80,000 Preventable Cancers in the UK – Live an Alkaline Life

The World Cancer Research Fund (UK) is a fantastic charity. They are really focused on educating people to PREVENT cancer through lifestyle rather than simply helping treat symptoms. I thoroughly applaud their attitude and approach.

This morning they published one of their most startling research findings to date: that more than 80,000 cancer cases per year in the UK could be prevented.

They rightly point out that most people truly believe that cancer just happens to them and it is fate as to whether they get it or not. What a shocking thing to think. I personally believe that almost all cancers are preventable. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize for discovering that cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline environment and Dr Young proves this theory over and over again.

It was great to see that the WCRF’s suggestions basically suggest following an alkaline lifestyle:

  • Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight.
  • Be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day.
  • Avoid sugary drinks.
  • Limit consumption of energy-dense foods (particularly processed foods high in added sugar, or low in fibre, or high in salt).
  • Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits and pulses such as beans.
  • Limit consumption of red meats and avoid processed meats If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to two for men and one for women a day.
  • Limit consumption of salty foods and food processed with salt.

Professor Martin Wiseman, Medical and Scientific Adviser for WCRF, said:

“These estimates set out in stark terms just how high the stakes are and show what could be achieved through making relatively simple lifestyle changes.

“Many people still think of cancer as a question of fate but this emphasises that people can significantly reduce their risk by eating healthily, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight.

“When you consider that these estimates do not include the cancers that would be prevented through not smoking, it is clear that cancer is actually a largely preventable disease.

“Having a healthy lifestyle is by no means a guarantee against cancer. But if everyone followed our recommendations, it would mean that tens of thousands of cases in the UK would be prevented every year.

“But despite the strong scientific evidence on this, many people are still not aware of how they can reduce their risk. This is why more needs to be done to get the message across because it is only when people are aware of what the science is saying that they are in a position to make their own informed lifestyle choices.”

I couldn’t agree more. These are exactly the suggestions outlined and followed in my Alkaline Recipe System.

It was also great to see that they have summarised their research into a nice and easy to understand chart showing different foods and activities and their outcome on different cancers:

WCRF matrix – click the image for the full sized version.

So go on – live alkaline, live healthy!


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