Frankincense (also known as Boswellic acid) does a body a lot of good: it fights infections, supports the immune system, and combats many autoimmune disorders, such as Chron’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. New research indicates this ancient oil may even hold anticancer properties, too–especially when it comes to ovarian cancer.
Diet plays a complex role in cancer. Certain foods discourage cancer growth, while others accelerate it. Knowing which nutrients to incorporate and which to avoid is essential. First, it’s crucial to know which foods should be cut out. Proteins serve as the body’s building blocks, and for the individual with cancer, this can be dangerous. Animal proteins can feed tumors. What’s more, many animal proteins are known carcinogens. Here is a guide to some of the key foods to avoid: Processed Meats The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined processed meats (sausage, salami, deli meats, hot dogs, bacon, etc.) to be a leading cause of many types of cancer, chiefly colorectal.
A cancer diagnosis is often accompanied by an acute sense of powerlessness. Many patients report feeling they have no sense of control over their body, their treatment, or their lives. But the first thing to do when diagnosed with cancer is to learn about your disease, understand how lifestyle is a contributing factor to your health, and take back control. Cancer occurs when cells mutate, meaning they grow abnormally, and spread. A healthy cell knows to grow, divide, and then stop growing. Eventually, those healthy cells will die off. But cancer cells are different. Diseased cells continue growing and dividing and do not die on their own.