Bowel cancer is one form of cancer where diet and lifestyle choices play a big part in determining a person’s risk of being diagnosed with it. Medical researchers have now put some hard numbers to how much this cancer can be prevented by following specific lifestyle recommendations.Bowel cancer (also called colorectal or colon cancer) is the second biggest killer of … [Read more...] about Lifestyle keys to preventing bowel cancer
Cancer is a big killer of Australians, yet a person has much in their own control in preventing many of these cases of cancer. Being physically activite is one of them and is now recognised as a potent ‘cancer-preventing’ habit.Regular physical activity can reap big rewards in cutting a person's risk of cancer with estimates of a 20 to 40% lower risk of colon and … [Read more...] about Beating cancer one step at a time
Vitamin D is attracting more than its fair share of attention in both the scientific and public spotlight. Long known for its role in keeping bones healthy, there is a growing list of health benefits being linked to this so called 'sunshine vitamin'. The list of disease candidates is long and includes diabetes, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, obesity, autoimmune … [Read more...] about Is it time to shine for vitamin D?
There is a lot we know about the best food and lifestyle choices to help someone lower the risk of developing cancer. But what about once a person has cancer? New nutrition and physical activity guidelines give the best advice for what a cancer survivor should aim for.Thanks to earlier detection and much better treatment options, cancer today is certainly not a death … [Read more...] about Nutrition guidelines for cancer survivors
If you believe that cancer is a disease that strikes from nowhere with very little in your control that can prevent it, then you would be wrong on both counts. Many cases of cancer are considered preventable by simple nutrition and lifestyle changes.When it comes to diet and cancer, it should be no surprise that fruit, vegetables and unprocessed grains and cereals come out … [Read more...] about Cancer prevention: keys to cutting your risk