Avoiding Cancer and Other Life-Threatening or Debilitating Diseases

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How to Live Pure and Chemical Free

A cancer diagnosis is devastating. There are many unknowns and the number of available treatment options seems overwhelming. Yet even given the number of these options, cancer is still quite common. We learn that one in every four deaths results from cancer according to the American Cancer Society. The high incidence of this disease in our modern world begs the question: What are the causes of cancer and how can we prevent it? 

There are many chemicals in our environment: in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. None of them are good for our bodies. They are detrimental. 

Heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and other chemical poisonings have been directly linked to cancer and many conditions considered precursors to cancer.

Heavy metals are naturally occurring elements that have a high atomic weight and a density at least 5 times greater than that of water. Their multiple industrial, domestic, agricultural, medical and technological applications have led to their wide distribution in the environment; raising concerns over their potential effects on human health and the environment. Their toxicity depends on several factors including the dose, route of exposure, and chemical species, as well as the age, gender, genetics, and nutritional status of exposed individuals. Because of their high degree of toxicity, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury rank among the priority metals that are of public health significance. These metallic elements are considered systemic toxicants that are known to induce multiple organ damage, even at lower levels of exposure. They are also classified as human carcinogens (known or probable) according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.  —Tchounwou, Paul B., et al. “Heavy Metals Toxicity and the Environment.” U. S. National Library of Medicine, 26 Aug. 2014. PMC, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4144270/.

A September 2000 study conducted by the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported that in 71 rainwater samples taken over a 12-month period, the average level of mercury present was ten times higher than the level considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Schedule your consult today with Dr. Ramah Wagner to proactively live a life free of debilitating disease.

Mercury is often found in fish we consume, particularly tuna and halibut. Mercury toxicity can cause arthritis, confusion, fatigue, headaches, depression and other problems. Sadly, mercury is only one of many cancer-causing heavy metals that plague us every day.

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine conducted a study on healthy volunteers from around the country and tested them for 210 different chemicals. On average, 167 chemicals were found in these test subjects, 76 of which are known to cause cancer in humans. 

There is an additional underlying reason why we would want to limit the amount of toxins we eat. The reason is that toxins remain in our body for a number of years even if we switch to a chemical-free diet.

At Wagner Chiropractic, we offer natural, easy methods to eliminate these harmful toxins from the body which enables us to be very confident that we can help our patients live healthier and cleaner lives.

Even in a world filled with toxins, we can control our future by the informed choices we make today. 

These are some of the fruits and vegetables containing the most chemicals when conventionally grown as opposed to certified organically grown:

  • Peaches 
  • Apples 
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Celery 
  • Nectarines 
  • Strawberries 
  • Cherries 
  • Pears 
  • Imported grapes 
  • Spinach 
  • Lettuce 
  • Potatoes

In most cases concerning fresh produce, we highly recommend going organic. The cost of the produce may be higher in the short-term, but the potential medical costs in the longer term are far higher, not to mention to toll cancer or other diseases caused by toxic overload takes on our family lives.

It’s really wise that we take preventive measures long before a cancer diagnosis. Stop in our office for a consult and together we’ll develop a preventive plan of action. Make the switch to organic. Learn to read food labels. Get educated. Be proactive. Take action now.

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Sources:

“Heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical poisonings are directly linked to cancer….” —Environmental Working Group

Tchounwou, Paul B., et al. “Heavy Metals Toxicity and the Environment.” U. S. National Library of Medicine, 26 Aug. 2014. PMC, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4144270/.

 

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