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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Preventing Cancer

Preventing cancer has become big business, at least for the fund raisers anyway. I joined Facebook this spring and have been invited to various breast cancer causes, been asked to donate money for Run For The Cure cancer awareness marathons by at least two friends and in the past month found out a friend has cancer, a cousin’s husband has cancer and another friend was rushed into the hospital for testing on his Thyroid (it was benign).

I don’t support the fund raisers, not ever, I feel very strongly against supporting the fund raisers who have no intention of providing a solution and who's only interest is in raising money. What I will do is support the "Make a Wish Foundation" which provides wishes for terminally ill children.

I’m not sure if you’re aware or not, but there are known ways to prevent cancer and reverse cancer, but there’s more money in keeping us sick, so you won’t really hear too much about it.

I have a friend who provided a way to end cravings for smoking and was teaching a class to participants all over Edmonton. He got a call from his lawyer saying that “someone wasn’t very happy with what he was doing and to be careful”. It was a very large lung cancer research fund raising company, and within a few weeks had lost the ability to present his course. They saw a challenge to their fund raising and shut him down. I’m not sure I’m even supposed to talk about this, so I’m keeping it vague.

I’m seriously looking at an entire plant based diet again. It was part of my original program back in the early 1990’s and I’ve come full circle back to vegetarianism or at least 90% vegetarian.

One benefit of eating meat free, even if temporarily, is to give your digestive tract a huge and often need rest. Another is an improvement in bowel movements as the more fiber and less meat speeds the transit time of wastes.

If you ever find yourself constipated, the temporary removal of meat can quickly provide results.

preventing cancer
A recent news article by the Canadian Press about preventing cancer mentions a new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research in which they suggest strong medical evidence between excess body fat and an increase in numerous cancers.

The report says there is convincing evidence linking consumption of alcohol, red meat and processed meat to elevated cancer risk and says that carrying excess body fat boosts the risk for cancer of the esophagus, pancreas, colon, kidney and endometrial as well as breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

I’ve been on both sides of the meat coin over the past 17 years, first adopting a vegetarian lifestyle for 12 years including the complete elimination of all animal products for 2 years and then making a return to meat eating in 2003.

Recently, I’ve decided to again lower my meat consumption and further increase my vegetables, nut and seeds and completely eliminate wheat.

I thought I’d offer a thought on ways to lower your meat consumption and increase your knowledge of whole foods piece by piece

  • Begin with one vegetarian meal per week

  • Learn more about the of vegetables

  • Increase the variety of vegetables that you eat to include Kale and Spinach or other’s that you had not eaten in the past

  • Begin creating your own healthy home made salad dressings

  • Begin to eat one vegetarian meal per day

  • Learn about different types of grains like the ones mentioned above like Oatmeal, Basmati Rice, Kamut, Spelt, Millet and begin to move away from Wheat

  • Add a handful of raw nuts and seeds into your day. Ten almonds twice a day as a snack, raw pumpkin seeds or even Hemp Hearts added to your salads

  • Begin to have a meat free day or two per week

Making the change in this way will help you succeed because you don’t have to know everything all at once. You can wean into it over time as you learn about these new concepts. My girlfriend Darlene provides great vegetarian recipes and that will help you learn more about whole foods and how to prepare them.


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Rob Coopers Fat burning tips In 1990 Rob weighed 475 pounds and was able to burn almost 300 lbs of fat in just two and a half years. Rob does weight management coaching from his office in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Rob's diet is based on a "System Specific Organic Whole Food" line of foods along with various fat burning, muscle building tips from Tom Venuto. Tom's Philosophy is very similar to Rob's and he's happy to recommend them

Rob is currently using the Seven Minute Muscle Workout program.


At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Cancer Prevention said...

Why are you so concern about Cancer?
You know, I really believe that if you focus your thinking about something all the time it comes to you eventually. It's like when you get up in the morning with a bad mood and then everything goes wrong during that day. But if you are concern about Cancer I'd recommend Green tea. It's Natural, healthy and can even replace coffee.


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