10 Tips to Minimize the Risk of Developing Cancer
10 Tips for Preventing Cancer…..President Obama’s Task Force (on the Role the Environment Plays in Cancer) Takes the “Fringe” Out of Cancer Prevention
If you are like me, you’ve been reading information on this subject written by forward-thinking health advocates for decades. As a result, many of us have been trying to minimize our exposure to toxins by eating organic foods, staying away from chemically laden cleaning and personal care products (like shampoos and detergents), minimizing cell phone use and yes even driving extra distances to find a “green” dry cleaners. If you were a member of this “fringe club”, I’m sure you can relate when I say how friends and family members thought we were just a little “nuts” for taking these extra measures to minimize our risks of developing cancer and ensure the safety of our families.
But now, thanks to President Obamas task force, a new 200 page document written in clear language by some mainstream doctors lets the public know in no uncertain terms that there is plenty we can do to prevent cancer from developing in our kids and in ourselves and although we don’t have all the answers, it’s time to action now!
Just in case your priorities regarding health conditions do not solely focus on cancer, feel free to substitute the word Autism, Asthma, ADHD, Fibromyalgia, etc for the word cancer as you read through this document. Like the authors of this report, many savvy individuals have connected the dots and realize that the escalation over the past several decades in cancer as well as many other chronic illnesses are surely related to the 87,000 chemicals we’ve created since World War 11 and which are in widespread use in our air, food, water and vaccines,
Has the mystery of cancer prevention been solved? Absolutely not and yet this report clearly encourages us all to take action now!
“At this time, we do not know how much environmental exposures influence cancer risk and related immune and endocrine dysfunction. Environmental contamination varies greatly by type and magnitude across the nation, and the lifetime effects of exposure to combinations of chemicals and other agents are largely unstudied. Similarly, the cancer impact of exposures during key “windows of vulnerability” such as the prenatal period, early life, and puberty are not well understood. Nonetheless, while these diverse effects often are difficult to quantify with existing technologies and research methods, in a great many instances, we know enough to act”
Additionally as million of us have watched our friends and family members receive the diagnosis of cancer followed by grueling ordeal of surgery, radiation and or chemotherapy, people are waking up to the benefits inherent in a sensible prevention protocol.
Here is the link to the report
But just in case you don’t want to read the entire document, the following is a list of recommendations that the task force is advising us to do NOW!:
- Recognize how much more vulnerable children are than adults to the effects of environmental toxins and endocrine disrupting compounds and as parents and teachers do all we can to minimize their exposure to these substances.
- To minimize the family members exposure to occupational and outdoor chemicals, employ simple measures in the home, like removing shoes upon entering and washing work clothes separately.
- Install a good water filter at home and consume this water as opposed to commercial water.
- Avoid drinking from plastic bottles. Instead use stainless steel or glass bottles to carry water or other liquids.
- Reduce or eliminate the use of microwaves or if using, only microwave food in glass and not plastic
- Purchase and consume locally grown and or organic produce and organic grass fed (as opposed to grain fed beef and chicken). Avoid meats from cattle, pigs and chickens that were given growth hormones and antibiotics. Avoid processed food, charred meat or well-done meats
- Use a head set when using a cell phone, or text rather than call and keep calls brief
- Turn off and unplug electrical devices at night
- Check home radon levels periodically
- Minimize medical procedures and tests especially those involving exposure to radiation
For additional information on what can be done to prevent autism now, check out this post.