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How to Eat to Prevent Cancer

It is estimated that one in four Malaysians (1:4) will develop cancer by 75 years old. According to estimates, there are about 90-100,000 people in Malaysia living with cancer at any one time.


Cancer Overview

It is estimated that one in four Malaysians (1:4) will develop cancer by 75 years old. According to estimates, there are about 90-100,000 people in Malaysia living with cancer at any one time. The National Cancer Registry of Malaysia (NCR) records 21,773 Malaysians being diagnosed with cancer but estimates that almost 10,000 cases are unregistered every year.


The top 5 cancers affecting both male and female in Malaysia are:

  • Breast

  • Colorectal (bowel)

  • Lung

  • Cervical

  • Nasopharyngeal

Prevention should obviously take precedence over treatment. The occurrence of disease is generally thought to involve two compounding factors, genetic susceptibility and environmental exposure to carcinogens. Research studies following 90,000 twins in Scandinavia suggest that environmental factors contribute more than half of the risk to the 11 most common cancers.


Naturopathic support can help to reduce most lifestyle-based risk factors and even counteract some genetic risk factors.


Although cancer may appear to strike suddenly, often without warning, it does not just happen overnight. Cancer cells are once healthy cells that have become cancerous. And they are a symptom of acidity. That is, when healthy cells are corrupted by dietary and metabolic acids, they can become cancerous. The more acid we have in our bodies, the greater the risk of developing cancerous tissu