How the World Has Changed Since 1904!
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
In 1945 wheat was 17% protein. Now it is 9%. Depleted farm soils have reduced the nutritional content of all foods.
The DNA is damaged in 85% of human sperm.
Alcohol consumption is associated with cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, larynx, and liver. Why not drink grape juice instead?
Smoking increases the risk of cancer of the lung, larynx, esophagus, mouth, bladder, kidney and pancreas.
Alcohol and smoking are a potent combination. If you smoke and drink you are 15 times more likely to get cancer of the mouth and throat.
In 1965, 42% of American adults smoked. By 2003, this number had fallen to 22%. The number of lung cancer deaths is falling as a result.
To clean the air in your home, a Negative Ion Generator is helpful and inexpensive.
"Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among people whose water does not contain chlorine." - US Council of Environmental Quality
Chlorine is a greenish-yellow gas that is produced when electricity passes through salt water.
Chlorine in drinking water is associated with heart attacks and strokes, as well as bladder and rectal cancer. Cancer caused by chlorine kills more Americans annually than handguns. Chlorine was used as poison gas in World War I. Why are we putting it in our drinking water?
Fluoride in drinking water is associated with bone cancer (osteosarcoma).
More than 140 contaminants are found in American drinking water.
Every home should use a reverse osmosis water filter.
Until recently, children's sleepware was treated with the flame retardant Tris. Tris is absorbed through the skin and is both carcinogenic and mutagenic. Natural fibers are less flammable than synthetics.
The US is littered with 50,000 toxic waste landfills.
The EPA plans to disperse toxic radioactive waste into Denver's sewage system.
"Tamoxifen is an exercise in disease substitution rather than disease prevention." - Dr. Epstein page 486.
"Research by Dr. Weston Price demonstrated over 75 years ago that bacterial toxins from root canals can enter the bloodstream and lead to a long list of serious health problems." - Dr. David Williams.
Many insect and rodent pests can be removed from your home using the electronic device called Pest Offense (do a search of the Internet). This device may assist you to reduce the toxic chemicals sprayed in your home.
"Instead of pulling out a can of insect repellant, sprinkle cayenne pepper around the edge of the house. It works just as well and is a lot safer." - Dr. David Williams.
Many greenhouses and golf courses in Japan are using acidic water as an alternative to pesticides.
Gerber uses the WTO to suppress laws that promote breast feeding.
The whole world seems out to give you cancer. The topsoil has been depleted of trace minerals and poisoned with agricultural chemicals (and perhaps even sewage sludge) so that the food you eat is nutritionally deficient and filled with hidden dangers. A recent study of breast milk in England found that breast fed infants are receiving 40 times the allowable daily limit of toxic chemicals. In light of this, is the upsurge of childhood cancers any surprise? (Despite this it is still better to breast feed.)
Toxic farm chemicals are "radiomimetic" which means they are damaging in a manner similar to radiation. The use of toxic agricultural chemicals in the United States causes the same genetic damage to present and future generations as 72,000 atomic bombs such as was used on Hiroshima (Tompkins page xxiii).
Of course, this is in addition to radioactive fallout from fifty-five years of nuclear testing around the world, radioactive discharges from nuclear power stations, and accidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima, plus the 500,000 US soldiers deliberately exposed to nuclear blasts. Regarding depleted uranium (DU) weapons, US radiation specialist Leuren Moret states, "DU weaponry largely meets the definition of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD)." In a newspaper article in 2005, she wrote: "Since 1991, the US has released the radioactive atomicity (through DU weapons) equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs into the global atmosphere. That is 10 times the amount released during atmospheric testing which was the equivalent of 40,000 Hiroshima bombs. The US has permanently contaminated the global atmosphere with radioactive pollution having a half-life of 2.5 billion years."
Recent nuclear industry propaganda would have us believe that low levels of radiation are healthy. However, research shows quite the opposite. See Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation by the National Academy of Sciences. Medical radiation (mammograms, CT scans) increases cancer risk.
Every microwave oven starts to leak radiation after a while, and microwaved food is carcinogenic (see the microwave page at www.mercola.com). Microwave ovens were banned in the Soviet Union in 1976. More than 83% of American homes have microwave ovens and all of these microwave ovens should go into the garbage. Use a toaster oven instead.
Electromagnetic radiation can be carcinogenic (particularly to children), and you are surrounded by electrical wiring in your home, car, and office. If you are sensitive to electromagnetic pollution, the Stetzerizer filter may help to purify your home, office or school. Dirty Electricity (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) is associated with cancer, diabetes, and other health problems. Dirty electricity may be partially responsible for the ever growing incidence of cancer, heart disease and diabetes beginning at the start of the 20th century and continuing today. While you are grounded, electromagnetic radiation will have less affect on you. This is how the benefit of Earthing was first discovered.
Many people are finding that switching to non-genetically modified foods improves their health or the health of their pets.
The air you breathe indoors is polluted by off-gassing from glues, solvents and chemicals used in construction materials, furniture, carpets, and all your collection of cleaners and poisons under the sink. Many products such as mattresses, couches and carpets are coated with fire-retarding chemicals that are carcinogenic. Millions of homes have been treated for termites with carcinogenic pesticides chlordane and heptachlor, resulting in "persistent air contamination" at concentrations higher than levels determined by the EPA to pose "imminent cancer hazard".
