What are Possible Ways to Prevent Cancer
Cancer is a dread disease. It not only affects the person with the cancer, but also family members. Family life, work, vacations, school and plans of all kinds are disrupted with a diagnosis of cancer. Not only that, cancer treatment can be long and expensive. With all of these downsides, the question is, what are the possible ways to prevent cancer?
One form of prevention is diet. How often is that said when it comes to health issues, but it is true! A healthy lifestyle with a proper diet matters. That means lean mean, fish, vegetables, fruits and nuts. Some examples are oranges, broccoli, spinach, apples, walnuts, Brazil nuts and pineapples. It is possible to search out specific diets for specific issues.
You want to limit sugared drinks. That means sodas and sweetened tea. Of course, there are alternatives as many varieties of health teas that can be sweetened with stevia, a natural plant sweetener.
Processed grains, such as white flour and white rice, act almost like sugar in the body. Whole grains have the fiber an nutrients still intact and react differently in the body. If you eat grains, use whole grains or breads made from whole grains. Most of these kinds of foods are sold in health food stores.
Take Charge of Your Health
Maybe your doctor or health professional has never had an in-depth discussion with you about life style. Face it. Time is limited when you talk to your doctor. If you want to learn more, you are going to have to dig in and do some searches on your own. That is where your cell phone, iPad, or home computer comes in handy. Start typing in some searches into Google and as you do a few searches, new ideas will come to you of how to expand your searches. Your health and future is worth it.
Only you can really take charge of your health. It is up to you to research and learn more about a healthy life style. If you are concerned about your findings, present them to your health professional or doctor. That is what he is there for, to help keep you in good health.
Walnuts, Black Walnuts, and Cancer
When looking at foods for a cancer-preventative diet, some foods to consider are walnuts and black walnuts.
Black walnuts hulls, along with other anti-parasitic herbs, are used to fight parasites. Black walnut extract is effective against candida. Candida can affect the immune system and of course the immune system is important in fighting all kinds of diseases, including cancer. Romans of ancient times to American Indians to modern day herbalists have recognized the benefits of Black Walnuts.
While the nuts are safe and are used in baking, it is important to have a knowledgeable person or company make the extracts or herbal conconctions that are used for parasites and other health issues. Black walnuts have been used in cases of leukemia. It is necessary to contact your physician or healthcare professional for proper use. Be sure to bring along all relevant information.
Increased consumption of walnuts (approximately 3 ounces a day) is related to decreased risk breast cancer and prostate cancer. Walnuts include protein, healthy fats, and fiber in their makeup. It has also been found that an ounce of nuts two or more times a week helps reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer.
Walnuts contains omega-3 fats as well as omega-6 fatty acids.
Interestingly, walnuts send chemicals into nearby soil to keep other vegetation from competing. Therefore, don’t plan your flower or vegetable garden close to them.
As with all holistic health ideas, it is necessary to discuss dietary changes with your doctor. Why? Well, for one thing, sometimes taking herbs affects any medicine you might be taking. It might not be bad to take the herb, but you might need to leave a time space either before or after your medicine. These and other considerations are why you should be in contact with your doctor.
Remember, your doctor is very busy keeping up with all sorts of things. He might be very interested in research you have done that you think will help keep you healthy and happy. How many times have you heard stories of doctors saying, “I don’t know what you are doing, but keep it up.” People can learn things about food and diet that help them stay healthier and share these ideas with your doctor.