Did that get your attention? I hope so.
In the coming weeks in this space I’m going to post some online columns here in my blog space that I’m developing in order to get readers thinking of an important topic that focuses on their health, and is also environmentally related.
I want to talk to you about cancer and other diseases like diabetes that I believe are directly related to the chemically-tainted foods we put in our bodies, the cosmetic and toiletry products we apply to our skin, and the household cleaning products under our bathroom and kitchen sinks, all of which need replacing with alternatives that will lower the toxic burden in our systems, and even cleanse our bodies of toxins over time.
I will first present, next week, my summation of a fascinating course I took recently on raw food “stoveless” cuisine under the tutelage of Alexi Bracey, a raw food chef and health educator who overcame uterine cancer 11 years ago by switching to a raw food lifestyle. This article will challenge your assumptions about diet and hopefully trigger, as it did for me, a complete re-evaluation of what you eat and why, and who benefits from the current industrial agri-business.
I have concluded that much of the money raised to find a supposed “cure” for cancer is the right answer to the wrong question, and I find myself aligned now with those who say that prevention is what we should emphasize. I have a lot to say about this, but I’ll just hint here that Big Pharma doesn’t stand to gain much from people getting off the cancer train by simply adopting a raw and organic food diet. There are hundreds of billions of dollars at stake keeping us beholden to the supposedly “convenience” of fast food, local supermarkets that pass along the supposed “savings” of chemically grown produce and meat shipped from far away, personal care products laced with toxins and home cleaning products that are far more dangerous to us than we realize, trapped amid the chemicals in our sealed energy-efficient homes. Yet there’s nothing “convenient” about becoming diabetic, or cancer-ridden.
It’s becoming more and more mainstream to recognize that prevention is the cure, yet very little money and resources are being invested in prevention. Our government is not protecting us. Let me repeat that: Our government is not protecting us. Yet, oddly, we have all the tools we need right at hand to take action ourselves and get well.
So, watch for my blog column next week about Alexi Bracey and the stoveless cuisine revolution, followed the week after by my look at a Norwegian company that offers non-toxic alternatives to the cleaning and personal care products that we’ve formed the very bad habit of buying at our pharmacies and supermarkets (not to mention box stores).
If you’re tired of being terrified of getting cancer from your food and indoor environment, of supporting a food production system that mistreats animals and loads up produce with toxins, and wish to shift away from retailers and brand owners whose goods are primarily produced in slave labor conditions in China and other countries with a poor environment and human rights record, you’ll enjoy these articles, which I hope will spark a conversation and changes in how we live. I wish I could change our government’s policies, but I’m not optimistic. I am, however, optimistic that, presented with practical steps to change how we live at the local level, most people will take the opportunity, especially when the alternative is so frightening.