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Asbestos Causes Mesothelioma: Rare Cancer

Asbestos Causes Mesothelioma: Rare Cancer

April 1, 2015

April 1-7, 2015  – Asbestos Awareness Week

We all know Asbestos is bad for us but what you may not realize is it is still widely found in buildings, used for many purposes each year and the USA and Canada are the only 2 Western nations where use of asbestos is not banned! (Crazy right?!)

Along with various health risks, it also causes a rare cancer, Mesothelioma. 75% of the people who have this disease are over the age of 65 and it is 4x more common in men than women. Asbestos is the #1 cause of occupational cancer and more than 107,000 people die EACH YEAR from asbestos-related illness.

Protect yourself from asbestos. If your home or building has asbestos, hire a professional to remove it safely. Don’t smoke, smokers have up to a 9000% great risk of being diagnosed with asbestos cancer.

If you have been exposed to asbestos, get regular checkups and if you do contact an illness it’s best to catch it in the early stages. Be on the lookout, always, for any place in your home or workplaces that may contain asbestos so you can protect yourself, friends, co-workers and loved ones.

No amount of asbestos is safe. Please share this knowledge with others and help get asbestos out of our environment and living/work spaces.

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Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Cancer

 

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The Cancer Killers Book: The Cause is the Cure Review

What if you knew the secrets to having a healthy body that would not be susceptible to illness like colds and flu. What if you took it a step further and never had to worry about getting diseases like Cancer? “The Cancer Killers: The Cause is the Cure“, has been written to help you understand how you can optimized your health and turn your body into a Cancer Killer.

About the Book

Written by Dr. Charles Majors and Dr. Ben Lerner, The Cancer Killers book aims to help you understand more about the disease of Cancer, the business of Cancer and the risks of conventional Cancer treatments.

You will learn and begin to see how you have it within you to fight off all diseases and help your immune system do what is it designed to do: Keep you healthy!

Learn what foods are good for you, which ones need to be avoided and even how much exercise is optimum for health when you read this book. Dr. Majors also describes his own personal experience with Stage IV cancer and how he found his path to recovery through simple (yet obviously effective) ways of living.

Cancer, like all illnesses, is a symptom. It is a result of something weakened and not working right in your body. You will learn how to strengthen your body and make things right, so that illnesses can not grow and thrive within you.

The Business of Cancer

It’s no surprise that people are suspicious of Cancer cures and treatments. The pharmaceutical industry collects millions upon millions of dollars for their Cancer drugs and equipment and even organizations dedicated to Cancer research stand to gain from keeping Cancer a threat.

Let’s face it, if Cancer was cured, drug companies would lose billions. Organizations would go out of business because there would be no need to raise money for cures and there would be no money to pay staff. Many people make their living off ‘finding a Cancer cure‘ but the sad truth is, the ones who profit from diseases like Cancer do not want it to be cured.

In 1971, The National Cancer Act was signed and The National Cancer Institute (NCI) was established. Empowered and designed to fund Cancer research, NCI has allocated hundreds of millions of dollars over the last four decades and are really no further along in finding a cure than they were 40 years ago.

How You Can Cure Cancer Naturally

This is not a book about miracles. There is no real secret in becoming a Cancer Killer. Your body is already designed to be one. The key lies in education. You must become educated on how to eat healthy, what foods and toxins to avoid and what vitamins, herbs and supplements are beneficial (and which ones are not).

Your body is designed to filter out toxins and keep you in a constant state of good health. However, with fast food restaurants, pesticide and chemical-laden fruits and vegetables and various other toxins in personal care products, our bodies have a hard time keeping up. The Western diet, poor farming practices and lethargic lifestyle has only made things worse for our health and it’s no surprise that Cancer and other illnesses are steadily on the rise.

By reading this book, you will learn how to make better food choices and discover the types of exercise essential for good health. Use of Chiropractic treatments and supplementing your diet with essential vitamins, herbs and minerals will not only help you reach optimum health, it will help you pass on those lifestyle choices to your family so future generations can make Cancer a thing of the past.

What our ancestors called food, we now call organic. We are exposed daily to harmful toxins and must educate ourselves on how to reach optimum health. It is up to us to re-learn how to live and eat healthy so we can take control of our own healthcare. The key to fighting Cancer is by not getting it in the first place and your first step is in reading “The Cancer Killers” book! It is a book I will refer to again, and again, and again and I strongly suggest you do the same!

Learn more about this book, the authors and get your copy at BeACancerKiller.com

 

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Snoring health risks causes and natural treatments

Snoring and Sleep Disorders

Almost 90 million American adults suffer from snoring disorders. Snoring can be caused by many reasons and can pose health risks if not treated.

