Top Tips for Cancer Prevention
1. Keep your blood sugar balanced by minimizing sugar and alcohol intake, making sure to eat a small balanced meal every two to four hours, and to exercise, even a small amount, regularly. Research indicates that elevated blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as the associated weight gain, increase the risk of breast cancer. When you drop your sugar and alcohol intake, and decrease the amount of carbs you consume at any one time, while increasing your exercise, you'll be optimizing your blood sugar levels and preventing cancer at the same time. Read more about how to do this here.
2. Optimize your cortisol by participating in cortisol balancing activities (yoga, meditation, dog walk, gardening, time with friends) and by working with a naturopathic doctor to take herbs and/or nutrients that address your unique cortisol aberrations. Stress, and specifically the suboptimal cortisol levels that result, are known to perpetuate cancer risk. By choosing activities and supplements that help to get your adrenal stress response back on track, you'll be preventing cancer. Read all about the adrenal stress response and approaches to optimize cortisol here.
3. Manage your oxidation by eating foods high in anti-oxidants (colorful fruits and vegetables), by taking herbs that support your internal detoxification pathways (curcumin, green tea extract, resveratrol) and by avoiding toxins in your environment (avoid smoking, pesticides, exhaust, plastics and more). We've known that toxic exposure can damage DNA and increase likelihood of cancer developing - so avoiding toxins makes sense - but we now also know from research that by supporting our body's own detoxification and anti-oxidant systems, we can also prevent cancer cells. What's more is that some favorite foods and herbs have this action - broccoli, blueberries, kale, and green tea.
About Dr. Doni Wilson
Dr. Donielle (Doni) Wilson, a nationally celebrated naturopathic doctor, teaches women, men and children how to make life-changing differences to improve their health using natural approaches. Her new book, The Stress Remedy discusses how and why we experience stress, its impact on health and wellbeing, and offers expert guidance on how to reduce stress and reclaim optimal health.
Suffering from environmental and food allergies herself, Dr. Doni was inspired to create a specialized approach to food sensitivities and "eating for health" - The Hamptons CleanseTM, a popular, gluten-free nutritional regimen that reduces inflammation, heals leaky gut (a digestive issue that leads to food sensitivities), supports detoxification and weight loss, and brings the body back to a state of optimal health. Dr. Doni, who is also a single mom, is no stranger to stress, and attributes her good health to mastering how to support the body, by applying science, with food, exercise, sleep and stress remedies. To learn more about Dr. Doni please visit: www.DoctorDoni.com.
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