Cancer may sound like an unconquerable summit but you will be surprised to learn how easy it is to prevent cancer by resorting to some natural remedies.
Here are 8 natural ways to prevent cancer:
- Make the Most of the Sun
The best things in life are free and the sun certainly counts as one of them. Among other benefits, sunlight can help prevent cancer. It’s been proven that the higher the solar UVB (the ‘healthy’ sunlight before 9 AM and later in the evening) the lower the incidence of 15 different types of cancer.
Avoid the sun in between as the rays of the sun can be harmful and are known to cause cancer of the skin.
If you can’t get enough healthy sunlight, supplement your diet with proper amounts of vitamin D3.
- Make Sure Your Water is Healthy
If you are looking at preventing cancer the natural way, you won’t get any more natural than water. Unhealthy water gives a free pass to suspected carcinogens (chemicals causing cancer) in your system.
If you are drinking water from the municipality, make sure you filter it first. Certain studies have established that home-filtered tap water is safer than bottled water. Store water in stainless steel or glass containers to avoid chemical contaminants from plastic bottles.
- Make Sure Your Food is Healthy
Like water, being careful with your food, can reduce incidence of cancer, among other diseases and health conditions. A diet of whole grains, pulses, vegetables, and fruits can help prevent cancer considerably. Lower intake of high-calorie foods (i.e. high in sugar or fat) and avoid sugary/cola-based drinks. Also cut down on processed meat, red meat and foods high in salt.
- Make Sure the Air you Breathe is Healthy
This is another way of saying – Stop smoking and stop being around smokers.
It is widely acknowledged that smoking is the most important preventable cause of cancer in the world.
It is believed that close to 900,000 Indians die of tobacco-related illnesses in India each year, second only to the Chinese. This could go as high as 1.5 million by the end of the decade1. A lot of these deaths are linked to cancer of the mouth, throat or lungs.
- Make Sure Your Weight is Healthy
Many underestimate the effect of body weight on health. To be sure, the positives of a health body weight are far reaching.
In other words, being overweight or obese can have serious health consequences including upping the risk for certain types of cancers in addition to heart disease and diabetes.
- Avoid Alcohol
If you consume alcohol of any type, aim at limiting your intake, if not going off alcohol completely.Staying away from alcohol will give a boost to your pursuit of a cancer-free existence.
- Promote a Cancer-Free Environment at Work & Home
Make sure your home and workplace are as cancer-free as possible. This involves ridding the place of all cancer-causing substances. This would include:
- Cigarette smoke
- Radiation from naturally high radon levels
- Microwaving food in plastic containers
- Plan for Cancer financially
Planning for cancer expenses is also crucial to prevent it from depleting you financially.
Based on the severity and the type, cancer treatment can costs anywhere between 3 lacs to 25 lacs. It can wash away your savings in one go. But now you can prepare yourself against Cancer financially at cost less than Rs 5/Day2.