Many are looking for a cure for cancer. However, let’s take a look at how you can be proactive in avoiding cancer altogether.
Please note that I am very much aware that you will think of one or two loved ones in your life that have cancer now. My intention is not to make anyone upset. Cancer rates have skyrocketed in America. While I am not a doctor (and if you have cancer, see a doctor), my intention is to educate you in this article.
1. Avoid processed meats. (source)
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has identified processed meats as something that causes cancer. Processed meats include hot dogs, ham, bacon, sausage, and some deli meats. Yes, in our fast-paced world, it’s easy to eat those types of meat. However, is the risk of cancer worth it? Consider eating more fresh fish and chicken instead.
2. Avoid toxic personal care products such as shampoo and body wash.
No, I am not telling you not to take a shower! Instead of using toxic personal care products, use those that are high quality and do not have “filler” ingredients to make them cheaper to manufacture.
You can read more about a company that was charged guilty of having cancer-causing chemicals in baby care products. Please note that this company produces many other brands, such as Aveeno.
If you want to avoid cancer, you must stop putting cancer-causing chemicals on your body via shampoo, deodorant, and other personal care items.
3. Avoid cancer-causing scented candles. (source)
Yes, you read that right! Scented candles release carcinogens into the air, and those toxins can cause cancer.
As someone who has not used candles in my home for at least three years, if I go into a store, I cannot walk past the candle without holding my breath. Yes, it does not matter that the candles are not being burned. I can easily get a headache from those toxins. Whether or not you get a headache, these candles are not good for you.
If you want your home or office to smell good, I can help you scent it safely!
4. Maintain a healthy body weight.
In our culture, this can be a challenge. We sit and drive instead of walk, we take elevators instead of the stairs, and overall, are very immobile. Since we are in a hurry, we do what we can to save time.
Saving time by skipping exercise, however, can be very counter-productive. According to Dr. Mercola, “A 16-year long study published in 2003 that included more than 900,000 Americans found that obese participants were more likely to be diagnosed and die from cancer, compared to those of normal weight.”
You don’t need to look so thin that you look unhealthy. In addition, you need to know what is healthy for you. Not every lady in America should weight 125 pounds. You need to take into consideration your height as well as your build.
5. Get enough sleep.
As you become busy with life, work, family, and other responsibilities, and “easy” way to get more done can be to skimp on sleep.
You must remember that when you sleep, your body repairs itself. One breast cancer patient (now survivor – Praise God!) shared with me that she believes she was suffering from cancer because she allowed her body to be so run down. According to this article, she is correct.
Although it may not be the socially acceptable thing to get rest instead of filling your day with more busy work and endless activities, getting rest is definitely healthy.
Of course, this list is not all-inclusive. I trust that I gave you some food for thought! Which change will you make first?
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