How To Prevent Skin Cancer Starts With You

How To Prevent Skin Cancer Starts With You

Knowing how to prevent skin cancer is usually not on anyone’s mind until they have it. When that happens the ways to prevent skin cancer don’t matter so much; it becomes a matter of how to get rid of it. Believe me; you don’t want to arrive at that point.

So let’s back up and look at what causes skin cancer and can it be prevented?

Having had it myself, my personal opinion is yes, in most cases it can definitely be prevented, even if you’re a person considered to be at high risk.

High risk would mean you have a history of it in your family, you have light skin, blue eyes, red hair, lots of freckles, have been severely sunburned or consistently OVEREXPOSED to ultraviolet rays.

Learning how to prevent skin cancer or any disease is something that should begin early in life by eating healthy and taking control over your own health.

Some people are born with high risks. These can be compensated for by healthy eating and building a strong immune system.

Other risks you are not born with. You, and only you, have complete control over this! Parents know about sunburn and should know about how much sun exposure is beneficial and when it become damaging.

There’s a lot to be learned here, but you can keep it simple by saying, eating whole foods, exercising and using good sense in the sun plays a major role in preventing this disease.

So here are some specific guidelines on how to prevent skin cancer:

• Take control of your own health, teach and help your children and those around you to do the same.

• Eat only whole foods such as grains, vegetables and fruits

• Avoid processed food, cereals, sugar, high fructose corn syrup and questionable chemical ingredients, to name a few

• Be sure to be getting a good source of vitamins and minerals. If you get very little sun exposure, be sure to eat vitamin D foods

• Supplement as needed, but be sure your supplements are from a whole food source

• Limit your sun exposure to 10 to 30 minutes, after that you should protect yourself

• Never allow yourself to sunburn

• Use a safe sunscreen without questionable, toxic ingredients

• Use sun protective clothing like wide brim hats and long sleeves

It is much better and less stressful to follow the simple practices above on how to prevent skin cancer than it is to be facing invasive treatments. If skin cancer goes undetected and progresses to a higher, more dangerous stage, then the battle can be tough and the effects long lasting.

Taking care of your own health pays off better than any other health care plan available.

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