Isn’t it amazing to know that 50% of cancers can be prevented? I imagine that every single one of my patients with cancer, if given the opportunity, would go back in time and implement these simple cancer prevention changes, if it gave them the chance to be cancer free.
There may be someone in your life that is itching to make a change in their lifestyle and all they need is a little helping hand along the way. Our team of doctors at The Life Center believes strongly that cancer prevention is the best way of treating cancer.
Cease the Smoke. One of the better-known preventative strategies for cancer is smoking cessation. Utah is one of the states with the lowest smoking rates at only 11% of the population. If the rest of the country were to follow suit, the United States could see a reduction in 75% of smoking related cancers over the next 10-20 years. That’s preventing 3 out of 4 cancers!! Naturopathic medicine offers a wide range of therapies to help ease the transition: herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, meditation can all decrease stress and help prevent tobacco cravings.
Drop the Weight. The simple fact of being overweight accounts for 20% of all cancers today. Maintaining a healthy weight, measured by maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI) between 21-23, can reduce the incidence of cancer by 50% over 2-20 years. This would mean that we can prevent cancer in every other person!! Oftentimes, there is a strong emotional component to weight gain and obesity such as depression, anxiety, or history of trauma and abuse. Homeopathy is a safe, gentle and natural way to ease the emotions associated with overeating and cravings. Naturopathic medicine has many, many other tools to help lose the weight and maintain a healthy weight to keep cancer away. Improving diet, alone, can decrease cancer incidence by 50%. Increasing exercise, as a solo therapy, can be successful in reducing cancer by 85%!! That is a tremendous amount of prevention by just moving the body daily.
Survive the Heat. Following the Women’s Health Initiative, there was a 15% decrease in breast cancer. This was attributed to evidence findings that the use of hormone replacement therapy for menopause can cause an increase risk for breast cancer. Breast cancer is often a hormone sensitive cancer, the more estrogen and progesterone in your body, the more the cancer can grow. Naturopathic medicine is incredibly effective at treating symptoms of menopause naturally. Why risk the possibility of cancer when you can choose to decrease hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, irritability, vaginal dryness and weight gain completely safely and naturally?
Sometimes these simple changes in lifestyle can appear to be monumental or insurmountable, but in essence, they are truly simple choices to be made. Our team of doctors at The Life Center has helped people make these changes, maintain their new healthy lifestyle, and have seen the results of living life cancer free. Let us help you or your loved one today.