Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How to Prevent Cancer

Want a simple guide on how to prevent cancer? This month's Natural Health magazine has a great article on ways to prevent cancer, saying that our control over the disease is more related to lifestyle than previously thought. The article covers preventing cancer through diet, exercise, weight control, stress management and mental attitude.

I really like Natural Health magazine and have been reading it for several years. It always contains clear, concise article on cancer prevention, living a healthy lifestyle, healthy living products, recipes and much, much more.

I like the idea that our health is in our control. Living a healthy lifestyle gives us the chance of reducing our risk of cancer. Natural Health's article in the April, 2009 issue talks about simple things we all can do to help prevent cancer from taking hold.

Many of these healthy living tips won't be new to you. Exercise 30 minutes a day, even 3 ten minutes sessions is better than none. Keep your weight down because obesity causes higher levels of certain hormones and higher insulin levels, which is linked to cancers like breast cancer.

Other tips:

1. Take a vitamin D supplement or get at least 10-15 minutes a day of sunlight. Many are recommending at least 1,000 mg of Vitamin D as a supplement.

2. Diet - of course eat lots of fruits and veggies. Also, drink green tea, whole grains and foods with omega 3 fatty acids like salmon and flax seed.

3. Add the spice turmeric to your diet as it has been found to have cancer preventing properties.

The article also talks about what NOT to eat - red meat, refined carbohydrates and bad fats like trans fats and saturated fats.

4. Relax and stay positive in your attitude to prevent cancer. Even if you don't think you have time to meditate, at least find a few quite minutes for yourself each day. Listen to soothing music, turn off the TV and calm your mind with several deep breaths.

5. Build a network of supportive friends.

6. Get enough sleep.

For more great tips on how to prevent cancer, see the April issue of Natural health magazine. Better yet, subscribe to it for more great articles like easy allergy cures, losing weight, back pain relief, healthy and delicious recipes, and information on which healthy living products are out there. It's an affordable wealth of health information.

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