Disease Prevention

DISEASE PREVENTION
With the prevalence of cancer in today’s society, I was motivated to learn ways to protect myself and my family from this devasting disease.  With cancer, it seems the old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is very appropriate.  After studying research from the American Cancer Institute, we are providing you with resources for prevention and a list of key risk factors causally linked to cancer.    
 
 

HOW HEALTH COACHING CAN HELP

Health coaching provides you with a personalized diet and vitamin and supplement recommendations specific to your needs. 
 
Learn how food is medicine and find out specifically which vegetables and fruits your body needs for optimal health. 
 
Learn how to combat cravings and what your cravings mean.  One-on-one sessions and motivational and emotional support provide you the encouragement to make lasting changes. 
 
Custom workout plans and individual fitness training are also available. 
 
Failure is not an option!  Get the support you need to combat risk factors such as addictions, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet and more!   
 

Schedule a complimentary health coaching consultation to learn how health coaching can improve your diet and overall health. 

HOW HAIR ANALYSIS CAN HELP

      Measuring the trace element content of hair is a method of
screening for possible health threats due to deficiencies or excesses of
minerals. Hair reflects a longer interval of time than most tissues and
body fluids.
     Hair has a long history of successful use in detecting chronic exposure
to toxic heavy metals in humans and animals because hair concentrates
heavy metals several hundred fold above concentrations found in blood.
When any of the toxic heavy metals are elevated in hair, there is reason
to investigate the origin of exposure. High levels in hair may reflect early
chronic exposure before other signs and symptoms appear.
    Toxic metals and other chemicals often disrupt the methylation pathway and inhibit the production of these important antioxidants: cysteine, glutathione, and metallothionein.
     We have hair analysis testing to determine levels of toxic load in your body. 

HOW EIS TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP

      The innovative E.I.S. produces a non-invasive 3-D full-body scan. You can monitor the effectiveness of medication, vitamins or other lifestyle choices to know if they are effective for you. Painless electrodes scan cellular fluid and 22 body functions and give a snapshot of how the body is functioning at that moment. You can see where your body is malfunctioning and/or verify treatment effectiveness.
The E.I.S. provides a functional assessment of the main organs, with report screens that show interstitial biochemical values and an evaluation of body composition, including lean mass, fat mass and hydration data. Measurements are further extrapolated to provide report screens with hormone, electrolyte, neurotransmitter and oxidative stress analyses.
Assistance is also provided to the practitioner with suggestions for further medical tests for the patient, personalized diet and micro-nutrition, vitamin, and trace element advice.

RISK FACTORS LINKED TO CANCER

Tobacco— Decades of research have consistently established the strong association between tobacco use and cancers of many sites. Specifically, cigarette smoking has been established as a cause of cancers of the lung, oral cavity, esophagus, bladder, kidney, pancreas, stomach, cervix, and acute myelogenous leukemia.  Cigarette smoking causes 30% of all cancer deaths in the United States.  
Infections–Some of the most dangerous cancer causing infections are an oncogenic strain of human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses.  A safe, monogomous lifestyle is the best prevention here. 
Radiation–Both recipients of diagnostic x-rays and x-ray personnel both have increased risk of cancer-specific mortality from exposure to medical ionizing radiation. 

The best ways to protect yourself from dangerous radiation are
-Wear a hat and protective clothing when in the sun,
-Avoid unnecessary x-rays
-Determine if computer tomography [CT scans] are ABSOLUTELY necessary before exposing yourself to their radiation,
-Avoid fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine
-Test your basement for naturally occurring radon gas in your home.
Diet —With respect to dietary factors that may protect against cancer, the greatest consistency was seen for fruits and nonstarchy vegetables. In the WCRF/AICR report, conclusions were reached that both fruits and nonstarchy vegetables were associated with probable decreased risk for cancers of the mouth, esophagus, and stomach. Fruits, but not nonstarchy vegetables, were also judged to be associated with probable decreased risk of lung cancer.  
Alcohol–in the WCRF/AICR report, drinking alcohol increased the risk of cancers of the mouth, esophagus, breast, liver and colorectum.    

Lack of Exercise — A growing body of epidemiologic evidence suggests that people who are more physically active have a lower risk of certain malignancies than those who are more sedentary. In the WCRF/AICR report, the evidence was judged to be convincing that increased physical activity protects against cancers. The evidence was also judged to be “probable” that physical activity was associated with lower risk of postmenopausal breast cancer and endometrial cancer.
Obesity is being increasingly recognized as an important cancer risk factor. The WCRF/AICR report concluded that obesity is convincingly linked to postmenopausal breast cancer and cancers of the esophagus, pancreas, colorectum, endometrium, and kidney. Furthermore, the WCRF/AICR report judged body fatness to be a probable risk factor for cancer of the gallbladder.
Toxicity–Toxins impact the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems.  As more and more toxic chemicals are used in products that increase the “convenience factor” of our busy lives, there have been staggering increases worldwide in diseases. 
Bottlefeeding and pregnancy prevention–the more full-term pregnancies a woman had and the longer the duration of breast-feeding after birth, the lower her risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian, and endometrial cancer. Studies have shown that women who have never had children are twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer compared to those who have given birth.