The Best Way To Avoid Cancer

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America spends two and a half times more on healthcare per capita than any other developed nation, quickly approaching $3 trillion EVERY year. With this kind of expenditure, you would expect our citizens to be the healthiest in the world, but this is not the case.

In fact, the US ranks dead last in quality of care—Americans are sicker and live shorter lives than people in most other industrialized nations. So where's the money going?

The Credit Suisse Research Institute's 2013 study: "Sugar: Consumption at a Crossroads"
found that 30 to 40 percent of US healthcare expenditures are for diseases directly related to the overconsumption of sugar!

We spend more than a trillion dollars each year fighting the damaging health effects of sugar. This, combined with the inefficiency of our healthcare system, is completely unsustainable over time.

Excess sugar causes obesity, as well as a plethora of illnesses, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and cancer. If you want to locate the sickest people, follow obesity rates. According to a United Health Foundation study, 9 of the 10 least healthy states in the nation also have 9 of the 10 worst obesity rates.
With one food causing such pervasive health problems and so much national expense, you would think we would do everything we could to lower sugar consumption. But the opposite is true. It's no surprise that cancer rates keep rising, considering that most people consume highly processed food as the bulk of their diet.

A diet devoid of healthy fats and natural vitamins and minerals, while being chockfull of processed sugars and synthetic chemicals of all kinds simply cannot produce health.
A recent report by the American Society of Clinical Oncology predicts that a mere 16 years from now, cancer will be the leading cause of death in the US, surpassing heart disease which is currently number one. As reported by CNN Health:

"The number of new cancer cases is expected to increase nearly 45 percent by 2030, from 1.6 million cases to 2.3 million cases annually. This influx of new patients will place a bigger burden on a field of medicine already stretched by physician shortages and financial difficulties."

Without Sugar, Cancer Cannot Thrive

The most powerful essential strategy to treat cancer is to starve the cells by depriving them of their food source, which in large part, is typically sugar. Unlike all the other cells in your body (which can burn carbs or fat for fuel), cancer cells can only thrive if there is enough sugar present.
Dr. Otto Warburg was actually given a Nobel Prize over 75 years ago for figuring this out, but virtually no oncologist actually uses this information.

Make no mistake about it, the FIRST thing you want to do if you want to avoid or treat cancer if you have insulin or leptin resistance (which 85 percent of people do) is to cut out all forms of sugar/fructose and grain carbs from your diet in order to starve the cancerous cells.

Dr. Mercola recommeds reducing your total fructose intake to a maximum of 25 grams per day from all sources, including fruit. If you are insulin resistant, you'd do well to make your upper limit 15 grams per day. Cancer patients would likely be best served by even stricter limits (For a more detailed discussion please review this interview with Dr. Seyfreid).

The easiest way to dramatically cut down on your sugar and fructose consumption is to switch to a diet of whole, unprocessed foods. Most of the added sugar you end up with comes from processed food, not from adding a teaspoon of sugar to your tea or coffee.
There are other ways to cut down as well. This includes:

  • Cutting back on the amount of sugar you personally add to your food and drink
  • Using Stevia or Lo Han instead of sugar and/or artificial sweeteners
  • Using fresh fruit instead of canned
    • Fresh fruit instead of sugar for recipes calling for a bit of sweetness
  • Using spices instead of sugar to add flavor to your meal
  • Also consider reducing your protein intake
    • It would be unusual for most adults to need more than 50 - 100 grams
    • Replace the non-vegetable carbs (sugar/fructose/grains) and excess protein with high quality fats, such as organic eggs from pastured hens, high quality meats, avocados, and coconut oil
It's certainly much easier to prevent cancer than to treat it!
Here is a list of strategies to implement in order to help the prevention process:

