20+ Cancer Prevention Tips You Can Start Following Today.

Cancer is a horrible disease, and one way or another, it WILL affect every single one of us at some point in our lives.

If you are a male, statistics show that 1 in 2 will develop cancer, and if you’re a female, your odds are slightly better at 1 in 3.

Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the world, and in 21 states of the USA, it has jumped up to #1!

Not everyone takes advantage of known cancer prevention lifestyle tips. Unfortunately then, not every case of cancer can be prevented. There is an old saying – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

What research is showing is that it’s NOT our genes that has caused this rise in cancer levels, it’s EPIGENTIC. What this means is that 95% of all cancers can be prevented by how you eat, how you move and how you think!

With that, I know you’re going to want to start incorporating more of these 20+ ways to prevent cancer in your daily life.

So let’s jump right in with these 20+ Cancer Prevention Tips!

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Types of Cancer deaths in the UK, 2015.

1. Eat More Greens

Lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, watercress, kale, turnip greens, collard greens, asparagus, brussels sprouts and other green vegetables are rich in folate (aka. folic acid). The B-vitamin helps prevent your cells from mutating into cancer cells.  Folate especially prevents against colorectal and pancreatic cancers.

2. STOP Eating Sugar… STOP Eating Sugar

Cancer cells develop from an increase in toxins and as the toxins increase there is less oxygen available to those affected cells.

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Without an ample supply of oxygen, your cells revert to a more primitive mode of respiration to stay alive, the fermentation of sugar! So if you eliminate sugar from this dangerous equation, cancer cells have nothing to feed on… that’s exactly what you want.

3. STOP Eating “Health” Foods

The worst offenders are artificial sweetenerswhich have been linked to cancer for decades, despite this their popularity in the Western diet has risen dramatically.

That’s not the only so-called health food to avoid though. Foods labeled “low fat” and “low sodium” as well as most processed snacks and cereals are filled with chemicals, many of which have been linked to cancer over the years.

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4. Get More Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the most powerful cancer fighters you will find! The active ingredient in the spice does double duty to prevent against cancer. It decreases inflammation throughout the body and then makes it nearly impossible for cancer cells to grow. Bladder and gastrointestinal cancers seem the most affected by it.

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Cancer fighting tip: Add a pinch of black pepper to turmeric to increase the potency by 2,000%.

5. Eat More Garlic

Garlic lowers your risk of gastrointestinal cancers like colon, esophageal and stomach cancer.

6. Avoid Trans Fats

Trans fats have been shown to interfere with your body’s ability to fight cancer. They can be found in:

  • Butter substitutes
  • Vegetable and canola oils
  • Baked goods like doughnuts, pies, cakes and muffins
  • Processed foods like crackers, chips and microwave popcorn
  • Fried foods
  • Dry roasted nuts of all kinds

7. Eat More Broccoli

That’s right kids, just like mum always told you!  This green superfood is the highest in Sulphoraphane among cruciferous vegetables. That’s the powerful phytonutrient that flushes out cancer-causing chemicals and targets tumour growing cells.  Broccoli should be your go to vegetable for cancer prevention.

8. Get More Ginger

Ginger may soon be used experimentally on cancer patients for whom chemotherapy is no longer working. It can actually kill and dispose of cancer cells in certain types of cancer like ovarian, so this alkaline spice goes far beyond just soothing an upset tummy and nausea.

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9. Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking enough water may help prevent bladder and colon cancers. Big caveat on this one: Make sure it’s filtered water with a high pH.

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10. Eat More Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a top natural source of lycopene which has been found to stop endometrial cancer cell growth as well as help prevent lung, prostate and stomach cancers. Surprisingly, lycopene is more concentrated in canned tomatoes than fresh, so feel free to eat all year round using canned, organic tomatoes stored in BPA-free cans. With that said, organic fresh is ALWAYS best and is better than any canned food despite what the studies say.

11. Get More Exercise

Many studies have shown a link between regular exercise and the prevention of cancers. In fact, one study found that people who increased their workouts’ intensity, duration, or frequency reduced their risk of colon cancer by 30% to 40%. Similar links have been found with breast cancer, lung cancer and reproductive cancers in both sexes.

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12. Eat More Nuts

Pistachios, macadamia nuts and raw almonds are particularly high in phytosterols, which have been shown to block oestrogen receptors in breast cancer cells, possibly preventing cancer cell growth and also the decrease in likelihood of prostate cancer.

