An increase in your Body Mass Index (BMI) significantly increases the risk of many types of cancer. A 10 unit rise in BMI triples the risk of cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer) and more than doubles the risk of cancer of the esophagus. The risk of cancers of the kidney, pancreas, ovary, breast and blood cancers rises significantly with increasing BMI.

The normal range of BMI

Females: 19 to 26

Men: 20 to 26

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BMI is a measurement of your body weight compared to your height and is calculated by dividing your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in metres) squared.

I think the medical profession could help their patients a lot more if they worked with holistic trained nutritionists and naturopaths. That’s what we do in our busy practice in Camden and Broadway Sydney – It’s not possible for any busy doctor to practice holistic medicine by themselves – you need a naturopath or nutritionist to spend the time with the patient to educate them about their diet and exercise.

The liver must be healthy to keep your weight under control – remember the liver is the organ that regulates fat metabolism in the body. If you have a fatty liver it is very hard to lose weight – you must improve the health of your liver first. The use of a good quality liver tonic and the mineral selenium can improve your liver which assists with fat burning and cholesterol levels

Why don’t governments and insurance companies cover the costs of such multi-disciplinary consults – it would save millions of lives and billions of dollars