The whole world seems out to give you cancer.
In 1900 the average American intake of sugar was about 32 oz. of refined white sugar a year. The topsoil has been depleted of trace minerals and poisoned with agricultural chemicals (and perhaps even sewage sludge) so that the food you eat is nutritionally deficient and filled with hidden dangers. A recent study of breast milk in England found that breast fed infants are receiving 40 times the allowable daily limit of toxic chemicals. In light of this, is the upsurge of childhood cancers any surprise? (Despite this it is still better to breast feed.)
Toxic farm chemicals are "radiomimetic" which means they are damaging in a manner similar to radiation. The use of toxic agricultural chemicals in the United States causes the same genetic damage to present and future generations as 72,000 atomic bombs such as was used on Hiroshima (Tompkins page xxiii).
Rockefeller takeover, medicine and health practice monopoly, 1900 to now.
Of course, this is in addition to radioactive fallout from fifty-five years of nuclear testing around the world, radioactive discharges from nuclear power stations, and accidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima, plus the 500,000 US soldiers deliberately exposed to nuclear blasts. Regarding depleted uranium (DU) weapons, US radiation specialist Leuren Moret states, "DU weaponry largely meets the definition of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD)." In a newspaper article in 2005, she wrote: "Since 1991, the US has released the radioactive atomicity (through DU weapons) equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs into the global atmosphere. That is 10 times the amount released during atmospheric testing which was the equivalent of 40,000 Hiroshima bombs. The US has permanently contaminated the global atmosphere with radioactive pollution having a half-life of 2.5 billion years."
Recent nuclear industry propaganda would have us believe that low levels of radiation are healthy. However, research shows quite the opposite. See Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation by the National Academy of Sciences. Medical radiation (mamograms, CT scans) increases cancer risk.
Every microwave oven starts to leak radiation after a while, and microwaved food is carcinogenic (see the microwave page at www.mercola.com). Microwave ovens were banned in the Soviet Union in 1976. More than 83% of American homes have microwave ovens and all of these microwave ovens should go into the garbage.
Electromagnetic radiation can be carcinogenic (particularly to children), and you are surrounded by electrical wiring in your home, car, and office. If you are sensitive to electromagnetic pollution, the Stetzerizer filter may help to purify your home, office or school. Dirty Electricity (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) is associated with cancer, diabetes, and other health problems. Dirty electricity may be partially responsible for the ever growing incidence of cancer, heart disease and diabetes beginning at the start of the 20th century and continuing today. While you are grounded, electromagnetic radiation will have less affect on you. This is how the benefit of Earthing was first discovered.
"Microwaves, like those emitted from a cell phone, cause cancer cells to grow." - Dr Stephen Cleary, cancer researcher "The risk of brain tumors in humans is multiplied 2.5 times when cell phones are used." - Dr. Lenart Hardell, Cancer Specialist
Government is leaving all the research to the cell phone industry.
"Scientists who work on the problem of biological effects of cell phones and relay stations have been made the object...of...firings, professional change, change of research topic, blockage of career, loss of collaborators, ban on speaking..." - Dr. Robert Santini
When you use a cell phone, be sure to use a Cell Phone Protector .
If you want to get a good night of sleep, do not use a cell phone before going to bed.
Using a cell phone for more than 10 years increases risk of brain cancer.
The Radiation Poisoning of America 1. "Russia's public exposure standards are 100 times more stringent than ours because Russian scientists have consistently shown that, at U.S. exposure levels, humans develop pathological changes in heart, kidney, liver and brain tissues, plus cancers of all types."
Compared to men, women are 50% more susceptible to cancer from radiation exposure.
Germany warns citizens to avoid using Wi-Fi. If you have a wireless network in your home, turn it off at night to give yourself and your neighbors some rest. If you have difficulty creating a wired network in your home, why not try a powerline network that uses the electrical wiring already in your home.
The new smart meters (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) expose each home to RF radiation 24/7 and may not be safe.
Swedish studies Wireless Phones and Brain Cancer.
Cell phones use microwaves. Here is a school science experiment you can do at home. Two cell phones were propped up facing each other, with a raw egg between them. One phone called the other and both phones were placed in talk mode. A tape recorder was played in the background so the two phones talked to each other. In 25 minutes the egg shell became hot. In 40 minutes the egg white was cooked. In 65 minutes the egg yolk was hard. (Now repeat the experiment with the two phones on each side of your head. Just joking!)
"The DNA in living cells recognizes electromagnetic fields at very low levels of exposure; and produces a biochemical stress response." - Dr. Martin Blank, Ph.D.
