This info comes from the new book, “A World Without Cancer” by Dr. Margaret Cuomo. And she offers this personal cancer-prevention plan:
First, follow the cancer-prevention diet. That means buy organic produce because exposure to certain pesticides is linked to at least 9 different cancers. It doesn’t matter if something like crackers is organic – save your money. But when it comes to produce, look for the USDA certified organic seal.
Then, eat that produce! A lot of it! Colorful fruits are best – as are cruciferous vegetables. Those are ones belonging to the cabbage family – and include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and of course cabbage. Web MD calls them “super veggies” – because they’re loaded with phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals, and fiber.
Speaking of fiber… it plays a major role in your anti-cancer-plan. Every 10 grams of fiber you eat per day, reduces your risk of colon cancer by 10%. One of the best sources of fiber is beans. In a list of the top 15 foods with the most fiber – beans take all 15 spots!
Keep toxins out of your home. That means try cleaning with vinegar and water – instead of a spray loaded with chemicals. Look for cosmetics, lotions and hair care products without parabens. They mimic estrogen in the body and stimulate hormone-related cancers. Some brands that are paraben-free are Origins, Aveda, and Burt’s Bees. You can find lists online.
Get cancer-prevention vaccines. Like the Hepatitis-B vaccine, which prevents liver cancer. And limit your exposure to medical radiation. Before your doctor does a test, see if there’s an alternative that doesn’t involve radiation. CT and Pet scans give you the biggest dose. There is no radiation from an MRI or ultrasound.