Friday, 25 April 2014

CANCER: CAUSES AND PREVENTION

Every year more and more people worldwide are expected to be diagnosed with cancer, a disease commonly believed to be preventable. Only 5–10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90–95% has their roots in the environment and lifestyle. The lifestyle factors include cigarette smoking, diet (fried foods, red meat), alcohol, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, infections, stress, obesity, and physical inactivity. The evidence indicates that of all cancer-related deaths, almost 25–30% are due to tobacco, as many as 30–35% are linked to diet, about 15–20% are due to infections, and the remaining percentage are due to other factors like radiation, stress, physical activity, environmental pollutants etc.


There is growing medical evidence that when excessive free radicals are allowed to exist near the nucleus of the cell, DNA of the cell can be damaged. The DNA of the nucleus is especially vulnerable when a cell is dividing, during which time the DNA strand is literally unwound and stretched out. Researchers are now able to confirm not only that, free radicals can damage the DNA nucleus of a cell, but also which strands of the DNA they damage most frequently.

When met with an onslaught of carcinogens, the body’s defense unit will be busy trying to repair the damaged DNA. But in times of heavy oxidative stress, free-radical damage overwhelms the repair system and can lead to mutation of the DNA. Free radicals can also wreak damage on the genetic structure of the DNA, which can then lead to abnormal growth of the cell. As these cells continue to replicate, this mutated DNA is carried to each newly developed cell. When there is further oxidative stress to this mutated DNA of the cell, more damage occurs. The cell will then begin to grow out of control and take on a life of its own. It develops the ability to spread from one part of body to another, thus becoming a true cancer.


The good thing is that, it takes years to develop a cancer (20 or more) to develop from initial mutation to full blown manifestation. So you have numerous opportunities to intervene in this process. 
Here is how you can help yourself,
  1. Decrease the risk of developing cancer by reducing smoking, alcohol, opting for low diet, reducing exposure to radiation. Be aware of carcinogens (cancer causing agents) such as pesticides, herbicides (in food), and asbestos and remove them out of your life.
  2. Increase body’s immune system and nourish the body’s repair systemby giving the body anti-oxidants which can prevent further oxidative stress by balancing free radicals to lower cancer risk, for few people it is absolutely not possible to eliminate exposure to carcinogens.
Increasing intake of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene can significantly reduce oxidative damage to the DNA

Studies have shown patients treated with antioxidants, with or without chemotherapy and radiation, have many benefits. Patients have been noted to tolerate standard treatment better, experience less weight loss, have a better quality of life, and most importantly, live longer than patients receiving no supplements. It is time to research the role of these agents in conventional oncologic treatment, rather than dismiss them as a class based on theoretical concerns.

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Diet for Glowing Skin

Skin Care

This is era is all about looking smart. You may be genius, outstanding at the work. But if your appearance is not good, you may not fetch good value for yourself. Your external appearance makes your image in the public and within yourself. When you look smart, you feel confident; you attract good thoughts in mind. And to look smart, your skin plays an important role than your cloths. Bright, radiant, hydrated, oil balanced and allergy free skin is a one that everyone dream about and has right to get it. Your skin is a symbol of your mood, physical state and attractiveness.

Diet for Glowing Skin
How can I get a glowing, radiant skin?                                      
What is the Diet for glowing skin?

What is the treatment for good skin?

The skin is the outer covering of the body and the largest organ. The skin has multiple layers of tissues and guards the underlying muscles, bones and internal organs. It is the only organ which has highest exposure to outside pollution, radiation. Skin insulates internal organs from outside invasion, regulates the body temperature, and synthesizes vitamin D. Skin has basically two parts, epidermis (outer layer which is visible to all) and dermis (contains the hair follicles, sweat glands,other glands and blood vessels). At the bottom of the epidermis, new skin cells form and tend to move upwards toward the top of your epidermis. This trip takes about 2 weeks to a month. As newer cells continue to move up, older cells near the top die and rise to the surface of your skin. The skin which you are looking is actually a dead skin cells.

Skin pigmentation varies among populations, and skin type can range from dry to oily. Such skin variety provides a rich and diverse habitat for bacteria.  However, our skin health also depends upon our internal health. If you want a glowing healthy skin, no matter what the skin type and texture you have, you need to consider following daily regime both externally and internally.


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External regime Internal regime
1.  Daily exfoliation is important to remove your dead skin and dirt from your face through cleanser. Cleanse your intestine with dietary fiber to throw out toxic element from your body.
2.  Toning is important to balance the PH level of the skin and it balances the oil. Enrich your diet with water and vitamins and minerals.
3.  Hydrate your skin with moisturizer it gives the smoothness and shinning to your skin. Diet rich in vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A provides skin smoothness, shinning.
4.   Some special product like whiting essence to brighten up our skin externally. Increase the intake of citrus food rich in
vitamin C.
5.  To get smooth texture on the skin consider some smoothening cream. Internally we need vitamin E, selenium for nourishment and smoothness purpose
6. Use an under eye cream to reduce puffiness of under eyes. Enrich your diet with omega 3 rich food.
7. Consider applying suns cream when going out Vitamin E and Vitamin C protects our skin cell from free radical damage internally.
8. To acne control can use some special products to control their growth and breakout. Include zinc, vitamin B to promote healthy skin and boosting blood circulation

If you want to look beautifully, you have to be healthy internally. That means you have to get proper nutrition and healthy diet in proper amount to promote healthy skin in addition to your daily skin regime.