4 Ways to Decrease Risk of Cancer

4 Ways to Decrease Risk of Death From Cancer

According to the latest research approximately half of all cancer deaths in the USA could be prevented or even stalled from progressing if Americans would do four things in their everyday lives. If these measures were followed it would also reduce the number of new cases of cancer by 40% – 70%!

Making healthy lifestyle changes could cut into the growing epidemic of new cancer diagnoses and deaths every year. This is based on two long running research studies looking at cancer rates and health behaviors. In opposition to other research claiming 80% of cancers may be attributed to factors beyond our control, these studies show that bad behaviors trump bad luck as a cause of cancer.

Research suggests that the best way to fight cancer is by promoting health, and not investing in biomedical research to improve cancer vaccines and therapies.

Ways to decrease your risks:

  1. Quit Smoking: In the US, 1 out of 5 adults has a history of smoking.
  1. Cut back on alcohol consumption: 1 drink per day for women, and 2 drinks per day for men. Binge drinking is never considered a healthy lifestyle choice.
  1. Maintain a healthy weight: 38% of Americans are considered obese (BMI over 30). Many more are close to the cutoff point of having a BMI of 25, which is considered overweight if you exceed it.
  1. Get 150 minutes of exercise every week:5% of adults reported that they did not exercise out of regular job activities in the past month. And only 20% meet the government recommended standard for physical activity.

 

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REF:

LA Times “4 ways to halve cancer death risk” – Melissa Healy

Medication Waste

Disposing of Medications

Prescription drugs, and even over-the-counter drugs, are not recyclable and need to be disposed of properly. Flushing them down the toilet or drain is harmful to the environment. Anything put down the drain or toilet goes through our sewer system and will end up in our lakes, streams, and rivers.

Prescription and over-the-counter medication should also not be put in with compost, or into gardens or soil. These medications can be absorbed into the soil and the plants. This can cause serious health problems for those eating the vegetables and plants from these areas. If allowed to break down, medications can get into the water system and contaminate wells and harm the people or animals drinking from those wells.

Public works has already found small amounts of medications in surface water bodies. The concern is an increased bacterial resistance to antibiotics and the interference with growth and reproduction of aquatic life.

Unused medications should be taken to a household hazardous waste collection center or event. Every county has free drop-off events sometime during the year.

Remember to remove any labels that contain personal information for privacy reasons. Shred and dispose of this information properly.

Here is a link to more information on medication disposal:

Safe Disposal

Here is a link to the OC landfills that will dispose of hazardous waste for FREE:

Hazardous Waste

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Obesity On The Rise In Children

Childhood Obesity Growing Globally

A staggering 41 million children ages 5 and under are overweight or obese globally and that number is going to almost double in the next 10 years according to the latest studies.

The availability of sugary foods and drinks is one of the factors that may be causing this increase in young children’s obesity. Obesity rates seem to be increased in both low & middle-income families. These high obesity rates seem to be greatly increasing in both Asia and Africa.

Low-income families are both at the greatest risk of obesity and the most responsive to price change. In response to this, officials are calling for an increased tax on sugary liquids and foods to help combat these trends.

In China, India, and Brazil sales of sugary soft drinks have more then quadrupled over the last decade. Middle-income families are also buying an increase of packaged and highly processed foods worldwide.

Recommendations:

  • Tax sugary, unhealthy foods
  • Limit unhealthy foods marketing
  • Promote healthy foods
  • Make healthy foods more affordable
  • Promote physical activity
  • Make health education a priority

Who can help:

  • Health advocates such as
    • Chiropractors
    • Acupuncturists
    • Naturopaths
    • Dieticians
    • Ayurveda practitioners
    • Life/health coaches
    • Personal trainers

If you want to live a life of health and wellness please seek out these professionals to give you the foundation to a lifestyle that epitomizes health. The foods and drinks that were made to be an occasional treat have become daily staples in our lives.

“Everything in moderation, including moderation…” – Oscar Wilde

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