Increase your energy expenditure. Exercise improves
elimination of toxins, blood circulation, and oxygen
intake (uptake)-all of which are believed to be beneficial
in warding off cancer. (Also, exercise, along with caloric
restriction, is the fastest and best way to lose weight.)
Avoid stress. Stress alone can often bring on disease.
Exercise reduces stress through the production of
“endorphins,” natural opiate-like substances, in the
brain, but both exercise and stress “burn up” the
B-vitamins, so be sure to increase your intake of the
As mentioned above, exercise increases oxygen levels
in the body, but does this more effectively if you
Sleep in a well-aerated room for
maximum oxygen intake (uptake) during your body's rest
and repair period. (Although rarely possible for most
people, sleeping outdoors in a secure, enclosed porch,
room, cabaña, or tent would be even better.) Studies
show that cancerous cells don't grow, or their growth
slows, if they are bathed in high levels of oxygen.
Avoid as much pollution as
possible, including pollution found in the home,
office, or elsewhere (from carcinogenic chemicals used
in the workplace or from harmful chemicals out gassing
from plastic or press board furniture, building
materials, copying or blueprint machines, paint,
smokers, and so on). The liberal use of houseplants
inside your home and office will help to clear the air
It should go without saying that smoking is one of the
biggest causes of cancer, responsible for about 33% of
all cancers. So we're not going to even talk about
this, except to say this: If you smoke, try to quit or
cut back, and be sure to increase your intake of
beta-carotene, which may help prevent lung cancer.
Increase your exposure to natural light (but don't
overdo it, especially if you are light-skinned).
Cancerous cells don't grow, or their growth slows,
when they are exposed to light. Also, our eyes contain
receptors which stimulate the production of certain
hormones-including our sex hormones-but only if these
receptors are exposed to natural light, which is
usually much more intense and has a different spectral
characteristic than artificial lighting. As previously
mentioned, altered hormone levels in the body could be
responsible for some forms of cancer. Avoid long
exposure to undiffused fluorescent light, which may
possibly cause skin cancer. Spend more time outdoors.
On hot, sunny days, stay more in the shade to avoid
sunstroke, sunburn and possible skin cancer later.
Exposure to natural light has been found to suppress
appetite and weight gain.