13. Drink More Tea

One of your favorite alkaline drinks contains flavonoids including kaempferol, an antioxidant that protects against cancer. Studies have linked tea consumption to lower risk of ovarian and breast cancers. Both hot and cold teas contain flavonoids, so enjoy tea year round.

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14. Caution Around ALL Milk (Dairy and Non)

While almond, cashew and coconut milks are a much better alternatives to cow’s milk, not all nut milks are created equal! Check labels to avoid carrageenan, a known carcinogen that studies have also shown to be linked to inflammation and ulceration of the colon. Also, many nut milks contain cane sugar which is highly acidic. Just because it is almond or coconut milk, doesn’t make it good. If store bought, coconut milk is always better than almond milk. My preference is always to make nut milks at home when time allows (it only takes 10 minutes and a blender).

15. Get More Healthy Fats

Most people don’t think of eating more fats when they think of cancer prevention, but the truth is, healthy oils like coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil and seeds like flax, chia,\ and hemp are great cancer preventers. By delivering the all-important Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids and fighting the toxic build-up of the Standard American Diet (SAD), these good fats keep your cells healthy.

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Studies have shown that Omega 3 in particular inhibits cancer cell growth. Be sure to supplement with Omega 3 fatty acids in addition to eating foods like organic, wild-caught Pacific salmon, since it’s very difficult to get enough from your diet.

16. Eat More Antioxidant Foods

When you think of antioxidants, you probably think of berries and red wine (red wine is very acidic). But did you know that these foods also pack a free radical-fighting punch?

  • Artichokes
  • Kidney beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Cilantro
  • Green apples

In addition to antioxidant foods, the MOST powerful form of antioxidant comes through something known as molecular hydrogen, a component found in my favorite alkaline water system. Hands down, the most powerful filter, alkaliser of water and antioxidant, ALL IN ONE!

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17. Eat More Beans

Beans fight cancer in more ways than one.  First, they aid absorption of nutrients and help sweep toxins out of your body. Second, they increase the level of the fatty acid butyrate, which inhibits the growth of cancer. Colon and breast cancers seem especially affected by bean consumption. With that said, stick with the smaller beans like adzuki, and be sure to soak overnight and ideally sprout for a day.

18. STOP Smoking

It doesn’t need to be stated how obvious the links are between smoking and cancer.

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The number of cancer deaths by type in 2016 (note 1.7 MILLION PEOPLE dead from lung cancers).

19. Start Juicing

Fresh, green juices and smoothies are not only a way to increase the green vegetables that deliver cancer-fighting folate, they also give you a boost of antioxidants, chlorophyll and anti-inflammatories, depending on what you juice or blend with your greens.

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20. Increase Your Phytonutrient Intake

Phytonutrients are minerals and other natural chemicals that are cancer preventative such as:

  • Beta-carotene – found in carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale and winter squash
  • Luteolin – found in celery, rutabagas, spinach, parsley, thyme, peppermint, and basil
  • EGCG – found in green tea
  • Piperene – found in black pepper

21. Reduce Your Meat Intake

Red meat as well as processed meats like bacon, sausage, ham and cold cuts have a proven link to cancers of the digestive tract. There are better sources of protein but if you’re going animal based for protein, choose wild caught salmon, sardines or anchovies.

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22. Get Some Sun on Your Skin

Vitamin D3 lowers the incidence of 15 different types of cancer, so spend a little time outside each day when the sun is out and supplement with 5,000 IU of D3 daily (check with your health care provider as everyone has different needs).

23. Lose Weight

It has been the subject of countless studies that obesity leads to several types of cancer. Maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the most important factors for prevention of cancer.

24. Increase Your Hydrogen Levels

Hydrogen helps the blood flow around the body and it key to oxygen (fuel) delivery throughout the body. Reduced hydrogen has been found to contribute to the formation of cancer cells by inducing the cells consumption of sugars.

25. Start on Alkaline Supplements

By adding Alkaline supplements to your routine, you’ll be clearing out more of the toxic load your cells have to face and ensuring you’re getting enough of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients your body needs to fight off free radicals and other friends of cancer.

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Already on the cancer prevention path then let us know in the comments below how you are doing, we’d love to hear from you.

 

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