by Ty Bollinger
You know the seriousness of cancer.
You know the toll it
takes mentally, emotionally, financially, spiritually, and
physically. It causes stress in your own mind and body as well as in
your relationships with friends and family. Cancer treatments can
make it hard to do the things you've always done as a human being, a
parent, or an employee.
There's nothing in your daily existence that cancer doesn't touch.
It's an exhausting villain to fight and it wipes you out in so many
ways that are hard to explain to people who haven't felt the impact
of this horrific disease in their own lives.
What if I told you there was something you could do right now to cut
your cancer risk in half? That's right, in half!
If you knew there
was a way to
prevent cancer from ever invading your life
and turning it upside down… would you do it?
People talk a lot
about "cures" in the health industry but there's a saying you
probably heard from your grandparents that makes a lot more sense…
"An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure."
At The Truth About
Cancer we talk a lot about what causes cancer, and the foods that
fight cancer and lower your cancer risk.
Now I'm going to
talk to you about known, scientifically proven, cancer causing foods
that actively increase the chance that you'll be diagnosed with
cancer in your lifetime.
There are cases
where it strikes quickly but it is more common when cancerous tumors
manifest after years of specific habits. Good examples of this are
smoking, exposure to radiation (i.e.
from cellphones), and overexposure
to ultraviolet rays, which result in lung cancer, brain cancer, and
skin cancer, respectively.
Experts estimate that more than half
the cases of cancer are preventable with lifestyle changes.
In 2012, the
World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than
14 million new cases of
cancer… which resulted in more than
8.2 million deaths worldwide.
They expect these
numbers to skyrocket over the next twenty years by a whopping 70%
The top 5 most-diagnosed
cancers in men:
lung, prostate, colon/colorectal,
stomach, and liver.
The top 5 most-diagnosed
cancers in women:
breast, colon/colorectal, lung,
cervix, and stomach.
I point this out
because you'll note that several of the most common (and aggressive)
cancers have to do with your
The function of
your body that processes the food you eat, distributes it around
your body as needed, and does its best to dump the leftover toxins.
That makes it a
major area of your daily life that dramatically affects your
prevention - and ultimately your survival - of cancer. The food and
beverages you consume, the fuel your body uses to fight disease, is
critical to your overall wellbeing.
Some foods are
worse for you than others and are increasing your risk of many
conditions and diseases.
While cancer is one
of the worst, regularly eating the
cancer causing foods in our top ten list can also lead to heart
disease, diabetes, chronic inflammation, and so much more.
What Causes Cancer?
possible causes of cancer comes down to understanding the causes of
gene and DNA mutations.
carcinogens), radiation, obesity, hormones, chronic inflammation,
smoking, viruses, and a number of other factors have been found to
be cancer causing.
interview with Bob Wright
from the American Anti-Cancer Institute for my The Quest
for The Cures docu-series, I asked him what causes
cancer in cells.
His reply was that,
caused by chemicals and radiation.
You can explode
that out to many different types of chemicals whether it's what
you put in your body, what you breath, what you eat, radiation
from all sources - women from mammograms, from CT scans, from
cell phones, your
cell towers, your
caused by chemicals and radiation, period."
If Bob is correct
that the primary causes for cancer are chemicals and radiation, then
both of these factors can be
greatly reduced through the food and lifestyle choices that you make.
Top 10 Cancer Causing
Foods to Cut Your Cancer Risk in Half
Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs):
growing industry of
genetically modified crops
are infiltrating our food supply at an alarming rate. More
than 90% of our corn and soy are now genetically modified.
new practice is the source of many debates. Experts agree
that adequate testing was not done before GMO foods were
added to the ingredient listing of thousands of products.
words, no one - including the growers and manufacturers of
GMO foods - knows the long-term effect they will have on
GMO-free labels whenever possible or buy organic (which
always means a product is not genetically modified).
chemically-lined bag to the actual contents,
microwave popcorn is at the
center of lung cancer debates around the world.
