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Reduce Your Cancer Risk - Lose Weight


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Some experts believe that in several years, obesity will replace smoking as the number one preventable cause of many common cancers.

Some experts believe that in several years, obesity will replace smoking as the number one preventable cause of many common cancers.

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  • Transitions Lifestyle System is Science based Weight Management. Helps you lose weight as body fat and not muscle Providing a healthy ratio of fat, protein and carbohydrates Addresses the problems of carbohydrate sensitivity and fat storage With this Lifestyle System you will not go hungry, feel deprived, or quit due to lack of variety. We don’t count calories or carbs or fat grams! Emphasis on adopting a diet made up of low-glycemic foods (foods that don’t spike your blood glucose
  • Average weight loss was 13.8, waist reduction 3.8 inches and 3.7% body fat lost
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    • 1. Reduce your cancer risk: lose weight Presented by Alice Jarosz Certified Transitions Lifestyle Coach
    • 2. Obesity - # 1 public-health enemy
      • From the presentation of American Institute for Cancer Research
      • Annual Research Conference in Washington,
      • it became clear that obesity has become our No. 1 public-health enemy.
    • 3. Obesity - # 1 public-health enemy
      • Maintaining a healthy weight
      • is key to preventing Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and – according to a growing body of evidence – cancer .
    • 4. Packing on the pounds
      • The quality of your diet is an important predictor of
      • your health.
      • Excess sodium, refined sugar, trans fats and
      • diet lacking fruits, vegetables, whole grains
      • and legumes increase one's risk for certain diseases.
      • But a steady surplus of calories can also dramatically increase the risk of many types of cancer by packing on
      • the pounds.
    • 5. 9 out of 10 kids risk growing up to have unhealthy amounts of fat in their bodies.
    • 6. Role of obesity in cancer risk
      • Carrying excess body fat is strongly linked to cancers of the breast, endometrium (lining of the uterus), kidney, colon, pancreas and gallbladder.
      • The list of cancers affected by obesity is expected to increase as research continues. Some studies have also linked liver cancer, multiple myeloma and certain leukemias to obesity.
    • 7. Role of obesity in cancer risk
      • If your body mass index (BMI) is
      • 30 or greater, you're considered
      • obese.
      • BMI is calculated as your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters. For most people, having a BMI of 30 means being about 30 pounds overweight.
    • 8.  
    • 9. Role of obesity in cancer risk
      • Obesity is thought to boost cancer risk in a number of ways:
      • Excess body fat increases levels of the female hormone estrogen, which can increase the risk of breast and endometrial cancers after menopause.
    • 10. Role of obesity in cancer risk
      • Obesity also leads to gastrointestinal
      • reflux, which is linked with a higher
      • risk of esophageal cancer.
      • Being overweight also causes increases in insulin and
      • other proteins that stimulate the growth of cancer cells.
    • 11. Role of obesity in cancer risk
      • The message is straightforward and powerful:
      • To lower your risk for cancer you need to manage your weight, exercise and eat healthy.
      • .
    • 12. Role of obesity in cancer risk
      • The formula for losing excess weight – or preventing weight gain –
      • is pretty simple:
      • Burn more calories than you consume.
      • But based on the number of overweight and obese Canadians,
      • it would appear that 51 % of us have
      • trouble following this prescription
    • 13. Portion Control
      • Overeating is easy to do in a world where large portions of high-calorie foods are widely available, low in cost and heavily promoted.
      • Coupled with an environment that discourages physical activity – cars, television, computers, remote controls – it's no surprise that our nation's waistline has steadily expanded over the past three decades.
    • 14. Inactivity increases the risk of bowel and breast cancer
    • 15. Statistics for Weight, Obesity and Cancer Risk
      • The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has estimated that overweight and obesity could be the cause of nearly 100,000 cancers in the USA each year, which accounts for 6% of all cancer cases diagnosed in America each year.
    • 16. Statistics for Weight, Obesity and Cancer Risk
      • The statistics for obesity and cancer risk with respect to common cancers is even higher; according to the 2009 AICR Expert Report, the estimated proportions of cancers that are caused by obesity are:
      • 49% of endometrial cancers
      • 35% of esophageal cancers
      • 28% of pancreatic cancers
      • 24% of kidney cancers
      • 21% of gallbladder cancers
      • 17% of breast cancers
      • 9% of colorectal cancer
    • 17. Statistics for Weight, Obesity and Cancer Risk
      • The AICR estimates that around 20% of these seven common cancers can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight.