  1. Improve your insulin receptor sensitivity. 
    • The best way to do this is by avoiding sugar (especially fructose), grains, and making sure you are exercising
  2. Address your food preparation
    • Eat at least one-third of your food raw. Avoid frying or charbroiling -- boil, poach, or steam your foods instead. Consider adding cancer-fighting whole foods, herbs, spices, and supplements to your diet such as broccoli, curcumin, and resveratrol. To learn more, check out the article "Dramatically Effective New Natural Way to Starve Cancer and Obesity."
  3. Avoid carbohydrates and sugar 
    • Reduce or eliminate processed foods, sugar/fructose and grain-based foods from your diet until your insulin/leptin resistance resolves. This applies to whole, unprocessed organic grains as well, as they tend to rapidly break down and drive up your insulin level. The evidence is quite clear that if you want to avoid cancer, or you currently have cancer, you absolutely MUST avoid all forms of sugar, especially fructose, which feeds cancer cells and promotes their growth.
  4. Reduce protein and increase healthy fats
  5. Drink a half to whole quart of organic green vegetable juice daily 
  6. Avoid GMOs 
    • Avoid genetically engineered foods as they are typically treated with herbicides such as Roundup (glyphosate). Choose fresh, organic, preferably locally grown foods
  7. Avoid unfermented soy products 
    • Unfermented soy is high in plant estrogens (phytoestrogens), also known as isoflavones. In some studies, soy appears to work in concert with human estrogen to increase breast cell proliferation, which increases the chances for mutations and cancerous cells.
  8. Normalize your omega-3 to omega-6 fats ratio 
    • Normalize your ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats by taking a high-quality krill oil and reducing your intake of processed vegetable oils
  9. Optimize your gut flora 
    • Optimizing your gut flora will reduce inflammation and strengthen your immune response. Adding naturally fermented food to your daily diet is an easy way to prevent cancer or speed recovery. You can always add a high-quality probiotic supplement as well, but naturally fermented foods are the best.
  10. Exercise regularly 
    • Exercise lowers insulin levels, which creates a low-sugar environment that discourages the growth and spread of cancer cells. Researchers and cancer organizations increasingly recommend making regular exercise a priority in order to reduce your risk of cancer and help improve cancer outcomes.
  11. Optimize your vitamin D level 
  12. Get plenty of natural vitamin A
    • There is evidence that vitamin A also plays a role in helping prevent breast cancer. It's best to obtain it from vitamin A-rich foods rather than a supplement. A great sources is organic egg yolks.
  13. Curcumin
    • this is the primarily active ingredient in turmeric, and in high concentrations can be very useful adjunct in the treatment of breast cancer. It shows immense therapeutic potential in preventing cancer metastasis. It's important to know that curcumin is generally not absorbed that well, so here are some absorption tips.
  14. Optimize your sleep 
    • Make sure you are getting enough restorative sleep. Poor sleep can interfere with your melatonin production, which is associated with an increased risk of insulin resistance and weight gain, both of which contribute to cancer's malignancy.
  15. Limit your exposure to toxins
    • Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, herbicides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners, and toxic cosmetics. Avoid BPA, phthalates and other xenoestrogens. These are estrogen-like compounds that have been linked to increased breast cancer risk.
  16. Limit your exposure to radiation 
    • Limit your exposure and protect yourself from radiation produced by cell phones, towers, base stations, and Wi-Fi stations, as well as minimizing your exposure from radiation-based medical scans including dental x-rays, CT scans, and mammograms.
  17. Avoid synthetic hormone replacement therapy
    • Breast cancer is linked to excessive estrogen levels or activity. According to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer rates for women dropped in tandem with decreased use of hormone replacement therapy. (There are similar risks for younger women who use oral contraceptives. Birth control pills, which are also comprised of synthetic hormones, have been linked to cervical and breast cancers.)
  18. Make sure you're not iodine deficient
    • There's compelling evidence linking iodine deficiency with breast cancer
  19. Stress management
    • Stress from all causes is a major contributor to disease. A tool you may be interested in for resolving emotional challenges is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

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