortunately, there are now practical tools that can address this. One of the best was developed by Dr. Hammer and it is called German New Medicine. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. Energy psychology is one of the best approaches, and my particular favorite tool, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique.

I have interviewed two of the top experts in the U.S. in this area. One is Dr. David Holt who is the leading US physician in German New Medicine, and Dr. Bruce Lipton who is the top researcher explaining why this approach works.  I grilled each of them for nearly three hours and it was absolutely amazing information.

If the American Cancer Society knew this information and applied it, I would donate money to them because then they really would be making a difference, instead of serving as pawns of the drug industry.

Either way, information is massively important for ANYONE who is currently battling cancer. Both of these interviews should be out before the end of the year. The first one should come out the last week of November, and best of all, you will be able to get it mailed to your U.S. home for FREE.

2.      Control your insulin and leptin levels: Make certain that you limit your intake of processed foods and sugars as much as possible. ACS indirectly acknowledges this but what they absolutely fail to appreciate is that weight is merely a SYMPTOM. The underlying pathology driving the weight gain is elevated insulin and leptin levels.

3.      Get appropriate amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats and make sure you use cod liver oil if you don't have regular access to sun exposure

4.      Get appropriate exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks

5.      Get enough sunshine.  It is now firmly established that you can reduce your risk of cancer by 50% if you get enough sunshine.   However, did you see one word of this in the ACS 517 page report?  So normalize your vitamin D levels with safe amounts of sun exposure. This works primarily by optimizing your vitamin D level. If you have regular access to sun exposure then you should use fish oil, not cod liver oil, as your primary source of omega-3 fats. Ideally, it would be best to monitor your vitamin D levels

6.      Eat according to your nutritional type. The potent anti-cancer effects of this principle are very much underappreciated. When we treat cancer patients in our clinic, this is another very powerful anti-cancer strategy.

Other Helpful Factors to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

7.      Only 25 percent of people eat enough vegetables, so eat as many vegetables as you are comfortable with. Ideally, they should be fresh and organic. However, please understand that fresh conventionally grown vegetables are healthier than organic ones that are old and wilted. They are certainly better than no vegetables at all, so don't use that as an excuse. If you are a carb nutritional type you may need up to 300 percent more vegetables than a protein nutritional type

8.      Make sure you are not in the two-thirds of the population who are overweight and maintain an ideal body weight

9.      Get enough high-quality sleep

10.     Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution

11.     Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them

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