The class’s insights regarding the dangers of sugar intake, various stimulators of carcinogenic cells, and the natural treatment remedies for cancer will reflect on my personal life, family, and friends. The changes include changing our sedentary lifestyle, checking on sugar level intake, and changing diet to improve nutritional elements in the body. The family has agreed to cut on junk food, schedule time to cook healthier meals and increase fruit intake as a sugar substitute. Antioxidants and flavonoids such as kales, broccoli, and cauliflower will be incorporated into the cooked meals to reduce the risk of chronic inflammation in the body.
I will apply this knowledge in my career as a nutritionist providing patients with critical information regarding their food and nutrients intake. Cancer patients are advised to change their dietary options; thus, the information derived from class will be sufficient to plan a course of action towards a healthy lifestyle. Obesity is a significant problem in the U.S, with 40% of the population considered obese. According to the study, the primary cause of obesity is sugar; thus, I will apply it to challenge obese patients to reduce their added sugar intake.
My favorite film was the natural strategies for cancer patients due to the number of deaths and suffering the cancer scourge has caused. In 2019, there were an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases with an estimated death toll of 606,880 patients (Siegel, Miller, and Jemal, 2019). The increase in cancer cases is directly proportional to exposure to modifiable risk factors such as smoking tobacco products, sedentary lifestyle, and poor diet. The four chapters provide critical information regarding the change in diet to increase the chances of recovery and prevent cancerous cells’ development. This information is paramount in the fight against cancer as it compliments the pharmacological treatment to achieve better results. The online class has had a significant influence on my studies as I visualize the information regarding items in the house while in the same environment. This helps me synthesize the information better, thus applying the best practices.
Siegel, R. L., Miller, K. D., & Jemal, A. (2019). Cancer statistics, 2019. CA: a cancer journal for clinicians, 69(1), 7-34.