Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. These contain antioxidants that reduce your cancer risk. Consuming fewer animal fats will reduce your exposure to organic pollutants and saturated fats.
Reduce the number of man-made perfumes or deodorants you apply to your body. They all contain chemicals in small amounts but regular heavy use can lead to the accumulation of these chemicals in the body.
Get your tap water independently checked to see what kind of chemicals are in your drinking water. Use some kind of filter system for your drinking water to remove the trace chemicals from your water left behind by the treatment process.
Don’t smoke tobacco. Studies by the California Air Resources Board concluded that younger, pre-menopausal women exposed to secondhand smoke have an increased risk of breast cancer.
Drink alcohol in moderation, excess consumption affects your liver and can cause depression. Wine is probably the healthiest option compared to beer or spirits but it should be consumed with food.
Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight puts a lot of stress on the organs in the body and on the joints. You are more prone to diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteo-arthritis when you are overweight.
Avoid prolonged use of any prescription drugs or oral contraceptives because these are associated with an increased risk of serious side effects such as breast cancer in the case of contraceptives.
Reduce exposure to toxic pesticides by eating organic food and avoiding synthetic weed- and insect-killers. Also use more environmentally friendly cleaning agents in your house avoid using strong bleaches and chemicals.
Get some exercise. Just 30-40 minutes a day is better than nothing. You don’t have to go to a gym, just walking or cycling would help to keep the heart healthy.
Originally posted on September 13, 2010 @ 8:08 am