Woman kept cell phone in bra. Breast cancer tumors appear in shape of phone.
Many people are finding that switching to non-genetically modified foods improves their health or the health of their pets.
The air you breathe indoors is polluted by off-gassing from glues, solvents and chemicals used in construction materials, furniture, carpets, and all your collection of cleaners and poisons under the sink. Many products such as mattresses and carpets are coated with fire-retarding chemicals that are carcinogenic. Millions of homes have been treated for termites with carcinogenic pesticides chlordane and heptachlor, resulting in "persistent air contamination" at concentrations higher than levels determined by the EPA to pose "imminent cancer hazard".
The mercury amalgam fillings in your teeth release mercury vapor every time you chew, and mercury toxicity is associated with health problems in the cardiovascular system (heart disease), central nervous system, digestive system, endocrine system, immune system, and even cancer. One woman in six has enough mercury in her blood to harm her developing child via the umbilical cord. By age two, American children have received 237 micrograms of mercury through vaccines alone, which far exceeds current EPA "safe" levels. Root canals are particularly accused as being locations for "focal infections" releasing a steady steam of bacteria and toxins into your body. Gerson Therapy includes extraction of all teeth with root canals. A diet of whole foods is your best protection against tooth decay. Women who eat fish twice or more a week have seven times as much mercury in their blood as women who have not eaten fish for a month. Fish with the most mercury are larger species such as shark, swordfish and tuna. Sardines are much less toxic, and are filled with useful nutrients. If you want to eat fish, two tins of sardines each week would be healthful.
In the early 1900s an Indiana physician, Dr. W.B. Clarke, stated "Cancer was practically unknown until compulsory vaccination with cowpox vaccine began to be introduced. I have had to deal with two hundred cases of cancer, and I never saw a case of cancer in an un-vaccinated person." - Murder by Injection page 132. Learn how to legally avoid unwanted vaccinations of all kinds.
Vaccines are accused of being responsible for the current epidemic of autism affecting one out of every 250 people (mostly children), up from about one in 10,000 in 1992. (Read about a group of 30,000+ children under the care of Homefirst Health Services of Chicago who have never been vaccinated and who have no autism 1, 2, 3.) Vaccines are also associated with rising rates of childhood asthma and diabetes. The health of children is declining rapidly. The incidence of life-threatening food allergies has doubled in the last 10 years (Allergy 05;60(4):443-451, J Allergy Clin Immunol 05;116(2):377-383). The incidence of asthma is up 75% in the last 10 years (Chest 04;125(5):1685-1692). Childhood obesity has tripled in the last 20 years (JAMA 02;288(14):1728-1733). Along with obesity comes related problems formerly seen only in adults: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, liver and kidney disease, and sleep apnea. Diabetes has doubled in children in the last 25 years. Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes is now appearing in children as young as 6 years of age. Ten percent of these diabetic children will experience kidney failure (Diabetes 02;51:A24). More than 4 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD since the condition was first recognized in 1980. Stimulant drug prescriptions have increased five-fold in the last seven years (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 05;54(34):842-847, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 04;156(8):753-759). Medical marijuana in pediatric medicine.
A good website for autism is www.autism.com. A child in California will receive 41 vaccinations by age 2.
Special Note: Please go to this site to fill out a form that is evaluating the state of health of unvaccinated children. The data will be published anonymously and handled with utmost confidentiality. The results will help to acquire accurate information about the health of unvaccinated children.
The air you breathe outdoors is so polluted by car exhaust that in many cities smog warnings are frequently issued recommending that people stay indoors. Plus, many industries emit carcinogenic air pollution so that just living near them increases your risk of cancer. Mapping of where cancer patients live and work clearly shows these high cancer areas around certain industries such as the petrochemical industry. Microscopic asbestos fibers floating in the air are a known carcinogen responsible for 10% - 15% of all cancer deaths. An increasing percentage of lung cancer is of a type not caused by smoking. In fact, it has been suggested that industry is using cancers caused by smoking (ignoring increasing rates of lung cancer in non-smokers) and dietary fat (ignoring the carcinogenic chemicals and pesticides in the fat) to divert attention from themselves and the occupational exposures and pollution they create. Read the names of the top 100 corporate air polluters - the "toxic 100".
The pattern of industry-sponsored fraudulent scientific research, supported by bribed government officials and corporate-controlled mass media is so common that it can be considered "business as usual" in the United States. Dr. Epstein presents the following cancer causing "Case Studies" in great detail:
2) vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride
6) red dyes #2 and #40
9) female sex hormones
10) pesticides aldrin and dieldrin
11) pesticides chlordane and heptachlor
For more information read Epstein, Dr. Samuel S., John Jr. Conyers, David R. Obey, The Politics of Cancer Revisited, East Ridge Press, 1998.
