by Dr. Terry A. Rondberg
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1.7 million patients will be diagnosed with cancer in 2013, and about 580,350 Americans – almost 1,600 people per day – are expected to die of it.
Yet, recent research has indicated nearly ALL cancer is preventable. A study published in the journal Pharmaceutical Research in 2008 stated: “Only 5–10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90–95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle.”;
One main reason is ignorance. We know that smoking is a major cause of lung cancer, but most people – including many medical doctors – don’t realize that bad diet, stress, lack of exercise, and infections have all been linked to cancer. They also don’t know that almost every living body already HAS cancer cells in it but these cells are routinely found and destroyed by a healthy immune system. Cancer researcher Paul Knoepfler explained that “…our immune systems are far better at finding and destroying cancer than we ever imagined.”;
Whatever weakens the immune system raises the risk of cancer and anything that strengthens it helps prevent the disease. That’s why wellness techniques – including; nutrition; exercise; meditation; and other drug-free, non-invasive approaches to well-being – are making headlines when it comes to cancer prevention. Instead of weakening the immune system as medical treatment and prescription drugs often do, these methods work with the body’s natural healing abilities to strengthen it.