As technology and medicine advance, the rate of cancer in America continues to increase. How can this be?
We have mammograms, MRIs, CT scans, PSA and pap tests and colonoscopies. We can FIND cancer and we can TREAT cancer, sometimes, but why are we still GETTING cancer? Why would we want to simply find cancer when we can take an active role in preventing it in our own lives?
We can reduce our cancer risk dramatically by making a FEW MINOR CHANGES in what we put in our mouths.
Radiance Rules for a Cancer Free Future
Limit processed foods.
Limit soft drinks.
Limit beef from cattle raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFO’s). These animals receive antibiotics, growth hormones and veterinary drugs that end up on your plate.
Limit sugar, and absolutely eliminate fructose. Sugar is the universal mechanism for chronic disease. It increases inflammation and fuels the growth of certain cancers. Sugar is cancer’s comfort food.
Limit grains. Almost always processed and converted to sugar in the body.
Limit partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated fats and trans-fats.
Avoid xenoestrogens (chemicals that mimic estrogen) such as BPA
Now for the Do’s!
Do eat more plants! Most are packed with nutrients and natural medicines and have very few calories. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts have some excellent anti-cancer properties. Also try something new like kale or collard greens.
Do eat meat, but choose well: Organically-raised, grass-fed meats whenever possible.
Do eat healthy fats such as omega-3 which can serve to effectively slow down tumor growth in estrogen-sensitive cancers such as breast, prostate and colon cancers. These can be found in cold water fish such as wild salmon and mackerel. At Radiance, we offer Designs for Health OmegAvail Ultra which provides 2400 mg of omega-3 per day.
Do try Flax seeds which inhibit the growth of cancer by shutting down an enzyme in fat cells called aromatase that converts androgens into estrogens.
Do take Vitamin D3. It enhances calcium absorption, and in many cases, can produce healthy cell turn-over, while reducing the spread and reproduction of cancer cells. In fact, studies conclude that those who have optimal Vitamin D levels in their blood at the time of a cancer diagnosis have nearly twice the survival rate of those with lower levels. At Radiance we offer Designs for Health Vitamin D Supreme with 5000 IU per capsule. We can also test your blood levels. It is the only way to know what Vitamin D dosage is right for you.
Do get proper sleep, ideally eight hours between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am.
Do exercise. This can reduce elevated insulin levels, which creates a low sugar environment that discourages the growth and spread of cancer cells. Exercise improves the circulation of immune cells in your blood. Your immune system is your first line of defense against everything from colds and flu to life-threatening diseases like cancer.
Do take a quality multi-vitamin such as Designs for Health Twice Daily Multi available at Radiance.
Do add a whole food powder to your diet if you are having a hard time adjusting to a healthier lifestyle. Radiance offers Designs for Health’s PaleoGreens Organic Powder and Designs for Health PaleoReds Strawberry Powder for the whole food boost we all need.
Let’s live well and stop cancer where we can – in our own lives!