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Easy Ways to Prevent Cancer at Home

Cancer is the disease Americans fear most and understandably so since it's responsible for nearly one out of every four deaths in the US. Adding to its stigma, cancer diagnosis and treatment are the moneymakers in this industry — and also the focus of most government-funded cancer campaigns. Comparatively little is done in the way of prevention education, leaving many feeling_ powerless against this potentially deadly disease — as though all you can do is cross your fingers and hope you don't become one of the quickly growing cancer statistics. What a relief it should be to learn that prevention strategies not only exist, but also are remarkably effective at lowering your risk of most types of cancer.

  1. Optimize your Vitamin D- If you want to slash your risk of cancer, it's essential that you spend adequate time in the sun or a safe tanning bed, or if that's not possible supplement with proper amounts of vitamin D3. It's been definitively proven using data from more than 100 countries that the higher the solar UVB, the lower the incidence of 15 different types of cancer.

  2. Avoid eating excess protein- Most of us eat too much protein. Consider reducing your protein levels to one gram per kilogram of lean body weight unless you are in competitive athletics or pregnant. It would be unusual for most adults to need more than 100 grams of protein and most likely need close to half that amount.

  3. Eat living foods with amazing health benefits- Sprouts are a "super" food that many overlook. In addition to their nutritional profile, sprouts are also easy to grow on your own. I started sprouting seeds in ball jars 10 to 15 years ago. You can see my recent article that extols their benefits. I should be providing a more comprehensive report in the near future.

  4. Simplify your cleaning supplies- It is well known that commonly used household chemicals do, in fact, cause cancer, along with other serious health effects like reproductive and developmental problems in developing children. One of the best non-toxic disinfectants is plain soap and water. Another all-purpose cleaner that works great for kitchen counters, cutting boards and bathrooms is 3% hydrogen peroxide and vinegar.

  5. Use greener beauty products- There are thousands of chemicals in personal care products, and few have been tested for safety. Putting chemicals on your skin is actually far worse than ingesting them, because when you eat something everything must go to your liver before entering your blood stream, providing your body an opportunity to detoxify substances that could be harmful. When you put chemicals on your skin however, they're absorbed straight into your bloodstream without filtering of any kind, so the toxic chemicals from toiletries and beauty products are largely going into your blood, lymphatic system and then directly into your internal organs.