Reducing the Risk of Cancer with Our Diet

If you look at the earliest posts in this blog, you will notice that I wrote about cancer. The reason simply behind that is because both my parents passed away through this disease. And I had felt that writing about how it was to have loved ones afflicted with such a disease would also be helpful to others. I also felt that maintaining a health blog will also encourage me and hopefully, others to live healthy lifestyles. After all, we have only been given by God one body right now in this planet so I think we might as well take better care for it.

Since those early articles were written, I have had one cousin and two friends (all in my age bracket, not more than 41 years old) afflicted with cancer. Cancer is not as uncommon as it might have been in ages past. I did some more reading about this disease and I would like to share one important thing that I have found out.

Most experts agree that the kind of food we take, the diet that we have can and does reduce the risk for cancer. Eating a healthy diet really matters in staying away from this disease. To quote Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, PhD, MPH, RD, a researcher at the National Cancer Institute: “The easiest, least-expensive way to reduce your risk for cancer is just by eating a healthy diet.”

To clarify what this healthy diet consists of, listen to Karen Collins, RD, nutritional advisor for the American Institute for Cancer Research.”If you have two-thirds of plant food on your plate, that seems to be enough to avoid excessive amounts of food high in saturated fat,” says Karen Collins, RD, nutritional advisor for the American Institute for Cancer Research. The diet that fights cancer is simply the plant-based diet 🙂

Now, I am not really saying that we should all stay away from meat from now on (although if you chose to, you could do as well but consult your doctor or a nutrition expert about that) but we could all include vegetables and fruits regularly in our meals. I think this is something “do-able” for us all. So if vegetables and fruits are not part of your daily meals, I encourage you to start doing so in your next meal 🙂

Your diet can reduce the risk of cancer.
Your diet can reduce the risk of cancer.

Note: This post is also linked with BPC

As You Face Daily Challenges

When we are experiencing stress, sickness and other challenges, I believe it is important to stay positive and remain grateful for every blessing that we have had the opportunity to experience. I would say though that in the light of one’s apparently negative circumstances, maintaining a positive outlook can be quite difficult.

I came across this song from Kari Jobe which has encouraged me. Listen to this song. Perhaps it can also help settle your disturbed spirit, your troubled soul 🙂

Perhaps It’s Time to Switch

My husband and I were just enjoying some Mangosteen fruit in the house this week. And it was a pleasant surprise that I was also given the chance to try Swish Mangosteen Mint mouthwash 🙂  Thanks to a blogging contact who made it possible. But now let me tell you more about how I find the Swish mouthwash as well as the Swish breath spray.

For one, true to what the manufacturers tell us, there is no painful burning sensation in the mouth after a 30-second gargle using Swish. This is good news for us who do care for our dental health. It’s fresh breath minus the pain of a mouthwash since Swish is alcohol-free. I am also pleased to note that there are various flavors available, 4 to be exact which are: Arctic Chill, Peppermint Fresh, Cinnamon Blast, Icy Choco Mint and of course, Mangosteen Mint. This means more choices for us which is great.

Having the Swish Breath Spray is also quite cool. It’s very handy. You can bring it with you throughout the day, conveniently placed inside your pouch or bag. That’s instant freshness within reach really. Take note that it is also available in 2 flavors (Arctic Chill and Peppermint Fresh).

As to the price, I think that Swish mouthwash which also comes in 4 sizes is also reasonably priced. A 120-ml mouthwash has a suggested retail price of P75 (less than 2 USD). The breath spray has a suggested retail price of P100 (about 2.50 USD) which is not bad considering that you can have up to 100 sprays using it.

Now with all this information laid bare before me and you, dear readers, would you agree that it’s time to switch? 🙂

Swish mouthwash and Swish Breath Spray are manufactured by UNILAB. You can click here for more information about UNILAB products.

A Swish Fresh Breath Saver Pack - good for the mouth and the pocket
Swish Fresh Breath Saver Pack – cool for the mouth & the pocket.