Do you have an anticancer lifestyle?
Little changes can make a big difference
Avoid the following common household products
- Perchloroethylene/Tetrachloro-ethylene, found in dry cleaning-air garments out for several hours before wearing
- Cleaning products such as liquid detergents, disinfectants, and toilet bowl sanitizers that contain alkylphenols (nonoxynol, octoxynol, nonylphenol, actylphenol)
- Deodorants and antiperspirants containing aluminum
- Cosmetics, shampoo, lotions, gels, hair color, nail polish, perfumes, and sunscreen containing estrogens or placental products, or those with parabens or phthalates
- Chemical household pesticides and insecticides
- Heating foods or liquids in plastic containers made with PVCs, polystyrene, or Styrofoam
- Preparing food in scratched Teflon® pans
Improve your diet
- Eat grass-fed organic animal products: meat, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs
- Reduce your intake of sugar, white flour, products containing omega-6s (sunflower oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, margarines, hydrogenated fats, non-organic animal fats
- Increase your omega-3 intake (fish, and grass or linseed-fed animal products)
- Increase your intake of anticancer products (turmeric, green tea, soy, fruits, vegetables)
- Filter tap water: use a carbon filter or an inverse osmosis filter, or drink mineral water or spring water
Add some activity
- Practice 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity per day
- Expose yourself to sunlight for 20 minutes each day
- Practice a method of relaxation and self-centering (yoga, cardiac coherence, meditation, qigong, tai chi)
You can read Dr. David Servan-Schreiber's article about healthy foods in the October issue of prevention magazine and go to prevention.com/cancer for easy h ealing recipes.
Dr. David Servan-Schreiber will be signing copies of his book "AntiCancer: A New Way of Life" in Corte Madera at Book Passage at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13.
1 Ferry Bldg # 42
San Francisco, CA 94111