Reducing your risk factors

Interesting information was reported this week in the Huffington Post.  While we’ve heard that heredity plays an important part in our susceptibility to cancers, Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc notes in the article that 90 to 95% of breast cancer cases are not based on genes and heredity.  While we know heredity plays a part in influencing the spread of cancer tumors, many cancers are activated by external factors, things such as diet, lifestyle, environment, even age.


Some Recommendations for reducing your risk factors:


1) avoid unnecessary radiation when possible, from x-rays, cell phone usage, etc.

2) avoid over exposure to toxins.

3) avoid smoking, too much alcohol, and inadequate sleep.

4) avoid red meat and fried foods and sugar; focus your eating on whole foods, fruits and vegetables that have natural antioxidants, and plenty of water.

5) avoid uncontrolled stress, pessimism and anxiety.  We’ve all known these things are bad for us!


For more information, see the full story at the Huffington Post.  Thanks for reading!


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