      • In addition, if a healthy diet and physical exercise is added, the link between obesity and cancer risk can be reduced by additional 10%.
      • As such, some experts believe that in several
      • years, obesity will replace smoking as the number one preventable cause of many common cancers.
    • 18. Does body shape matter? There is increasing evidence that where you store the fat on your body also affects your health. People with an ‘apple’ shaped body, who store fat around their waist, seem to be more at risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes than people who are ‘pear’ shaped.
    • 19. Waist to Hip Ratio
      • Your Waist to Hip Ratio is an important
      • tool that helps you determine your overall health risk.
      • Use a measuring tape to check the waist and hip measurements.
      • 1. Measure your hip circumference at it's widest part.
      • 2. Measure your waist circumference
      • at the belly button or just above it.
    • 20. Waist to Hip Ratio Chart
      • Male Female Health Risk Based on WHR
      • 0.95 or less 0.80 or less Low Risk
      • 0.96 to 1.0 0.81 to 0.85 Moderate Risk
      • 1.0+ 0.85+ High Risk
    • 22. Transitions Lifestyle System ® Choose to Live Well and Live Long
    • 23. Transitions Lifestyle System ®
      • Transitions™ is a Lifestyle System designed to help people improve their health and achieve and maintain healthy weight
      • Healthy Eating Habits
          • Glycemic Index
      • Behavior Modification
          • Transitions Journal
          • Stress Management
          • Dietary Supplementation
          • Low GI Food Index Guide Book
          • DVD Support Series
          • Transitions Support Website
      • Change Body Composition (Exercise)
    • 24. Science Based - Experience Driven
      • The Transitions™ system was created by a team of specialists that include MDs, RDs, PhDs, Fitness Specialists and the latest science based information available
      • The Transitions Team has over 100 years combined experience in weight management, human nutrition research and success systems
    • 25. Just Results!
      • Published Pilot Study:
      • Many people came off Rx medications
      • Program yielded 2x weight loss and 3x waist loss (inches) vs Atkins, Ornish, Wt. Watchers and Zone (12 wks vs 12 mo)
      • Body fat loss was statistically significant
      • Nutritional supplements aided participants to lose fat more rapidly
      • Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy
      • Over 20 years of research has found that
      • people who eat lots of broccoli have
      • significantly lower risk of colon, cervical,
      • lung and bladder cancers.
      • And study in Carcinogenesis in 2008 found
      • that the sulforphane in broccoli kills and
      • inhibits the proliferation of precancerous
      • breast cancer cells.
      • Best Health magazine October 2009
      • "Asparagus is one of nature's most perfect foods. Asparagus are poor in calories and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Asparagus also contains the phyto-chemical glutathione, which has antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties.
      • According to the National Cancer Institute, asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, one of the body's most potent cancer fighters.
      • Glutathione is a small protein composed of three amino acids. Glutathione is involved in detoxification. It binds to fat-soluble toxins, such as heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides, and transforms them into a water-soluble form that can be excreted in urine."
      • Many experts believe that people can best attain a balance of beneficial substances by making sure that their diet includes foods from each of the following categories:
      • • cruciferous vegetables
      • • citrus fruits
      • • dark green leafy vegetables
      • • dark yellow/orange/red vegetables
      • A good rule of thumb is to eat at least three
      • different colors of fruits and vegetables
      • every day.
      • "We know, for example, that the red
      • pigment in tomatoes has completely different bioactive ingredients than the orange pigment in carrots;
      • the same is true for the bioactive ingredients in citrus fruits versus those in the cruciferous vegetables," said Dr. Hasler.
      • And be sure to eat other plant foods as well.
      • Whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes also contain a wide variety of bioactive compounds.
    • 30. The Miracle of Vitamin D
      • Vitamin D is a membrane antioxidant and it is affecting your:
      • Heart health*
      • Cell formation and cell longevity*
      • Skin health*
      • Pancreatic health*
      • Aging process*
      • Sleep patterns*
      • Hearing*
      • Reproductive health*
      • Athletic performance*
    • 31. The Miracle of Vitamin D
      • Eye health*
      • Vascular system health*
      • Respiratory health*
      • Immune health*... Most people feel in better health during the summer sunshine months -- ever wonder why?
