April 11, 2015
Everyone knows that the most important part of our health is related to our levels of nutrition and diet. Without a healthy and balanced diet, we can’t hope to maintain a healthy and difficulty free lifestyle. Whether it is losing weight, living comfortably or dealing with a chronic disease, what you put into your body as fuel is such an important factor that just can’t be ignored. Incredibly, people ignore this fact when it comes to diet, running their body through junk food and processed sustenance that fails to provide adequate levels of vitamins and minerals.
One of the major disease and health problems humans can face in the world today is cancer. Everyone is touched by cancer, either directly or by someone you know and love. The treatment for cancer is physically as well as mentally devastating, depriving your body of nutrition and energy in an effort to limit the growth and duplication of cancerous cells, however one of the easiest things someone touched by cancer can change is their diet. At the St. Louis Medical Weight Loss clinic, the staff is experienced with diets formulated specifically for cancer patients and sufferers. Dr. Krikorian, a leading and experienced cardiologist in the Missouri area, can provide you with a consultation and personalised diet plan to aid in the recovery of your body and sustain its function. Whilst all diets are extremely targeted to the patient’s specific needs, adding some of these foods into your diet prior to visiting the St. Louis Medical Weight Loss clinic can do nothing but help in prevention of cancer:
Unfortunately, oily fish doesn’t mean a slab of deep fried and battered fish and chips (don’t we all wish that the local fish shop was a healthy dinner choice location!) but rather choosing sea creatures’ rich in the long fatty chains of omega 3. Omega 3 is an extremely powerful anti-inflammatory in the body known for its ability to drive away negative hormones that irritate and inflame. As well as reducing inflammation, omega 3 has demonstrated an uncanny ability to actually re-lengthen telomeres, the ends of chromosomal legs which protect the important DNA information. This re-lengthening of the telomeres protects the DNA structure and increases longevity in life. The best oily fish choices are herring, mackerel and salmon, however incorporating any fish into your diet is advantageous.
Red and Yellow Capsicum
Surprisingly, red and yellow capsicums, known in some areas as peppers, actually contain higher levels of vitamin C than oranges, the commonly understood go to food of choice for vitamin C. Neutralising toxins and strengthening your immune system, vitamin C is an important vitamin in the fight against cancer. Other strange and surprising heavy sources of vitamin C also exist, such as raw broccoli and berries or cherries, showing that vitamin C isn’t limited to the orange coloured foods on our plates.
Whilst there is a lot of common sense in healthy eating, targeting cancer avoidance through diet involves a bit of specific knowledge. Whilst Dr. Krikorian can provide targeted diets specifically formulated for the needs of patients at the St. Louis Medical Weight Loss clinic, anyone can start fighting cancer right now with just a few healthy diet changes and by incorporating some of these foods in your new, healthier diet.