Why would you want to know what are the top 10 cancer-fighting herbs? Cancer statistics are getting scary – it is the second most common cause of death in the Western world and, according to Macmillan Cancer Research, an estimated 2.5 million people in the UK have had a cancer diagnosis in 2015. This is an increase of almost half a million in the last five years.
On a more positive note, more people are surviving cancer as treatments and diagnostic techniques improve. A lot more can be done, in terms of prevention and nutrition education, both for improving treatment outcomes and to protect against cancer. This is an area that needs to be taken seriously.
Cancer is a result of interactions between our genetics, epigenetics and our environment.
Environmental factors, which account for about 85-90% of risk, include poor diet – usually high in sugar, social poisons – such as alcohol and tobacco, stress and environmental pollutants and known carcinogens – such as glysophate, a herbicide commonly used by farmers.
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