In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how lifestyle changes help prevent cancer.
In North America, more than 40% of cancers and cancer deaths from 26 different cancers are associated with lifestyle factors such as excess weight, a faulty diet or lack of exercise.
Cancer prevention is associated with:
Avoiding obesity – A study from Stanford showed as people gained 6 pounds in 1 month, their bodies suffered unhealthy changes in genes in their cells, types of colon bacteria, inflammation, and heart-attack risk factors. After they lost the added weight, these functions returned to normal.
Regular exercise – Lack of moving about, not just lack of exercise, causes a tremendous loss of muscle size and strength. A review of close to 150 studies found that people who have small muscles are at increased risk for developing multiple cancers.
Healthy diet – A diet rich in plant based foods has been linked with reduced risk for certain cancers because it reduces inflammation associated with increased risk for cancer.
Chiropractic care – Chiropractic care keeps the spine healthy, which then allows the nervous system and immune system to work optimally.
According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, chiropractic care as a complimentary health service during cancer treatments can also help with some of the side affects such as nausea, headaches, fatigue and back & neck pain.
You can reduce your risk for cancers by maintaining a healthy weight, daily exercise, eating lots of vegetables, fruits and other anti-inflammatory foods and regular chiropractic visits.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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