Would You Change Your Diet to Prevent Cancer?

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!

This quote grabbed my attention yesterday:

…30 to 35 percent of all cancer-related deaths are linked to diet (even more than are related to smoking).

The article is titled “Cancer Is a Preventable Disease — So Why Don’t We Prevent It?” by Thomas Goetz.  I’ve linked the article so you can read it by clicking on its title – I encourage you to read through it.

I often tell people I’m more scared of cancer TREATMENT than I am of cancer itself, so I aim to eat in a way that will help minimize my chances of getting cancer in the first place.  I still have plenty of room for improvement, but I’ve made leaps and bounds over the past year.  I recently skimmed through a book called “Anticancer: A New Way of Life” and was pleasantly surprised to see that I was already on the right track, based on their nutrition suggestions for minimizing cancer risk.

What about other health issues?  Obesity, heart disease, type II diabetes, depression, hypertension (to name a few) can all be helped by nutrition according to many doctors, including Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of “Eat to Live”.

I’m curious to know your thoughts on this subject and on Mr. Goetz’s article as well.  Join the discussion in the comments section.  How do you feel about nutrition for disease prevention?  What changes are you willing to make (or have you made already) in an effort to prevent disease?  Are there certain things you aren’t willing to give up?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

Have a fabulous Friday!

— Shari B. =)

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