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Published On: Thu, Dec 13th, 2018

Are You at Risk of Cancer?

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. It affects the cell’s growth and division, which produces toxic cells that attack the healthy ones. You can’t do anything about cancer cases caused by DNA and genetic defects, unfortunately. But you can change your lifestyle and avoid carcinogenic substances to lower the risk of getting the disease.

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Sugar

Sugar is being pinpointed as one of the leading causes of diabetes. Research studies also show that consumption damages the cells and increases the risk of getting cancer and promotes tumour growth since it feeds on sugar for its fuel source. With the recent breakthrough, however, doctors can create effective diet strategies for their patients.

Processed foods

The majority of what you eat now is processed to prolong its shelf life. You’ve also become lazier, so you turn to canned goods for a quick-fix when you’re hungry. It’s convenient, yes, but it also increases the risk of getting cancer. Scientists have tried to establish a correlation between processed foods and cancer. Until now they can’t figure out if it’s the ingredients used or the packaging that increases the risk of cancer. The best solution to avoid it is to set aside enough time to prepare fresh meals. You can even do your weekly meal prep in advance so that you can say goodbye to cooking every night. Not only is it healthier than eating processed food, but it’s cheaper too.

Smoking

Tobacco is one of the main culprits of lung cancer. It doesn’t only affect smokers, but people exposed to second-hand smoke as well. In fact, non-smokers who inhale second-hand smoke have a 20% to 30% increased chance of developing lung cancer. It’s alarming to know that even though you try to live as healthy as you can, you’re still at risk because of the people around you. Good news for non-smokers is that many cities prohibit smoking in public, so you can easily avoid second-hand smoke by avoiding ‘smoking spots’. On the other hand, if you’re a smoker and have been doing it for years, it’s high time that you stop if you want to avoid getting cancer.

Radiation

X-ray check-ups are limited for a reason because prolonged radiation exposure can be harmful to the body. In fact, there are studies showing the link between cancer and radiation. It’s not only gamma radiation that puts you at risk, but high exposure to solar UV rays can also cause cancer. Unfortunately, you can’t run away from radiation as much as you want to because it’s basically everywhere. Even using your phone puts you at risk. The best that you can do is protect yourself with special devices, such as an EMF pendant that can shield you against radiation. When you’re out and about, don’t forget to put on sunblock to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

Making a simple lifestyle change can make a big difference when you’re trying to live a healthy life. You’re exposed to so many things that put you at risk of diseases, so the best thing you can do is educate yourself so that you can make better decisions about what you eat and do.

Author: Joana Green

 

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