So We Can Avoid Cancer?

It turns out that by making simple life changes, we can prevent cancer.

“About a third of all common cancers in the United States, China and Britain could be prevented each year if people ate healthier food, drank less alcohol and exercised more, health experts said on Friday.” You can read the rest of the article here.

Either the following started to happen: people realize eating junk will eventually make you sick, or your body needs real food to function correctly.

To put it simply, lifestyle changes are far from simple to change. These things require time, acknowledgement of failure, and a drive to continue. It’s easy to say to a person, “Just stop eating candy.” But as we say it we refill the candy jar and place it within reach to them.

Yes, we would be a healthier society if we ate better, so instead of having a fast food joint on every other corner, why not have more fresh food stores? Why is it we can easily spot a fast food place but then can’t find a store to buy oranges from.

Unless it’s a grocery store that wants to open up in a neighborhood that has high levels of obesity and cancer related death, all other fast food restaurants should go through an extensive application process and the following should be asked: How will you serve this community? The wares you bring here, how does that benefit the residents?

If the restaurant cannot answer these simple statements with a positive answer for the community that they are serving, then they should not be allowed to open.

It may sound like I’m not for free enterprise, but you can’t simply say we need to do better and then load the dice.

It just seems like we have one study that promotes healthy eating / lifestyles, and then when we look around we have at least one fast food restaurant within one mile of our homes, near me — 5.

Something has to give because we’re eating ourselves into our graves.


Posted on February 7, 2011, in Health and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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