Sep 19 2013
Cancer: Stats & How To Decrease Your Risk
Obviously, cancer is a horrible disease so in this blog let’s take a look at cancer and how to decrease the risk.
Cancer is the #2 cause of death in the US! 568,668 die per year, 1,558 per day.
National Vital Statistics Report, Nov 2011
Direct medical costs ~ $102.8 billion.
Indirect morbidity costs $20.9 billion (lost productivity due to illness)
Indirect mortality costs $140.1 billion (lost productivity due to premature death)
Total Cost = $263.8 billion
National Institutes of Health, Nov 2011
Bleak Predictions: 11.7 million people (1 in 26) are currently diagnosed with cancer
By 2020 the number will increase to 18.2 million (1 in 19), a whopping 56% increase!
The US may face a shortage of 4,000 cancer specialists!
Common Presentation Of Cancer. Always watch yourself for any of the following:
Complains of persistent insidious onset of pain, Unexplained weight loss, Fatigue, Pain worse at night, Pain does not change with motion, Care for 1 month with no change, Sore that does not heal, Unusual bleeding or discharge, Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere, Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing, Obvious change in a wart or mole, Nagging cough or hoarseness.
Probable Cause: DNA damage
How Cells Work:
- Oxygen, water and nutrients get to the cell via the bloodstream
- The cell does its’ “metabolic job”
- Waste products are excreted via the bloodstream
- If the waste doesn’t get excreted it becomes toxic & can cause pain via muscular tightening and/or trapping of chronic inflammatory chemicals
- If this persists the cells may become cancerous
Poor diet, lack of exercise and unhealthy lifestyle are responsible for 65% of cancer deaths!
Cancer is less prevalent in active people, as exercise decreases depression and increases oxygen to the tissues.
“Virus, amoeba, parasites, fungi & bacteria cause many diseases! None of those hostile organisms can live in an environment with high concentrations of oxygen. Oxygen gets rid of toxicity. These pathogens are destroyed in the presence of oxygen – especially cancer.” -Dr. Alec Borsenko
“Cancer has one prime cause. The replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the body’s cells by an anaerobic (oxygen-deficient) respiration.” –Dr. Otto Warburg ~ 1883-1970 Winner Nobel Prize 1931
Decrease Your Cancer Risk: American Cancer Society
- max BMI of 25, limit adult weight gain to 11 lbs (daily moderate/weekly vigorous activity)
- 5 or more servings of fruits and veggies daily
- 7 or more portions of complex carbs daily
- decrease processed foods and refined sugars
- limit alcoholic drinks: 1-women, 2-men daily
- limit red meat to no more than 3 oz daily
- decrease fatty foods, particularly animal fats
- limit intake of salted foods and use in cooking
- eliminate tobacco use
- practice sun safety/recognize skin changes
- practice safe sex
If you have more questions about cancer risks, prevention or chiropractic just ask: Dr. Lance Casazza.
Mar 20 2014
Dare to Compare
Chiropractic has always seen things differently than the medical profession. I will never try to convince or argue with anyone that chiropractic is better, never. Rather I will simply explain the chiropractic viewpoint vs the medical viewpoint and let you decide. In any situation it is a mistake to pass judgment on a situation without all the information. All too often people will have a general opinion on something without basing it on anything. I think that happens with chiropractic. The survey to the left of 1009 US adults in 2006 by Gallup supports this idea.
Why are we rated so low? There may be several reasons, but in my mind it is likely due to the unknown. Chiropractors are interested in keeping their patients healthy and preventing illness. This is typically not what medical doctors focus on. They will manage illness and disease. Since it is uncommon to find a doctor of any discipline promoting wellness, the public finds this as odd or suspicious.
Thus the lack of trust. Remember it is far easier to STAY healthy than to battle disease. Below I have included a table which shows the major differences between medical doctors and chiropractors. Something to think about and consider. If you have more questions about this topic and how chiropractic care can help keep you healthy, talk to Dr. Lance Casazza.
By Dr. Lance Casazza • Chiropractic Treatments, Health and Wellness • Tags: chiropractic, Chiropractor, Conditions and Diseases, Health, Injury, lance casazza, Pain Management, sacramento chiropractic, staying healthy