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Tuesday, July 21

Anticancer

I've learned a ton about cancer and its treatment in the last few months. One of the scariest is that we all carry micro-tumors in our bodies. The other is that our Western lifestyle is about the most conducive to promoting cancer growth that could be imagined by a scientist hoping to do just that.

The best, and most hopeful, is that we can change this simply by changing our behavior—what we eat, what we use, what we buy, how we act. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber is a very smart guy. MD/PhD and two-time brain cancer survivor who did a ton of research to look into what he could do differently in his life to keep his brain tumor from coming back a third time.

More than 15 years later, he's still going and has done some phenomenal work compiling primary and secondary source research from around the globe about ways that we as individuals can fight cancer in our own lives, and also for those we love. Everybody knows somebody who has been affected by it. Here's a video and link to his book, Anticancer, where we've found great help and great hope. I hope that you or someone you love might also find this same help and hope.


Clif's Notes:
  • Eat an Asian-style diet rich in soy and turmeric, and with no more than 7oz of red meat a week.
  • Eat tons of berries and cruciferous vegetables.
  • Drink Japanese green tea made from Spring-harvested leaves and steeped no less than 8-10 minutes three times a day.
  • Eat organic whenever possible.
  • Toss out your cosmetics and soap containing all phenols and phthalates.
  • Get at least 30 mins of exercise six times a week.
  • Practice tai chi, qigong, meditation, and/or yoga.
  • Sort out your interpersonal issues with your loved ones and get on with loving them.

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