Nowadays there are numerous books out there for people who want to eat healthy to the point of reducing their cancer risk. One of those books was published earlier this year and offers recommendations on how people can improve their health and at the same time reduce their cancer risk. “The Anti-Cancer Diet: Reduce Cancer Risk Through the Foods You Eat” by David Khayat, MD focuses on food and gives readers easy to follow tips on which foods are best for optimum health.
“The Anti-Cancer Diet” stars off by explaining in general terms what cancer is and the main causes including tobacco, hormones, infectious agents and environmental causes and how heredity plays a big part. In Chapter Two it goes into detail about what cancer is and the link between genes and food by using nutrigenomics. Nutrigenomics is the science about food materials and “how food can stimulate, block, and prepare the particular chemical reactions that my play an absolute crucial role in carcinogenesis.” Basically it’s the science behind what happens inside the body beginning with molecular biology. This shouldn’t detract those with a limited knowledge of science because Dr Khayat makes it all easy to follow and understand.
Subsequent chapters include those dealing with dairy products, fats and cooking methods, vitamins and supplements and physical activity. In the final chapter titled “Anticancer Advice” the author gives his rules and basic anticancer advice including which foods are best and advice for every age group.
Overall “The Anti-Cancer Diet: Reduce Cancer Risk Through the Foods You Eat” by David Khayat, MD is an interesting reference book for eating well. It has useful information about food that anyone can use and the numerous tables keep all this information at an easy reach. Far from being a cure all, readers at the very least will expand their knowledge of food and how it affects their bodies which will hopefully lead to smarter life choices and one more arsenal in their battle against cancer.
With everything I have explained here, it is likely that following our advice will lessen your intrinsic risk of cancer a little. Reduce it a little, but not put you out of harm’s reach.
*A copy of this book was given for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this article are solely the author’s.