I appreciate that right off Dr. Diehl said there’s no way to become cancer proof. The things we learned about will only reduce the risks of a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer can develop from any type of cell in the body that is damaged. And damage can occur from environmental factors beyond our control.
However, there are at least seven lifestyle factors that are within our control that reduce the risks of getting cancer, according to the World Cancer Research Fund:
- Be as lean as possible within the “normal” range of body weight
- Engage in daily physical activity for 30-60 minutes
- Limit intake of calorie dense foods, especially sugary foods and drinks and dairy products
- Eat a plant-based diet with lots of bright colors
- Limit meat intake
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Limit salt intake
The video we viewed named the scientific studies that supported each of these recommendations.
What I Learned from Session 11
Too much sodium can cause stomach cancer.
What I Choose Today
I choose to continue eating organic, non-GMO tofu because consuming soy is not a risk factor associated with breast cancer; in fact, the opposite seems to be true.