According to new research, it is projected that global cancer rates will increase by 75 percent come 2030 based on current trends. It is well documented that the Western lifestyle, drowning in poor eating habits, excess drinking, and habitual smoking, is one of the worst lifestyles for your health, but it seems that many developing countries are adopting this lifestyle.
Western Lifestyle Will Breed More Cancer
Conducted by scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon France, and the American Cancer Society, the researchers estimated that 22.2 million new cancer cases would appear in 184 different countries by 2030 – an increase based on current cancer trends, demographic projections and how the transition into the Western lifestyle will breed cancer in developing countries and other nations. The 22.2 million estimate is up from the estimated 12.7 cancer cases in 2008.
Cancers rates stemming from infections are dropping in other countries, but overall cancer rates will continue to escalate if others do not learn of the lifestyle mistakes portrayed by the West. Throat, stomach, colon, breast and lung cancer rates are all expected to rise, along with many other cancers.
The good news is that this massive increase in cancer rates does not need to occur – and even current cancer rates can be slashed by at least 50 percent with dietary and lifestyle changes. It is important that individuals become aware of the fact that natural solutions do in fact exist, but prevention is always a much simpler solution. So how can cancer rates be drastically slashed? Fructose is consistently being found to play a significant role in the development and spread of cancer, so fructose consumption should be greatly limited. In addition, virtually all processed food, fast food, and junk food consumption should be halted if not severely limited. If you want to go the extra mile, which quite frankly is becoming more and more of a necessity for good health, begin eating all organic foods over foods offered by multi-national corporations.
In addition to eating organic and indulging in generally healthful foods, there are numerous cancer-fighting foods you should add to your diet. These include vegetables such as kale, carrots, broccoli, and cabbage; fruit such as avocados, grapefruit, papayas, grapes, and blueberries; and nuts. For a simple addition to many meals, some extremely powerful cancer-fighting spices are turmeric, ginger, garlic.
Lastly, and as expected, smoking and drinking should be reduced greatly. Both unhealthy habits are prominent in the Western lifestyle and contribute to the downfall of overall health, with a special focus on stomach, throat, bladder, and lung cancer.
Other nations should see the mistakes already made and avoid them, or the projected increase in cancer rates may very well come true.
Source: Natural Society│11/17/2012Author: Mike Barrett | Mike is the co-founder, editor, and primary researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites, Mike has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health ... more Photo: Banoosh.com