With so much of the focuses being put into finding cures, for things like cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, A.L.S., Alzheimer’s etc., why is there not a greater emphasis on the prevention of these horrible ailments?
How about actually avoiding being in the position of needing a cure in the first place?
Don’t forget, cancer is big business—a multi-billion dollar one, in fact. Pharmaceutical companies and private organizations are counting on YOUR IGNORANCE ON HEALTH, to keep their profits growing and growing.
Let’s us not continue to make them the beneficiaries, of people’s pain and suffering. It’s time to place our focus and energy on prevention.
I feel a great first step on that path to wellness would be to start taking a closer look at what we eat and put into our bodies every day. As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat.”
If you constantly consume garbage, then, expect to look and feel like it too.
Here are some food items I’ve begun incorporating into my diet, an alternative non-toxic toiletry item, and some filtration devices which each uniquely aids in warding off certain diseases. I’ve given a description of their specific health benefits, in their captions. (Hover or click on each individual item to see the caption.)
I eat broccoli on a regular basis. Brocolli is a powerful cancer fighter and has been shown to kill H. Pylori (bacteria that cause ulcers.) It also reduces some allergy reactions and lowers cholesterol. Blueberries are another great cancer fighter and boost brain health. Lemon juice is a great salt replacement, contains lots of vitamin c, and can help cure sore throats. It also is another cancer fighter.
A shower filter, which runs about 40-80 bucks on Amazon, keep out much of the chlorine and other chemicals out of the water I shower in. People don’t realize that chemical are also absorbed into the skin. When we’re exposed to small amounts, there, more than likely, won’t be much harm done. But, think about how many showers and baths we take a year. Chemicals like flouride and chlorine cause damage to your cells, on the molecular level, which lead to VERY BIG problems later (cancer, auto-immune disorders etc.)
The pesticides used on grapes are some scary stuff. Those pesticides don’t magically go away when you put the grapes in another form. Organic wine helps you to avoid all of that toxic garbage and does not use sulfates (preservatives in wine). Sulfates irritate the GI tract lining. Plus, organic wine just flat out taste better. Nettle tea has done WONDERS for my allergies this winter. Studies have show that nettle tea help alleviate the severity of seasonal allergies and supports kidney health
The pesticides Methamidophos and Dimethoate are used on non-organic green beans. There are both neurotoxins and studies suggest they disrupt hormone production, in the body. Apple Cider vinegar has an array of health benefits, from lowering blood sugar levels to helping regulate blood sugar.
I avoid generic deodorant brands because of the aluminum. Ever wonder why you get those warts on your arm pits. Yeah, there a reason behind that. I use Lafres all natural deodorant. The Environmental Working Group actually gave it “0” hazard rating. It consist only of contains purified water, organic aloe vera extract and mineral salts.
Curry has been linked to Alzheimer prevention. It’s also shown to be a cancer suppressor. It also reduces inflammation in the body. The benefits of ground mustard seed are similar to that of curry, along with slowing aging and fighting infections. Olive, in moderation, can improve circulation, which, in turn, can improve your sex life, by allowing blood to flow to ‘certain areas’ more freely. It contains a chemical known as oleocanthal which acts a pain reliever in the body.
With everything from traces of arsenic, nitrates, to lead, to pharmaceutical drugs and copper, it’s best to AT LEAST get a faucet filter for the water you consume. They are about 30 dollars and the filter will last about 3 months, also 30 dollars.
Some of these items do cost a pretty penny, but I see my health as an investment. Remember that whatever you don’t pay now, you will end up paying for later in the form of medical costs.
I hope this will give everyone some ideas, to get the ball rolling, to start down their own path to wellness.
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