There are so many things you can do to lead a cancer-free life. Not surprisingly, many of the actions you can take to prevent dis-eases like breast cancer can also help your mind clear and active as well.
Prevent cancer and help your brain too
Here are easy things you can do now to prevent cancer and also stay alert, centered and relaxed.
Cut the sugar: Sugar intake actually feeds cancer cells. Many studies have proved this, including a 2009 investigation conducted by the University of Utah found that found that sugar not only fed cancer cells but also played a major role in other dis-eases such as diabetes.
Improve your gut health: You may have already heard that over 80% of your immune system cells are in your gut. But can beefing up your gut microbiome help your brain? You bet! This is because of the gut-brain connection, specifically the link between “leaky gut” (where the intestinal lining becomes porous, allowing pathogens to leak out into the bloodstream) and “leaky brain,” which may lead to anxiety and depression and even more serious conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and autism.
Go organic and non-GMO: A 2014 Brazilian study published in the journal Toxicology made the connection between GMOs and neurotoxicity. It found that Round-Up led to cell death in the hippocampus, the part of our brain responsible for short and long-term memory.
Get more exercise: One reason why exercise is so important for both brain health and cancer prevention is because of the additional oxygen it can provide. Remember that if sugar feeds cancer, oxygen will weaken it since cancer cells cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment.
Exercise also stimulates a process called “mitochondrial biogenesis” in muscles, organs and the brain. This is the process by which healthy cells increase the production of cellular energy, or ATP.
Manage your Stress: The important link between stress, cancer risk and neuro-toxicity lies in the amount of cortisol (and corresponding “stress” hormones) are pumping through your body on a regular basis.