Are we just destined to get diseases based on DNA?
In other words, from the time we are born have we already been programmed to be more susceptible to one disease over another?
Let me take it one step further, can we prevent cancer just like we can prevent Type II diabetes?
I am going to make the argument YES. Now this yes comes with some caveats. There are some things that are built into our DNA that do make us more susceptible to certain things. I am speaking of things that we have control over and can prevent. I am making the argument that we can prevent cancer in each and every one of us.
Let’s look at this from 2 angles: the nutrition we put into our body and the fitness we put our body through.
If I had to pick one thing that you can do today to make a positive impact on your body’s nutrition, it would be to eliminate or severely reduce the amount of sugar you consume. This is sugar in any form other than whole fruit. Sugar is the silent killer for everyone. The North American diet is riddled with it and I mean it is in everything from obvious things like ice cream and cookies to crackers, cereal, bread and even pickles!
Watch your labels of the food you are purchasing. Make sure you are getting the food you are paying for and there is no sugar added. For the foods that do have sugar make sure they are 5 grams of sugar or less per serving. Without getting too scientific on you, the additional sugar affects your hormones and insulin levels which sets of other chemical reactions. Cancer cells feed off of glucose (sugar) like it is candy. The more we eat sugar the more we are feeding the cancer cells. By reducing the amount of sugar, you will see other noticeable changes in your health. Your skin, energy, and waistline will all see positive effects. In addition it will reduce the amount of natural inflammation we have in our cells making it easier to get around, move and feel mobile, which leads us into exercise…
Exercise is one of the easiest ways to impact your risk levels. When you exercise multiple chemical reactions occur in our body. Many of them affect our insulin levels and liver. Basically our sugar and metabolism. The more we exercise the greater our metabolism will be which leads to greater fat burn which leads to lower risk levels.
Now, I have simplified this down drastically into the important nuggets. I invite you to take these nuggets and use them in your life.
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