(NaturalNews) Mainstream health experts have estimated that up to 40% of all cancer could be prevented with more immunizations against diseases that increase cancer risks and with healthy changes in diet and lifestyle. Many natural health experts believe that the figure could be closer to 90% and could be achieved without the widespread immunizations called for by mainstream medicine - immunizations are themselves risk factors for cancer.
Toxins and illness, especially viral illnesses, often result in prolonged inflammation that leads to a cellular defensive response that ends up resulting in cancer. Exposure to various forms of radiation can also lead to cancer. Avoiding those causes of cancer and taking measures to prevent them from causing cancer are the keys to preventing cancer. The immune system is our natural first line against cancer and illness, including illness that leads to cancer. In order for any illness to gain a foothold, it must first defeat the immune system. Consequently, it would appear obvious that building and maintaining a healthy and robust immune system would be an essential first step in avoiding cancer. Avoiding the toxins in our air, water and food supply is a second essential for avoiding cancer and a third one is avoiding radiation.
In order to build a healthy immune system and avoid cancer causes, one should first build a healthy foundation. Keys to building a healthy foundation are replacing bad health habits such as smoking and a sedentary lifestyle with good ones and making sure that one gets all the nutrition needed for optimum health. For many of us, that means changing our diet from the unhealthy SAD diet of most Americans to one that exchanges the junk food and harmful processed food to a diet that includes mostly raw and mostly organic vegetables and fruits, as well as healthy seeds. The healthiest includes plenty of omega-3s, adequate iodine and other essentials, a minimum of processed and GMO foods, and modest portions of meat. Meat should either be cold water fish or small portions of organic free range meats that have not been subjected to feed lot practices; feedlot meats are likely to contain antibiotics and growth hormones that may promote cancer. Processed meats are the unhealthiest of all.
It is virtually impossible to get even the minimum RDA of all essential nutrients from diet alone, much less the optimum daily amounts needed for the best health. Sadly, most of us are deficient in multiple nutrients thanks not only to our diets but also to our over-farmed soils, cold storage produce and foods on our grocers' shelves that have had much of the nutrition processed out. Therefore, supplementation with specific nutrients, a good whole foods derived nutrient combination, and/or a good superfoods powder may be necessary to help achieve optimum health and immune systems.
Other key considerations for building a healthy foundation include living an active lifestyle, getting plenty of life giving sunshine and elimination of all pesticides, herbicides, and other common household chemicals not found in nature.
The above suggestions will go a long way towards avoiding cancer. Others, such as those who have a family history of cancer and those who have had a viral illness or other disease associated with higher cancer risk, may want to go even farther.
In the concluding part of this series, we will take a look at extra measures people can take to give them the maximum protection against cancer and at why immunizations may not be the answer we've been told to believe..
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Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year. He is also a contributing author for the worldwide advocacy group "S.A N.E.Vax. Inc" which endeavors to uncover the truth about HPV vaccine dangers. Mr. Isaacs is currently residing in scenic East Texas and frequently commutes to the even more scenic Texas hill country near Austin and San Antonio to give lectures and health seminars. He also hosts the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs - featuring Luella May" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup" and he serves as a consultant to the "Utopia Silver Supplement Company".