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Prevent & Treat Cancer with Vital Nutrition

Free radicals are thought to be associated with aging and the development of cancers. By eating a diet that is rich in antioxidants the body has the nutrition available to 'mop up' the free radicals that are in the system and thus help to prevent the adverse effects of the free radicals. This means that it can help prevent cancers and to halt the course of the disease once it is present.

Most cancers that have developed in the body require aggressive conventional therapies, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery. Using one of these three therapies can leave your immune system suppressed and can cause you to be very 'run down'.

Although these mainstream therapies can reduce the overall size of the tumor they do not change the underlying cause of the disease.

It is generally believed that cancers are caused by a collection of factors that have compromised the immune system. These factors revolve around the free radicals and the nutrition to enable the body to fight the abnormal cells that develop in the body. Adequate nutrition can change the conditions in the body that favour the growth and development of tumors to a healthier status. This can assist the person with cancer to fight the condition.

What you can do to help prevent and treat cancer

Vitamin and mineral supplements to prevent and treat cancer


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Cancer is life threatening because abnormal cells are able to grow uncontrollably and can spread throughout the body and damage normal cells. Cancer is not a single disease. There are more than 100 different types of malignant cancers that attack different organs of the body in different ways. Some cancers are inherited and others can take up to thirty years to develop.