An ounce of prevention, steps to avoid cancer

Some do’s and don’ts for helping to avoid and fight cancer.


Ode Editors | November 2008 issue
Your mental state

  • Be positive.
  • Resolve stress and past traumas.
  • Accept yourself and your emotions, including the negative ones.
  • Practice meditation, yoga, tai chi or some other form of relaxation.

Your diet

  • These vegetables have great cancer-fighting characteristics: beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, garlic, kale, leeks and scallions.
  • Also good are onions, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, red wine, soy.
  • Increase your intake of omega-3s, typically found in fish (herring, trout, sardines, mackerel, halibut) and flax seeds and oils.
  • Avoid sugar, white flour, vegetable oils, white rice and non-organic animal fat (meat, eggs, milk, cheese).
  • Filter your tap water.

Your activity

  • Spend 20 to 30 minutes a day on a physical activity like tennis, swimming or walking.
  • Be out in the sun for 20 minutes every day.

And…

  • Avoid being surrounded by people who smoke.
  • Use cosmetic products that don’t contain parabens or phthalates.
  • Use skin-care products without estrogens or placental by-products.
  • Use cleaning products without synthetic chemicals.
  • Don’t prepare food in a scratched Teflon pan.
  • Reduce the influence of cell phones by using a headset consistently.

Source: David Servan-Schreiber, Anticancer
 

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