Cancer is difficult enough without having to also worry about Covid-19: Lifestyle choices to boost your immune system

Cancer is difficult enough without having to also worry about Covid-19: Lifestyle choices to boost your immune system

There are very few phrases that bring more despair and fear than the words: “You have cancer.” Since the ‘war on cancer’ began back in 1971, cancer has continued to be the second leading cause of death in the United States. To make this simple – in the United States someone dies of cancer every minute.

Now, as we tie this into Covid-19, know that the presence and/or treatment of cancer can stress and compromise the immune system.  Thus, if you have cancer you are more susceptible to any virus or bacteria, including Covid-19.

The big question then become, “What should I do to protect myself from Covid-19 if I have cancer.” The first step is to work with your treating doctor. He or she will know your condition best and can give you their advice and support. In addition, there are some simple lifestyle choices you can adopt that can help boost your overall immune system. Not only will this improve your resistance to colds and flu, but it could also improve your recovery from cancer.

Stop Smoking. Smoking has been tied to over 22% of all cases of cancer deaths.

Eat Food. There is no such thing as ‘junk-food.’ You are either eating junk or you are eating food.

Move. What if you could feel good, look better, and save money, all while reducing your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes? You can!

Get your spine checked. Research has shown for years that the nervous system has influence over the immune system. Having a healthy spine can aid the body in fighting disease.

FREE Co-Morbidity Workshop with Dr. Dan Miller (Nov. 19, 6:15pm)

If you would like more information on how you can minimize your risks of chronic disease, check out the 3rd in a 3-part online series: “Fighting the Co-Morbidities of Covid-19: The Struggle with Obesity and Diabetes” hosted live by Dr. Dan Miller on the Beaverton Family Chiropractic Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/BFCPC) and YouTube channel. No need to register, the series is free.

The September workshop “Fighting the Co-Morbidities of Covid-19: The Race Against Heart Disease” and October workshop “Fighting the Co-Morbidities of Covid-19: The War Against Cancer” are archived on the Beaverton Family Chiropractic Facebook and YouTube channels.

For more information, contact Dr. Dan Miller at Beaverton Family Chiropractic: 503-644-8844 or visit: www.BeavertonFamilyChiropractic.com