This Change Toolkit is meant to support the guidance and information you receive in the Change Module of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program. The resources on this page will help you learn to make lasting lifestyle changes that will decrease inflammation and enhance your immune system’s ability to fight disease.
A study published in JAMA Open Network found that “favorable” lifestyle was associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer even among women at high genetic risk for the disease in a study of more than 90,000 women, researchers reported.
The American Institute for Cancer Research put together a good “checklist” for basic lifestyle behaviors that reduce cancer risk.
According to an article published in the journal Nature Medicine, diseases linked to chronic inflammation are the most significant cause of death in the world today, accounting for more than 50 percent of global deaths.
A study published in the journal Cancer concluded that approximately 42 percent of cancer cases and 45 percent of cancer deaths in the United States are linked to lifestyle related risk factors including excess weight, poor diet and physical inactivity according to a study released last week.
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment webpage is a rich resource about cancer research and resources.
Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies (bcct.ngo) is a thorough, evidence-based resource for cancer survivors and those in the medical field to explore the best integrative approaches to cancer treatment that go beyond conventional cancer care.
A study by Li et al, published in The BMJ (the British Medical Journal), found that a healthy lifestyle at mid-life is associated with longer life expectancy, free of chronic diseases, including cancer.
In the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Gapstur et al published a comprehensive review of modifiable risk factors for cancer, which serves as a blueprint for the primary prevention of cancer.
A 2019 study by Stump and Spring published in the journal Cancer, indicated that certain physicians who care for patients with cancer do not often promote healthy lifestyle changes to cancer survivors, and they may fear that providing such advice would distress or overwhelm patients.
A meta-analysis by Holt-Lundsted et al, published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, reports that loneliness or social isolation contribute to illness and premature death rates comparable or higher than obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
“I’m more centered in all the self-care aspects. Being more gentle to myself. Got a fit bit and am moving more. Meditating more. Continuing to choose love.”
“I have changed aspects of diet, stress, exercise and toxin exposure, too numerous to mention here. I am now more open to and actively pursuing change in support of my hoped-for, improved health outcomes and in allowing my body’s natural defenses to function well.”
“Two years after finishing the ACLP—I continue to do yoga, meditation, Reiki, Tai Chi, walking. Will not allow negative people near me. No longer watch any so-called “news”. Read every label on every single thing I buy. When not in use, I unplug my TV, Internet router, and cell phone. I say ‘thank you for my life’ every day.”