Monthly Archives: July 2014

At Risk for Cancer?

bdySection3TumorGraphicMost cancers can be prevented. When a person has cancer it usually indicates that there are nutritional deficiencies at work. These could be due to environmental, food, genetic and even lifestyle factors.

Most people don’t realize it but everyone has cancer cells already in his or her body. These cancer cells are not detectable or known until their numbers have multiplied into billions.

It’s scary but true that cancer cells actually reach detectable levels anywhere from 6-10 times during their lifetimes. However, if a person’s immune system is at the healthy and strong level it should be then these cancer cells will be destroyed as well as prevented from multiplying and forming new tumors. Continue reading

5 Reasons Physical Activity Prevents and Fights Disease

Mature older people lifting weightsThere isn’t a day that goes by that we are not made aware of how much our bodies need and require exercise to stay healthy and help prevent disease. Unfortunately not everyone is listening.

Without a doubt, our bodies are designed to be highly active and vigorous…not dormant. Believe it or not, the cancer risk reduction is staggering when exercise is used correctly-an estimated whopping 50 percent cancer risk reduction with little outlay in time, effort and money. It is so worth it.

Researchers are continually working to understand the reasons how physical activity not only prevents but actually fights cancer as well. Continue reading

Foods that help Prevent Cancer

eat-your-medicineThe development of cancer and the role that diet plays are continually being studied.

Are there really “super” foods that can help you to avoid chronic diseases such as cancer or is it all a bunch of steam?

Truth is, there are foods that show cancer-fighting properties though no one is yet able to identify any one food over another that will stop cancer dead in its tracks.

Studies show that a diet consisting of colorful fruits and vegetables (yellow, green, orange, red, white, purple and blue should all be included) is key to avoiding debilitating diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Continue reading

Accelerated Aging Can Be Avoided With Proper Exercise

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You only need to take a look around you to see that most everyone in so-called civilized nations are actually pursuing an “accelerated aging program”; one that leaves us feeling old and exhausted long before our time.

Consuming a diet of primarily junk foods and fast foods and leading a sedentary lifestyle are the primary culprits. Continue reading

Mindfulness Meditation Puts You in Touch With “Now”

mindfulness-meditation_380pxWithout a doubt, stress and anxiety severely limit healing and lead to difficult outcomes for people who are already fighting chronic diseases like cancer and mindfulness mediation, also known as MBSR has proven a powerful tool to reduce anxiety, improve the quality of life and boost your immune system naturally helping you keep chronic disease at bay.

Mindfulness meditation was introduced to numerous American hospitals during the past 30 years by Jon Kabat-Zinn who teaches at the University of Massachusetts. Continue reading