Protect Yourself from Cancer

Some ideas to help reduce inflammation and the proliferation of tumors in your body:

*Consume more dark, leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, garlic, onions, turmeric, and green tea.

*Focus on organic, grass-fed animal products.

*Get more omega-3 by eating more fish, such as sardines, salmon, mackerel, as well as flaxseeds.

*Decrease your intake of vegetable oils, sugar, starches, and refined carbs.  These foods are more inflammatory.

*Don’t smoke.  Acupuncture can help you quit.

*Get a water filter or drink filtered water when possible.

*Limit your alcohol intake, a glass of red wine at dinner is fine.

*Avoid chemicals like parabens, phthalates, pesticides (round-up), insecticides, aluminum (antiperspirants), you can check this online database to see what is really in the products you use: 

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

*Exercise, even if just gently, 20 minutes per day.  Try to walk more.

*Get 20 minutes of sunlight per day to boost your Vitamin D levels, along with your mood.

*Manage stress through yoga, meditation, dance, sex, whatever works for you.

*Accept and express your emotions.  We all have anger, fear, sadness, it is part of being human.

*Keep in touch with friends who you can talk to, laugh with, and offer mutual support during tough times.

~Thanks to Pamela Weintraub and her cancer-fighting article in the May 2013 issue of  Experience L!fe magazine and David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, who wrote Anticancer: A New Way of Life.

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