Connecting the dots...
Lifetime Risk of Developing or Dying From Cancer in the United States
According to American Cancer Society:
1 in 2 men in the US is at risk of developing cancer during his lifetime
1 in 4 men in the US is at risk of dying from cancer during his lifetime
1 in 3 women in the US is at risk of developing cancer during her lifetime
1 in 5 women in the US is at risk of dying from cancer during her lifetime
The Biological Environment of the Body
The United States has one of the highest cancer rates in the world. Until recently most cancer research has focused on studying the cancer cell and not the biological environment in which cancer reside. However the milieu of the body plays an important role in the ability of cancer to thrive according to Keith I. Block, MD (medical director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment) . The biological environment in the body is greatly influenced by diet and life style. Optimizing that environment through diet is a powerful tool anybody has available for themselves. Food can be one of our most powerful medicines and healing agent.
Inflammation and it's Connection to Modern Diseases
Inflammation is part of the body's immune response; without it, we can't heal. But when it's out of control—as in an auto-immune disease—it can damage the body. Almost every modern disease is caused or affected by prolonged inflammation in the body.
Reducing inflammation in the body through a healing-inflammation diet can dramatically improve your health and quality of life.
What causes Inflammation in the Body?
The main causes for inflammation
• Poor diet--sugar, refined flours, processed foods, and inflammatory fats which are omega-6 fats (commercially-raised meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, vegetable oils (corn, safflower, soy, grapeseed (except olive oil))
• Lack of exercise
• Hidden or chronic infections with viruses, bacteria, yeasts, or parasites
• Hidden allergens from food or the environment
• Toxins such as mercury and pesticides
• Mold toxins and allergens
The Healing-Inflammation Diet
The main focus of the anti-inflammatory diet is avoiding any food that causes your blood sugar to rise, which means giving up sugars and all other foods that get converted into sugar in your body.
Foods to avoid (not a complete list): Food to focus on (not complete list):
processed food Organic, plant based diet 60% of diet
Omega-6 fats Omega-3 fats and saturated fats
sugars and sweetener (even sugar from fruit) Small amount of organic meat/eggs
dairy Any green leafed vegetable
gluten Small amount of gluten free grains(soaked)
commercially raised and grown food