Cancer Risk

By Dean L. Jones

In the face of major advancement with treating a variety of specific cancer diseases, it is increasingly a major cause of death in the United States.  Over 45 years have passed since the signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971, by then U.S. President Richard Nixon, who set the official governmental start with a then defined war on cancer.  The course of action toward finding a cure for cancer, then and now, includes research for more effective cancer treatments, such as targeted drug therapies.

The only winners in drug therapies are pharmaceutical firms who make gargantuan profits.  President Barack Obama placed in his first term of office an economic stimulus package a $10 billion budget for new cancer research, promising to increase funding for cancer research to as he stated “to find a cure for cancer in our time.”

President Obama earmarked a significant part the funding to go toward research into the genetic causes of cancer and targeted cancer treatments.  Thus, the outcome for a cancer cure will be a drug-based versus prevention-based solution as far as government support is concerned.

On the other hand, when you factor in that the cancer death rate, adjusted for the size and age of the population, has decreased by only 5% since 1950.  It is arguable that even this dip in the death rate from cancer is mostly attributable to the number of people giving up cancer causing cigarettes, meaning that any progress in the war on cancer results from self-discipline.

The uncomplicated process with why so many people are losing this war involves the expectation that science will find a cure, instead of taking ownership and personal responsibility toward prevention.  Individually, we can all take a personal account to significantly decrease the cancer risk.

Health experts all state that the strongest link to cancer is a poor diet, physical inactivity, and carrying excess weight.  More specifically, vitamin D deficiency is a crucial factor in being at-risk for developing cancer.  Large numbers of U.S. workers have indoor jobs, and are not getting safe amounts of sun exposure throughout the year.  Secondly, compelling evidence shows that exercise can slash the risk of cancer.

Above all, normalizing our personal insulin levels is one of the most powerful physical actions anyone can take toward lowering the risk of cancer.  High levels of insulin can cause major damage to the body, and too many people are learning about this after contracting and treating their type 2 diabetes disease.  Contracting type-2 diabetes commonly stems from eating excessive foodstuff containing processed sugars and/or fructose.

Taking responsibility for insulin levels allows for it not being elevated in the beginning, thereby minimizing the cancer risk.  A number of other nutritional aspects truly help remove the at-risk factor of cancer, i.e., omega-3 fats, vegetables with anti-cancer properties, quality sleep, and even practicing more healthy emotions centered on living SugarAlert!
Since 2007, Dean steadfastly shares his understanding on the dangers of eating processed sugar.