      • Healthy mood and feelings of well-being*
      • Weight management, including carbohydrate and fat metabolism*
      • Hair and hair follicles*
      • Strong and healthy bones*
      • Muscles*
      • Proper digestion and food absorption
      • Cancer prevention
    • 32. Types of vitamin D
      • There are two primary types of vitamin D –
      • D2, ergocalciferol and D3, cholecalciferol.
      • Vitamin D2 is made by plants when they're exposed to direct sunlight.
      • Vitamin D3 is found on the skin surface of humans, when exposed to sun.
      • It takes at least ten minutes of exposure to sunlight several days per week to produce enough Vitamin D3 to meet recommended requirements.
      • Although both types of vitamin D are present in the blood, studies suggest that the D3 is the more beneficial form in terms of human health.
    • 33. Possible 75% cancer mortality reduction with Vitamin D
      • In a new study, researchers at the Moores Cancer Center used a complex computer prediction model to determine that intake of vitamin D and calcium would prevent 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer
      • annually in the US and Canada.
      • The researchers model also predicted that 75% of deaths from these cancers
      • could be prevented with adequate intake
      • of vitamin D and Calcium.
    • 34. The recommended dose
      • Canada and the US could cut their annual
      • incidence of colon and breast cancer by
      • about 25 %
      • if everyone took vitamin D supplements of
      • 2,000 IU a day, according to a new study.
      • Increasing vitamin D intake is "a strong means of prevention," said Cedric Garland, a professor of family and preventive medicine and lead author of the study (Annals of Epidemiology).
      • He also said that those who already have the cancers could improve their odds of beating the diseases by taking vitamin D as they undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments, or while dealing with metastases.
    • 35. Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
      • The new study found that vitamin D deficiency is very common among women with breast cancer, and it suggests that vitamin D deficiency is linked to poorer outcomes in these women.
      • "It's premature to tell all women diagnosed with breast cancer that they should take vitamin D supplements over and above what's recommended for bone health,"
      • said study author Dr. Pamela Goodwin, a medical oncologist with Mount Sinai Hospital and a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.
    • 36. Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
      • “ But if you're a woman with breast cancer, it's probably worthwhile having vitamin D levels checked.
      • If they're deficient, they should take more to get it in the range that we think is beneficial.“
      • according to Dr. Pamela Goodwin,
      • a medical oncologist with Mount Sinai Hospital and
      • a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.
    • 37. Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
      • The optimal levels of vitamin D associated with breast cancer risk in this study do overlap with optimal levels for bone health, Goodwin added.
      • Women who were premenopausal, weighed more, had high insulin levels and had more aggressive tumors were all more likely to have low vitamin D levels.
      • "Fat tissue acts as a trap for vitamin D,"
      • Dr. Goodwin explained.
    • 38. Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient
      • K2— a revolutionary natural treatment for
      • Heart Disease and Bone Loss and
      • recently for Cancer Prevention
      • Vitamin K2 provides major protection from osteoporosis, cardiovascular blockages and pathological calcification.
      • Vitamin K2 job is to put calcium in the right places and keep it from being deposited in the wrong places.
      • The right places are bones and blood, and the wrong places include calcification of the vessels, bone spurs and calcification of soft tissues.
    • 39. Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient
      • An increased intake of vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 35%
      • suggest results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
      • Japanese researchers have recently discovered that vitamin K2 may play a significant role in prevention of liver cancer caused by viral cirrhosis .
      • Apoptosis induction of vitamin K2 in lung carcinoma cell lines: the possibility of vitamin K2 therapy for lung cancer.
      • First Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical University
    • 40. Isotonix Vitamin K2 with D3  
      • Vitamin D3 plays an important role in
      • bone health, heart health, cancer prevention and immune support while working with vitamin K2 to promote proper utilization of calcium and promote healthy arteries.
      • Isotonix Vitamin K2 with D3 is the first of its
      • kind in delivering both of these powerful vitamins with isotonic delivery.
      • Bring your body to its best with Isotonix
      • Vitamin K2 with D3! 
    • 41.