Ons ontsmet. Ons volg ‘n sosiale afstand. Ons dra maskers. Dit alles in ‘n poging om die verspreiding van siektes te beheer terwyl die wêreld ‘n oorlog teen die Covid-19 pandemie veg. Dit is goed om te weet dat ons liggaam sy natuurlike beskermingstelsel perfek aanpas om virusse, bakterieë en ander kieme wat siektes veroorsaak te beveg : Deur middel van ons Immuniteitsstelsel.

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the genetic material that our body is made of. We get half of our DNA from our mothers and the other half from our fathers. Our DNA includes all the instructions needed for the body cells to function optimally.

For years, scientists have been trying to solve the mystery as to why those who are overweight have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. A possible explanation may be linked to insulin, a hormone which when high for long periods of time, can cause a host of cancer-causing metabolic changes the body.

For years, scientists have been trying to solve the mystery as to why those who are overweight have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. A possible explanation may be linked to insulin, a hormone which when high for long periods of time, can cause a host of cancer-causing metabolic changes the body.

Have you just been diagnosed with cancer? Or are you a cancer survivor worried about your cancer coming back? Stress can wreak havoc on both the body and the mind. Scientists are starting to understand how long-term stress may affect the body’s ability to regulate inflammation. And since inflammation and cancer are linked, how stress may potentially affect cancer, too.

A diet rich in colourful fruit and vegetables can decrease your risk of dying from cancer by 13%. In particular, there is good evidence to show that high fruit and veggie intake may help lower the risk of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, and stomach.

We sanitise. We keep social distance. We wear our masks. All in an attempt to help manage the spread of illnesses as the world is at war with the COVID-19 pandemic. Added to this, it is great to know that our body is adapted perfectly with its own natural defence system to fight off invading viruses, bacteria and other germs that cause illness and infection: the immune system.

The traditional, conventional approach to cancer management generally involves well-known cancer therapies like radiation, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. Unfortunately, these approaches still have limited abilities to kill tumours and are highly toxic to the rest of the healthy cells of the body. This is why novel therapeutic strategies continue to be studied in cancer research.

Fast food, chips, chocolates, sweets, cakes, and pastries – lumped together these foods are commonly called junk foods. Over the last few decades, there has been a shift in the world’s food supply from eating healthy, homemade, and natural food to relying more and more on processed, junk food. Yet it is clear that eating more, junk foods may partly account for the worrying, increasing trends in many diseases, including cancer.

Het jy geweet dat vir elke 50g geprosesseerde vleis wat jy daagliks inneem jy jou risiko om kanker te kry verhoog met 18%. Dit is ongeveer 4 snye ham of een worsbroodjie. Hierdie is luidens die International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), wat bestaan uit ‘n groep wetenskaplikes wat navorsing ontleed het om geprosesseerde vleis as een van die besliste oorsake van kanker te klassifiseer. Hierdie klassifikasie plaas on geliefde varkspek in dieselfde kategorie as tabak, wat beteken dat die bevindings dat geprosesseerde vleis kanker voorsaak net so sterk is as wat rook kanker veroorsaak.