This morning’s news included a story about a lawsuit aiming to get cancer warnings on hot dog packages. It’s true that processed meats increase the risk of colon cancer. That got me thinking about how a bazillion things–many unavoidable–also appear to increase cancer risk, including…
overcooked (charred) foods
too much folic acid (added to foods, like bread, to prevent neural tube defects)
not enough soy
too much soy
inhaling near a car, leaf-blower or any vehicle
living in a city (smog)
living in the country (farm chemicals)
too much sunlight
not enough sunlight (vitamin D deficiency)
not enough intercourse (for men…prostate cancer)
cell phones, maybe
flying at high altitudes (atmospheric radiation)
parking in underground structures
common ingredients in soaps, lotions and cosmetics
NOT bearing children (although having them pretty much guarantees more sleep deprivation and stress!)
plastic food containers
and, most of all, aging !
…ok, you get the picture. Almost everything! Life itself is cancer-inducing!! You can’t possibly avoid every risk!!! Oh nooooo! What should you do?
For one thing, you can GET PROTECTED FROM THE INSIDE: Eat an anti-cancer food every few hours and you’ll be giving your body what it needs to defend itself as best it can. What foods protect you?
PLANTS! Veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans, herbs, spices & teas. Work these foods into every meal and snack and your blood will be coursing with an army of protectors.
And, as luck would have it, those are the same foods that protect you from heart disease, diabetes, high blood sugar, obesity and premature aging. It’s almost like the “magic pill” has existed all along….in nature.
So get some of these foods at EVERY MEAL and let me know if you manage to live forever.
Have a good week!
p.s. I didn’t mean to scare anyone with that long list of cancer-causers. Keep in mind that DRIVING is a bigger health risk than all those things put together!