Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of
abnormal cells in the body.
● Cancer is a major public health problem in many parts of
There are over 100 different types of cancer, affecting
various parts of the body.
Oxidative stress is an important contributor in cancer. If
oxidative damage is left unrepaired, it can lead to mutations
and changes in biology, which can lead to neoplasia
(unregulated accumulation of cells).
Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables has been
recommended to reduce the incidence of cancer. Fruits
and vegetables are good sources of antioxidants
and phytochemicals that mitigate the damaging effect of
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United
States, accounting for 20% of all deaths .In the year
2008, approximately 2.7 million new cases of cancer were
diagnosed and 7.6 million deaths were reported due to
There are many etiological factors in the development of
cancer. Among these, inappropriate new cases of
diet, physical inactivity, and obesity have been implicated
in approximately 30%–35% of cancer cases.
Diets that contain little vegetables, fruits, and whole grains
and relatively more of processed. foods and red meat have
been linked with a number of cancers.
● Avoid products containing industrial chemicals
● Air out dry-cleaned clothing.
● Avoid pesticides and insecticides.
● Avoid chemical cleaning products.
● Avoid skin contact with aluminium.
●Avoid parabens and phthalates in cosmetic
FOOD AND DRINK
Eat grass-fed organic animal products: Meat,
milk, cheese, yoghurt, Columbus eggs (organic
is preferable but less important when choosing
vegetables, fruit and grains).
BALANCE YOUR DIET
Reduce your intake of sugar, white flour, products
containing omega-6(sunflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil,
safflower oil, margarines, hydrogenated fats, non-organic
animal fats such as meat, eggs and dairy products).
Increase your omega-3 intake (found in fish, and grass- or
linseed-fed animal products).
Increase your intake of anticancer products (turmeric, green
tea, soy, fruits, vegetables)
Practice 20 or 30 minutes of physical activity
Expose yourself to sunlight for at least 20
minutes per day (to create vitamin D)
Practise a method of relaxation and self
● Resolve past traumas.
● Accept and control your emotions.
● Learn to accept fear, anger, sadness and
despair, and then let go of these emotions
so they no longer have a hold on you.
Traditional Western diet (pro-
Mediterranean diet, Indian
cuisine, Asian cuisine (anti-
Stress, anger, depression Serenity, joy
Social isolation Support from family and friends
Denial of your true identity (for
example, your sexuality)
Acceptance of yourself, your
values and past history
Sedentary lifestyle Regular physical activity