Cancer prevention is doing the same things it takes to heal from it.
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Can cancer be prevented?
Yes, it can be.
In a new video, integrative oncology expert Dr. Thomas Lodi talks about a major health concern: cancer prevention. According to Dr. Lodi, preventing cancer requires doing the same things needed to heal from it.
He explained, “It’s important to note that although you haven’t been diagnosed with cancer or it hasn’t been detected, we all have at least nanograms, micrograms or milligrams of cancer in our body. However, not all of them turn into tumors.”
To prevent cancer, a person must learn how to “maintain a biochemistry within their body.” He added, “We know what cancer needs, it needs sugar and stress. Cancer needs low amounts of oxygen so that it can survive.
What we do is help to change the person’s biochemistry by teaching them how to live in a way that’s appropriate for a healthy physiology. A healthy physiology will not develop one gram of cancer.”
A strong immune system is vital to protecting yourself against cancer.
And this can be developed through healthy lifestyle habits that most people know about but often take for granted, until they become sick. Harvard Health Publishing identified “10 commandments of cancer prevention.” The list includes familiar advice including avoiding tobacco and exposure to second-hand smoke; limiting alcohol consumption; eating properly, exercising regularly and staying lean.
When it comes to diet, it is important to limit, or if possible, avoid consumption of animal products, cooked foods and focus on eating a raw vegan whole food diet including fruits , vegetables and healthy fats.
Other “commandments” include avoiding unnecessary exposure to radiation as well as industrial and environmental toxins; avoiding infections that contribute to cancer (HIV, hepatitis); and ensuring enough vitamin D intake to help reduce
Dr. Lodi, who is also the founder of Arizona-based alternative cancer care center An Oasis of Healing, recommends juice feasting (or fasting)—a powerful tool for healing and for maintaining optimal health. Its life-changing benefits include detoxifying and enabling repair of damaged cells, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, increasing energy and rate of metabolism, improving mental clarity and digestion, regulating bowel movement, and even opening the mind and the spirit to new insights and revelations.
At the end of the day, the best cancer prevention tip is to strengthen the body. After all, prevention is better than cure.
“A person could still have milligrams or micrograms of cancer, and that’s okay with a healthy physiology. It is a part of what’s going on today, but it doesn’t have to become cancer,” Dr. Lodi said. “If we can get the immune system strong, the person is not going to develop cancer. And, if they do develop a cluster of that are cancer they are quickly gobbled up and taken care of. Without a powerful immune system, this won’t happen.”