Although there is a lot of research done on genetic causes of cancer, as well as the identification of risk factors, these do not really identify a solid cause of cancer. The risk factors for cancer given by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) name a lot of things that are correlated with increased rates of cancer. But they also say that the majority of people with risk factors are not ever diagnosed with cancer. So this makes the value of risk factors dubious, at best.
Otto Warburg, a prolific researcher and Nobel Laureate, found that low oxygen levels in cells cause them to become cancerous. He also discovered that while normal cells function from aerobic (air loving) respiration, cancer cells generate energy from anaerobic respiration. Some think that cancer is a survival mechanism that allows cells to live in a low oxygen environment.
This is important because one suspected culprit in the cancer is chemicals. There has been an explosion in the manufacture of chemicals used in products. Modern production has increased to the point where there are many thousands, if not millions of chemicals that are used in their production. Unfortunately, there is no way to test all of these chemicals for toxicity.
The even bigger problem is that even though some of these chemicals are being tested, there are no studies that test how these chemicals interact with each other. It may be impractical to test every chemical used to create products, but we literally live in a sea of man-made chemicals. No one knows what types of negative synergistic effects that combinations of these chemicals may have on human health, or on the environment. What is known is that many synthetic chemicals have an effect of disrupting cellular respiration. It is not a stretch of the imagination to understand how these chemicals would have negative effects on the body.
There is a lot of research out there that shows that many chemicals are powerfully carcinogenic.
- Chlorinated organic pesticides have been shown to be carcinogens since the 1950’s.
- The use of hormones in cow feed additives has contaminated the vast majority of commercially produced meats.
- There is increased risk of breast cancer for women who work in the petrochemical industry and for electrical workers.
- There are statistically significant associations between elevated breast cancer mortality rates and people who live in counties where hazardous waste sites are located.
- Living near nuclear power plants increases your probability of dying from breast cancer significantly.
There is much more than this. There is a lot of evidence showing that exposure to chemicals, especially pesticides, increases the risk of contracting cancer. And the list just grows.
If you really want to see some sobering information on how many chemicals we are exposed to there is a report that was just released by GRAIN that speaks on the topic of food safety. The basic result of the study is that the food industry has a virtual monopoly of control over food safety regulation. They are able to put contaminated foods on the market with impunity, and with no fear of consequences. It will change your entire outlook on the food you consume. This report is simply much too large and detailed for me to get into here, but it is critical reading for anyone who eats food. It is beyond the average person’s comprehension to truly grasp how deep the ‘rabbit hole’ goes with this industry collusion and control of our food.
But what do you do with this information? This means that it is necessary for us to detoxify the body. If you are being exposed to carcinogens and cellular toxins that interfere with cellular respiration (among other things), then you need to find ways to reduce your exposure to them, and also to remove them from your body. Some things that you can do are:
- Try to eat as many organic foods as you can. Avoid mass-produced foods, and processed foods, which are known to be full of hormones, GMO elements and toxic chemicals.
- Supplement with vitamins and minerals.
- Try to eat as many whole foods as possible.
- Detoxify your body by the use of chelating agents like zeolite, alpha lipoic acid, NAC, glutathione, selenium, etc.
- Detoxify your body by fasting (seek the help of a competent health care professional if necessary).
- Drink clean water, and install a shower filter to reduce exposure to chlorine and other chemicals in your bath water.
- Avoid consumption of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame/NutraSweet, Sucralose, Acesulfame potassium, etc.
- Avoid exposure to chemicals as much as possible.
These aren’t the only things you can do, but this list should get you off to a good start. It is time to take back your power and take back your health.