Young woman practicing yoga on the beach.

Diseases which are not contagious are called non-communicable diseases (NCD). These diseases are a consequence of behavioral, hereditary or standard of life factors, such as smoking and an improper diet. Examples of non-communicable diseases include diabetes, cancer, mental illness, common injuries and heart disease. By employing all of the natural preventive measures below, you can safely and effectively defend your body against non-communicable diseases.

Exercise every day. Physical activity removes disease-causing toxins through sweat. It also prevents cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems and reduces the risk of cancer and diabetes. It is recommended to perform at least 30 minutes of exercise.

Eat foods high in lecithin. Lecithin is a potent substance that regulates cell nutrients. It also helps you maintain an ideal body weight and helps prevent your body from accumulating unnecessary fat. Foods rich in lecithin include soybeans, grains, legumes and peanuts.

Consume foods high in antioxidants. The active ingredients of antioxidants are called flavonoids. These substances keep the brain healthy and prevent cancer and other non-communicable diseases. Foods rich in antioxidants include cranberries, dried prunes, plums and pinto beans.

Train the brain. Playing video games and solving crossword puzzles everyday can help exercise the brain and prevent memory loss and deterioration. Performing these activities on a daily basis will improve all of the regions of the brain.

Do yoga every day. Yoga strengthens the mind and body. It prevents lifestyle diseases, especially cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. Yoga can also relieve symptoms of diseases once they manifest. One hour of yoga is recommended.


  • Consult your doctor before embarking on natural methods to prevent disease.