Fighting Cancer

9 weaknesses to focus on when fighting cancer and

how to use them to your advantage

 

Cancer Weakness #6: A Buildup Of Toxins And Chlorine Exposure Promote Cancer

I have heard an eminent German oncologist say that the main cause of cancer is environmental toxins. Others agree. While there are obviously other issues, fungus, viruses, genetics, etc., the major change that has lead to the explosion of cancer over the last 100 years has been the introduction of tens of thousands of chemicals into the environments that we had never been exposed to before.

They have overwhelmed the defenses of the body and cancer develops. Unfortunately, if industry and the government they control have their way, it may even become worse.

Biotech companies have been aggressively promoting the use of genetically modified food. It’s a financial goldmine for them. Unfortunately, there are several problems with genetically modified food. Even scientists at the FDA resisted them till political pressure led them to approve it. Every independent study has shown problems. Abnormal cell growth being high on the list. And no wonder.

Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception writes on his website of that name, “More worrisome is that the “promoter” used inside GM foods could get transferred to bacteria or internal organs. Promoters act like a light switches, permanently turning on genes that might otherwise be switched off. Scientists believe that this might create unpredictable health effects, including the potentially pre-cancerous cell growth found in the animal feeding studies mentioned above.

“Milk from rbGH-treated cows contains an increased amount of the hormone IGF-1, which is one of the highest risk factors associated with breast and prostate cancer, among others. Soy allergies skyrocketed by 50% in the UK , coinciding with the introduction of GM soy imports from the U.S. “

Foods are not required to be labeled as GM foods.The only way to make sure you are not eating food that has been genetically modified is to eat organic food or food labeled non-gmo. Eating organic food, of course, will also reduce the amount of chemicals you are ingesting.

Quite clearly, one of the most important things you need to do when fighting cancer is to avoid these toxins and to get rid of the ones in your body that may be causing your cancer.

There are several types of toxic buildups in the body that need to be dealt with when fighting cancer. As mentioned earlier, there is cellular toxicity primarily caused by the shunting of toxins into cells due to excess acidity in the blood.

There is heavy metal toxicity coming from years of exposure to highly toxic heavy metals. While many come from the environment, silver amalgam fillings, many vaccines and some other drugs put mercury and other metals into our body. Most large fish have elevated mercury levels. Elevated levels of heavy metals disrupt the immune system and must be dealt with when fighting cancer.

And then there is the toxic buildup in the colon of undigested foods and hardened fecal matter. Nutrient absorption is disrupted, and toxins sitting in that decaying mess are reabsorbed back into the body. This creates a constant stress on the immune system and a further load on the body’s detoxification systems. Colon cleaning needs to happen on the journey to good health.

Toxins and pathogens in water have led to many diseases. But did you know that what’s put in your water to purify it may be causing your cancer (and heart disease)?

The French, with their lower cancer rates from consuming OPCs and resveratrol in red wine, have made red wine famous for its health benefits. There is another side to their low cancer rates though that most people don’t know…

The French do not drink chlorinated water. They ozonate their water to purify it.

Does this make a difference? Absolutely.

“We are quite convinced… that there is an association between cancer and chlorinated water.”
Medical College Of Wisconsin research team

We don’t use chlorine because it’s safe, we use it because it is cheap . We essentially still pour bleach in our water before we drink it. The long-term effects of chlorinated drinking water have recently been recognized. According to the U.S. Council Of Environmental Quality, “Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.”

It may cause much heart disease too. Dr. Joseph Price wrote a highly controversial book in the late sixties titled Coronaries/Cholesterol/Chlorine, and concluded that nothing can negate the incontrovertible fact, that the basic cause of arteriosclerosis, heart attacks and stroke, is chlorine.

Dr. Price later headed up a study using chickens as test subjects, where two groups of several hundred birds were observed throughout their span to maturity.

One group was given water with chlorine and the other without. The group raised with chlorine, when autopsied, showed some level of heart or circulatory disease in every specimen, the group without had no incidence of disease. The group without chlorine grew faster, larger and displayed vigorous health.

This study was well received in the poultry industry, and is still used as a reference today. As a result, most large poultry producers use dechlorinated water.

When chlorine is added to our water, it combines with other natural compounds to form Trihalomethanes (chlorination byproducts), or THMs. These chlorine byproducts trigger the production of free radicals in the body, causing cell damage, and are highly carcinogenic .

“Although concentrations of these carcinogens (THMs) are low, it is precisely these low levels that cancer scientists believe are responsible for the majority of human cancers in the United States “. The Environmental Defense Fund

Dr. Robert Carlson, a highly respected University of Minnesota researcher, sums it up by claiming, “Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times!”

Breast cancer , which now affects one in every eight women in North America , has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut , the first of it’s kind in North America , found that:

“Women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines (chlorination byproducts) in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer.”

It is not just drinking chlorinated water that is the problem.

Up to two thirds of our exposure to chlorine is due to inhalation of steam and skin absorption while showering . A warm shower opens up the pores of the skin and allows for accelerated absorption of chlorine and other chemicals in water.

The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 50 times the level of chemicals than tap water due to the fact that chlorine and most other contaminants vaporize much faster and at a lower temperature than water. Inhalation is a much more harmful means of exposure since the chlorine gas (chloroform) we inhale goes directly into our blood stream.

“Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of chlorine in the water.” Dr Lance Wallace, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

If you take showers using chlorinated water and are dealing with cancer, clearly installing a shower filter to dechlorinate your shower water makes good sense.

It is the buildup of toxins in the body that blocks cell oxygenation and leads to the development of cancer from low oxygen levels in cells. The key is to protect your cells by making sure you are taking plenty of antioxidants, stop drinking chlorinated water or taking showers in it, and get rid of the buildup of toxins in your body using safe and natural detoxifiers. Several will be mentioned later on in this report.