anti-cancer dietEveryone knows someone who has faced cancer. From breast cancer to lung, colon and prostate cancer, the incidence of this disease continues to grow among men and women. In fact, cancer will strike one out of every two men and one in three women in the United States.

But here’s the good news.

Genes only account for about 5-10% of cancer cases, which means the other 90-95% is up to you. Your lifestyle – including a cancer-fighting diet – actually plays the biggest role in your risk for cancer.

The food you eat, the substances you’re exposed to, your level of physical activity and the quality of your sleep all impact your body’s production and function of hormones, inflammatory substances and immune factors that have the power to promote – or prevent – cancer.

In this section, you’ll learn about the foods and nutrients you should include in your anti-cancer diet, as well as the substances to avoid to keep your cells healthy and your hormones in balance.

Three Natural Cancer Benefits of Ginger

Do you know the benefits of ginger? Read on to learn more... Many of us have a love affair with ginger. For some of us, it’s the comfort of spicy ginger bread cookies. For others, ginger is part of our daily tea or nutritional supplements. Or perhaps you love a bit of ginger in Japanese food or juiced into your morning smoothie. If you enjoy ginger regularly, you’re doing a good thing for … [Read more...]

Does Red Meat Cause Cancer?

If you read the papers or watch the news, there is a good chance that you’ve seen the recent nutrition report from the World Health Organization. The story has been reported worldwide by virtually every major news organization. In case you’re not aware, the report, produced by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, implicates processed meat and red meat in colon cancer. Here’s the … [Read more...]

Ketogenic Diet and Cancer

Looking for information on a ketogenic diet and cancer? You've come to the right place. A recent report from the World Health Organization states that the number of cancer cases worldwide is expected to surge by 57 percent over the next twenty years. For many, this will mean painful, expensive (and potentially deadly) treatments with chemotherapy and radiation. On the other hand, many others … [Read more...]

3 Healthy Fats That Fight Cancer

Healthy fats are essential for nutrient absorption, proper cell division and regulating inflammation. They also have a big influence in preventing cancer. In fact, research shows that its not the amount of fat that's important, but rather the type of fat you eat that is important for your health. Let's take a look at the three healthy fats that can help reduce your risk. Cancer-Fighting … [Read more...]

Protect Against Aflatoxin – A Cancer-Causer Found in 4 Common Foods

It's no secret that Americans love peanuts. From peanut butter sandwiches to peanut butter cookies, candies and peanut-filled trail mix, Americans consume over 1.5 billion pounds of peanut products each year. And while this all-American "nut" is touted as a healthy and inexpensive source of protein and folate, peanuts are not the health food they're cracked up to be. Many people choose to … [Read more...]

Hormone Mimics in Plastic: How To Protect Yourself

Do you store your food in plastic containers? Do you ever put plastic in the microwave? If so, think twice about it. The reason? There are dozens - if not hundreds -  of chemicals found in our foods that act as hormone mimics - acting like the hormone estrogen. These gender benders (called xenoestrogens) cause early sexual development in children, reproductive difficulties for adults, and they … [Read more...]

Antioxidants and Cancer

Every day each cell in your body is attacked 10,000 times by free radicals. These rogue molecules damage DNA and can set the cancer process in motion. That’s why it’s important to enjoy foods and a regular meal plan naturally rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants – including carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and a colorful array of phytonutrients – help repair, prevent or limit … [Read more...]

Fight Cancer with a Low Glycemic Diet

Keeping your blood sugar stable with a low glycemic diet is an essential element in the cancer prevention diet. That’s because sugar promotes cancer in four ways: Raises insulin levels which promote cell proliferation Suppresses the immune system, including the activity of natural killer cells which “seek and destroy” rogue cancer cells Generates free radicals that damage DNA, leading … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Slash Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Four women die from breast cancer every hour. But despite these scary statistics, there is good news: research shows that lifestyle plays the biggest role in your risk for cancer. And in fact, genes only account for 5-10% of cases. The food you eat, the substances you’re exposed to, and your level of physical … [Read more...]

Grass-Fed Beef: Why You Should Enjoy It With Spinach and Wine

In another Healing Gourmet article, you learned about the health benefits of grass-fed beef (and the bull that "all beef is created equal"). Now I've got more advice on getting the most from your meat. Enjoy it with a side of spinach... and a glass of red wine! Not only is this a tasty combination, but it can protect your body from the unsavory cell-damagers that are produced when we digest red … [Read more...]

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