cancer

Vitamin D in the Prevention of Cancer

Vitamin D from the sunSometimes in life we swing the pendulum wildly from one course of action to the other. Such is the case with our relationship with the sun.

For so many, the sun has become the bad guy…they are told their whole lives to cover up and not allow their skin exposure to the sun for fear of skin cancer as a result of the ultra-violet radiation. Their belief now is that the sun is an enemy…something to be avoided at all costs…something harmful. Continue reading

Fat and It’s Relation to Cancer

fat_picIt’s no secret that one of the main drivers of cancer is us becoming overweight. It is bad enough that the fat stomachs, love handles, and big thighs and hips are not attractive, but the fat inside of the body is the real problem.

A key to preventing disease is to keep your body composition…your muscle and fat ratio at a healthy level.

Although most of us easily recognize when we are overweight, there is another hidden type of fat that is not so obvious called visceral fat that can only be detected with body imaging such as an MRI scan. Continue reading

Why Does Cancer Continue to Kill?

lady walkingCancer, the word strikes fear into hearts everywhere. Almost everyone is affected in one way or another –whether it’s a family member, a friend, a co-worker or maybe even you. Each one of us could tell a personal story about how it has changed the course of our lives in some manner.

What’s really frightening about this villainous disease is that by the age 65 the average person has a one-in-two chance of getting cancer and a one-in-three chance of dying from it. And those are the statistics after billions have been spent on research!

The fact remains: cancer is just as deadly now as it was 20, 30, or even 50 years ago. Continue reading

Stress Causes Disease; Stress Causes Cancer

WideModern_OlderFitness_070113620x413Stress, we all deal with it. Life with its ups and downs is a stress generator and those that have not developed healthy ways of dealing with stress end up keeping it internalized. Unfortunately the body is the one that clues you in; that eventually manifests the signs and signals that stress has had its way; that something is terribly wrong internally.

It’s called disease and stress is responsible for a large percentage of disease everywhere around us. It has a direct impact on inflammation in the human body, which in turn underlies many of the chronic diseases that kill people prematurely every day.

Disease begins in the mind and manifests in the body.

Finding a way to unplug from… Continue reading

Love Your Mind and Body Now

Between rushing off to work, taking care of family needs, kids and life in general, it is hard to find time to enjoy just being and taking special care of “me” these days. The demands of life continue to be outside of ourselves; we simply don’t take the time to nurture ourselves, our bodies and our minds.

However when you examine how you spend your time, when you examine your daily choices and re-prioritize your life to include the basics that your body and mind require for health and well-being you begin to enjoy life at another level, you begin to life at the fullest.

When you stop for a moment and look at the big picture you suddenly realize… Continue reading

The Unappreciated Role Of Muscle In The Prevention of Cancer!

Is prevention of cancer becoming a distant dream? Any discussion on exercise more often than not leads to excuses galore: I do not have enough time, I am feeling tired or I walked enough at work!  We are getting used to being fat and the size plus clothing is only helping in steering us away from worrying about the extra kilos.

Cancer is often associated with rapid and extensive loss of muscle mass and strength, caused due to improper diet and inactivity.

Overweight kills and exercise is paramount for lowering the risk for cancer! 

I advocate exercise across the lifespan and as a tool for the prevention of cancer. Maybe doctors should just write “Exercise” on patients’ prescriptions… Continue reading

The Importance Of Abiding By The Rules For Cancer Prevention!

The food we consume can be one of the unsuspected causes of cancer. Intake of fat and cholesterol laden foods, insufficient consumption of Vitamins A or C, eating processed foods low in natural fiber, eating contaminated foods, introduction of steroids into the body, sedentary lifestyle, high levels of stress, exposure to industrial pollutants and chemicals or over-exposure to X-rays during medical examinations can all lead to cancers.

When you look at what causes cancer, there seems to be no rhyme or reason. Based on years of research, we can conclude that the more obvious reasons, such as diet and exercise score high in the list of possibilities.

The Disease That Comes With A Death Warrant

Diseases other than cancer behave… Continue reading

The Different Muscular Strength Exercises That Control The Causes Of Cancer!

Eternal life still remains a myth, but your habits could turn back the clock and take you down the road of controlling the causes of cancer, the deadliest disease of all. You can persuade the cells in your body to let you live longer – cancer-free. We are talking about exercises that have the capacity to keep diseases at bay.

“Muscular strength exercises” as the name suggests, involve exercises that improve the strength in your muscles. They can vary widely in intensity, depending on the type of activity and the effort of the individual.

These exercises raise the heartbeat and leave you out of breath. They increase the body’s metabolism by many times its resting level, and this helps numerous… Continue reading

The Anti Cancer Diet: Simplicity Goes A Long Way In Keeping Cancer Away!

cancer fightingIf there is one thing all those companies manufacturing a variety of processed foods are not interested in, it is your health. All they do is help you create your own chemical factory – in your stomach.

If that sounds scary, imagine the scenario where you have to hear the much dreaded life-changing words, “you have cancer.”

A diet change has to happen now, today! What would you eat if you were living in a forest, away from civilization? You would probably eat meat, vegetables, fruits, seafood, nuts and seeds. No chemicals, no refining or processing. Just think of how good these foods are. The nutrition profile of these foods makes them invaluable partners of the anti-cancer diet. Continue reading

Strength Training Exercises: The Core Ingredient In Preventing Cancer!

We may worry about murders or road accidents, but the big killers are cancer and heart disease. More people are dying from disease than natural aging. The latest mortality rates and data show that people are dying more from cancer than circulatory diseases.

But once upon a time, things were very different. People toiled hard and reaped by the sweat of their brow. Their prized possession was -“HEALTH!”

Those days are long gone and we are now at a stage where we need to create some form of intentional physical activity for preventing cancer and other diseases.

Why This Dramatic Change?

The main function of the human body is physical activity.  It has evolved to use large muscle groups… Continue reading