As I was browsing on Facebook, I came across a cancer awareness statement, which for whatever reason, made me think that we had some cancer awareness celebration going on in September. I even went on Google to confirm the supposed cancer awareness celebration… Well, I did find many celebrations in September: from National Cheese Pizza Day, National Lazy Mom’s Day, to National Coffee Ice Cream Day…but, being a nurse and certified in oncology aesthetics, I was surprised to find the National Oncology Nurses Day in September…As a result, I decided to write some of Dr. Steve Chaney’s tips on cancer. I particularly find Dr. Chaney’s work informative, accurate, and easy to read.
Here they go:
- The inflammatory diet, or diet rich in processed meats, fried foods, sugary beverages and refined grains, increases the risk of colon cancer by 44% in men and 22% in women.
- Refraining from alcohol increases the benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet.
- Vitamin D decreases the risk of cancer in general by 25%.
- Every 10% increase in junk food in the diet, increases by 12% the overall risk of cancer, yet every 10% increase in unprocessed food in the diet decreases the risk of cancer by 9%, and by an amazing 58%, that of breast cancer.
- Increases in calcium intake decrease the risk of breast cancer.
- Being overweight is second only to smoking, as a preventable cause of cancer. The excess flab is killing us. (By the way, at Med Aesthetics Miami, we can help you in your fat reduction efforts).
- As little as 30 minutes of exercise a day of moderate intensity increases your 5 year survival rate after a cancer diagnoses by 33%; if you exercise 60 minutes a day of moderate intensity, you also decrease your risk of developing cancer by 16%.
Hope you enjoy them. As you can see, there are some measures within our control that decrease our risk of getting cancer. As always, should you need to contact us, please do so at 305-356-7402 or by email at info@Medaestheticsmiami.com. And remember, “Our Promise Is More Than Beauty”. Until next time…