6 Holistic Habits for World Cancer Day, every year on World Cancer Day, the Union for International Cancer Control does its best to spread awareness about cancer and the importance of prevention. This year, it aims to make people aware that there is no reason why we shouldn’t be taking control of our own health. 

With the rise in awareness and concern for the environment, people are pushing themselves to make more “green” choices. And here are 6 holistic habits for you to try for Word Cancer Day.

1. Healthy Lifestyle with cannabis on the side

This is an issue because being overweight or obese is strongly linked to an increased risk of developing bowel, breast, uterine, ovarian, pancreatic, esophageal, kidney, and gallbladder cancers later in life. Now, add weed because it improves the immune system, burns fat, makes you happy, helps in managing stress and anxiety levels, lowers your metabolism, reduces depression symptoms and increases your chances of sleeping better, and we all know how important it is to get a full night’s rest.

2. Weed over alcohol

Is weed better than alcohol? We think so! Alcohol consumption can be addictive and fatal. And when consumed daily can be harmful to our health. Recent studies have linked it to an increased chance of cancer. Cannabis however, is not fatal or addictive and can benefit the body for better health and mood.  Remember alcohol is a depressant and can increase aggression.

According to new research, turning to a glass or two of your favorite libation may be more harmful than a few puffs of Mary Jane.

Like alcohol, weed may impair your balance and coordination, increasing your risk of hurting yourself or others and it can add to psychiatric issues for people who are predisposed to such problems. However, alcohol consumption is linked with a number of diseases and health conditions. While some people use alcohol in moderation, excessive consumption can cause liver disease, pancreatitis, heart damage, and stomach and digestive issues. Weed on the other hand has fewer long-term risks. 

On the whole, weed seems less risky than alcohol and has fewer long-term health consequences. Best part, no hangover!

3. Holistic Habits for World Cancer Day – Protect your skin

Time to start taking preventative measures against skin cancer. Soaking up the sun can have many health benefits but can also cause harm. With the amount of time we spend outside increasing every year we should be protecting our skin and body from UV rays. Usually, we make it a habit to use mainstream sunscreen to shield us from UV rays but studies have shown that they use chemicals that may disrupt your hormones and your endocrine system. So here’s a holistic approach on protecting yourself whenever you are going out: try using a hemp sunscreen, a more nontoxic solution. Use oil and lotion that can moisturize your skin and help you shield UV rays.

4. Holistic consumption method over smoking

Many people are curious to know the difference between smoking tobacco and smoking weed. One of the most important differences is that smoking a joint of marijuana doesn’t produce as many chemicals as smoking cigarettes does. Cigarettes generate over 7,000 different chemicals when burned, mostly carcinogens (cancer-causing substances). Of those chemicals, 30 are known to cause lung cancer and 4000 can cause other illnesses such as heart disease and strokes. 

And if you don’t want to smoke, there are different ways to consume cannabis like tinctures, oils, wax, shatter, budder, and even edibles. Many consumers are quitting the habit of tobacco with the use of cannabis. If you have been considering quitting a bad habit, replacing a cigarette with a different oral fixation like a joint, is a good place to start.

5. Holistic Habits for World Cancer Day – Holistic Workouts

Next to our 6 Holistic Habits for World Cancer Day, lifestyle. It is well known, lifestyle plays a big part in causing cancer. Being unproductive or simply not being active can put us at an increased risk for developing cancer. The easiest way to prevent this is to be more active and marijuana can help you improve your journey. Marijuana and exercise are great friends. Many athletes are using cannabis as part of their pre and post workout regimes. If you have an underlying heart problem using cannabis can increase complications so consult your doctor.  
According to a 2016 study, cannabis users tend to have a better carbohydrate metabolism and are, in general, less obese than non-users.They also have lower fasting insulin levels and have a better insulin response. Remember marijuana should be taken in moderation and responsibly.

6. Boost your immune system with Cannabis

Researchers looking into the effects of marijuana on cancer cells are excited about the idea that a compound found in marijana can prevent the metastasis in many types of aggressive cancers, halting the spread of the fatal disease forever. It is a known fact that weed can help you boost your immune system. Cannabinoids have an immunomodulatory effect meaning cannabis interferes with the communication between immune cells and other immune related cells. The end result is that it impairs the ability of your immune system to respond adequately to pathogens and disease-causing agents.

The immune system is the body’s first line of defense against invading microorganisms, viruses and other harmful substances. High levels of cannabinoids in marijuana can radically increase or suppress immune function depending on the product type, consumption methods, weed strain, and your immune system.

In summary

Preventing cancer is a noble pursuit and cannabis can be of great assistance with this task. A cannabinoid-rich lifestyle can ensure that your body remains at its optimal level of health. 

The cannabis plant proves to be quite useful in the holistic process of better health, and medical marijuana might be the most helpful component. However, always keep in mind that prevention is a matter of general lifestyle.

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