cancer awareness...

Cancer has become such a prolific illness within our western society that we now have months and days dedicated to building awareness and raising monies for research and the like.  Breast cancer's month for awareness is October and followed by Movember (November) bringing attention to the awareness of prostate cancer and men's health, then there is daffodil day instigated by cancer Australia.

Bring awareness encourages people to talk and share their experiences and to have those often forgotten health check-ups or to simply give a self-examination - if not sure, seek a professional advise!  During October The Farm has shared with us some insights to cancer and some preventative tips, its best to live well than deal with the treatment and hope for a cure.  Living well should be a lifestyle that commences from birth, the responsibility of our parent or guardian, then as we age and become conscious of our existence it becomes our decision to live a wholesome life.

Enjoy reading these insights from The Farm...
The body is made up of trillions of cells. The cells grow, divide and die in an orderly fashion. It's a tightly controlled process. Cancer, on the other hand, is a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. It can happen anywhere in the body - lungs, bones, breasts, etc.
Cancerous cells cannot survive in an oxygenated environment, this also means that a low cellular oxygenation level in newly-formed cells are actually going to turn cancerous. Some symptoms may include:
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Bloating 
  • Breast Changes
  • Between-Period Bleeding or Other Unusual Bleeding
  • Skin Changes
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Blood in the Wrong Place
  • Gnawing Abdominal Pain and Depression
  • Indigestion
  • Mouth Changes
  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Changes in the Lymph Nodes
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent Cough

Here are a few dietary tips:
  • Serve sauerkraut at your next picnic. Sauerkraut produces several other cancer-fighting compounds, including ITCs, indoles, and sulforaphane. To reduce the sodium content, rinse canned or jarred sauerkraut before eating.
  • Eat your fill of broccoli, but steam it rather than microwaving it. Organically-grown broccoli is a cancer-preventing super-food, one you should eat frequently. You can steam it, eat it raw as a snack, or add it to soups and salads.
  • Toast some Brazil nuts and sprinkle over your salad. They’re a rich form of selenium, a trace mineral that convinces cancer cells to commit suicide and helps cells repair their DNA.
  • Pop a calcium supplement with vitamin D. These supplements reduce colon polyps (a risk factor for colon cancer) in people susceptible to the growths.
  • Add garlic to everything you eat. Garlic contains sulphur compounds that may stimulate the immune system’s natural defences against cancer, and may have the potential to reduce tumour growth.
  • Sauté two cloves of crushed garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and mix with diced tomatoes. Add this to your whole wheat pasta. The lycopene in the tomatoes protects against colon, prostate, and bladder cancers; the olive oil helps your body absorb the lycopene; and the fibre-filled pasta reduces your risk of colon cancer.
  • Buy a cantaloupe at the grocery store and cut it up after you put away your groceries. Store it in a container and eat several pieces every morning. Cantaloupe is a great source of carotenoids, plant chemicals shown to significantly reduce the risk of lung cancer.

tomato and broccoli salad
   If you have any health concerns or changes to your natural well-being, seek medical advice.

The Farm within our Spa Wellness Travel Collection has a 6 Night Integrated Cancer Care Package, this is an opportunity to combine natural integrative therapies with western medical treatments, as you choose.

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