Ronald Peters, MD, MPH

Eliminate red meat and dairy products from your diet.

In his book The China Study, Dr. Colin Campbell presents strong evidence that the more animal protein, especially red meat and dairy products in your diet, the more likely you are to develop heart disease and cancer. Make your diet plant based with lots of vegetables, beans, gluten-free whole grain and fruits.  Small amounts of fish are okay occasionally.

Eliminate sweets and refined carbohydrates.

Sugar in its many forms, such as high fructose corn syrup, suppresses your immune system every time it is ingested.  Also, primitive cancer cells can only metabolize simple sugars. Brown rice, oats, quinoa, millet and amaranth are low-glycemic healthy grains.

Eat a variety of fresh and colorful vegetables and fruits every day.

The phytonutrients in vegetables reduce oxidation, improve digestion, reduce inflammation and help to prevent cancer and heart disease.

Take vitamin C, vitamin E, CoEnzyme Q10, and alpha lipoic acid every day. According to Dr Lester Packer of the University of California at Berkeley, these are the nutrients that work together in a network to provide maximum antioxidant protection against the many chemical and heavy metal toxins that can damage your DNA.

Exercise at least five days each week.

Aerobic and strength training exercise will reduce your risk of cancer by 40% according to several studies.  Exercise oxygenates, boosts immunity, mobilizes toxins, reduces stress, improves mood, and provides many other benefits to your body.

Reduce your stress levels

The epidemic of cancer is largely due to chronic stress and toxins.  Persistent worry, frustration, anxiety, depression, resentment, loneliness and prolonged grief will suppress your immune system.

Express your emotions in a responsible manner and take responsibility for the exeriences in your life.

Suppression of emotion is the cardinal feature of the cancer prone personality.  Learn how you create experiences from your conscious and unconscious mind.  You are not a victim.  For more on this important issue, you can read my book, Edgework, Exploring the Psychology of Disease.

Find spiritual fulfillment in your life and follow your excitement.

Faith in a higher power and a personal path of self-realization will certainly improve your health. Also, do things that bring you joy. Don’t settle for boring, repetitive, unfulfilling work even though it pays well.  Stifled creativity is hard on your body and immune system.

Eliminate heavy metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium and nickel from your body.

Research shows that reducing heavy metals from your body will reduce your risk of cancer by 70%.  You will need to see an experienced integrative physician for proper heavy metal evaluation and chelation therapy.

Don’t smoke cigarettes and do not drink alcohol too much.

Get a little sunlight to keep up your vitamin D production, but not too much.