Eight Simple Steps to Prevent Cancer TODAY

October is a month to bring awareness to cancer. Do you know how to prevent it? Nothing is 100 percent fool proof, but these 8 simple steps will reduce your risk and improve your quality of life.

October is Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month. inFIT and Anytime Fitness in Albertville are teaming up with Patch and YOU to provide the most current cancer prevention strategies.

Cancer is a disease that starts in the cells of the body. From there, the body’s basic unit of life, it can spread into other tissue without control.

From an Exercise Professional and Nutrition Coach point of view the body is more than its makeup, genes and dispositions. You cannot control the irritants in the air you breathe, but you can control what you ingest and the activity level of your lifestyle.

Here are 8 thoughts about how you can prevent cancer today. Please keep in mind that if you feel like you hear the same recommendations everywhere- that it might be time to start living them!

1) Did you know that minimum of 4 hours exercise weekly are recommended to prevent cancer? No more excuses, get your shake on in a fun dance class or sweat in aerobics and strength.

2) The average American does not meet the minimum requirements of produce intake. The white potato has not shown to reduce the risk of cancer. So, make sure to eat your fruits and veggies! You are what you eat and your cells depend on your stewardship. Three to five servings of each fruit and vegetables daily.

3) I bet you haven’t heard this one before: Cease all tobacco consumption. Duh!

4) Self care and cleaning products from the store tend to be way too harsh to your system. Check out alternative products that are biodegradable and don’t pose a constant health threat to you. E.g. Norwex, Melaleuca, Daisy Blue etc.

5) Stay away from vegetable oils as much as you can. When oils are heated up, they suffer oxidative damage. In other words, they become carcinogenetic and are another constant source of irritants to your system. For cooking with lower heat use organic butter. For more heat, steam with water and drizzle cold pressed olive oil over the plate when you serve the meal.

6) Start using coconut oil in the kitchen for frying, baking, adding it to
your smoothie, grilling etc. coconut is anti-inflammatory and with that a
substantial boost for your immune system, beneficial to everybody’s health and prevention of cancer (unless you are allergic to nuts).

7) Take your sugar intake seriously. You may be tempted to think "it’s just a treat", but to your system it’s an overload of ingredients that are harmful in the consumed doses of an average American. Sugar, in opposite to Coconut oil, is highly inflammatory. That means it weakens your immune system and is comparable to throwing oil into fire. Try to stay sugar (and artificial sweetener) free for one month and notice how your health and ENERGY flourishes, even while everybody else catches the flu!

8) Keep a close watch on your heart. Inner peace, positive thoughts about self and others and hope for the future are vital to a healthy and happy life. For more information on cancer prevention, contact me, Christina Zaczkowski, at christina@infittraining.com

Thanks and as always, I welcome your comments and questions!!

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Stephanie October 16, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Your latest blog about cancer prevention was very helpful. It reminds me to be aware of what I am doing about my health long before I might hear a sad doctor tell me and my family that I have cancer and will only live a few more months. This isn't about fear (I have Jesus Christ with me at all time) but it is about getting knowledge - the truth - and then being wise and incorporating that truth into my life. Thank you, Infit!!!
Nick October 16, 2012 at 03:19 PM
To prevent cancer, you also have to supplement with antioxidants and minerals. The reason so many fruits and vegetables are recommended is because of the minerals. Plants are the only natural way for the human body to intake and absorb minerals. Overfarming has caused mass-produced fruits and vegetables to be deficient in trace minerals because the soils the plants are grown in are deficient in trace minerals. Now, it is critical to supplement with minerals or you WILL get degenerative diseases including cancer. The supplements you take must have the minerals in the right molecules, the ones produced by plants, or your body will not absorb them properly. They will either pass through or build up as unused deposits causing toxicity and soft-tissue pain. One example is Calcium. Cheap calcium supplements are calcium carbonate. That is limestone. Your body has no idea what to do with a rock. It will not be absorbed properly, and you will develop conditions like osteoporosis, heart disease, and muscle and joint pain. Minerals are also critical because vitamins cannot be used by the body without them. Minerals are still good without vitamins, but vitamins are worthless without minerals. Key minerals for preventing cancer are Selenium, Zinc, and Silver. Selenium is the most critical. To be continued...
Nick October 16, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Key minerals for preventing and treating diabetes are Chromium and Vanadium. These minerals work to balance blood sugar. Copper helps prevent aneurysm and premature gray hair. Antioxidants are also critical for cancer prevention. Goji juice or dried goji berries are helpful, and grape seed extract is anti-carcinogenic. One of the best supplements for cancer prevention, confirmed by numerous university studies (Google it), is broccoli sprout extract. But it has to have the right enzyme present to work. Most broccoli sprout extract supplements do not have this critical enzyme, myrosinase, because it is destroyed in the manufacturing process. I have only found one that has the enzyme intact. It is made and sold by the University of California at Berkeley. www.activamune.com Make sure that if you take mineral and antioxidant supplements to prevent cancer, that you are taking high quality supplements. You get what you pay for. Anything at Wal-Mart, CostCo, Walgreens, Target, or any other typical chain stores is not going to be very good. Pure Essence Labs manufactures supplements that have minerals in the right plant-produced molecules. Harmonic Innerprizes makes the best Calcium supplement available, "Calcium from the Sea". I get my supplements from Vitacost.com or Swansonvitamins.com.


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