根據美國癌症研究所（National Cancer Institute)的報告，
Today, I would like to debunk myth for Detox X Cancer.
I mainly want to discuss three key issues with you:
1. What is detoxification?
Most of you must have heard [detox meal], [detox juice], etc.
Are these really reliable from a nutritional point of view?
The answer is, NO, NO NO!
I had to repeat this because it's just SO IMPORTANT!
In fact, our body is equipped with a natural self-detoxification function.
Our liver, kidneys, intestines, and sweat glands are all detoxification organs,
which excrete unwanted particles from our body through sweating, breathing, urinating and defecating.
Under normal circumstances, there is no need to detoxify our body through a specific diet,
as long as you have a balanced diet intake, regular exercise and sufficient sleep.
2. What causes cancer?
Put it in a simpler way, cancer occurs because of tumours in the body.
Meanwhile, the tumour is evolved from the abnormal proliferation of normal cell during division.
However, up to now, there is not any research that concludes the real cause of tumour existence or cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute,
Several important risk factors that can increase cancer risk,
which include family history, age, alcoholism, poor eating habits, obesity, smoking, and even a person's behaviour towards life.
Therefore, in addition to healthy lifestyle, a positive behaviour plays an important role, too!
3. Is there a relationship between detoxification and cancer?
As mentioned earlier, the medical science has not figured out the actual cause of cancer.
In this scenario, how can we conclude that it is related to toxins?
Cancer is has a very complicated pathology, and the best solution is to prevent by practising healthy lifestyle with regular physical examination.
[Early prevention, early detection and early treatment] are the keys for cancer management.
As for the diet for cancer patients, do they really need a detox meal?
Well, I strongly suggest that we need to leave this to the experts.
Cancer is complicated in its own way, and every patient's condition are different.
Therefore, the diet must be personalised by a clinical dietitian (or an oncology dietitian) to plan out so that it is able to cope with various physical needs during the treatment period, and to achieve the best nourishment outcome.
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