Total Body Wellness: Preventing Cancer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ashley Berlin   
Monday, 13 December 2010 07:00

Total Body Wellness: Preventing Cancer
Cancer is a disease that impacts the lives of so many families. Read on to learn more about how you can keep yourself and your loved ones out of harm's way.

One of the ugly realities of the world we live in is that cancer is popping up all over the place. It certainly hits close to home for my family, and I'm sure many of you are in the same boat. It's obvious that diet and exercise are correlated to health, so how can you keep yourself disease free without drugs?


"The lack of proper diet and regular exercise, obesity and smoking account for 2/3 of all cancers," according to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund International located in London.


WCRF Panel Chair Sir Michael Marmont offers a preventative insight. "This report shows that by making relatively straightforward changes, we could significantly reduce the number of cancer cases around the world," he says.


We make choices that determine our health everyday. Which paradigm describes you?



  • Regular exercise
  • Proper diet
  • Proper stress management
  • Proper rest
  • Free of unnecessary drugs and surgeries
  • Proper nerve supply



  • Lack of exercise
  • Improper diet
  • Stressed out
  • Insufficient rest
  • Unnecessary drugs/surgeries
  • Improper nerve supply


I want to urge you to carefully plan out your attack on cancer in your life for 2011. Use the remainder of the year to focus on the following steps for reducing cancer:


1. Get 30 minutes of high intensity exercise four to five times a week.

2. Reduce sugar intake in all foods and drinks by one third.

3. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily.

4. Get eight hours of sleep using the sleep early and rise early circadian rhythm.

5. Have your nervous system checked by a chiropractor. (Chiropractic patients have 200 percent better immune function and DNA repair than non-chiropractic patients.)

6. Get sunlight or vitamin D.

7. Eat nutrient-dense food, not calorie-dense food.


You don't have to live in fear that one day cancer is going to randomly strike you. Cancer is considered one of the largest diseases for dummies because it is as much as 80 percent preventable, meaning it IS NOT genetic. Your genes are a disposition, not a death sentence.


Let's make better decisions on the way we think, move and eat in 2011. And we can live by a Special Health Report from TIME Magazine: "One way to cure illness is with pills and procedures. Another is not to get sick in the first place. The great thing about the latter: It's cheaper, easier and more likely to save your life."

Ashley Berlin -

Ashley Berlin is the health and fitness columnist for Cincy Chic and the owner of BEAT Personal Training in West Chester. Want more information about something you read here? Send her an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .Read More >>

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