Each year, approximately 38 million people worldwide die of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with more than 8 million of them dying from cancer.[i] It is estimated in the USA alone, 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women will get cancer. Although Asia has the one of the lowest overall cancer rates globally, cancer patients in Asia are more likely to die compared to other regions. This is largely due to a lack of resource in early screening and treatment.[ii] We need to ask ourselves: What are the causes for this deadly killer that is claiming so many lives?
Firstly, the food which we eat; unless they were organically grown, is mostly contaminated with toxic fertilizers and sprays. Secondly, animals are fed carcinogenic hormones and even our air and water are polluted with carcinogenic chemicals. Thirdly, people today work too much, and exercise, relax, rest and laugh too little. We spend a lot of money on sick-cure but very little effort on preventive health care.
What are the practical steps we can take?
- Eat as much organically grown fruits, vegetables and grains as possible. Avoid processed pseudo-foods as much as possible.
- Eat as little meat, fish, eggs and dairy products as possible. Don’t do it all at once, try to eat a little bit less of these foods each week.
- Invest in a high-quality water filter to remove chlorine, fluoride and other poisons from your drinking water.
- Try to work less, laugh more, exercise, relax and rest as much as possible. Happy people are healthier and live longer.
One can drastically increase the chances of avoiding cancer and the chances of recovering from cancer by changing one’s lifestyle and stop feeding cancer cells with toxic food and deadly emotions such as fears, worries, bitterness and unforgiveness.
Your physical health is an important part of making your life count. Take care of your bodies so you can live well in them.
Your health is an investment, not an expense.
But it will become an expense, if you don’t take time to invest in it.
[i] Retrieved on Feb 22, 2016 from http://www.cancer.org/research/infographicgallery/rising-global-cancer-epidemic
[ii] Retrieved on July 26, 2017 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-06-high-cancer-death-asia.html
About the Author:
Dr Peter Ting is the President/CEO of Family First Malaysia, and he is committed to TRANSFORMING Next Gen Fathers, supported by Mothers, to build Better Families resulting in a Better Workplace, a Better Society and a Better Nation.
In 2014, Dr Peter ‘retired’ from a full-time corporate career. Now, he uses his time to mentor Gen-Y CEO Couples and Gen-Z leaders, who are tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. For more information about Dr Peter, see here.