CANCER – reduce your risk

  • Exercise: Maintaining an active lifestyle can keep your body healthy, in proper shape, and functioning correctly.
  • Weight: Obesity has been linked to an increased risk for many different types of cancers, though the reason behind this correlation is unclear. Maintaining a healthy body weight can help reduce your risk for such cancers.
  • Diet: Eating healthy can provide your body with all the different nutrients it needs to function properly. Having the right balance of nutrients can help reduce stress on your body and boost healthy antioxidants, which help prevent DNA mutations.
  • Avoid smoking: This is one of the most important ways to prevent getting oral, lung, and many other types of cancer. Tobacco contains known carcinogens that introduce dangerous mutations into your DNA. Smoking is an unnecessary risk to your health that is completely avoidable. Even hookah and electronic cigarettes can lead to cancer, despite some common misconceptions about their safety. The first step is to avoid commencing the habit of smoking in the first place. But, if you are already addicted to tobacco products, you should seek help and support for quitting the habit. Even long-term smokers can reduce their risk for smoking-associated cancers, by quitting permanently.
  • Drink moderately: Heavy drinking over time has been linked to different types of cancers, such as liver, kidney, lung, breast, and colon cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, alcohol is known to cause oral cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, and cancers affecting the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Use sun protection: Protecting your skin from damaging UV rays of the sun is also an essential step in preventing cancer. Skin cancer is becoming increasingly common and can be prevented by using sunscreen, wearing UV blocking sunglasses, avoiding tanning beds, and limiting sun exposure.
  • Stay up-to-date on immunizations: There are multiple types of cancer associated with different viral infections. Important vaccines are hepatitis B that can help prevent liver cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that can help prevent multiple types of cancer including cervical cancer.

By getting regular medical checkups, you can ensure you are in good health and catch health issues early, if they should arise. Early detection is one of the most important factors towards treating cancer. The earlier it is diagnosed, the better is the prognosis. Conducting self-examinations of your skin, breasts, and testicles, are also important tools for early detection.

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Is Sitting The New Smoking?

Is Sitting The New Smoking?

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Check Out this Medical Video of Nutritional Items

Dr Martin D. Fried’s is a Nutrition Physician Specialist in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Weight issues, celiac, food intolerances, autism, diabetes, osteoporosis, fatigue, anemia, hypertension, heartburn, high cholesterol, and cancer. He also offers healthy tips for eating out, eating on the run, vegetarian diets. He performs body composition analysis and sets up specialized individual programs. He is also an artist, toy train enthusiast and has a tropical fish tank in his office. He also works with Chronic Fatigue syndrome, food allergies, overweight, healthy eating- See the video below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5Gwq_mHHwo

Boost your metabolism

 

Boost up your metabolism

1) Drink before you eat- drinking two glasses of water before every meals helped dieters lose an average of 15 pounds over three months. Quick hydration breaks also boosts your metabolism

Try to consume half your body weight in ounces a day.

2) eat a mini meal- Its 3 pm and your stomach is rumbling- If you wait till dinnertime to eat, you may be so starving that you end up overdoing it. Eating small meals raises your metabolism every time you eat. Include a lean protein and a complex carbohydrate such as peanut butter with a fruit, or yogurt with berries

3) Stand up when your phone rings- it could lead to doubling the amount of calories your body will burn.

4) Take one bite at a time- It takes 20 minutes before your stomach hormones tell your brain you are full and to stop eating. When you engulf a burger and fries, you don’t five enough time to relay the message to your brain.

5) Limiting meal time distractions such as TV and Cell phone helps control portions because you are more aware of what you are eating.

Hypoglycemia- Low blood sugar- as a cause of Fatigue

What is known as the hypoglycemic diet should really be called the “Natural Diet”.
This is the diet that humans have consumed over the millions of years to which our digestive system has adapted. It is said to provide the right combination of amino acid, vitamins and minerals from the food we eat.
The best plan is to ask yourself what diet your ancestors ate and think of your grand-parents. Think of what people ate in the 19th century without the sugar.

Whatever diet you finish up with, you must choose a diet that you enjoy.
In brief the nutritional treatment of the hypoglycemic condition consists of:

1) Avoidance of sugar, refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, white rice, cakes and sugary drinks, candy bars, colas, cookies, ice cream

2) High protein + complex carbohydrates snacks every three to four hours or sooner, to provide a slow release of glucose, and to prevent the hypoglycemic dip. A high protein breakfast must be considered the most important meal of the day. ”High-protein foods, such as fish, eggs, chicken, and beef, contain all twenty-two, including the nine amino acids that are considered essential for humans.” Eat plenty of green vegetables and fruits and the more varied the diet the better it is.

3) Fiber in your diet slows down the absorption of glucose (thereby avoiding blood sugar peaks and the release of stress hormones) Include fresh vegetables in your diet because they are high in fiber and low in sugar.

4) A diet low in processed sugars aims at normalizing blood sugar levels, thereby normalizing stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, that are thought to be responsible for the symptoms of mood-swings, depression, anxiety, phobias, alcoholism and drug-addiction.
Such a pattern of eating needs to be adjusted to the individual needs and nutritional biochemistry. It needs to take into account the influence of allergies.
Furthermore, it should be realized that the beneficial effects this eating plan may take considerable time. Normally, the effects are noticeable within three months. If after this time symptoms still persist, it is time to seek the help of a clinical nutritionist or nutritional doctor for further testing, diagnosis and treatment.

ASK YOURSELF, “IS WHAT I AM EATING NATURE MADE OR MAN MADE?”
Nature-made food consists of complex carbohydrates and proteins, the kind of food we were meant to eat.
Try to introduce the nature made foods slowly and gradually.

When introducing a new diet we must always consider possible allergies.
Many hypoglycemics have hidden allergies, that is after having been on the hypoglycemic diet for some time they discover that they are allergic to certain food items. These were there all the time, but were masked by hypoglycemic symptoms.

Finding your Allergies.
The Hypoglycemic Diet should not be regarded as a ‘quick fix diet’. It takes time for the body to adjust to a different nutritional lifestyle. Time is needed to absorb and metabolize nutrients to be converted to neurotransmitters, enzymes and coenzymes, and to rebuild receptors for natural neurochemicals.

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HIDDEN SUGAR SOURCES in foods we eat

Pasta sauces have up to 12 g of sugar in a half a cup of of sauce- That’s the amount of sugar in a chocolate chip cookie

Yogurt can have between 17-33 grams of sugar in 8ounces- read the labels

Instant oatmeal has about 10-15 g of sugar that is not found in oatmeal that is not in individual packages.

Many breakfast cereals have 10-20 grams of sugar

Energy drinks can have up to 25 grams of sugar or 100  calories in 8 ounces of fluid

Syrup in fruit packaging may have 39 grams of sugar-

Bottled tea  and apple juice are high in sugar too-

Choose low sugar options

Count your blessings and not your worries

This week a close friend of mine lost his sister to pancreatic cancer. She smoked all her life ( of which pancreatic cancer is related). She was a wonderful person, a hard worker, a good wife and a good mother. She received chemotherapy for her cancer and it supposedly shrunk, however, she also suffered from vertebral factures and severe unremitting back pain and was confined to the bed and unable to walk or even get up. She was cared for by her family and friends at home and had the dignity of dying in her own home with her brother holding her hand at the end.

For those above ground, what ever difficulties in life you have– they can be dealt with—- Count your blessings and not your worries. Your worries wont last forever,