According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), almost 90 million American adults suffer from some type of snoring disorder. Of those adults, 37 million suffer from snoring conditions on a regular basis. Although snoring most often affects overweight men, it can affect both sexes regardless of weight. Understanding causes of snoring and seeking treatment can help minimize health risks associated with the condition.

 

Read full article: Snoring health risks causes and natural treatments.

 

Mental Illness in Children and Teens

Diagnosing Mental Illness in Children & Teens

Mental Illness in Children and Teens

Mental disorders are often hard to diagnose in children and teenagers, especially when the signs are not as severe. Many mental disorders are not treated.

According to a study done by the National Institute of Mental Health, NIMH, roughly 20 percent of U.S. youth will be affected by a mental illness during their lifetime. Mental disorders range in severity and may affect the individual only slightly or may be so extreme it can lead to devastating consequences.

 

Mental Illness in Children and Teens.

 

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Lead in Children’s Toys and New Safety Guidelines

Lead in Children's Toys and New Safety Guidelines

The Canadian Government has issued new regulations to limit the use of lead in children’s toys and products and for products that will have mouth contact.

Amendments have been made to the Hazardous Products Act to further restrict the amount of lead in many consumer products, including children’s toys.

Read full article: Lead in Children’s Toys and New Safety Guidelines.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Babies & Kids, Chemicals, Warnings

 

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How to Treat Eczema Naturally (yes you can)

I am always surprised by how many people have eczema. Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a painful, irritating and embarrassing skin condition that affects babies, kids and adults. While many doctors will prescribe corticosteroids to help you treat eczema, there are natural ways to treat not only the symptoms but the root cause too!

What is Eczema

Eczema is a skin condition that causes the skin to crack, bleed, seep and flake off. It can be itchy and painful at the same time. It usually appears in moist sections of the skin such as inside elbows and backs of knees, but it can be anywhere on the body, even on your face.

Dermatologists will call it atopic dermatitis, and while there are many treatments for the symptoms, understanding what causes eczema flare-ups is key to keeping it under control!

What Causes Eczema

Eczema is aggravated by many factors such as:

  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, humid, cold, dry)
  • Certain fabrics
  • Allergies (food, seasonal)
  • Chemicals and synthetic fragrances and even some essential oils
  • Stress

By realizing what triggers your eczema you can start taking steps to reduce those triggers and help keep your eczema under control.

Natural Treatments for Eczema

I’m always amazed at how many customers I have that ask if I sell anything to treat eczema (which I do) but then they go back to using their regular shampoos/soaps/lotions etc. Many traditional personal care products (though some will try and disagree) 😉 contain toxic chemicals that irritate your skin and cause eczema flare-ups.

Avoiding Toxic Ingredients: Certain ingredients, like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), can irritate sensitive skin. SLS is often found in cleansing products (shampoo, soaps, washes, makeup removers, dish soap, laundry detergents). Synthetic fragrance is also a skin irritant in many cases. Some essential oils can also trigger an eczema flareup so it’s a good idea to avoid any fragrances while you are trying to get your eczema under control!

Dry & Moisturized: Seems like an oxymoron here! You want your skin to be moisturized and dry. After a shower, lightly pat your skin and apply moisturizer to lock in natural moisture (try coconut oil or shea butter). During the day, keep your skin from getting too moist – areas like inside the elbows tend to sweat in heat and this can flare up eczema.

Comfortable Clothing: Certain fabrics, like itchy wool can irritate your eczema. Also, if you use fabric softeners or freshen sheets in the dryer – Don’t! They contain a ton of nasty stuff that just attaches to your clothing and then sits on your skin while you wear your clothing. Use simple detergents for washing and nothing in the dryer. If static is an issue, look for eco-sheets that work together to reduce the charge without using toxic ingredients!

Allergies: This can be hard if you don’t know what you are allergic to! Keep a diary if you can to see if any new foods, lotions or environmental changes are causing your eczema. Try to avoid anything that makes your eczema flare-up.

Stress: Easy said than do but try to reduce stress in your life. Go for a walk, a job, or do some yoga. Read a book. Whatever it takes to reduce stress in your life!

Products to Buy to Help Your Eczema

To avoid making this a commercial type of blog, I will not post links here. However, I will list items I sell and have used (and my customer’s have used) that have helped clear up eczema issues. Of course, you should still check your soaps/washes/detergents/shampoos/cosmetics and avoid ingredients that can cause flare-ups, but for on-the-spot relief, try these:

  • Pure Anada Organic Shea Butter (my personal favorite!)
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Rocky Mountain Unscented Body Butter
  • Pumpkin Soap
  • Hazelwood Necklaces & Bracelets

If you can’t find these items in your local area or want to read more on them, check them out on our site at http://www.NaturaleGREEN.ca. Or you can email me tamara@naturalgreen.ca to chat further about it. Remember, it’s not about treating the symptoms, you have to get to the root cause and make some changes. Eczema is an allergic reaction, which is the body’s reaction to something it does not get along with. Slapping on some cortisone cream is NOT treating your eczema, it’s only treating the symptoms. So do the research, change your personal care products where you can and listen to your body!

