Let's Head Off the Storm

The possibility of developing Cancer in one's lifetime is about fifty percent. It is a scary fact that 1 in 2 of us may get the disease.  We need to take what steps we can, to prevent it in the first place.  The top three Cancers right now are Lung, Breast and Prostate Cancers.  In my opinion, we have plenty of research; we need more education on what we can do for prevention. We need to evaluate our own lifestyles.  Sticking to 4 healthy lifestyle factors can have a strong impact on the prevention of chronic disease: No Smoking, Healthy weight, Exercise, and Eating a diet of mainly vegetables. Here are three things I advise to add to your plates.        

Garlic is one of the most effective of all anti-cancer foods and research shows that garlic can reverse human cancer cell growth up to 100%.  It is recommended eating two or three cloves a day. 

Cruciferous Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and bok Choy have been shown to stimulate enzymes in the body that detoxify carcinogens before they damage our cells. 

High Fiber diets are good for us but research shows that a high Fiber diet can prevent colon, breast, Lymphoma, and Prostate Cancers.  Ground Flax seeds, fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, beans and legumes protect us by binding up and removing chemicals and hormones that promote cancer. 

"If the current trends continue, the number of Cancer cases diagnosed annually by 2050 is likely to double as a result of population aging. So if we as a society hope to head off the coming storm, we better get more serious about Cancer prevention soon."
~ Bert Vogelstein