Can we Eat to Starve Cancer?

As a Health & Lifestyle Coach, I stress healthy living for a number of reasons. Sure, I want you to look and feel your very best… but I also want to equip you with knowledge about preventive care. Quite simply, whatever we introduce into our bodies has knock-on effects which extend well beyond physical appearance. Empirical evidence has shown that nutrition plays a significant role in the prevention of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer and Obesity. No single step will ever eradicate all risks, however a few minor dietary changes can certainly have a meaningful impact on your quest for a long and fulfilling life.
Although a sensitive subject, The Big “C” is something I’m often asked about, so I want to address it specifically in this context. Not only does cancer yield the highest economic cost of all diseases in the world, many argue that it also has the highest emotional cost. All too often we hear about friends, family, neighbors or co-workers being afflicted by this terrible disease. This complex issue has no simple answer in sight, so we are relegated to waiting and hoping for a cure to surface during our lifetime. In the interim however, preventative care is our best defense weapon!
While some foods can increase your risk of cancer, other foods support your body and strengthen your immune system. Researchers have found that the majority of cancer related deaths in the U.S. are linked to lifestyle choices (i.e. smoking, drinking, lack of exercise or an unhealthy diet). By avoiding these negative lifestyle choices you can better protect your body while boosting your ability to fight off cancer and other diseases. Since you know my stance on smoking, drinking and exercise… let’s focus on the dietary aspect. Diet accounts for 30-35% of cancers, so here is a list of the 10 most unhealthy cancer causing foods to avoid:
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Next up, let’s talk about Antiangiogenic Foods. Angiogenisis is the process through which our bodies create healthy blood vessels. Dr. William Li, President and Medical Director of the Angiogenisis Foundation, believes that if we take preventive measures we can stop cancer from ever getting past the microscopic stage. We can boost our bodies natural ability to produce angiogenisis inhibitors and we don’t need to rely on pharmaceuticals to do it. Instead, we need to add healthy food that naturally fight against the development of cancer. The healthier we eat, the healthier we will be.
So, the answer to “Can We Eat To Starve Cancer?” is YES based on Dr. Li’s research.
What can we add to our diet that is naturally antiangiogenic? According to Dr. Li eating a diet rich in organic, local, sustainable, antiogentic crops is the the key. Check out this list of food below and add these to your daily food regiment.
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To learn more about Angiogenisis please take a few minutes to watch this video.
Eat healthy, eat clean and get moving!
Wishing you much health and happiness,
To schedule your complimentary consultation contact Tara Liz at (646)-833-7644 or via email taraliz@healthystepsforward.com. 

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