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Skin Disorders

 

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Natural & Organic Health Products: What You Need to Know

ImageWondering what all the hype is about? You are not alone!

What are Natural & Organic Health Products anyways?

Well, if you are like most consumers, you are now paying a bit more attention to ‘safe’ and ‘green’ products for healthy living.

If you are also like most consumers you are confused as heck as to what a healthy natural product is anyways!

Let’s face it, the ingredients on the labels today are so crazy, it’s hard to tell what is a synthetic man-made chemical and which ones are long names for essential oils and plant essences!

Natural vs Organic: Is there a difference?

Sure, Organic ingredients are those that have not come into contact with pesticides or other harmful, toxic ingredients during their processing. Natural Ingredients, well, these are debatable. Natural can mean “exists in nature“, or natural as in “no additives“.

Companies use these words all the time and interchange them as they see fit.

Are Natural Products Safer?

That depends really. What are the ingredients? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is natural, derived from natural plant sources that is, but it’s highly irritating and toxic to skin and eyes. Also, what other ingredients are included in the product? It’s great to have a “natural” shampoo with some essential oils but if you have a bunch of other toxic ingredients in there, it’s not really safe is it?

Are Organic Products Safer?

Same things as above. If a product says “Made with Organic Ingredients” or “Contains Organic Plant Essences” it means nothing! It needs to be certified organic and even then you need to check. Often you will find some organic ingredients mixed in with non-organic. Crazy stuff!

Finding Safe and Non-Toxic Products

Not easy! Even your local health and wellness store (big and small) will often carry products they ‘think’ are safe, but really, they still contain some of the toxic ingredients. The most common in something like fragrance. I can’t tell you how many stores I visit that offer brands I know are bad, but the owners don’t know any different (Or they do and don’t care, not sure on this one!)

I’ve been accused before of jumping on the ‘green’ wagon and that because I sell my products for profit I am just fear-mongering without any scientific evidence. (Yes, you all know who are you our there!)  🙂   The truth is, I believe in both arguments. I do believe some advocate groups go a bit far to prove their point and don’t always use valid points. However, I believe even more that the government really sucks at doing their job protecting consumers and is totally incapable and unwilling to do what needs to be done.

Look at companies like P&G that make so many products. Why do they care if their food products contains additives and food colorings that may lead to behavioral disorders in children? They manufacture Concerta, a very popular ADHD drug prescribed to children or any children who ‘seem to have ADHD’ today. What’s the big deal for these big companies? Their products cause reactions and they have more products to be the solution!

I can see their little hamsters running now:

“Oh, our body and face bar contains ingredients that dry out your skin and make you develop atopic dermatitis (eczema)?  No worries, just use our over-the-counter cream to treat your eczema.”

Or how about:

“Interesting, these food colors make these kids active crazy hyper and lose their focus in school. Many teachers think the kids are ADHD and are telling parents to just get them on drugs. So now they take anti-psychotic drugs that do only gosh knows what to their development and if they develop side effects or long term problems, well, we’ve got drugs for that too! Keep the money coming!”

Interesting!

Finding Natural and Organic Stores you Can Trust

They do exist! You may have to look hard and likely they don’t make too many products in really large quantities, but there are manufacturers out there you can trust. Be careful too though, many ‘natural’ companies can take advantage of this whole ‘green fear-mongering’ and offer you products that aren’t really that safe either or tested to be safe!

Look around, check out a company’s profile and social media pages like facebook, twitter, etc. What do their customers say? Do they promote other related companies, letting you know that they really do stand behind their mission statement? Are their prices super high (or insanely low?) Do they offer any sketchy products mixed in with ones that you know are good?

I could just say shop with NaturaleGREEN but I don’t need to do that! As a consumer you have find companies you can trust and also learn how to read labels so that shopping isn’t as scary as it is now. There are other companies like ours though, that are dedicated to providing safer products for consumers. We are always here though if you have questions and want to learn more about chemicals to avoid. Feel free to drop by our site at shopNaturaleGREENonline.ca where you can browse products that have already met our criteria and also read hundreds of articles to help you gain a better understanding of Natural vs. Organic vs. Safe vs. Not!

 

 

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