are the kernels and oil likely GMO (which the manufacturer
does not have to disclose) unless organic, the fumes
released from artificial butter flavoring contain
diacetyl, which is toxic to
own organic popcorn the old-fashioned way - it tastes
better, doesn't release toxic fumes, and is a healthier
choice for you.
are lined with a product called
bisphenol-A (BPA), which
has been shown to genetically alter the brain cells of rats.
plastic goods, thermal paper, water lines, and many dental
composites also contain BPA. Help protect your DNA by
sticking to fresh or frozen vegetables that have no added
ingredients for your family's table!
better for you and available year-round.
Grilled Red Meat:
grilled food can taste delicious, scientists have
discovered that preparing meats in this way - especially
processed meats like hot dogs - releases a carcinogen called
heterocyclic aromatic amines.
grill red meat to the point of well-done, it changes the
chemical and molecular structure of the meat. You're better
off baking, broiling, or preparing meat in a skillet than on
cancer causing food (by far) is high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
other refined 'sugars'.
sugar is highly refined white sugar with some of the removed
molasses added back in for flavor and color. Refined sugars
(and foods made with them) are the source of major insulin
spikes and feed the growth of cancer cells.
majority of the sugar supply in the U.S. is made using
genetically modified (GMO) sugar beets, a healthier option
is organic honey, coconut sugar, or maple sugar.
oncologists are using diabetes medication to fight cancer
cells, there's no doubt (finally) that those mutated cancer
cells love sugar.
Salted, Pickled, and Smoked
products typically contain preservatives, such as
nitrates, which are intended to prolong shelf life.
additives used in processed foods can accumulate in your
body over time. Eventually, such toxins cause damage at the
cellular level and lead to diseases like cancer.
foods are cooked at high temperatures, the nitrates are
converted to the much more dangerous nitrites. (Note: By
pickled foods we don't mean the fermented foods you make at
Soda and Carbonated Beverages:
Sodas have been at the
center of the health debate for two decades as a major
cancer causing food.
high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), dyes, and a host of other
chemicals, they are very bad for every aspect of your
health. They provide zero nutritional value and rob your
body of the nutrients you get from other foods.
"diet" to the label means you're also likely consuming
aspartame - which is no
better than rat poison to human cells.
wheat) is refined, all nutritional value is
bleached with chlorine gas to make it more appealing to
consumers. The glycemic index for white flour is very high -
meaning it spikes your insulin levels without providing
Carbohydrates are converted to sugars by your body, so
excessive products that contain white flour can lead to
increased insulin resistance.
sugars (like refined carbohydrates) are the preferred fuel
source for cancer.
fish farming involves raising an incredible number of fish
(such as salmon), in a crowded environment.
60% of the salmon consumed in the United States comes from a
farming operation where they are treated with antibiotics,
pesticides, and other carcinogenic chemicals to try and
control the bacterial, viral, and parasitic outbreaks that
result from cramming so many fish in a small space.
also don't have as much omega-3 as wild salmon.
oils are chemically extracted from their source, chemically
treated, and more chemicals are added to change the smell
packed with unhealthy
omega-6 fats (that
Americans already consume way too much of) and have been
proven to alter the structure of our cell membranes.
4 Steps to Help Prevent
In addition to the
10 foods listed above, also be sure to avoid any food labeled as,
In order to remove
fat or natural calories, they are replaced with chemicals
that are dangerous to your body.
consuming food products that manufacturers claim is "good for you" -
follow these four anti-cancer diet
tips to prevent cancer the easy way:
or clean frozen if availability of fresh product isn't good
in your area.
your plate each meal with non-starchy vegetables. If you eat
animal products, make sure they're pastured and grass-fed
meats and dairy goods (including eggs). Use only high
quality oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, ghee, or
drastically on grains and sugars.
Not only will
eliminating these foods lower your cancer risk, you're going to feel
(and look) better from the inside out.
Sources and References