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We need to make it clear that no strategy is 100% effective. That's why we do NOT use the word "prevention". The information here is gathered from hundreds of studies and years of observations. Some is 'best guess' but some is absolutely proven.

None of it seems harmful, lots of it is common sense.



September 2008

Overuse of Antibiotics contribute to Cancer Risk

Antibiotics are routinely prescribed inappropriately, for example for conditions caused by viruses, which are not responsive to antibiotics. Part of the problem is that patients commonly pressure their physicians to prescribe antibiotics for colds and upper respiratory infections - self-limiting illnesses for which antibiotics are not only not needed but not effective.

Physicians themselves are far from blameless, though: most ear infections in children do not require antibiotics, but 97 percent of US physicians nevertheless treat ear infections with immediate antibiotics: 15 million prescriptions for antibiotics are handed out annually for this reason (Spiro, 2006).

Not only is such overuse of antibiotics contributing directly to antibiotic resistance and the emergence of dangerous new pathogens, research shows that it may also have a significant effect on the risk of developing cancer.

Article at

Mildew manager. Mix one part salt and one part lemon juice and apply to mildew in bathrooms and kitchens.

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Seven Things You Can Do To Improve Your Health

1. Start eating organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Studies continue to show organically-grown foods contain more vitamins and minerals and less chemicals than conventionally-grown food. Think about adding vitamins daily. Remember dietary supplements are NOT a substitute for good nutrition.


And letís face it, pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals are implicated in many ailments including cancer. As more research takes place, we will have more direct evidence.

See our section on Environmental Issues and Food/Water/Products Issues section for more.

2. Start exercising. Studies have shown that exercise is beneficial to all aspects of your health, including reducing risk of more/other cancer.

Get your kids exercising too.

You can walk around your room, your block, your neighborhood, ride a bicycle, jump a trampoline, swim, do yoga, tai chi, chi gong, walk a treadmill, etc. Just do it.

Best part, you can do it a few times a day and still get a benefit as long as you combine it with healthy food choices.


3. Healthy food choices include more fruits and vegetables with EVERY meal.

You need a minimum of NINE a day as the National Cancer Institute has stated. Less salt, less sugar, NO hydrogenated fats( bad for the heart). Use olive oil, flax oil (cold only), or ghee. Avoid soda, drink water (maybe with a little vitamin C powder). Eat whole wheat, whole grains, less processed foods. Avoid preservatives and additives like artificial color and flavor.

See the Food/Water/Products Issues page on our site.

4. Learn to consciously relax. Meditation, music, art, journaling, yoga, massage, aromatic oils, many other methods will work. Maybe you garden, embroidery, sew, it all works to relax you.

See the Mind/Body section on the Treatment page of our site, or

5. Detoxify your body too. Get your lymph system functioning optimally. This is especially important for those of us who have had node dissection. Small trampolines work well for this. Skin brushing is another method. Or self-massage starting at the neck, unaffected arm, or groin to open the lymph drainage channels. See our section on Lymphedema Issues on the Breast Cancer Issues page, or Detoxification Issues on the Treatment page of our site.

6. Tips for pre-surgery, recovery, non-toxic ways to treat unwanted effects. See

7. Talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about everything that you do. If you use herbs and you hope they work, then discuss it. You may download studies and articles from our site to help you with this talk.

Do we need to even mention this? STOP SMOKING IMMEDIATELY.

Nutritional Information

Studies and LINKS

Fruit & Vegetables in Prevention of Cancer
Combining Certain Foods Fight Cancer Risk Better
DIM may Treat & Prevent Cancer
USDA Study of Food Antioxidants
BEWARE Food Companies' Health Claims
Healthy Choice Meals on Restaurant Menus: YES
Pesticide vs Organic Foods- Kids
100% Fruit Juice
Physical Activity & Exercise

Studies and LINKS

Physical Activity Decreases Risk:Pancreatic Ca
Exercise Does NOT Protect Smokers From Cancer
Detoxification Strategies

Articles, Books, LINKS

Books on Detoxification and Healthy Eating
1,4-Dioxane is a petroleum-derived contaminant in Infant's/Adult Products
CONSTIPATION Articles & Links
How/What to Buy/Do

Set up a healthy program for yourself and your family

Best Sources for Vitamins/Minerals
Green Vegetables
Information on Fiber
Foods That Heal
Some Common Acid Ash Foods
Some Common Alkaline Ash Foods
Flaxseeds, Chia, and Oil
Advocate's:Diet, Nutr/Natural Supps
Using Ayurvedic principles of Healthy Eating
Whole Grains:
Stability of Ascorbic Acid: Orange Juices
Eat All Colors of Foods
Avoid ready-to-eat Shrimp
Healthy Fats:Controlled Study Analysis
Healthy Sugar Substitutes/Sugar & Artificial
How to Clean Vegetables
Olive Oil
Choose Healthy Snack Foods if You Eat Them
Home Delivery of Organic Foods
Pesticide Residues Survey in Citrus Fruits
Soft drinks/Sodas/Pop
Websites that help with Eating Healthy
Cubing/Shredding Potatoes Before Boiling Can Reduce Mineral Content By 75%

LINK to info on "Preventing Cancer w/Food" Harvard Med School Consumer Health Info

Fake Tans & Skin Cancer

ABC Science Online, 7/03

Psoriasis Treatment May Cause Skin Ca
Oral Probiotic Spplmnttn may help skin healing after UV exposure
Eating Fruits/Vegetables for a HEALTHY Tan
Behavioral Risk Factors: Breast Ca

The Oncologist, 8/03

Physical Activity Section
Weight Control Section
Ann Fonfa's Letter to Researcher Anne McTiernan
Alcohol Intake
References for Behavioral Risk Factors/Modification Bca
Adlscnt Diet & Benign Breast Disease
Marketing Junk Food to Kids

Center for the Public Interest, 11/10/03

Human Evolution NOT Ready for Fast Food
Global Strategy on Diet, Phys Activity Issues
Book Review: Fast Food Nation By Eric Scholosser
Colored Foods Among 5-14 Yr Olds
Soft drinks/Sodas/Pop
Antibiotic Use & (breast) Cancer?

Cancer Causes & Control, 10/03

Cancer Prevention in Small Business Workers

Cancer Causes & Control, 10/03

Lifestyle Changes Clinically Effective to Prevent Cancer
Modifiable Risk Factors for Cancer
Cancer Causes: Personal, Societal or ???

Posted 5/27/04

Movie: "Super Size Me: A Film of Epic Portions"
Sweet & Fatty Foods Contribute to Obesity
Food Companies Now Target Doctors
The Cancer Project/a Physicians' Com for Responsible Med site

LINK to cancer prevention and food information, resources, training, etc.

Virtual Colonoscopy Showing Results

American J Roentgenology, 12/04

Suppress FLU with Nutrient Mixture

Biofactors 2007

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