How To Prevent Cancer
Eighty percent of all cancers are
related to environmental factors. This
includes second hand smoke,
contaminated food, water and air, heavy
metals, industrial chemicals,
pesticides, and radiation.
Nothing is known about the toxic side
effects of 80 percent of the 50,000
industrial chemicals introduced in the
last 50 years.
Organochlorines are persistent toxic
chemicals produced by the industries
that make PVC plastics and bleached
white paper products. These chemicals
are concentrated in the fat of meat and
The good news is that there is much you
can do to reduce your toxic load and
accumulative total exposure. In
addition, you can prevent the free
radical damage caused by these
potentially cancer causing agents
through taking nutritional supplements.
- Trim fat from meat, eat only low fat
- Reduce or eliminate red meat.
- Choose deep sea fish (like arctic char,
halibut, orange roughy, red snapper,
sea bass and tuna).
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Eat organic food as much as possible.
- Filter your water.
- Avoid binge drinking or heavy alcohol
- Refuse to use bleached paper products,
including sanitary napkins and tampons
(unbleached sanitary products are found
in health food stores).
- Avoid dark permanent and semi-permanent
- Use meditation, prayer or other stress
- Get help for depression.
Home And Work
- Avoid using chemicals and pesticides
for home, lawn and garden.
- Take off shoes at door to reduce
tracking lead and other contaminants
into the house.
- Use alternatives to PVC building
- Eliminate soft PVC children's toys.
- Move electric clock to the foot of the
- Keep your water bed heater turned off
- Sit three feet from your computer
screen and four feet from others'
- Improve air quality at home and at
- Take a good multi-mineral and vitamin
- Take antioxidants vitamin-C, vitamin-E
and betacarotene daily.
- Take supergreen drinks containing wheat
sprouts and sea algae for antioxidants
and trace minerals.
- The Breast Cancer Prevention Program,
by Samuel Epstein and David Steinman
- The Safe Shopper's Bible by David
Steinman (Macmillan, 1995).
- Greenpeace Websites (www.greenpeace.org