“Sugar is our enemy and fat is our friend”. That was the message that I wanted to put out this morning but somehow or rather I am not quite sure how well that message was received. I was invited to speak this about nutrition and how this affects us in disease progression, specifically cancer at a women’s round the table group in surfers Paradise. The main theme of this morning was initiated by the Australian and New Zealand gynecological oncology group (ANZ GOG).
Sitting in a room of about 20 women, not one woman had not been affected by various cancers at different times in their life. Everyone had a story to tell including myself but the one thing that became very apparent was that whilst these women were fundamentally successful and educated they did not get the fact that nutrition, the what and the how we eat will either be instrumental in either promotion or inhibition of the disease.
Perhaps it was my inability to speak on their level. I live everyday having to make positive choices that influence the way that I act, feel and think and that starts with the basics getting back to making good choices with the foods that we eat. It is not a new concept that sugar is the driver of most diseases including diabetes Mellitus 11, obesity, cardiovascular disease, mental health and lastly but not least cancer, but we still do not really understand why.
From the information that was provided today we are still grasping on to mainstream methodology that places enormous stresses on the body. Stress and inflammation will promote cancer. Even as a nutritional ambassador and living proof that great health is paramount we are a little behind the eight ball as to how fundamentally important good nutrition is.
In a nutshell, bad food choices, stress, pollutants and inflammation are the key drivers of cancer if we can change the way that we eat we then can change the way that we think which invariably changes the way our body processes stress which inturn down regulates inflammation. Our modern day living actually promotes these drivers but until we acknowledge these symptoms of this era we are still up blank creek without a paddle.
So here are three ways that we can reduce the onset of cancer;
Stay tuned for updates on more information that may assist you to prevent cancer or to modify this disease progression. In the meantime, drink loads of lemon infused water, limit your coffee and alcohol intake and get some greens into you. Last but not least introduce some functional movement into your life do some yoga and make a choice to be happy. Your conscious state can influence the disease continuum, so until next time, k
Caroline is a clinical Nutritionist practicing on a consultation basis. Caroline's experience encompasses research and writing on disease prevention with natural herbs, spices, foods and supplementation. Caroline practices holistic nutritional medicine that combines the three elements of being human. Those being, the physical , emotional and the mental components that make us who we are. All of these criterior is fueled by the fundamental of all health, food .