Protect Against Cancer – tips and guidelines for cancer care

It may be surprising to learn that everybody has cancer cells, our bodies are making defective cells all the time. But what’s striking is that different cultures have different rates of the same cancers.

Japanese men don’t develop prostrate cancer but Western men do. Japanese women appear to be protected against breast cancer. They have a different lifestyle to the West, which makes one wonder what it is we are doing that encourages defective cells to become diseased?

How can we change our lifestyle so that it doesn’t happen? According to the World Cancer Research Fund, the majority of cancers – 70% can be prevented by a change in our behaviour. There is not a single drug that can do that, so it’s up to each of us to use our body’s natural defences.

The best way to start is to let the body practice what it was designed for: movement and physical activity. Many studies have demonstrated that the defence mechanisms that contribute to fighting cancer can be directly stimulated by exercise.

Anyone living in Teddington will be aware of our wonderful Bushy Park facilities, the best gym in town! Thirty minutes exercise 4 to 5 times a week will give you the minimum required to keep you active. This could be from dog walking, running, jogging, buggy aerobics or simply just a walk. The benefit to being outside is you can’t beat ‘fresh air’…taking fresh oxygen into the lungs will kindle energy levels.

When you exercise it makes you feel good in your whole being, due to the stimulation of endorphins in the brain. How else can this feel good factor be promoted within our bodies? The Chinese practice of Qigong and yogic breathing helps the body produce endorphins for a feeling of well being and there are healing treatments that stimulate the body’s production of pain-killing endorphins. They include acupuncture, massage (including shiatsu) and hydrotherapy, which can involve underwater massage with jets of water.           

Recent studies have shown that chronic stress, anger and depression cause the body to manufacture chemicals that can inhibit the healing process and shorten life expectancy, But the euphoria created by exercises and certain treatments protect us from stress, illness and premature death.

Every day, at every meal we can choose food that will defend our bodies against the invasion of cancer.

  • Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant and facilitates the death of cancer cells.
  • Turmeric reduces cancer growth but to be assimilated by the body must be mixed with black pepper and olive oil.
  • Ginger is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, acting against cancer cells.
  • Cruciferous Vegetables – broccoli, cabbage, sprouts contain anti-cancer molecules.
  • Garlic protects against carcinogens.
  • Soy blocks dangerous hormones.
  • Seaweed contains molecules that slow cancer growth.
  • Fruits and Vegetables rich in carotenoids such as carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, squash, tomatoes, apricots and beets protect.

The factors contributing to cancer are so numerous that no one should ever blame themselves, for developing it. But we do have the opportunity to learn to change our ways. It doesn’t have to cost you loads of money to look after your body, you just need to love, respect and get it to sense its own desire to live.

For free advice or consultation contact info@vidatherapy.com, T 020 8614 1199, www.facebook.com/vidatherapy, www.vidatherapy.com

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