In an article published by Alive written by a fellow ND, it is mentioned that as much as 40% of the general population will at some point be diagnosed with cancer. This means that it is important for everyone to take strides towards healthy lifestyles and diets to help our bodies protect against carcinogens that we come into contact with on a daily basis.
Favourite nutrient-rich foods are mentioned in this article such as leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, garlic and onions. Green tea has one of the most potent natural anti-cancer components that nature has to offer and can be enjoyed multiple times per day. Cooking foods the right way such as lightly steaming vegetables, baking and avoiding non-stick pans will help to deliver the nutrients more completely than using the BBQ or deep-frying.
Supplements that help to protect our DNA from mutations are also described. It is recommended to seek advice from a naturopath to see if these are appropriate for you and which doses are most effective.
-Dr. Jennifer Luis BSc, BEd, ND practicing at Downtown Wellness Centre in Vancouver, BC.