The mercury amalgam fillings in your teeth release mercury vapor every time you chew, and mercury toxicity is associated with health problems in the cardiovascular system (heart disease), central nervous system, digestive system, endocrine system, immune system, and even cancer. One woman in six has enough mercury in her blood to harm her developing child via the umbilical cord. By age two, American children have received 237 micrograms of mercury through vaccines alone, which far exceeds current EPA "safe" levels. Root canals are particularly accused as being locations for "focal infections" releasing a steady steam of bacteria and toxins into your body. Gerson Therapy includes extraction of all teeth with root canals. A diet of whole foods is your best protection against tooth decay. Women who eat fish twice or more a week have seven times as much mercury in their blood as women who have not eaten fish for a month. Fish with the most mercury are larger species such as shark, swordfish and tuna. Sardines are much less toxic, and are filled with useful nutrients. If you want to eat fish, two tins of sardines each week would be healthful.
In the early 1900s an Indiana physician, Dr. W.B. Clarke, stated "Cancer was practically unknown until compulsory vaccination with cowpox vaccine began to be introduced. I have had to deal with two hundred cases of cancer, and I never saw a case of cancer in an un-vaccinated person." - Murder by Injection page 132. Learn how to legally avoid unwanted vaccinations of all kinds.
Vaccines are accused of being responsible for the current epidemic of autism affecting one out of every 250 people (mostly children), up from about one in 10,000 in 1992. (Read about a group of 30,000+ children under the care of Homefirst Health Services of Chicago who have never been vaccinated and who have no autism 1, 2, 3.) Vaccines are also associated with rising rates of childhood asthma and diabetes. The health of children is declining rapidly. The incidence of life-threatening food allergies has doubled in the last 10 years (Allergy 05;60(4):443-451, J Allergy Clin Immunol 05;116(2):377-383). The incidence of asthma is up 75% in the last 10 years (Chest 04;125(5):1685-1692). Childhood obesity has tripled in the last 20 years (JAMA 02;288(14):1728-1733). Along with obesity comes related problems formerly seen only in adults: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, liver and kidney disease, and sleep apnea. Diabetes has doubled in children in the last 25 years. Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes is now appearing in children as young as 6 years of age. Ten percent of these diabetic children will experience kidney failure (Diabetes 02;51:A24). More than 4 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD since the condition was first recognized in 1980. Stimulant drug prescriptions have increased five-fold in the last seven years (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 05;54(34):842-847, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 04;156(8):753-759). Vaccine Nation video 1 hour and 29 minutes. The Quiet Killer video 2 hours and 6 minutes. Many more videos on YouTube. Medical marijuana in pediatric medicine.
A good website for autism is www.autism.com. A child in California will receive 41 vaccinations by age 2.
The air you breathe outdoors is so polluted by car exhaust that in many cities smog warnings are frequently issued recommending that people stay indoors. Plus, many industries emit carcinogenic air pollution so that just living near them increases your risk of cancer. Mapping of where cancer patients live and work clearly shows these high cancer areas around certain industries such as the petrochemical industry. Microscopic asbestos fibers floating in the air are a known carcinogen responsible for 10% - 15% of all cancer deaths. An increasing percentage of lung cancer is of a type not caused by smoking. In fact, it has been suggested that industry is using cancers caused by smoking (ignoring increasing rates of lung cancer in non-smokers) and dietary fat (ignoring the carcinogenic chemicals and pesticides in the fat) to divert attention from themselves and the occupational exposures and pollution they create. Read the names of the top 100 corporate air polluters - the "toxic 100".
There are many questions about cosmetics and perfumes. The industry is largely unregulated and in 1989, the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health found 884 poisonous substances (many synthetically derived from petrochemicals) in a list of 2,983 chemicals used in the fragrance industry. These are substances capable of causing cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders, allergic respiratory reactions, skin and eye irritations. 8,000 tons of synthetic musk fragrances are produced annually in the US. The synthetic musk compounds can be absorbed through the skin and tend to build up in fat tissue. Synthetic musk is banned in England because it causes cancer. Applying talcum (a kind of powdered asbestos) to the body can increase a woman's chances of developing ovarian cancer according to the American Journal of Epidemiology (145: 5 (MAR 1 1997): 459-465). Have a look at the ingredients list for baby powder! Safe replacements for talcum powder include baking soda and corn starch.
The "prepared foods" that have become so popular probably all contain hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats that are associated with cancer, not to mention sundry preservatives and other chemicals, combined with vastly reduced nutritional value. Leukemia is the leading cause of fatal cancers in children, and strangely enough this may be partly due to the use of soy protein in infant formulas. Also, ultrasound has an unhealthy effect on rapidly multiplying fetal cells and is not recommended. Leukemia is also caused by many chemicals and radiation.
