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February 18, 2013 • Fenny Peiffer

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Finally some Good News about Cancer Avoidance!

Cancer is a problem that many of us face in the present day. Although it was considered hereditary before, now, cancer is becoming as common as the common cold. Chemotherapy and radiation have been the normal method of treating cancer. These methods of treatment are successful in destroying cancer cells, but, it is also successful in destroying healthy cells. However, there has been no alternative to this method, until now. But we can rejoice! According to Johns Hopkins, there is an alternative to chemotherapy and radiation which is based upon preventing the abnormal growth of cancer cells.

What you should Know about Cancer

Cancer cells are present in all our bodies. Most often, you are at cancer risk if your immune system is low. This causes the multiplication of cancer cells. If your immunity is high, you are able to fight this dreaded disease. Your immune system becomes low when you have nutritional deficiencies. This occurs due to a number of reasons including environmental factors, genetics, and food and lifestyle choices. The only way to increase your immunity and avoid the occurrence of cancer is to eat a healthy and balanced diet, exercise and ensure your body gets the proper amount of supplements too.

How does Cancer Spread even after Treatment?

Chemotherapy and radiation work at destroying cancer cells in the body. However, with this practice it also destroys other healthy cells, tissues and organs. According Johns Hopkins, initial treatment of chemotherapy and radiation will reduce the size of the tumor, although prolonged chemotherapy and radiation may not do so. One of the reasons for the spread of cancer is the toxic burden resulting from chemotherapy and radiation that lowers immunity. This causes various infections and complications. Chemotherapy and radiation also cause cancer cells to mutate making it difficult to destroy them. Surgery can result in cancer spreading to other parts of the body.

Stopping Cancer Multiplication

Johns Hopkins states the best method of stopping the multiplication of cancer cells is by avoiding feeding it with foods that help it multiply. Below is a list that prevents cancer cell growth.

• Sugar substitutes, such as, NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonfuls etc. are harmful. Consider honey and molasses.

• Table salt is bad because of the chemical added to make it white. Consider Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

• Milk causes mucus build-up in the GI tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. Consider unsweetened soy milk.

• Avoid a meat-based diet as it is acidic and builds toxins and cancer thrives on acid and other toxins. Consider fish or chicken.

• Avoid coffee, tea and chocolate and distilled water. Consider Green Tea as it has cancer fighting properties. Drink purified or filtered water.

• Avoid Vitamin E as it causes apoptosis. Consider supplements that build up the immune system, such as, IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFA etc.

• Avoid heating food in plastic containers. This releases a chemical known as Dioxin which encourages cancer cell growth. Consider using Corning ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers when heating food.

• Exercise, be active and practice deep breathing exercises.

• Ensure a diet of 80% fresh vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and juice. 20% of the food intake can come from cooked vegetables. This helps build live enzymes that encourage healthy cell growth. Avoid cooking at temperatures over 40 degrees C as this destroys enzymes.

Cancer cannot be cured. It can only be put in remission. This means once you get cancer your days are numbered and treatments are traumatic and costly. Therefore, adhering to cancer fighting proactive measures can go a long way in helping you avoid the risk of cancer. If you are past 55+ and living a lackadaisical life after retirement, think of a lifestyle change.

May be it is good to consider a 55plus age targeted active adult living community where amenities will encourage you to lead a healthy and active life, with proper food choices and great socializing opportunities. Visit our website, Active Adult Living.Com for information on over 5,800 such communities across the US.

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