Thursday, May 27, 2010

Further Guidelines to Help Avoid and Treat Breast (and Prostate) Cancer from Mercola

Further Guidelines to Help Avoid and Treat Breast (and Prostate) Cancer
The guidelines for preventing and treating breast cancer and prostate cancer are almost identical.

Below are 15 lifestyle recommendations for how to avoid and treat both types of cancer:

1.Optimize your vitamin D levels with appropriate sun exposure. Ideally, it would be best to monitor your vitamin D levels.
2.Control your insulin levels, and be sure to limit your intake of processed foods.
3.Eliminate sugar as much as possible as it’s been shown again and again that sugar feeds cancer. Fructose is especially problematic so also be sure to limit your fructose intake.
4.Eat broccoli and/or cauliflower sprouts, depending on your nutritional type.
5.Consume fresh vegetable juice daily - including one small tomato (lycopene).
6.Get appropriate amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats such as krill oil, and reduce your intake of omega-6 oils.
7.Consume freshly ground flaxseeds - two ounces every other day.
8.Selenium - 400 mcg per day.
9.Vitamin E - 400 units per day. (Please note: Only natural vitamin E should be used, not synthetic. Additionally, mixed tocopherol is more preferable than alpha-tocopherol, as the gamma tocopherols are particularly useful antioxidants.)
10.Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them. Better yet eat as many of your foods raw LINK as you can.
11.Get appropriate exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks.
12.Have a tool to permanently erase the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. My favorite tool, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique.
13.Get enough high-quality sleep
14.Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins and sources of heavy metals.
15.Reduce your exposure to EMFs like cell and portable phones.
16.Check your ferritin level and make sure you don’t have iron excess as this can clearly increase your risk of cancer

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