“You are what you eat”, they say and I cannot agree more. 1 in 4 people in the US are now being diagnose with cancer and 30-35% alone is due to diet, some say even up to 75% is based on lifestyle overall. The formation of cancer in connection to nutrition, is primarily thought to be due to inflammation and free radicals either cause by or consumed by food. Therefore, foods rich in vitamins, healthy fats, fiber and other natural compound are INVERSELY associated with an overall cancer risk. On the other hand, alone an unhealthy BMI and a sedentary lifestyle can increase your risk for the big C. I’d like to list a few cancer causing foods, but overall staying away from anything processed or artificial almost does the trick. PROCESSED MEATS (bacon, ham, sausage, Hot Dog, deli meats) - are a group 1 carcinogen (along with tobacco and plutonium), the World Health Organization found in 800 studies conducted in 10 different countries a direct link between processed meats and cancer (4 strips of bacon or 1 Hot Dog daily, increase risk of colorectal cancer by 18%) RED MEAT- a probable carcinogen. FRIED, BURNT AND OVERLY COOKED STARCH (French fries, potato chips) produces Acrylamide which is a “probable carcinogen as per the International Agency for Research on Cancer. ADDED SUGAR & ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS (especially High Fructose Corn Syrup - that garbage is just real bad!!!!) - Tumors thrive on sugar and plays a role in helping it to metastasize (which is the ultimate reason for death in cancer patients). Additives (preservatives such as nitrates, Sulfites also food dyes /coloring and MSG). Nobody is perfect and the human body is robust, therefore some and chips, please?!?! Stay tuned on TOP CANCER FIGHTING FOODS! #healthyeating#preventivehealth#preventivemedicine#md#fitmd#fitness#nutrition#mindbodysoul#adidaswomen
Officially done with all of my exams!!! My hard work has paid off. This week has been rough, but I got through it with intense persistence and the drive to be my best. Organic Chemistry was the exam I was worried about the most, and I ended up making a 103%. When something scares you, go at it full force. In the end, its not as scary as you thought it'd be. It has been a SUCCESSFUL DAY
Tomorrow is the day, my friends! Three exams in a row! I feel as prepared as I can be. Trying to wrestle studying for three different subjects is definitely tough, but not impossible. After this my brain is automatically going to be in spring break mode currently about to take my organic chemistry practice exam! See you on the other side..