I’m still reading Dr David Servan-Schreiber’s book “Anti Cancer – a new way of life”. Because of his medical/research background this book not only presents scientifically valid statistics and reasoning behind his words, he also provides interesting, and understandable, commentary on the reasons why our generation is more commonly being afflicted with cancers.
For example, the immense increase in the production of synthetic chemicals from 1 million tons in 1930 to 200 million tons today.
The purpose of Dr Servan-Schreiber’s book is not to scare you, but to reassure you that it’s possible to do things to protect yourself. He provides tables which summarize, e.g. which foods to limit/reduce and which foods to eat instead.
I have covered many of the principles of nourishing your body at a cellular level and avoiding toxins in my Cell Rejuvenation Series. Look it up and read this 10 part series when you get the chance. I suggest you bookmark it so you can easily return.
In his book “Anti Cancer – A New Way Of Life” Dr David Servan-Schreiber discusses how inflammation is our enemy.
Inflammation in our bodies is a reaction to some sort of damage to our cells, through some sort of shock or physical trauma like, burns, cuts, infections by viruses or bacteria, even rubbing and chafing.
Inflammation is described as:-
it’s red, it’s swollen, it’s warm and it’s painful.
Our immune systems react to inflammation to heal our bodies in ways far too technical for me to understand fully or describe. The problem is that apparently there is also another face to our immune response to inflammation – it can work against us by over-reacting and being diverted to promote cancerous growths.
There are distinct links between certain types of cancers and inflammation. For example:-
Cervical cancer – papilloma virus
Liver cancer – Hepatitis virus
Dr Servan-Schreiber’s book obviously gives much more information.
In short, inflammation has a key role in promoting cancer and we should do all we can to avoid it.
So how can we avoid and reduce inflammation in our bodies?
By eating the right foods, managing our stress levels, getting regular exercise and trying to remove toxins from our environment.
I can recommend the following to assist you in reducing the inflammation in your body:-