In 1890, the average American consumed about 5 pounds of sugar a year. Today the average American consumes 2 to 3 pounds of sugar a week. This is highly refined sugar in the form of sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn sugar) and high fructose corn syrup. This sugar consumption is in addition to the naturally occurring sugars in food. Sugar depresses the immune system and contributes to many diseases including cancer. The high consumption of sugar is associated with reduced consumption of fruits and vegetables, and deficiencies in many important nutrients. Eating all this sugar is a form of slow suicide. Carcinogenic chemical in soft drinks.
The water you drink and bathe in probably has chlorine added to it. Chlorine combines with organic material in the water to form carcinogenic chemicals called trihalomethanes. When chlorinated water comes into contact with your digestive system, skin or lungs you can expect the chlorine to react with your body tissues. Olympic athletes refuse to swim in heavily chlorinated pools. Plus, animal studies clearly demonstrate that drinking chlorinated water can cause heart disease. In fact, Dr. Joseph M. Price writes on page 57 of his book Coronaries Cholesterol Chlorine that "atherosclerosis cannot occur to a clinically significant degree in the absence of chlorine regardless of diet and other contributing factors." Heart disease is virtually unknown in areas of the world without chlorinated drinking water, and was unknown in the west prior to the introduction of chlorinated drinking water in 1904. The first clinical description of coronary thrombosis (heart attack) was made in 1912. The number of deaths by heart attack was not significant enough to be included in national statistics until 1930. Safer alternatives to create clean drinking water would be ultraviolet light (UV) and either ozone or hydrogen peroxide (ozone becomes hydrogen peroxide when it is dissolved in water). Many cities around the world use ozone and UV light to reduce the amount of chlorine needed.
Your drinking water may also have fluoride added to it. Fluoride interferes with your body's enzyme systems. Enzymes are necessary for all transformations in the body, and are key to your body's defense against cancer. "Fluoride causes more human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical." - Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, U.S. National Cancer Institute. Fluoride is in the chemicals (PFAS) that make non-stick cookware, water-repellant clothing, stain-resistant carpets, flame retardant chemicals, etc. Hundreds of scientists have issued a warning of the danger. This might be a good time to toss your Teflon cookware, and replace it with non-stick ceramic coated cookware.
You can't walk barefoot on the grass in a public park for fear that some pesticide or other chemical has been sprayed on it. Ten of the 34 pesticides commonly used in professional lawn care are carcinogenic.
In the 1940's the annual production of synthetic organic chemicals was about one billion pounds. In the 1950's this rose to 30 billion pounds and by the 1980's had reached 400 billion pounds annually. Most of these chemicals have never been tested for their carcinogenic and mutagenic effects. Occupational exposure to industrial carcinogens is a major risk factor for cancer. Even today, most toxic waste created by industry is not disposed of safely.
Americans consume 80% of the world's supply of pain killers. This amounts to 110 tons of opiates annually. More than 25% of American children and teens take prescription drugs. Poisoning, mostly from prescription drugs and personal products such as cosmetics, has now passed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.
Contaminants have been found in vaccinations that may cause cancer, such as the monkey virus SV40 that contaminated all polio vaccinations given between 1955 and 1961 (the polio vaccine is grown on monkey tissue). In fact, despite industry assurances to the contrary, there is evidence that SV40 continued to contaminate polio vaccinations given to infants in the USA up to the year 2000 when the vaccination was discontinued. Many prescription drugs create free radicals that are a cause of cancer. The medical use of radiation in the form of diagnostic X-rays is the main cause of increasing levels of leukemia. Even the so-called treatments for cancer - chemotherapy and radiation - are carcinogenic. (After chemotherapy or radiation your chances of a second cancer are 100 times higher - Dr. Samuel Epstein page 328).
The average person gets much less exercise than in 1904 and paradoxically, due to the electric light we get a lot less rest. Get to bed no later than 10 PM every night if you can. Best is to ignore the clock and go to bed with the sun, then rise early to meditate. Go for an early morning walk barefoot on grass while it is still damp with dew.
Plastics surround us. Plastic carpets and furniture, plastic in our clothing, plastic containers and plastic wrap for food, plastic bottles for water and soft drinks, ...
Plastic contains chemicals such as BPA (bisphenol-A) and phthalates.
BPA is an endocrine disrupter associated with heart disease, chromosome damage, birth defects, Down syndrome, obesity, insulin resistance and cancer.
Phthalates cause males to become more female. Phthalates are linked to allergies, asthma, autism, inflammation, kidney and prostate disease, obesity, diseases of the reproductive organs. Experimental exposure of one generation of rats to phthalates produced disease in their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. This is the first time transgenerational inheritance of disease has been demonstrated experimentally due to exposure to an environmental toxin. All Americans tested have high levels of phthalates.
More than 40% of the population can expect to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Worldwide, cancer is the number one cause of death. The world has indeed changed since 1904 when both cancer and heart disease were rare. It may not be possible to roll back the clock, but we can learn as individuals and as a society to protect ourselves from much that is harming us.
So what are you going to do? Build yourself a home of non-toxic materials in an area where the air is clean, and drink rain water from your roof while growing your own food? Sounds good! But in the meantime you do not want to die of cancer. Here is a summary of what you can do now.
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