By Tash Weddle
This final post on cancer prevention covers some lifestyle habits that every woman should incorporate into her life to prevent cancer.
- Exercise is critical to health and specifically to cancer prevention. Cancer cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercise involving smart cardio training balances insulin levels and controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risk. In fact, controlling insulin levels should be the cornerstone of any anti-aging protocol.
- Decreasing body fat is another way to decrease cancer risk. Fat cells are basically little hormone factories. Obesity is a precursor to many diseases, cancer being one of them.
- Take omega-3 fish oils. Research published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention showed that postmenopausal women who take fish oil supplements may lower their risk of breast cancer by 32 percent.
- Get more vitamin D from the sun. Vitamin D prevents and reduces 78 percent of all cancers.
- Supplement with an aromatase inhibitor such as Calcium d-glucarate, DIM and Sulforaphane. Aromatase is an enzyme responsible for a key step in the synthesis of estrogens. Taking a natural aromatase inhibitor will not only decrease your cancer risk, but will also help with stubborn body fat associated with high estrogen levels such as hips and legs.
As you can see from this three part series, there are many factors that we can control that determine our risk for developing cancer. It’s unfortunate that our environment is full of man-made estrogens and our food is laden with chemicals. But, we must take responsibility for our own health. Through awareness and practicing the healthy habits outlined in these blogs our chances for a healthy future improve and, hopefully, so will our cancer statistics.