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CANCERactive guidelines on diet and physical activity to increase ancer survival

The CANCERactive Guidelines on nutrition and physical activity to increase your personal odds of survival

The CANCERactive guidelines to prevent cancer and increase cancer survival times have two crucial components: 


You should adhere to the Rainbow Diet, which has more research to support it for cancer prevention, cancer survival and restricting cancer recurrence that any other diet by far.


You should be doing light to moderate exercise 6 days a week, each session lasting for 45 - 60 minutes. ´Light to moderate´ is defined as exercise where you get out of breath and your heart rate increases to at least 115 beats per minute. You may substitute 2-3 of these sessions with yoga, Tai Chi or similar complementary therapies. 

In the USA, the American Cancer Society conducted research on stage 3 cancer patients, all of whom had had chemotherapy and surgery. Those who adhered most closely to the ACS guidelines on Diet and Exercise across the seven year research period had 31% less cancer recurrence, and 42% less deaths. Their guidelines are almost exactly those of CANCERactive.

There is a lot you can do to strengthen your body in the fight against cancer

It is not just about Diet and Exercise though. For people who don´t use tobacco products the most important yet simple changes a person can make to prevent cancer involve a focus on a good, healthy diet, a sensible body weight and regular exercise.

People who have cancer are often extremely motivated to seek out information on diet and exercise. 

Go to: The Active8 Programme

But, of course, there are other factors, such as environmental toxins and stress management, and you might look at Hyperbaric Oxygen, supplements, gut imbalances and even fasting. However, the biggest changes you can make if you want to increase your personal odds of beating cancer starting immediately, are taking exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight and following a good, healthy diet.

Building a personal, cancer-fighting program

Your guidelines on how to build yourself a personal programme incorporating a healthy diet, physical activity and a whole lot more, start here.

Go to: Six Steps to building a personal cancer-fighting programme

The Rainbow Diet is an important part of the CANCERactive recommendation - it incorporates not just a plethora of colourful fruits and vegetables as the name suggests, but recommendations on cutting common sugar, processed and packaged foods, on eating healthy fats rather than saturated fats, on meat and fish consumption, on nuts and seeds, and even on red wine consumption. It has chapters on how to reduce your estrogen naturally and how to naturally clean up your body.

The Rainbow diet is a ´Lifestyle Diet´ - vitamin D, good sleep and red wine are also important components.

So, here are 4 places to find out more:

1. Go to: The colourful Mediterranean Diet

2. Go to: Exercise is a powerful anti-cancer drug

3. Go to: The Rainbow Diet Research centre - all the important studies on diet, exercise, vitamin D and chronic illness

4. Go to: The Rainbow Diet book 

The Rainbow Diet, first written over a decade ago, is one of the reasons why CANCERactive has become Europe´s number 1 Integrative Cancer Website. 

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