Let me begin by quoting Dr. Michael Geiger (www.Nutrionfacts.org): “Over the last several decades, medicine has waged a major war against cancer, concentrating on earlier diagnosis and improved therapy. The war is not being won. Nevertheless, medicine shows few signs of admitting that its strategy may be flawed. In this it resembles a World War I general who stated: ‘Casualties: huge. Ground gained: negligible. Conclusion: press on.’”

 

 As a matter of fact, of the millions diagnosed with cancer every year, as many as 90 to 95% of cancers are caused by “lifestyle factors,” and only 5% to 10% caused by bad genes. Thus, cancer is largely a preventable disease, which requires a major lifestyle changes and if ever there was an area in which an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure it is cancer.

 

If winning the war against cancer begins with our personal choices, so making the following healthy lifestyle changes can go a very long way toward ending this epidemic. Here are few suggestions backed up by solid research:

 

• Eat more whole food plant-based diet. Ideally, they should be fresh and organic. Cruciferous vegetables in particular have been identified as having potent anti- cancer properties. This includes amazing spices for cancer prevention.

 • Normalize your vitamin D levels with safe amounts of sun exposure. This works primarily by optimizing your vitamin D level. If necessary, take Vitamin D supplements

• Control your insulin levels by limiting your intake of processed foods and sugars/fructose as much as possible.

 

• 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.

• Maintain an ideal body weight.

• Get enough high-quality sleep.

• Research suggests that about 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. So make

sure that this is addressed.

• Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical

cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.

• Last but not least, reduce your use of cell phones and other wireless technologies.

 

It’s not what we don’t know that harms us; it’s what we do know that ain’t so. Mark Twain In Health,

 

Dr. Dawit Mengistu