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Guest Post: How To Make An Anti-Cancer Salad

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As the state of health in the U.S. continues to reveal itself, especially in regards to cancer, the more staggering the statistics are:

  • Recent reports suggest worldwide cancer rates will increase 75% by the year 2030
  • If new predictions hold, 22.2 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2030, compared with 12.7 million in 2008

The “big four” cancers (breast, prostate, lung and colon) are all considered to be the result of complex interactions between our bodies and our increasingly toxic environment. To make matters worse, more than 700 new chemicals are added to our environment each year and, because of loopholes in existing laws, they do not need to be proven as safe.

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Cancer, Your Health, and the Environment: Presidential Cancer Report

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Last weekend I was reading the President’s Cancer Panel publication “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk.”

It is a long report (240 pages) but well worth reviewing given the effect the environment has on personal health. A lot of the insight was expected, but it’s nice to see it backed up by research.

The report states:

“With the growing body of evidence linking environmental exposures to cancer, the public is becoming increasingly aware of the unacceptable burden of cancer resulting from environmental and occupational exposures that could have been prevented through appropriate national action.”

According to the report, approximately 41% of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point of their lives and 21% (or half) will die from it. The biggest single influence comes from exogenous factors.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.