Can Raw Food Really Help Prevent and Treat Cancer?

People all over the world are affected by cancer either indirectly (a friend or family member) or directly. 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop it in their lifetimes. Globally, millions of people die from it and in America it is the second cause of death in adults.

The Causes of Cancer

Cancer is a disease that is caused by many factors. 90-95% of cases are due to environmental factors and 5-10% are caused by genetics. Environmental factors that can cause cancer include tobacco (25-30%), poor diet and obesity (30-35%), certain viral infections (15-20%), radiation (10%), lack of exercise, stress, environmental toxins and pollutants.

Research shows that cancer development is a result of oxidative damage caused by these factors. Free radicals are produced during normal cellular metabolism. These free radicals may accumulate in the body due to genetic and environmental factors but environmental factors may play a larger role in cancer development. Free radical accumulation in cells leads DNA damage causes DNA mutations that may result in the development of cancer.

The Role of Raw Nutrition in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants in raw food can help treat and reduce the risk of cancer by enhancing the immune system.

Phytochemicals include carotenoids, polyphenols (flavonoids, lignans, curcuminoids), chlorophylls and glucosinolates.

Antioxidants in berries, greens and vegetables can help decrease free radicals in the body and enhance the DNA repair system in the cells. Antioxidants can also be obtained from supplements but food is the best source.

Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants present in raw unprocessed food are readily absorbed in the gut. This means they are 100% bioavailable.

Cells become nourished, repaired and restored when they are flooded with nutrients. When the DNA in cells is repaired, the immune system is enhanced and this increases the ability of the body to detoxify, fight infections and maintain cellular homeostasis necessary for optimal health.

Eating fresh vegetables, leafy greens and some cooked whole food can help to provide the body with optimal nourishment which is vital for great health.

Raw food enhances the immune system, aids in weight loss, increases energy, improves memory, detoxification, digestion and elimination.

Lifestyle changes like exercise, stress reduction practices, adequate sleep, smoking cessation can help reduce the risk of cancer and also play a role in treating it.

Exercise also helps to reduce the risk of other diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes.

Diet and lifestyle changes can help to reduce your cancer risk and ultimately change your life.

Barnumize It & Make Your Events a Circus

Back in the 1800’s P.T. Barnum earned his fame and fortune by promoting “P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome. The show eventually merged and became Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, famously promoted as “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

People flocked to his circuses, and they became a magnet for “Ladies, Gentlemen, and Children of All Ages!” Barnum was an amazing, legendary promoter making people think these events were bigger than life. Barnum, by dint of his imagination and unflappable ability to hype the mundane, put his stamp on business promotion that is still being used effectively today.

Using events, and turning them into circuses is one way to promote your business but to make your events successful, you should think like Barnum. He didn’t do the same, tired old thing. He made his events outstanding… he brought exotic animals, freaks, acrobats and clowns, even men being shot out of a cannon. Some of these, of course, are frowned upon today but back then they were amazingly popular.

OK, I know you don’t own a circus (though it might appear that way sometimes), but think how you can bring Barnum’s brand of fun to your businesses events?

No matter what type of business you are in, if you “Barnumize” your events you will get folks to flock to your products and services:

Retailers hold tent sales in the parking lot. Have a fun theme and promote the theme.
Home Builders have “Parade of Homes”… but this time hire mimes to act out living in them… or even get cardboard cut-outs that stand in the rooms and point out the features and benefits
French Restaurants celebrate Bastille Day; Chinese Restaurants celebrate Chinese New Year, Mexican Restaurants celebrate Cinco de Mayo. There’s got to be a holiday you can hang your promotion on.
Investment advisors hold seminars. Why not create a puppet show showing an advisor working with clients and the puppet does the explaining… OK, it’s a little hokey but investment advisors can put an audience to sleep fast.
Industrial companies have Plant Tours. Why not get staff to sing a welcome song, then mingle with the guests acting as ambassadors.

Barnum knew we are all attracted to exciting events and high drama so I challenge you to imitate old P.T. for a few moments and invent an event for you to attract those flocks. The list of possible events is almost endless for any business, gosh there is Founders Day, The Company Birthday, and Fourth of July if you are stuck for a theme, but I know you can find themes more germane to your market. I also know they can be enormously successful for those who expend the effort to invent and promote using thematic events.

Tips to Choose the Best Hospitals for Cancer Treatment

If you or your loved one has got cancer, make sure you get the best medical treatment. What you need to do is choose a good cancer treatment hospital. Given below are some tips to help you make the choice without any problem. Read on.

About Quality Cancer Care

First of all, you should seek advice from the doctor who first diagnosed you with cancer. The doctor may refer you to a good specialist. Ideally, it’s a good idea to ask for a few reputable doctors or hospitals. However, you may want to keep in mind that you should choose a hospital where specialist offer their services for cancer patients. The quality of service is the first thing that you should consider when choosing a hospital.

Choosing the Doctor

Before start your search for a good doctor, make sure you know the quality a good doctor must have. Given below is what you should keep in mind:
You should go for a doctor with experience in treating patients with the type of cancer you have. According to studies, the treatment success rate will be higher if you choose a specialist.
You may want to choose a doctor who provides his services in the hospital you chose.
Lastly, you may want to opt for a doctor who you feel comfortable with. Apart from this, the language, education, gender and ethnicity of the doctor is also important.
It’s a great idea to hire a doctor who you already know or who your family member or friend is recommended.

Choosing a Good Hospital for Cancer Treatment

You should talk to your doctors and ask for their recommendations when choosing a good hospital. Make sure you look for a cancer treatment center that can treat the type of cancer you have. For instance, big hospitals have more experience treating almost all types of cancers. So, the chances of the treatment success will be higher at these hospitals.

Bigger Hospitals

When is it absolutely necessary for you to choose a large hospital? If you have a rare type of cancer, we suggest that you choose a large hospital. As a matter of fact, bigger hospitals have more experienced doctors and the best equipment to treat even the rare types of cancers. Therefore, it’s a good idea to choose a large hospital for your cancer treatment.