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A comprehensive international directory of holistic, natural health care practitioners; from the good folks at Food Matters

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Powerful Testimony

Molly Jones Gray testified before Congress regarding her participation in a study of the effects of toxic chemicals on pregnancy.
"The study tested for phthalates, mercury, PFC “Teflon chemicals”, flame-retardants, and BPA. Many of these substances are known to cause adverse health effects such as reproductive problems, cancer, hormone disruption, and impaired neurodevelopment."
Her testimony is powerful and encouraging to all of us who work tirelessly to educate the public about the insanity and lack of regulation of cancer-causing chemicals.
"Something is wrong when I, as an educated consumer, am unable to protect my baby from toxic chemicals. I and all other parents should be able to walk into stores and buy what we need without winding up with products that put our families’ health at risk."
Read Molly's full statement here:
Babies deserve to grow in a healthy environment
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FACT: Every minute of every hour
Cancer KILLS 1 American-
10,000 people EVERY week!!

Childhood Cancer is Different from Adult Cancers

  Important progress is being made in cancer research regarding the causes and also the role that our genes play in determining who develops cancer.  The article from The Santa Barbara Independent reports some amazing findings about the differences in adult and childhood cancer, which also seems to confirm other studies that suggest some cancers begin in the womb.
"It’s known that these genes are also very important during normal brain development, which again emphasizes how this childhood cancer is different from adult cancers; the childhood cancer is almost certainly the result of something going wrong during development."
"It’s becoming clearer that childhood cancer, as shown here with medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer, is due to problems that manifest during fetal development."
The full article from The Santa Barbara Independent:
Childhood Cancer Is Different from Adult Cancers

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Veterans' Cancers Linked to Monsanto

According to the 2010 "President's Cancer Panel Report":  "The military is a major source of toxic occupational and environmental exposures that can increase cancer risk." (download the 240 page PDF report here) In fact, some of the most toxic places in the US are linked to the military: "Superfund sites are areas that have been designated as among the worst areas of toxic contamination in the United States. Nearly 900 Superfund sites are abandoned military facilities or facilities that produced materials and products for or otherwise supported military needs."
(El Toro Marine Air Station in California, Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina, Fort Detrick Army base in Maryland, etc.)

At Camp Lejeune, reports indicate a higher "incidence of cancers (including at least 53 cases of male breast cancer)" and "many children born at the base suffered birth defects and illnesses." Women living at or near the base "had unusually high miscarriage rates." For many years government official denied any link or knowledge of a problem.  Nice way to treat our service men, women and their families, right?

Now Maryland officials are warning that certain cancers (bone, liver and endocrine) are appearing at a high rate in young people living near Fort Detrick.  It is believed that the dumping of Agent Orange at the base may be related to the increased cancer incidences.

Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant, is manufactured by Monsanto.

Read the full article from Salem-News.com:
Abnormal Cancer Rates at Fort Detrick Tied to Monsanto's Agent Orange


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PCBs and Blood Pressure

Toxic chemicals have been linked to many more diseases and serious health problems than just cancer, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity, infertility, miscarraige and numerous others.  Improving chemical policies will improve our health.

Read more:
Link Between PCBs and Blood Pressure Broader than Suspected


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Pollutants Pass From Mother To Fetus

Officials are finally admitting what activists have been saying for DECADES:  the placenta CANNOT protect an unborn child from toxic pollutants!!
"In recent years, researchers have documented that pregnant and lactating mothers transfer environmental contaminants to their children and that these exposures can impair neurological, reproductive, immunological, respiratory, and metabolic development."
More from Chemical and Engineering News:
Pollutants' Pass From Mother To Child
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Cancer KILLS 1 American-
10,000 people EVERY week!

Better Regulation Needed to Protect Health-Care Workers

When my daughter began her chemotherapy I was quite shocked to learn that only specially trained workers are permitted to handle these drugs and that they must wear protective clothing; a type of HAZMAT suit, which I suppose makes sense considering chemo drugs are hazardous materials.  Employees must also wear protective clothing when handling the patient's bodily fluids (i.e. emptying their urine into a toilet).  THAT'S how toxic these drugs are!

Chemotherapy drugs indiscriminately kill cells throughout the body.  They also damage and change DNA.  My 12 year old daughter used to have stick-straight, light blond hair; it all fell out and is growing back much darker and curly.  Her taste buds have never fully recovered; 18 months since chemo ended and she still gets a metallic taste in her mouth.  Many patients must be kept in isolation because chemo drugs DESTROY their immune system and the slightest infection could kill them.  This is part of the reason you sometimes hear it said that it wasn't the cancer that killed a person, but rather the "treatment."

I am a strong proponent of natural health-care, but I have nothing but respect and admiration for the oncology nurses who risk their own health in an effort to help people.  To now learn that these selfless caretakers are not adequately protected is deeply disturbing and heartbreaking.

Read more about the plight of oncology health-care workers:
InvestigateWest's reporting brings health-care worker safety into Legislature
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Cancer KILLS 1 American-
10,000 people EVERY week!

Medical Radiation in Children

A major reason I am all about PREVENTION to cure the cancer epidemic:  "treatment" is often toxic and sometimes deadly.
Even if a cancer patient doesn't receive radiation as "treatment", they are repeatedly exposed to it through the many x-rays and CT (CAT) scans doctors use to see where the cancer is, if it has spread, if it has come back and many other reasons.  Each scan can increase their risk of future cancers and other health problems.

A typical CT scan of the chest "delivers more than 100 times the radiation dose of a typical chest X-ray."

Children are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of radiation, yet the FDA does NOT require equipment manufacturers to add safety features to protect children.  Some do so voluntarily, but General Electric, Toshiba Corp, Hitachi Ltd, and Siemens and Philips, apparently do not consider safety of children important.

An interesting article from Rueters:
Radiation exposure from imaging common in kids
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Cancer KILLS 1 American-
10,000 people EVERY week!

Obesity Linked to Toxic Chemicals

A recent study indicates more than 1/3 of 9 month old babies are obese, and while many people, including First Lady Michelle Obama, suggest America's obesity problem is due to lack of exercise and poor food choices, there is absolutely NO way that reasoning applies to babies.  From the News Observer:
"Scientists think estrogen-like compounds in some hand lotions or shampoos used by pregnant women may disrupt a developing baby's endocrine system, which helps control metabolism."
Read the full article:
Children's Weight Woes Might Start in the Womb

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Fluoride Alert

If you read labels, you have no doubt seen this statement on tubes of toothpaste: "If your child swallows more than the recommended amount, contact a poison control center."  The reason?  Fluoride is toxic poison!  The recommended amount of toothpaste for a child is a pea-sized amount and is equivalent to one glass of fluoridated water!!  So why is fluoride added to our drinking water??!

There is no proof that fluoridating water decreases cavities.  In fact, scientists agree, if it protects teeth it is only through topical application, NOT ingesting it!  Adding fluoride to drinking water makes about as much sense as drinking shampoo to clean your hair!

Why are we being mass-medicated without our permission and with no information about side-effects (and there are MANY!)?  Why is the government allowed to do what NO doctor can do: force medication on people?  Because we need better public policy!!

More from Dr. Joseph Mercola:
CDC and ADA Now Advise to Avoid Using Fluoride (for the people most vulnerable to its toxic effects)

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