Stop smoking to eliminate most preventable cancer risk
As I have mentioned the past couple of weeks, November is Diabetes Awareness Month—but it is also Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
I find this rather ironic as I have been a card carrying Type 1 Diabetic for 30 years and on November 30th I will be celebrating the memory of my late husband.
Doesn’t seem possible that he’s been gone for eight years! In the case of my husband’s family, heredity plays an incredibly ridiculous role.
But for those of us without a familial cancer history there are things we can do to “better our odds” so to speak.
No one food or food component can singularly protect you against cancer.
But strong evidence does show that a diet filled with a variety of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans helps lower risk for many cancers.
However, foods can fight cancer both directly and indirectly. In laboratory studies, many individual minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals demonstrate anticancer effects. Continue reading