There are many questions about cosmetics and perfumes. The industry is largely unregulated and in 1989, the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health found 884 poisonous substances (many synthetically derived from petrochemicals) in a list of 2,983 chemicals used in the fragrance industry. These are substances capable of causing cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders, allergic respiratory reactions, skin and eye irritations. 8,000 tons of synthetic musk fragrances are produced annually in the US. The synthetic musk compounds can be absorbed through the skin and tend to build up in fat tissue. Synthetic musk is banned in England because it causes cancer. Applying talcum (a kind of powdered asbestos) to the body can increase a woman's chances of developing ovarian cancer according to the American Journal of Epidemiology (145: 5 (MAR 1 1997): 459-465). Have a look at the ingredients list for baby powder! Safe replacements for talcum powder include baking soda and corn starch.
The "prepared foods" that have become so popular probably all contain hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats that are associated with cancer, not to mention sundry preservatives and other chemicals, combined with vastly reduced nutritional value. Leukemia is the leading cause of fatal cancers in children, and strangely enough this may be partly due to the use of soy protein in infant formulas. Also, ultrasound has an unhealthy effect on rapidly multiplying fetal cells and is not recommended. Leukemia is also caused by many chemicals and radiation.
In 1890, the average American consumed about 5 pounds of sugar a year. Today the average American consumes 2 to 3 pounds of sugar a week. This is highly refined sugar in the form of sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn sugar) and high fructose corn syrup. This sugar consumption is in addition to the naturally occurring sugars in food. Sugar depresses the immune system and contributes to many diseases including cancer. The high consumption of sugar is associated with reduced consumption of fruits and vegetables, and deficiencies in many important nutrients. Eating all this sugar is a form of slow suicide. Carcinogenic chemical in soft drinks.
The water you drink and bathe in probably has chlorine added to it. Chlorine combines with organic material in the water to form carcinogenic chemicals called trihalomethanes. When chlorinated water comes into contact with your digestive system, skin or lungs you can expect the chlorine to react with your body tissues. Olympic athletes refuse to swim in chlorinated pools. Plus, animal studies clearly demonstrate that drinking chlorinated water can cause heart disease. In fact, Dr. Joseph M. Price writes on page 57 of his book Coronaries Cholesterol Chlorine that "atherosclerosis cannot occur to a clinically significant degree in the absence of chlorine regardless of diet and other contributing factors." Heart disease is virtually unknown in areas of the world without chlorinated drinking water, and was unknown in the west prior to the introduction of chlorinated drinking water in 1904. The first clinical description of coronary thrombosis (heart attack) was made in 1912. The number of deaths by heart attack was not significant enough to be included in national statistics until 1930. Safer alternatives to create clean drinking water would be ultraviolet light and either ozone or hydrogen peroxide (ozone becomes hydrogen peroxide when it is dissolved in water).
Your drinking water may also have fluoride added to it. Fluoride interferes with your body's enzyme systems. Enzymes are necessary for all transformations in the body, and are key to your body's defense against cancer. "Fluoride causes more human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical." - Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, U.S. National Cancer Institute.
You can't walk barefoot on the grass in a public park for fear that some pesticide or other chemical has been sprayed on it. Ten of the 34 pesticides commonly used in professional lawn care are carcinogenic.
Most popular insecticides kill insects by inhibiting the cholinesterase enzyme in the insect nervous system. Unfortunately, humans rely on the same neurotransmitter and will experience the same breakdown of the nervous system. These chemicals were developed during WWII by Nazi scientists.
1. An alternative insecticide blocks the insect neurotransmitter octopamine. Mammals, birds and fish do not have octopamine in their nervous systems. This alternative insecticide is derived from plant and tree essential oils, including clove oil. It is manufactured by Ecosmart Technologies. See their website for a list of stores where these products are sold.
2. CedarCide is an insecticide made from cedar oil. It blocks pores in the insect shell through which they breathe. Effective for bedbugs, head lice, mosquitoes, and more.
3. Diatomaceous earth is a form of talcum powder that is relatively harmless to people and animals, but the microscopically tiny sharp edges damage the waxy outer shell of insects causing them to dehydrate. Food grade diatomaceous earth is consumed by many people as a way to remove intestinal parasites. Available from Amazon Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, puffer, book. Be sure to keep diatomaceous earth out of your eyes and do not breath it into your lungs.
