Prevention is better than cure Print
Interesting Reading - Nutrition and Health
Because of advances in medical technology many people rely on early detection of lethal diseases. The better option is based on the medical idea that cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even AIDS are actually preventable.

At least 70% of degenerative diseases have food-related causes. A change in diet shifts the battle against disease to a new strategy of prevention. This regimen is no quick fix. Nutrition does not change the body over night. It is a lone term strategy of acquiring a healthy body. The expense and trauma of later treatment can be avoided through prevention. Over and above our sentiments, "Your body has a right over you," is a command of Rasulullah sallallâhu alayhi wa sallam.

Many scientific studies performed world-wide prove that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of cancers. The Cancer Association proposes that to prevent cancer people eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.

Seven Factors for Prevention

The following seven factors should be addressed to prevent disease:

  1. Air: Oxygen is essential for life. The quality and quantity we breathe in are very important. Many people even have incorrect inhaling and exhaling habits (e.g. using the mouth instead of the nose)
  2. Food & Drink: Food has the potential to act as a medicine or poison. We must eat whole foods in the right proportion. Food should be as close as possible to its natural state. Limit your intake of processed food.
  3. Movement & Rest: Exercise is very important to improve circulation in the body. It distresses the body and mind. Exercise at least three times a week for 20 minutes. The human body is designed to walk an average of 5km per day.
  4. Sleep & Waking: Too little sleep or too much are both bad. Early to bed and early to rise for good health.
  5. Emotions: We need to deal effectively with emotional stress. It suppresses the immune system. It is one of the main causes of chronic and degenerative diseases.
  6. Digestion & Elimination: Efficient digestion and assimilation of nutrients and elimination of wastes and toxin are very important.
  7. Hygiene: A clean environment is essential to sustain life.

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