VATIC Expressions: Truth, Transparency, Transformation
Volume 2, Fall 2016 Issue. A division of Vatic Publishing®, LLC.
Preventing, Not Inviting, Cancer
by Mauris Emeka
Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in 22 states according to a Seattle Times newspaper article dated August 25, 2016. This reminds us that there needs to be more emphasis on cancer prevention. It is not enough to merely emphasize frequent cancer checkups. There is an urgent need for changing how we nourish our bodies to strengthen its healing power on a day to day basis in order to prevent cancer.
Consider the following carefully researched information:
1. Cancer is a process that thrives in a highly acidic environment, and where there is insufficient oxygen
2. Cancer also gets an invitation when there is a:
a) Weak immune system, and
b) Lack of sufficient digestive enzymes.
But here’s the good news: there is a lot that each of us can do to change the biological environment in our bodies so that cancer cannot thrive.
Protecting ourselves from cancer is not simply about treating tumor symptoms once tumors appear. Protecting ourselves involves making a few key changes to our diet and lifestyle to avoid inviting cancerous tumors into our bodies. For starters, we can elect to consume half or more of our food in the form of raw fruits and vegetables. Consuming whole, unprocessed, and unrefined foods has proven to be beneficial while we, simultaneously, give less emphasis to consuming animal products and grains. Some fresh uncooked fruits and vegetables are more beneficial than others for preventing and overcoming cancer. These same fresh, plant-based foods make the body chemistry less acidic and more alkaline, and they bring more oxygen and digestive enzymes into our bodies.
In addition to dietary changes, strengthening the immune system is vitally important. In that regard, the following can be helpful: reducing stress, practicing deep breathing (and doing it often), getting proper rest and regular physical exercise, being prayerful and forgiving, and drinking good water (at least 8 glasses of water a day with a pH of 8 to 9).
In the early 1900s, only one person out of 120 developed cancer. Today, however, one person in three gets cancer! In earlier years, people ate more foods that were unprocessed, so they did not eat excessive amounts of highly refined oils, sugar, and simple carbohydrates. Plus, people were generally more physically active, and they got adequate vitamin D from sunshine. Such factors have been proven to lower one's cancer risks.
In summary, there are things we can all do starting today to prevent cancer. It's up to each of us to commit to making our body a place where cancer is not welcomed.
©2016 Mauris Emeka