Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Part 2 of 'Cancer has a Sweet Tooth"

Steps we can all take to help Prevent Cancer

Last BLOG i spoke of how 'Sugar is addictive with many people and - Cancer cells are addicted to sugar!'Now i want to encourage you to understand what foods,lifestyle and environmental toxins we can avoid to help us live a longer and healthier life. 

 1. Avoid being Overweight

Many people do not realize the connection between obesity and other diseases such as heart disease or cancer. Its true that obese women are 60 % more likely to develop some form of cancer than non obese women. 

One of the links between obesity and breast cancer in particular is estrogen. Many breast cancers are driven by excess estrogen, and many don't realize that this hormone is produced in your fat tissue. Therefore , the more body fat you have, the more estrogen you’re likely to produce, which could contribute to the formation of breast cancer. Obese men also produce estrogen from there excess fat. The driving force behind being overweight, of course, is your diet, and fast food, high in trans fats and sugar, is a major contributor to obesity.

2. Avoid Monosodium glutamate (MSG),

a common salt additive placed in Chinese food,may cause stomach cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute.

3. Avoid Processed Foods as much as you can. 

Approximately 90 percent of the money Americans ( and Aussies) spend on food is spent on processed foods. Processed foods as i see it are “dead foods” and devoid of any natural nutrition. Research shows that they can also be loaded with potentially carcinogenic substances. They discovered that a cancer-causing chemical called acrylamide is created when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, whether baked, fried, roasted, grilled or toasted. I recommend that you limit processed foods and increase the amount of whole, raw foods in your diet. Aim for 75-80 percent of non processed food in your own diet. Generally the chemical is formed when food is heated enough to produce a fairly dry and “browned” surface. Some foods that spring to mind are:
  • Potatoes: chips, French fries
  • Grains: bread crust, toast, roasted breakfast cereals 
  • Coffee; roasted coffee beans and ground coffee powder. this does include alternate coffee products.
 It seems you are  far less likely to ingest dangerous levels of acrylamide when you eat home-cooked foods compared to industrially or restaurant-prepared foods. My best advice is to avoid overcooking your food. This includes oils as when oil reaches a certain temperature they create free radicals which damages our cells.

Next blog I will be giving more information on how God has given us a counterbalance against cancer...

Until then be blessed
Philip Bridgeman ND. BSc.

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