Good Morning Everyone!
It’s that time again when all the professional teams are wearing their “pink” in support of breast cancer. It is a good thing that people are coming together to show their support, but I think everyone is missing the big picture. My dad passed away 5 years ago from cancer, so I understand the desire to battle cancer. I do, however, have a concern about the “finding a cure” campaign. The best cure for any form of cancer is not to get it in the first place. If you take care of yourself by eating right, exercising daily, avoiding all the toxins you can and most importantly, staying adjusted regularly, that would be a great start. There are also some natural preventive supplements you can take, one being vitamin D3. It’s cheap and decease your chance of getting cancer. I have included some other things you can do:
If you or someone you love has gone through cancer, you already know what a horrendous disease it is. For many years, it seemed as if cancer hit at people randomly, but scientific evidence is now showing a clear correlation between lifestyle factors and the chances of contracting cancer, and worse, dying from it. Here is how you can lower your chance of dying from cancer by 50 percent. It sounds so simple:
- stop smoking
- reduce drinking to less than 1 serving per day for women (2 for men)
- exercise at least 2 and a half hours a week
- maintain a healthy weight.
Of course, this is not as simple as it sounds, especially the last item on the list. It requires a BMI between 18.5 and 27.5. It leaves room for people who are slightly overweight, as BMI values below 25 are considered normal, and values over 30 are considered obese. And yet, over 40 percent of the population is above this BMI value. The study that reached these conclusions reviewed the lifestyle and habits of over 135,000 people. Caveats: This study did not review minorities such as African Americans, Hispanics, or Asians. Imagine if policy makers would spend as much on cancer prevention as we do on treating it, for example by making healthy food cheaper than junk food…
KISS Fact: Think about this…I don’t know the exact dollar amount, but I’m sure it’s quite a lot, all the money raised from the selling of “pink” merchandise. If the answer to find the cure for cancer was money, I would only imagine that it would have happened. I think the cure is prevention!