10 steps in fighting cancer

10 Steps In Fighting Cancer - Dr Øyvind Torp - Self-defence against cancer

In addition to treatments oncologists and hospitals can offer, I will describe 10 steps you can do yourself in your fight against cancer.

I recommend that you start with the most manageable steps. Even if you do not wish, or have the strength, to accomplish all the steps, keep in mind that every action can have an effect and is hopefully worth the effort. It is not a failure to perform only a few steps; instead, you should celebrate every step accomplished as a victory! You can read about each step in more detail in the book “Self-defence against cancer: 10 counter-moves you can use

1st step - Drink green and spice up the food!

Start using foods and drinks that reduce inflammation and stimulate the immune system.

Drink: Green tea, 3-5 cups a day.

Spices and herbs: Use ½ teaspoon of turmeric with black pepper (and olive oil for even more significant effect). Also, use oregano, basil, rosemary, and thyme.

2nd step - Eat green!

Try to steer your diet more towards eating vegetables. Explore and learn along the way. Variety and synergy are key. There are lots of books and internet resources to explore to find your favorite greens with the very best anti-cancer capabilities.

3rd step - Vita(min) means life

Be sure your vitamin levels are optimal. Check vitamin D, B12, and folic acid with blood samples and fill up if the levels are low. Eat food rich in vitamin C.

4th step - Get rid of the sugar!

Most cancer cells depend on large supplies of glucose. Deny cancer cells the supplies they need! Cut added sugar and sweets (including sweetened drinks).

5th step - Avoid poisons

Stop smoking and reduce alcohol intake. Avoid, if possible, harmful chemicals in food and in your environment. Pursue a detoxing diet.

6th step - Reduce stress

Give yourself a break, and your stress hormone levels will drop. Take steps to reduce the workload and make space for exercise, relaxation, and time with friends and family, if you can. Learn how to perform yoga or other relaxation techniques.

7th step - Be physically active

Weekly exercise with an activity you can enjoy and do regularly.

8th step - Stop eating bread

Reduce the amount of carbohydrates in your diet – cutting bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes. Replace with other foods like eggs, salads, meat, fish, nuts. If you miss bread too much: replace it with protein-bread or bread made from low-carb recipes.

9th step - Periodic fasting

Periodic fasting might be useful for lowering the insulin levels, weight loss (if overweight), reducing inflammation, and to detoxify the body (autophagia).

10th step - Ketogenic diet

Try a ketogenic diet. Normal, healthy cells can use the ketone-bodies produced in the fat burning process, while most cancer cells cannot. High-fat diets should be avoided in the case of melanoma and prostate cancers, as it seems these cancer cells can use fat for fuel.

Every Step Matters!

Science undoubtedly provides new evidence for how you can participate in the fight against cancer and improve your odds against the disease. Perhaps you already live life using some of these steps?

Following all the steps might not be doable or realistic at all times for everyone. We are all different and in different stages of treatment and disease. Ask your oncologist or another healthcare professional if in doubt.

You don’t have to adopt all the steps at once. Remember, every step matters!

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Self-Defence Against Cancer

When the doctor got cancer he took advantage of its vulnerabilities. This book tells the story of how Dr Torp fought cancer with diet and exercise.

Dr Øyvind Torp - Self Defence Against Cancer

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Dr Øyvind Torp (b. 1977) graduated from The University of Oslo in 2006, has worked as a family doctor for more than ten years and is a cancer survivor.

This website is dedicated to showcase his #1 bestseller book Self-Defence Against Cancer which was released on Amazon in January 2020.

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