Prevent and treat insect bites without harsh chemicals 1, 2
In the 1940's the annual production of synthetic organic chemicals was about one billion pounds. In the 1950's this rose to 30 billion pounds and by the 1980's had reached 400 billion pounds annually. Most of these chemicals have never been tested for their carcinogenic and mutagenic effects. Occupational exposure to industrial carcinogens is a major risk factor for cancer. Even today, most toxic waste created by industry is not disposed of safely.
Americans consume 80% of the world's supply of pain killers. This amounts to 110 tons of opiates annually. More than 25% of American children and teens take prescription drugs. Poisoning, mostly from prescription drugs and personal products such as consmetics, has now passed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.
"Much cancer today reflects events and exposures in the 1950's and 60's. Production, uses and disposal of synthetic organic and other industrial carcinogens, were then miniscule compared to current levels, which will determine future cancer rates for younger populations now exposed. There is every reason to anticipate that even high current cancer rates will be exceeded in coming decades." - Dr. Samuel Epstein page 330.
Contaminants have been found in vaccinations that may cause cancer, such as the monkey virus SV40 that contaminated all polio vaccinations given between 1955 and 1961 (the polio vaccine is grown on monkey tissue). In fact, despite industry assurances to the contrary, there is evidence that SV40 continued to contaminate polio vaccinations given to infants in the USA up to the year 2000 when the vaccination was discontinued. Many prescription drugs create free radicals that are a cause of cancer. The medical use of radiation in the form of diagnostic X-rays is the main cause of increasing levels of leukemia. Even the so-called treatments for cancer - chemotherapy and radiation - are carcinogenic. (After chemotherapy or radiation your chances of a second cancer are 100 times higher - Dr. Samuel Epstein page 328).
The average person gets much less exercise than in 1904 and paradoxically, due to the electric light we get a lot less rest. Get to bed no later than 10 PM every night if you can. Best is to ignore the clock and go to bed with the sun, then rise early to meditate. Go for an early morning walk barefoot on grass while it is still damp with dew.
"Earthing" is the name popularly given to electrically grounding the human body to the earth. Modern people are electrically insulated from the earth most of the time due to rubber sole shoes, rubber tire vehicles, vinyl and carpet floors, wood structures, and so on. However, the human race evolved in direct electrical contact with the earth while walking barefoot, sleeping on the ground, etc. It turns out that insulating ourselves from the earth has health consequences, and that many health benefits are to be gained by reconnecting to the earth.
In our modern world, this electrical reconnection to the earth is being created by means of conductive bed sheets and floor mats that plug into the grounding hole in electrical outlets. Conductive footwear is also being developed.
When the human body is electrically grounded to the earth, random static charges and foreign electromagnetic fields immediately bleed off into the earth. Plus, the earth's surface has a negative electrical charge which becomes a constant source of free electrons for our body. These free electrons neutralize the positively charged free radicals that are largely responsible for the present epidemic of inflammation and inflammatory diseases. Also, the negative electrical charge that the body attains when electrically grounded to the earth is exactly what is needed to raise zeta potential to its optimal level. In a study by cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra and electrophysiologist Dr. Gaetan Chevalier, 40 minutes of Earthing raised zeta potential of the blood by 270%, restoring the zeta potential to its natural level (see Earthing pages 176-177).
For more information you can read various studies and discussion papers here.
Plastics surround us. Plastic carpets and furniture, plastic in our clothing, plastic containers and plastic wrap for food, plastic bottles for water and soft drinks, ...
Plastic contains chemicals such as BPA (bisphenol-A) and phthalates.
BPA is an endocrine disrupter associated with heart disease, chromosome damage, birth defects, Down syndrome, obesity, insulin resistance and cancer.
Phthalates cause males to become more female. Phthalates are linked to allergies, asthma, autism, inflammation, kidney and prostate disease, obesity, diseases of the reproductive organs. Experimental exposure of one generation of rats to phthalates produced disease in their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. This is the first time transgenerational inheritance of disease has been demonstrated experimentally due to exposure to an environmental toxin. All Americans tested have high levels of phthalates.
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Already more than 50% of the population can expect to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, and this proportion is climbing steadily. Cancer is about to replace heart disease as the number one cause of death. The world has indeed changed since 1904 when both cancer and heart disease were rare. It may not be possible to roll back the clock, but we can learn as individuals and as a society to protect ourselves from much that is harming us.
So what are you going to do? Build yourself a home of non-toxic materials in an area where the air is clean, and drink rain water from your roof while growing your own food? Sounds good! But in the meantime you do not want to die of cancer. Here is a summary of what you can do now.