As you can probably recall, I’m not a big fan of “awareness” events, especially when they revolve around health issues like cancer.
Whether you know it or not, most of the money raised in cancer awareness events goes to drug and genetic research.
We’ve spent trillions of dollars in cancer research since President Nixon declared his “War on Cancer” in 1971. But it still remains our #2 killer.
Clearly, we’re dropping the ball somewhere.
While it’s true that cancer can be the result of genetics, environmental factors or toxins in the body, I submit that the vast majority of cases are caused by DIET!
Studies have repeatedly shown that sugar feeds cancer and that diet high in refined salt (especially the salt found in processed or fast foods) also increases your cancer risk.
Yet when I’m in the grocery store, I still see people’s carts loaded with cookies, chips, boxed dinners, pastries and soda, plus the line of cars at the McDonald’s drive-thru window isn’t getting any shorter.
But the good news here is just as eating the wrong foods can increase your cancer risk, eating the right foods can help protect you against it!
Here are some of the best, most delicious cancer-fighters, followed by a few other cancer prevention tips.
The best cancer-fighting foods
Apples—they literally “keep the doctor away” by promoting a healthy gut microbiome and reducing your risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Asparagus—high in glutathione, an anti-carcinogen.
Berries—they are some of the best antioxidant foods known to man, and their gallic acid supports strong immune health.
Carrots—help support elimination of wastes and are an anti-carcinogen.
Citrus fruits—these superstars contain a whopping 58 known anticancer agents!
Cruciferous vegetables—inhibit cancer formation and protect against digestive and respiratory system cancers.
Fermented foods—help your body produce natural antibiotics and anti-carcinogen compounds. Good choices here are sauerkraut, kefir, yogurt, kimchee, apple cider vinegar, miso, tempeh and tamari.
Garlic—its sulfur compounds inhibit tumor metabolism and enhance immune responses.
Healthy fats—these help nourish your gut, support strong immune function and even help you lose weight! Good choices are olive oil, coconut oil and flaxseed oil.
Herbs and spices—especially helpful are turmeric (which has been shown to fight colon and breast cancer), as well as ginger, thyme, cayenne pepper, oregano, basil and parsley.
Melons—their beta-carotene is a natural anti-carcinogen.
Mushrooms—are anti-carcinogenic and help stimulate the immune system.
Nuts—Almonds, walnuts and Brazil nuts contain phytosterols that help fight cancer and lower cholesterol.
Onions—help lower cholesterol and are a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiviral, anti-parasitic and anti-carcinogen!
Organic meats—these are an excellent source of vitamin B12, which supports strong immune health.
Wild caught fish—a great source of omega-3 fats, that naturally counteract inflammation, which is a factor behind cancer development.
There’s more you can do too!
Eating these cancer-fighting foods will put you on a good cancer prevention path, but there’s much more you can do too!
Here are 5 of the best ways to put up your “No vacancy” sign for cancer:
1) Get enough vitamin D
NOTHING beats vitamin D when it comes to cancer prevention.
Your body manufactures vitamin D when your skin is exposed to the sun, but the average person does not produce enough for their body’s needs. This is especially true of people in the northern hemisphere where sunlight is limited during the colder months.
The best way to ensure you have (truly health-supporting) levels is to supplement with a top-quality product like Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B.
Optimum DK Formula contains a whopping therapeutic 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3, as well as its partners vitamins K1 and K2 and the mineral boron. All of these nutrients work together to not only protect you from cancer but also heart disease, as well as enhance your bone and immune health.
2) Have a wholesome diet of real foods
The National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society have both acknowledged that many cancers are related to a poor diet!
So if you exist mainly on processed stuff and fast food, it’s time to change that…your health and life depend on it.
Do most of your grocery shopping in the outer perimeter of the store where the wholesome real foods are located—fresh vegetables and fruits, meats, poultry and fish, eggs, and full-fat dairy.
And drive right by the golden arches.
3) Support your gut microbiome
A strong immune system is vital in the fight against cancer. Your immune cells are constantly patrolling for precancerous cells, and when they see one, they engulf and destroy it.
Well, since 80 percent of your immune system resides in your gut microbiome, it's essential to make sure yours is healthy and in the proper balance.
In addition to limiting sugars and refined carbs, probiotic supplementation can help you achieve this important, possibly life-saving goal.
And Super Shield's 13 strains of friendly bacteria are up to this potentially life-saving task!
As soon as they arrive "on the scene," Super Shield's impressive "probiotic army" lines your intestinal walls, crowds out unhealthy bacteria, and helps keep your digestion smooth (so carcinogens and dangerous bacteria can be eliminated with your BMs instead of becoming a part of you).
4) Get regular exercise
Regular exercise helps rid your body of wastes, and since cancer needs a toxic environment to thrive, when you exercise and help keep your innards clean, you are telling cancer it is not a welcome visitor.
Make the time for it. Even brisk walking is helpful and just about everyone can do that.
5) Reduce stress
Stress causes harmful changes to your gut microbiome and weakens your immune function…leaving your more susceptible to sickness and diseases—including cancer.
Do what you need to do to reduce stress in your life, keeping in mind that regular exercise is one of the best stress reducers there is!
Now get going and do what you need to do to keep cancer far away from you!
To your health,Sherry Brescia