Three top cancer experts answer your biggest questions. Get everything you need to know about preventing and treating cancer.
- Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer
- Get an at-home radon test for detection
Nutrition and Cancer
Foods to avoid:
- Red meat and foods with sodium nitrate like hotdogs, sausages and processed turkey.
- Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli
- Green tea with lemon, which is anti-inflammatory
Raw Food Diet to Fight Cancer
While there is some merit in switching to a raw food diet, it’s not a long-term solution. You will cut back on sugar and processed foods, but you will also miss out on some of the best cancer-fighting foods.
Heredity and Breast Cancer Risk
While it plays a role, it’s more important to focus on the risk factors you can control.
This vitamin helps fight 3 different types of cancer. Learn how:
Vitamin D works by helping to spur apoptosis, or the destruction of damaged cells, in the body.
How it works:
- When cells are damaged, they “commit suicide.”
- Vitamin D helps remind these bad cells to self-destruct.
A study shows that vitamin D interacts with some genes associated with cancer.
How it works:
- Cells need to be turned on to fight cancer.
- Vitamin D can penetrate cells and turn on the genetic code to fight cancer.
This is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. Obesity increases your risk by 200%. Vitamin D can help lower your risk.
How it works:
Vitamin D is fat soluble, helping to lower the risk in obese women.
Ways to increase your vitamin D intake:
- 15 minutes of sun exposure a day
- Take 1,000 IUs daily
- Eat foods rich in vitamin D, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, salmon, mackerel and tuna.
The kidneys keep waste from building up in your body. Learn how you can keep them working for you.
- 3 cups a day have been shown to help lower blood pressure
- This extract comes from plant leaves and means “sugar destroyer” in Hindi.
- Take 20mg twice a day to lower blood sugar. Talk to your doctor to see if remedy is right for you.
Lemons can aid digestion and help fight aging.
Lemon has natural antibacterial properties. The vitamin C in lemons may also help fight H. Pylori, a bacteria found in your gut.
Click here to get the lemon drink that can aid digestion.
The acid in lemon acts as an exfoliant, helping fight wrinkles.
Click here to see the recipe for a lemon-brandy mask.
Certain foods increase their health benefits when eaten together. Learn how you can boost energy, elevate your mood, and trim your waistline.
Boost Energy: Chickpeas and Red Pepper
Chickpeas contain iron, but the body has trouble absorbing it. The vitamin C in red peppers helps unlock plant-based iron.
Elevate Mood: Broccoli and Eggs
Broccoli contains calcium, which has been shown to decrease depression and anxiety during PMS. Eggs contain vitamin D, which can help with seasonal affective disorder.
Trim Your Waist: Pasta & Balsamic Vinegar
Vinegar’s acetic acid slows down digestion and absorption of glucose from starch. This helps control hunger. Adding 2 tablespoons of vinegar to starchy food cuts a surge in blood sugar by 20%.