Steps to Becoming Cancer Free
Cancer can make you feel helpless and hopeless, but there are plenty of things you can do to gain control over your cancer, whether it’s preventing it from developing in the first place or ridding yourself of it once and for all. This guide will give you 10 steps you can take to live a healthier lifestyle that supports your body’s natural healing processes and helps prevent cancer from taking root in the first place so that when you need treatment, you can focus on beating the disease rather than just treating its symptoms.
1) Increase your vitamin D intake
There are two vitamin Ds in our body. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is created when sunlight hits your skin, which means that there is a strong connection between the amount of sun you get and the amount of vitamin D3 in your body. The second type, vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is found in plants such as mushrooms and yeast, but it’s not as potent.
It doesn’t take much to increase your vitamin D intake—you just need ten minutes of sun exposure without sunscreen three times per week. You can also eat foods rich in vitamin D, like cod liver oil and fatty fish like salmon, mackerel or sardines. And if you live in an area with lots of sunshine year-round, be sure to spend some time outside each day.
There is no shortage of research into how diet impacts cancer risk and survival rates. Eating whole plant-based foods promotes health because it protects against chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
The most common type of leukemia is acute myeloid leukemia (AML). AML is caused by mutations in blood cells which lead them to proliferate uncontrollably – a process called ‘malignant transformation’. AML has five main causes: genetic changes, chemical exposures, immune system disorders, viral infections and other types of cancers developing within the bone marrow environment – all factors over which we have little control. However, there are steps we can take to lower our risk for this disease.
What matters more than anything else? Your attitude! The words you speak about yourself and your life have power beyond what you might think. Changing your thoughts for the better will change everything for the better.
2) Clean up your diet
Transitioning your diet is a big step towards becoming cancer-free. Keep in mind that this process may take time and some trial and error, but the important thing is that you’re making progress. Here are a few tips for getting started:
• Track what you eat for a few days by writing it down or using an app like My Fitness Pal to help you keep track of calories, nutrients, and servings.
• Cut out red meat, processed meats, high-fat dairy products, sugary drinks and sweets.
• Add more fruit and vegetables into your diet by eating them as snacks or adding them into recipes instead of skipping them or saving them for later. There’s plenty of options including frozen fruits and veggies that can be added to smoothies or simply eaten raw! You’ll also want to cut back on the amount of sugar you eat by limiting yourself to less than 25 grams per day (this includes natural sugars found in fruits).
• Avoid artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame, Sucralose, Saccharin, etc. These substances have been linked with increased risk for many types of cancer. A great alternative is Stevia because it’s low-calorie (1 packet has around 5 calories) and safe for diabetics. It also doesn’t contain any caffeine which is good for people who need to avoid stimulants.
• Limit alcohol intake or try cutting it out completely if you’re struggling with cravings. Red wine might sound healthy at first glance, but studies show that it actually increases the risk of breast cancer because of its high levels of oestrogen.
• Consider taking Vitamin B12 shots – they can make all the difference when trying to overcome fatigue and give you that extra energy boost! They are most effective when taken once a week rather than daily. The side effects are minimal, and there is no chance of overdose. In addition to having no potential for overdose, these injections offer many other benefits. For example, they increase weight loss efforts due to their ability to enhance metabolism and lower appetite, so we recommend pairing the injection with moderate exercise and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
It will also help you sleep better because vitamin B12 helps regulate melatonin production which can lead to reduced anxiety levels!
3) Get enough sleep each night
Be sure to get enough sleep each night. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to disease. Less sleep also increases the risk of obesity and diabetes, which are both linked to cancer development. A good rule of thumb is getting at least seven hours of sleep each night. Make a commitment to wake up and go to bed at the same time every day so that your body knows when it needs to rest. Get plenty of exercise: Working out doesn’t just strengthen muscles; it strengthens immunity too!
A 30-minute workout four times per week has been shown to improve white blood cell counts by up to 25%. When we exercise, our body releases certain hormones that fight inflammation (inflammation causes tumors) and help with detoxification (cancer cells need lots of toxins in order for them to grow).
But don’t overdo it! Too much intense exercise can actually reduce white blood cell counts, leading some people with low levels already even lower. Aim for about 20 minutes of moderate physical activity three times per week. Drink water: Drinking six glasses of water each day will keep your lymph nodes flushed and hydrated. Your lymph nodes remove harmful substances from your body and cancerous cells love stagnant fluid or fluids high in sugar, so keeping them moving helps flush these potential carcinogens away from the area where they could develop into tumors. Drink green tea: The polyphenols found in green tea have been shown to stimulate enzymes that inhibit tumor growth and may be able to prevent new cancer cells from forming altogether. For example, a study done on mice found that those given green tea extract were 40% less likely to develop liver cancers than those who weren’t given the supplement.