Thursday, November 29, 2007

OUR Body Size "FAT" a strong link to getting CANCER!!!

The latest evidence links our FAT body size (lousy junk food diet) and lack of exercise and lack of fresh fruits and vegetables and fiber in whole grains the biggest link along side smoking and regular alcohol consumption as the causes of our cancer and many other preventable diseases like heart disease , diabetes and hypertension. So which one of these conditions are you working on getting from your bad habits? This information is nothing new but rarely published or discussed by our medical professionals for the last 50 years. WHY is that so? How come we've heard it more on TV than from our own physician who should be concerned with how a medical crisis is prevented? Don't you ever wonder WHY sweet Aunt Mable or Uncle Joe died such a cruel death from cancer? They were such "good" folks or they were so "young!"
There are answers and we must walk through a new door of understanding to have hearing ears and eyes that see what we have been blinded from seeing..... Our new journey can SAVE OUR LIVES!!!!
“Cancer is preventable. There are changes you can make in your daily life that will reduce your chances of developing cancer,” James said.
He pointed out that, taken together, the recommendations outline a clear and consistent way of living that fosters a longer healthy life.
“Let’s get more vegetables, fruits and other low-energy-density foods every day, which will leave less room for meat. Let’s get off our backsides however and whenever we can.”
Accomplish these changes to diet and activity level and you are on your way to getting and staying as lean as possible, which is our first recommendation, he said.
“This is a pattern for living with the potential to save millions of lives. If these recommendations were adopted around the world, scientists estimate it could prevent about one-third of global cancer cases,” James said.
Recommendations for Cancer Prevention
1. Be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight.
2. Be physically active as part of everyday life.
3. Limit consumption of energy-dense foods. Avoid sugary drinks.
4. Eat mostly foods of plant origin.
5. Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat.
6. Limit alcoholic drinks.
7. Limit consumption of salt. Avoid moldy cereals (grains) or pulses (legumes).
8. Aim to meet nutritional needs through diet alone.
Special Population Recommendations
9. Mothers to breastfeed; children to be breastfed.
10. Cancer survivors to follow the recommendations for cancer prevention.
And always remember – do not smoke or chew tobacco.