6 Dietary Recommendations to reduce risk of several types of cancer

Prevent Cancer Costs by Preventing Cancer

1. Limit or avoid dairy products to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

2. Limit or avoid alcohol to reduce the risk of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, colon, rectum, and breast.

3. Avoid red and processed meats to reduce the risk of cancers of the colon and rectum. 6 guidelines-cancer-prevention

4. Avoid grilled, fried, and broiled meats to reduce the risk of cancers of the colon, rectum, breast, prostate, kidney, and pancreas.

5. Consume soy products to reduce risk of breast cancer and to reduce the risk of recurrence and mortality for women previously treated for breast cancer.

6. Emphasize fruits and vegetables to reduce risk of several common forms of cancer.

A new report shows that global spending on cancer drugs reached $100 billion last year—a 10.3 percent increase from 2013. Experts predict that, at this rate, spending on cancer medicine will reach $147 billion by 2018.

But we could potentially save billions by halting the rise of lifestyle cancers. Approximately one-third of cancer cases are preventable, according to the World Health Organization. And the American Institute for Cancer Research states that a healthy diet and other lifestyle changes can prevent an estimated 340,000 cancer cases per year.

Physicians Committee doctors and dietitians released a list of six dietary recommendations to help individuals lower their cancer risk. Read the recommendations below to learn how you can help improve your health. After all, prevention is the best form of treatment!  For more detail and background go to The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine


Sea Vegetable and Seaweed Health Benefits

Sea Vegetables are extremely concentrated sources of nutrients.

Dried dulse and nori are 20 to 34% protein. All sea weeds are rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and iodine. Vitamins A, C, B complex, B12.

 

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The Digestive Perks Of Being A Vegetarian

Besides typically consuming more nutrients, and avoiding congesting foods, vegetarians also have incredible digestion.

Switching to a vegetarian diet may be a good way to enhance your digestive health, and you don’t have to take an all-or-nothing approach to the switch. There are several types of vegetarian diets, and semi-vegetarian diets to choose from, including:

  • Vegetarian. This diet cuts out meat and fish but dairy, and egg products are ok.
  • Vegan. No meat, fish, or animal products or byproducts, such as dairy, eggs, and honey
  • Semi-vegetarian. Typically, no red meat but some fish or poultry.

Related: This High-Fat Food Can Lower Your Cholesterol     digestive benefits of vegetables

Digestive health can improve with a vegetarian diet, but the key is a “well-planned vegetarian diet,” emphasizes registered dietitian Sheah L. Rarback, MS, RD, director of nutrition at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. It’s possible to eat an unhealthy vegetarian diet that will not aid your digestion or your health.

“If it’s a good vegetarian diet that’s high in a lot of fruits and veggies, it will also be generally nutrient-rich,” Rarback says. It’s important to strive for balance and variety in the foods you consume while avoiding foods high in fat or salt.

Related: Attention, Women: You’re Not Too Old to Go Vegetarian

How Vegetarian Diets Help Digestion

When you eat more fiber-rich foods — fruits and vegetables — you’re getting more nutrients. Other possible benefits to a vegetarian diet include.

  • Feeling full. When you eat foods that are high in fiber, Rarback says, you feel fuller. This can benefit people who are trying to control their weight. Maintaining a healthy weight helps with many aspects of digestive health and can prevent unpleasant problems with digestion, such as acid reflux.
  • Regular bowel movements. The fiber in a vegetarian diet will keep foods and waste moving smoothly through your system, avoiding both constipation and diarrhea. By increasing their fiber intake, Americans could save more than $12 billion — the amount spent on constipation-related therapies each year, according to research in the April 2014 issue of BMC Public Health. The researchers noted that consuming more fiber could also prevent a lot of time lost at work.
  • Disease prevention. Vegetarians are about 31 percent less likely than people who also eat meat to experience diverticular disease, a potentially serious condition that occurs when pouches form in the colon, according to research published in the British journal BMJ in 2011. There’s also some evidence that a vegetarian diet can help ward off certain cancers, such as colon cancer, and chronic diseases such as heart disease. When researchers examined the health data and dietary habits of more than 73,000 Seventh-Day Adventists, they found that vegetarians were less likely than meat eaters to die for any reason during the five-year study period. The results of their study were published in the July 2013 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

Miracles of Good Nutrition and Yoga

Are you interested in eating healthier, detoxify your body, starting a meditation practice, enjoying happier relationships, and living vibrantly?

My friend, certified yoga teacher and inspiration, Rebecca Snowball, is hosting a no-cost online speaker series to support men and women who are eager to incorporate the teachings of yoga into daily life and feel amazing more of the time.

The online summit, Vibrant Yoga Life, Ignite Your Radiant Health will be featuring 14 experts in the field of yoga, nutrition, and wellness, including me!  Click here to register the free interview series. It’s free.

Join me and several of my colleagues, and get inspired to take yoga off your mat and into your life.

My talk, Magnified Miracles of Good Nutrition and Yoga, is helping to kick off this series on Monday, April 27th, at 2:00pm, PDT.

I would love you to be on the call as I teach you:

  • How to move from feeling stressed to Feeling Playful.  
  • How to create an easy effective gratitude practice to Boost Vitality
  • The “secret” easy way to Lose Weight with your current diet.

This is a convenient and fun way for us come together outside. If you can’t make the call, live, not to worry, every call will be recorded and will be available for 48 hours after each call airs.

Click here to register for the free interview series and I’ll see you on the call.