Inflammation, Nutrition and Instability as it Relates to Cancer
An Initial diagnosis of Breast Cancer is most commonly detected upon mammography. Women without any underlining predisposition do not undergo a mammography until between the ages of forty and fifty. At this point in time, hormones are changing; weight gain is occurring and the stress of all these combining causes inflammation within. It is well known among most Americans that poor dietary habit such as high sugar consumption and trans-fat are potential carcinogens that are not good for you to consume on a regular basis. What they don’t know is that they can also lead to mutational changes and an exaggerated inflammatory response that may be out of control resulting in cancer. This paper will outline the do’s and don’ts of cancer and give you a better perspective of the aggravating factors that feed cancer in your body and decrease your survival rate. In concluding this article will provide you with a deeper understanding of reality from this famous quote: “one quarter of what you eat keeps you alive three quarters of what you eat keeps your doctor alive”.
Most of us rarely think about food’s purpose other than that it tastes good and that it fills our hungry stomachs. What we eat has powerful effects on our bodies. In fact, food is one of the most valuable tools for maintaining inflammatory balance. Scientists have discovered that some types of foods are pro-inflammatory and other types of foods are anti-inflammatory. Once we are aware whether a food causes or reduces inflammation in the body, we can then decide which foods to eat more of and which foods to avoid. Inflammation was first linked to cancer in .1863 by Rudolf Virchow (2010) who observed that inflammatory cells were present in tumor biopsy specimens, and tumors often developed at sites of chronic inflammation. Only recently new...