Ok, this isn’t an easy subject but that doesn’t mean we should avoid it – the link between diet and lifestyle and cancer goes back a long way (Dr Stephen Paget in the Lancet in 1889).
Currently experts believe that;
A lack of fruit and veg contributes to 6 in 100 (6%) of cancers for men
Being overweight contributes to 7 in 100 (7%) of cancers for women
Some cancers (Liver, Colon, Pharynx, Larynx, oesophogus, rectum, breast) are directly linked to Alcohol consumption.
How can diet and lifestyle help?
Eat a diet rich in antioxidants, phytochemicals, fibre, and omega 3 fatty acids.
Avoid high fat high sugar (especially processed items)
Limit (as much as possible) exposure to prolonged stress, take measures to relax each day
Move more – this doesn’t have to be structured strenuous exercise but being more active could prevent 3400 cases of cancer per year (UK) and exercise promotes DNA repair.
Try to maintain a healthy PH balance in the body by avoiding an overly acidic diet and eating plenty of dark leafy greens.
Eat clean and lean fats and protein
Limit exposure to known carcinogens
Eat well, move more, laugh often, take in nature, breathe deeply and relax