(NaturalNews) It’s October, and with that we are blasted with pink paraphernalia and special events (cancer runs) to help us recognize the growing problem of breast cancer. It is during this campaign that we also are reminded that the best plan is to learn how to detect cancer in the early stages, while scientists work feverishly on developing a cancer drug to “cure” those who are dealing with advanced stages of the disease.
It is this largely reactive and unnatural approach (waiting until you see signs of cancer, then dealing with it through pharmaceutical drugs) that completely misses the core advice that should be delivered to those who really want to avoid cancer, which is prevention of it in the first place.
Prevention is the most important cancer-fighting tool we have today, and there are many things an individual can do to help prevent cancer. However, the main theme behind cancer prevention is maintaining a strong and healthy immune system, which can make you virtually impervious to any kind of cancer, including cancer of the breast. This can be accomplished in 4 distinct ways.
With 60% of all cancers being related to dietary factors, nutrition is the most important factor in any cancer-fighting regimen. This means eating a largely local and organic diet consisting mainly of nutrient dense fruit (focus on low sugar) and vegetables, as well as soaked nuts and seeds, and gluten free grains. Animal products should be limited, with charred and cured meats being avoided as much as possible, especially for women who wish to decrease their risk of breast cancer.
In addition to that, be sure to focus on the following nutrients:
Beta Carotene (carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, and most green, leafy vegetables)Vitamin B6 (bananas, leafy, green vegetables, carrots, apples, sweet potatoes, and organ meats)Vitamin C (camu camu, acerola cherry, guava, peppers, kale, citrus fruits)Vitamin D (sunlight, fermented cod liver oil)Vitamin E (dark green vegetables, almonds, eggs, avocado, liver)Folic acid (beets, cabbage, dark leafy vegetables, eggs, citrus fruits)Selenium (brazil nuts, seafood, sunflower seeds, beef, chicken, mushrooms)Magnesium (pumpkin seeds, cacao, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, almonds)Zinc (dark leafy greens, nuts and seeds, fish, beans, rice, avocados, cacao)Coenzyme Q10 (fish, grapeseed oil, sesame seeds, pistachios, walnuts, spinach)
Written by Derek Henry
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