The Dr Oz Cancer Proof Your Life show including a segment on simple switches to prevent cancer, because by making simple changes to our daily routine, we can avoid certain cancers. Doctor Oz said that 70% of the known causes for cancer are avoidable. We know that we should eat right, exercise, not smoke cigarettes, but there are some surprising swaps that could prevent cancer.
Dr Oz: How Many Cups of Coffee Prevent Cancer?
Dr Oz said that regular coffee helps to prevent Uterine Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Brain Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Colon Cancer – but decaf coffee does not do the same thing, so make sure you are drinking regular coffee (unless you have other medical reasons to avoid it). Here is the list that Dr Oz gave of how many cups of coffee to drink to prevent different types of cancer:
– 2 cups of coffee / day reduces the risk of Colon Cancer & Uterine Cancer
– 3 cups of coffee / day reduces the risk of Breast Cancer
– 4 cups of coffee / day reduces the risk of Head & Neck Cancer by 39%
– 5 cups of coffee / day reduces the risk of Brain Cancer by 40%
– 6 cups of coffee / day reduces the risk of Prostate Cancer by 60%
Dr Oz mentioned that this may be a lot of coffee to drink in a day, but smaller amounts should still help tor reduce your risks by a smaller percentage. The reason that coffee helps to fight off cancer is that the caffeine stimulates the suicide of cancer cells.
Dr Oz: Open Windows Prevents Cancer
Dr Oz’s second question was which prevents cancer: opening windows at home or keeping windows closed? A study found that the air inside of most homes is 5 times more contaminated than air outside because of things like Radon which is the leading cause of Lung Cancer and Formaldehydes which increases your risk of getting Leukemia.
Dr Oz: Filtered Water Prevents Cancer
Dr Oz’s last question was which prevents cancer: filtered water or drinking bottled water? You can reduce your risk of Bladder Cancer and Colon Cancer by drinking filtered water instead of bottled water. In fact, our sister site (Opinion Queen) will be reviewing and doing a free giveaway of the new Filtrete water filtering system. So definitely sign up to receive our e-mails over there so that you do not miss out on that! Dr Oz said that companies that manufacture water bottles are not forced to disclose the source of their water or the contents of their water, so it may have carcinogenic material and you would not even know! This is why we are so excited about reviewing the Filtrete water filtration system because it filters water right into water bottles for you.