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Path Through ForestDon't Let Cancer Scare You

Most people do not realize that our bodies are bombarded on a daily basis with things that damage our cells. Damage to our cellular DNA occurs from normal metabolic activities as well as from environmental factors, including synthetic chemicals in our personal care products.

Luckily, with a healthy immune system, our bodies destroy these damaged cells as they occur and no harm results. However, if our immune system is compromised, it is less likely to recognize and destroy these damaged cells before they can replicate. These rapidly dividing, mutated cells are the foundation for cancer.

You have probably heard the saying, "You are what you eat." Our bodies have the incredible ability to repair themselves if we give them the proper tools. The proper tools start with a healthy diet. A diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables and consisting of at least 50% raw food overall, is one of your best options for preventing or recovering from cancer. The less food you consume out of boxes, cans, and mass produced locations, the better.

Mass produced food brings up the subject of hospitals. When I was served meals after giving birth to our first daughter, I was horrified at the food that was brought to me. It was so highly processed that it made me stop to think. I came here perfectly healthy, but if I eat this I'm going to go home with diabetes and cancer! I thought the hospital is where people come to get well? I realize that one meal does not cause cancer and diabetes, but I think you get my point.

Another thing that people may not realize is that the term "all natural" on a food item does necessarily mean that it is healthy. For example, carrageenan is an ingredient that is considered "all natural" (since it is extracted from Irish moss) even though it may increase your risk of colon cancer. That is because once it is processed, it becomes a form that has been proven to cause colon cancer in rats. Carrageenan is added to many dairy products, as well as some brands of soy milk, rice milk and infant formula as a thickening agent. It imparts a rich, creamy texture to a product without adding the cost and fat content of real cream.

Most people are not aware that one third of all personal care products contain one or more ingredients listed as a probable human carcinogen. Even worse, one out of every five adults are potentially exposed every day to all of the top seven carcinogenic impurities common to personal care product ingredients - hydroquinone, ethylene dioxide, 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, nitrosamines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and acrylamide. The top most common impurity ranked by number of people exposed is hydroquinone, which is a potential contaminant in products used daily by 94% of all women and 69% of all men1.

Luckily, products with 100% beneficial ingredients are available.

Here are our suggestions to prevent cancer or boost your fight against it:

  • Eat at least 50% of your food in its raw form (90% is ideal). If possible, choose locally grown, organic food.
  • Have your vitamin D2, 3, 4, 5 level checked. Read our sunshine article to learn exactly which test to get, what level is ideal (vs normal), and how to obtain vitamin D naturally.
  • Boost your nutritional intake with a raw, certified organic, whole food probiotic supplement instead of burdening your body with synthetic, man-made, isolated chemical "nutrients" (i.e., "complete" multivitamins).
  • Clear your body of cancer promoting toxins with liquid zeolites6.
  • Avoid personal care and household products made with synthetic chemicals. Here at Natural Pure Organics are the only products available in the world that are certified organic to food grade (vs cosmetic grade).
  • Exercise regularly. Exercise increases your blood flow, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to your tissues while removing more toxic waste products. In addition, exercise helps control your blood sugar levels thereby decreasing your risks of both diabetes and cancer.
  • Boost your antioxidant level. Read our antioxidant article to learn why this is crucial to your health as well as how to compare supplements.
  • Go to bed at 9pm routinely. If you work third shift (aka graveyard shift), do what you can to switch shifts.7
  • For women: Breastfeed your baby until they are at least 6 months old. Studies have shown that in addition to the numerous health benefits to your baby, it reduces your risk of breast cancer.
  • Follow additional suggestions on our Total Health Recommendations page.

References:
1. June 2004 poll of more than 2,300 people conducted by the non-profit Environmental Working Group along with a coalition of public interest and environmental health organizations.
2. Gombart A, Luong Q, Koeffler H. Vitamin D compounds: Activity against microbes and cancer. Int J Cancer Research and Treatment 2006;26(4A): 2531-2542.
3. Hanchette C, Schwartz G. Geographical patterns of prostate cancer mortality. Evidence for a protective effect of ultraviolet radiation. Cancer 1992 Dec 15;70(12):2861-2869.
4. Miettinen S, Ahonen M, Manninen T, et al. Role of 24-hydroxylase in vitamin D3 growth response of OVCAR-3 ovarian cancer cells. Int J Cancer 2004 Jan 20;108(3):367-373.
16. Grant W. An estimate of premature cancer mortality in the U.S. due to inadequate doses of solar ultraviolet-B radiation. Cancer 2002 Mar 15;94(6):1867-1875.
5. Heaney R. Long-latency deficiency disease: insights from calcium and vitamin D. Am J Clin Nutr 2003;78:912-919.
6. Pavelic K, Hadzija M, et. al. Natural zeolite clinoptilolite: new adjuvant in anticancer therapy. J Mol Med. 2001 Feb;78(12):708-720.
7. Davis S, Mirick D, et al. Night shift work, light at night, and risk of breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 2001 Oct 17;93(20):1557-1562.


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