Personal Choices that Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk

By Evie Breedlove-Mangapora, ARNP & Deborah J. Post, ARNP

Personal Choices that Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk#1. Add Sprouts to Your Diet   
Sprouts are one of the most nutritious food powerhouses to add to your diet. In addition to their nutritional profile, sprouts are also easy and fun to grow in your own home as they don’t require an outdoor garden. (

They can contain up to 39 times the nutrition of organic vegetables grown in your own garden, and allow your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat.

Benefits of Sprouting your own Nuts, Seeds & Beans:
• Support for cell regeneration
• Powerful sources of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and enzymes that protect against free radical damage
• Alkalinizing effect on your body, which is thought to protect against disease, including cancer

#2. Make Fermented Vegetables a Daily Staple
The importance of your gut flora and its influence on your health cannot be overstated. Your gut is home to countless bacteria, both beneficial and pathogenic. You want lots more good than bad for good health. Culturing veggies and drinks produces beneficial microbes, known as probiotics, which help your good bacteria thrive. Just a quarter to a half a cup of fermented vegetables per day is sufficient for most people.  Sprinkle raw sauerkraut or fermented veggies on salads for tangy taste, drink Kombucha or Kevita.

#3. Optimize Your Vitamin D Levels with Appropriate Sun Exposure 
Vitamin D is a major player in overall human health. Vitamin D has been shown to influence over 2,000 genes and reduce cancer by up to 70% based on levels.  Get your levels checked, take it if you need it, and read about D3 on

#4. Incorporate High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) into Your Exercise Routine   
Compelling research shows that the ideal form of exercise is short bursts of high intensity exercise. HIIT boosts human growth hormone (HGH), aka the “fitness hormone,” which is essential for optimal health. To get maximum results, you need to work out at maximum intensity, with brief rest periods in between spurts  Best of all, high intensity exercises are so efficient, you can get all the benefits you need in just a 20-minute session, start to finish, performed twice or a max of three times per week.

 #5. Get Grounded   
Did you know the energy from the Earth can help you live a healthier life? The concept is known as ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding,’ which is nothing more than walking barefoot; grounding your body to the Earth. You can connect any part of your skin to the Earth, the more the better.  When you are grounded there’s a transfer of free electrons from the Earth into your body. These free electrons are probably the most potent antioxidants known to man and act as an anticoagulant as well!! Google ‘Earthing’ for more good info.

So go walk barefoot on the beach or a grassy area, especially if it’s covered with dew, which is what you’d find if you walk early in the morning.

#6. Drink Pure Water  
Your blood, your kidneys, and your liver all require a source of good clean water to detoxify your body from the toxic exposures you come into contact with every day.  So either you are the filter or you get a filter.  This is easily done by installing a water filtration system at your sink or house. The first year might be $.46 gallon but each year is less expensive and bottle water is about $3.00/gal and horribly toxic from the plastic.

A Brita is better than bottle water but there is no question in most experts’ minds that the shower filter is the most important product to buy for water filtration.  They are not expensive.

#7. Limit Processed Foods and Replace Grains with Healthy Fats  
Powerful dietary interventions include:
• Avoid Sugar (Cancer feeds on sugar)

• Limit or eliminate chemically ridden processed foods

• Replace grains and excess protein with healthful fats. Beneficial fats include avocados, coconut oil, olives, olive oil, butter and nuts, wild Alaskan salmon. Healthy fats are a source of energy that is far more ideal than carbohydrates. Generally speaking, eat only organic and/or locally grown, unprocessed foods.  It’s a bad myth that fats are the enemy, sugar and grains are the enemy to health

#8. Avoid Toxins   
Avoiding the most notorious offenders, you can be way ahead of the game.

Common hazardous toxins:
• Mercury – found in dental amalgams and fish, have the silver filling removed.

• Fluoride – found in toothpaste, fluoridated water, and non-organic food (due to use of fluoride-based pesticides.

• EMFs. Electromagnetic field exposures are everywhere and they do have an interaction with your body.  Many people are becoming sensitive and symptomatic. Shut off the Wifi on phones and home if you aren’t using it.

• Bisphenol-A (BPA) – Used in the manufacture of plastics, bisphenols are estrogen mimicking chemicals that can leach into food or drinks from the plastic containers holding them.
-Opt for glass over plastic,
-Choose jarred goods over canned goods, or instead opt for fresh.

• Parabens and Phthalates – found in soft plastics, many toiletries, including shampoo, toothpaste, and cosmetics.  Anything with the word fragrance in it is toxic and results in weight gain and disease.

Try using essential oils for fragrance and medicinal uses.

#9. Have Great Tools to Address Your Stress 
Exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and meditation are also important “release valves” that can help you manage your stress.

#10. Replace Drugs with Natural Alternatives that Address the Cause
Last, but certainly not least, addressing the lifestyle factors that are causing your health problems in the first place.

How we can help you:
Want to feel better?
Want to reduce your overall risk for cancer?
Want to reduce the belly fat?

Evie Breedlove-Mangapora, ARNP
Inner Essence Health, LLC
(239) 777-4647

Deborah J. Post, ARNP
Wellbridges, Inc.,
(239) 481-5600


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