Lifestyle & Health Education

Saturday Feb 27, 2021

Health is a result of educating yourself, to take responsibility for your body and mind, and to make educated lifestyle choices. You need to learn to look at prevention as a form of cure. Discovering that you are part of the decision-making process is very empowering.

The Role of Diet and Nutrition

It seems far-fetched to many people that what you eat can affect your health. However, If you eat the regular (non-organic) food supply, you are basically feeding yourselves a nutrient-poor and pesticide-rich diet.

Many of these pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals affect your hormonal balance and, therefore. your breast and overall health.

You definitely ARE what you EAT (and drink).

Prevention through Diet

Your goal is to consume “clean” (organic) food and water in its most natural form (raw). Cooked food loses most of the nutrients needed when cooked over 105 degrees Celsius.

You should strive to eat and drink 80% alkaline and 20% acidic foods and water, as you may know that cancer can’t thrive in an alkaline environment.

In summary, your goal is to:

  • Consume organic food

  • Eat 80% of your food uncooked, or raw

  • Avoid processed foods

  • Avoid Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

  • Eliminate hydrogenated fats

  • Decrease, or avoid, sugar

  • Strive for a balance of 80% alkaline and 20% acidic foods

1. Choose Organic Foods

Certain herbicides and pesticides on produce, as well as hormones found in conventional meats, are implicated in cancer. Eat more raw and organic vegetables from the Brassica family: broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, and collard greens especially for breast health. The plant compounds they contain make estrogen less dangerous to breast tissue. Choose to eat them raw, when possible, to preserve nutrients.

NOTE: In their phenomenal bestseller, Foods That Fight Cancer: Preventing Cancer Through Diet, written by Montreal biochemist, Richard Beliveau, with fellow scientist Denis Gingras, the authors refer to fruits and vegetables as a preventative non-toxic version of chemotherapy.

2. Avoid Processed Foods

Refined carbohydrates, processed meats (hot dogs, sausage, etc) are proven to increase cancer risk. Processed foods include anything in a box or package that doesn't look like it just came from a farm!

Processed foods contain saturated fats, trans fats, refined carbohydrates, and preservatives, which actually increase inflammation throughout your body. Many processed foods contain white flour - be sure to avoid white flour, white rice and white breads.

Eating processed foods has been proven to raise cancer risk in women, such as breast cancer, pancreatic, urinary tract and uterine cancer.

Replace luncheon meats with home-roasted organic meats. Roast a local, organic chicken once a week, and have chicken salad, roasted chicken sandwiches, and chicken soup for lunch instead of processed luncheon meats. A few times a week, choose to eat a vegetarian salad or sandwich.

3. Avoid GMO's

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) use a laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops. These genes are obtained from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans.

At present, in North America, no label is required to identify a GMO product; however, some products may have “non-GMO” labels.

GMO food is labeled or banned in: Europe, Japan, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Peru, and many other countries, however, not yet in North America.

Most genetically modified ingredients are products made from the Big Four:

  • Corn: corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten and syrup, fructose, dextrose, glucose, and modified cornstarch

  • Soybeans: soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and vegetable oil

  • Canola: oil (aka rapeseed oil)

  • Cottonseed

GMO Agriculture Is the Opposite of Sustainable

Chances are you are already eating genetically engineered ingredients. Look at the labels on any of your packaged foods.

  • Very few fresh fruits and vegetables are GMOs (only papaya from Hawaii).

  • Look for wild fish, rather than farmed.

  • Some eggs are GMOs. Stick with organic eggs.

  • Cereals and breakfast bars are very likely to include genetically modified ingredients, including soy and corn products.

  • Many packaged breads and bakery items contain genetically modified ingredients, such as corn syrup.

  • Many frozen foods are highly processed. Look for organic or non-GMO labels.

  • Many soups and sauces are highly processed.

  • Choose pure organic olive and coconut oils. Choose preserves, jams and jellies made with raw cane sugar, not corn syrup.

  • Most juices, except papaya, are made from GMO-free fruit; however; the use of high fructose corn syrup in fruit juices is cause for concern. Many sodas and fruit beverages are mostly comprised of water and corn syrup. Look for 100% organic juice blends.

Dr. David Suzuki, noted Canadian environmentalist, and hundreds of other scientists have warned about the dangers of GMOs and their effects, not only on human health, but also on biodiversity. Our bees are dying, and as Einstein has stated,

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe,

then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

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