5 Tips to Lower Your Risk of Cancer
Here are 5 tips to lower your risk of cancer.
Early prevention is key. Why not give it a try?
1. Don’t start if you haven’t already and if you did start – quit tobacco!
It should be common sense now that smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to multiple types of cancer. If you are trying to quit, you are not alone. Try joining a support group or making a plan for yourself to set goals for quitting. Facing addiction is hard, but not using tobacco can save years of your life. You may find my free report helpful – Stats and Facts on Smoking and Acupuncture – click here
2. Healthy diet
A healthy, well-rounded diet can do wonders for lowering your risk of cancer and overall well-being. Cut out processed sugar and instead focus on whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to help fight cancer. Other fish that can help reduce the risk of endometrial cancer in women include halibut, sardines and tuna.
According to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, women who are active have about a 30 percent lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who do not exercise as much. Even walking 25 minutes a day can make a difference in preventing cancer. Studies have also shown that walking 4 hours a week can lower the risk of pancreatic cancer by half. Looking for a different kind of exercise? Why not try Tai Chi or Chi Kung – Click the related links to read more.
4. Sun protection
Protection from the sun should be another no-brainer. Although sun exposure is necessary to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D, too much sun can be harmful. Make sure to wear sunscreen if you know you will be in direct sunlight for a long period of time. If you have any suspicious moles or have fair skin, make sure to check in with your doctor to ensure early detection if you think you might be at risk of melanoma.
5. Green tea
Green tea, in some ways, can be a miracle-working drink. According to the National Cancer Institute, there has been more than 50 studies that have shown a connection between the tea and lowering the risk of cancer. Green tea contains a chemical called EGCG that is packed with antioxidants, making it a strong cancer-fighting compound.
There are many herbs that can be more balancing to your specific health concerns. An Herbal or Whole Food Supplement consultation can give you insight on your specific health needs for optimal support. Call for a free consultation or consider making an appointment for a Comprehensive Holistic Health Assessment to see if changes to your lifestyle and diet can be more balancing to your health.