Between 30-50% of cancers are considered preventable.
Having lost both of my parents to cancer, my father in 2019 and my mother in 2021, learning to prevent cancer is a much better path than having to fight it.
According to the American Cancer Society, a little over 1.9 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the US in 2022.
During this Black History Month it is also noteworthy that more black women die from breast cancer than any other cancer.
According to the World Health Organization, between 30-50% of cancers are considered preventable by avoiding certain risk factors. Let that sink in…up to half are preventable.
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We’re all just given one body to get us through life, so take care of it.
Did you know that:
- An unhealthy diet contributes to almost 680,000 deaths in the U. S. each year?
- Fewer than 1 in 10 people eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables?
- An estimated $147 billion is spent annually on health care for obesity?
Staggering statistics to say the least.
If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know I have had fibromyalgia for over 20 years now and I prefer a holistic approach over taking prescription medications to cope with my condition.
March is National Nutrition Month here in the U.S., designed to help people make informed choices on what to eat, and build better habits for eating right and moving more. We’re all given just one body to get us through this life, so it’s best we take care of it the best we can. As such, I thought I would just link up some of my favorite and most popular posts on nutrition, supplements, exercise, and building habits, that enable me to live a life without pain medication.
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Holistic health focuses on the whole person rather than individual illness or specific body parts.
As fibromyalgia is a complex and poorly understood syndrome, with no defined cause, I have found that doctors are more inclined to just treat symptoms. Years ago I became disillusioned and weary of the medical approach of prescribing medication for symptoms, rather than trying to get to the root cause of various health problems, so I started taking more control of my own health journey (read more: Becoming Your Own Health Advocate). I want to share how I approach my health and fibromyalgia holistically.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying my approach will work for anyone else, let alone everyone else. We are all individuals with different ailments, pain levels and thresholds, environments, and situations. I am just sharing my approach to managing my fibromyalgia to minimize flares and the disruption to daily life. And first, you have to understand what I mean by “holistic.”
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