15 Ways To NOT Get Cancer (#9 Saves Money, Too!)

Vitamin D

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2. Optimize Vitamin D Levels

This is a little known way to slash your risk of cancer! Getting plenty of vitamin D, especially through safe sun exposure or a safe tanning bed, is essential for avoiding cancer. There have been numerous studies involving data from more than 100 countries showing that the higher the solar UVB, the lower the incidence of cancer among those cultures. This includes lower rates of:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer

Try to get natural sunlight rather than relying on supplements. If you live in an area with little sunlight or if you have other problems preventing you from getting sunlight, then supplements are better than nothing. Begin with 10 minutes of sun exposure, gradually adding two minutes every week until you can spend 30 to 45 minutes in the sun without burning. Once your skin turns a light pink, you will know you have gotten enough sun. If you take vitamin D supplements, be sure you take vitamin K2 as well.

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