The World Health Organization (WHO) states that cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Globally, about one in six deaths are due to cancer.
However, Naturopathic Physician Michelle Hamilton, NMD, believes that the figure presented could have been lower if people would stop focusing only on food and exercise and include other factors that affects their bodies.
“In cancer prevention most of us focus on food and exercise,” said Hamilton. “It is often said that we will create healthy sinners if persons focus on what they take into their bodies to be healthy. It is true because we fail to see the connection in terms of our organs, and our mind, our emotions, our families, our environment.”
Hamilton, who is also managing director of Hope Lifestyle Center Ltd., was speaking on the topic of cancer prevention on day three of a Health Summit hosted by the Inter-American Division in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from January 22-26, 2020.
She posited that “because we are fearfully and wonderfully made God has given us the gift of life, and this life that we have is very complex as we have failed to understand the connections between the mind and the body.”