Cancer is no longer new to us. With more than a hundred different types, this class of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth has claimed the lives of millions of people worldwide and left millions of patients in the great battle until now.
While experts are searching for an absolute cure for this deadly condition, we are challenged to assume our responsibility to ourselves—to maintain optimal health. When cancer strikes there can be a hard way out, or no way out. But before it can disrupt your organs and change your bodily functions, do something about it.
Today, there are many natural ways to help fight cancer. While it’s important to listen to what doctors recommend, such as radiation, surgery and chemotherapy, natural ways to stop and reverse the spread of cancer are always possible.
Sugar Elimination. Excess sugar in the diet can be detrimental to overall health. Cancer patients are advised to monitor their sugar intake as high blood sugar levels have been shown to aid in cancer growth. By eliminating or reducing sugar from your diet, you will also deprive malignant cells of nutrients that promote cancer growth.
Waste Elimination. Effective waste removal is another way to help the body fight cancer. Too many toxins can overwhelm the body and affect bodily functions, making it difficult to fight cancer and other diseases.
Proper Nutrition. Improper diet and lack of proper nutrition can lead to fatigue and the body not functioning properly. Eating the right foods and consuming the right nutrients is essential for boosting the immune system and surviving cancer and other diseases.
An anti-cancer diet is not an absolute shield against cancer and other serious diseases. But it lowers the given risk for many cancers. Well, there’s nothing wrong with adding anti-cancer foods, such as vegetables and fruits to your diet. There are direct and indirect benefits derived from the food we eat that are important for fighting cancer.
Studies reveal that the collaborative potential of compounds in the overall diet provide the strongest protection against cancer. Fruits and vegetables are good sources of cancer-fighting agents, and aid in weight management and calorie moderation.
These cancer-fighting foods may include cruciferous vegetables, especially broccoli which is rich in sulforaphane which helps fight cancer directly to stem cells and prevents tumor growth. Berries are also a good source of cancer-fighting phytonutrients, such as anthocyanins (common in black raspberries) that slow the growth of precancerous cells. Tomatoes are also rich in lycopene, which is important in stopping the growth of endometrial cancer cells. Apples, grapes, melons, dark green leafy vegetables, seeds, and legumes are also important to your diet. A sufficiently large daily portion of these types of fruit and vegetables will be very helpful.
We are all susceptible to disease. Cancer can be our own reality. As early as now, we must learn how to take care of our diet and attach importance to our health. If you think you’re healthy, keep it up. But if you suspect you need to improve your health and fitness, then act now. A proper diet, adequate rest and regular physical exercise will make a difference in your daily life.
Most of us are too lazy to do regular exercise. Exercise programs can sometimes be tedious and painful. But now, there are many choices. You can hit the gym, try hip hop abs at home, attend a yoga class, or try the phenomenal Jazzercise, which includes aerobics and dancing fitness, to complement your food diet. A healthy body makes for a healthy mind, which makes for a healthy and happy life.