Environment & Cancer

A classic study published in Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide (Tiburon, CA: Future Medicine Publishing, 1995), in which a team of researchers tested 3 chemicals on a group of rats, applying one at a time; no ill effects were observed.  When they combined and administered 2 at a time, a decline in health was noted and when 3 chemical were given at once, the rats died within 2 weeks.  Cancer cells develop because of damage to DNA. DNA is in every cell and directs all the cell’s activities. When DNA becomes damaged it is often able to repair itself. In cancer cells, the damage is not repaired.  Every person is different…the risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, such as the length and intensity of exposure to a carcinogen, the person’s overall health, and the person’s family history.  Whether studying, diagnosing or treating cancer, one must not neglect the “environmental” component to this multi-factoral disease. The following is a check list one should be aware of and their potential to adversely affect ones health.

  • Electromagnetic field exposure
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Nuclear radiation
  • Pesticide/herbicide
  • Polluted water
  • Chlorinated water
  • Bisphenol A
  • Radon
  • Tetrachlorethylene
  • Cadmium
  • Fluoridated water
  • Hormone therapies
  • Immune-suppressive drugs Irradiated foods
  • Aluminum
  • Formaldehyde
  • Parabens
  • Food additives
  • Vaccinations
  • Bacteria, Virus’, Parasites
  • Arsenic
  • Lead
  • MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether)
  • gasoline additive
  • Tobacco, Smoking
  • including second hand smoke
  • Microwaved foods
  • Antibiotics and drugs
  • Mercury
  • Chronic Stress
  • Diesel Exhaust

With the world of the modern internet, you can search and study these toxic elements for yourself. Cleaning up your diet many times is not enough.  One must test to determine:

#1 Are you being unwittingly exposed to toxic elements?

#2 Is your body excreting those toxic elements properly?

There’s no question that reducing your exposure to these toxic elements will go far in the realm of prevention but you can go a step further.  Certain blood tests may aid in making a cancer diagnosis, monitor treatment, or monitor effects of the cancer on the body.  Keeping those tests within normal range may not mean you won’t get cancer but you can optimize your chances of prevention and survival by keeping them in normal range.  There are numerous tests that could be discussed but the tests displayed on the next page can be used to determine the health of your immune system, find infection and inflammation that could be ravaging your system and other ominous signs to be aware of. 

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