The Detox Conundrum: My Anti Cancer Strategy

breast cancer myths mdnThis chart below (courtesy of Dr Joseph Mercola’s site paints a pretty depressing picture of the many ways a woman might get cancer.

Why? Because it shows conclusively that we’ve created a toxic ‘cage’ in our own home where almost everything we touch or use has toxic effect.

No-one can answer the big question about how much of these toxins are ‘needed’ to come down with serious disease, and so we are left to our own devices in creating our own ongoing detoxification plan. What I can say in my own life is that I haven’t contracted cancer. That’s really all I can say, because I simply have no alternative data.. and what is obvious is that no doctor can promise me cancer proofing. In fact sometimes I’m reminded of my Dad, a big smoker, who just kept on smoking regardless. He used to say, when questioned about it or after almost coughing his lungs out at the dinner table:

“Not dead yet!”

My Cancer Proofing Strategy

So my cancer proofing strategy may not be any good at all. It is only, after all, a result of my and Cassie’s research, which points to all the usual ways; eat organic, breathe clean air, drink good water and try to make your home as clean as possible, free of all  those nasty things Dr Mercola shows in his chart.  Yes, I do believe that alkalizing in any way i can helps, but even though the science is there, I still can’t actually and definitively say that it WILL protect me, can I?

It’s the best I can and the least I can do because there’s just no way of measuring it except to say I am cancer free for now!
I’m still discussing this subject with Professor Tyler LeBaron, because there are quite a few studies of molecular hydrogen related to its effect on cancer. It’s still early, and there are no large scale human studies, but what attracted me was its reported ability to support the way my cells communicate. As I see it, cellular communication is basically what is happening at trillions of times a minute in my body, and all the toxins on Dr Mercola’s chart are doing their best to impede the efficiency of that communication.
Here’s a page of studies on the subject.

And here’s the table of nasties.

Flame retardants: Flame retardant products, polyester resins, plastic polymers, and rigid polyurethane foamsAcrylamide: Diet (especially starchy foods, such as French fries, cooked at high temperatures), tobacco smoke, and polyacrylamide gels in consumer products, such as diapers
Aromatic amines: Polyurethane, pesticides, Azo dyes, and many other productsBenzene: Gasoline (riding in a car, pumping gasoline, and storing gasoline in a basement or attached garage), tobacco smoke, adhesive removers, paints, sealants, finishers, and engine fuel and oils
Halogenated organic solvents:Dry cleaning, hair spray propellant, soil fumigants, food processing, gasoline additives, and paint and spot removersEthylene (EtO) and propylene oxide (PO): EtO is a gas used to sterilize medical equipment, food and spices, clothing, and musical instruments. Also found in tobacco smoke and auto exhaust. PO is a sterilant and fumigant. Also found in automotive and paint products
1,3-Butadiene: Cigarette smoke, automobile exhaust, gasoline fumes, and emissions from industrial facilitiesHeterocyclic amines: Meat cooked at high temperatures, and tobacco smoke
Endogenous and pharmaceutical hormones and other endocrine disrupting chemicals: Estrogens, progesterone, and DES, along with other hormonesNon-hormonal pharmaceuticals that have hormonal activity: These include four chemotherapeutic agents, two veterinary drugs possibly present in food, the diuretic furosemide, the anti-fungal griseofulvin, and several anti-infective agents
MX: One of hundreds of genotoxic by-products of drinking water disinfectionPerfluorooctanoic acid PFOA:Non-stick and stain-resistant coatings on rugs, furniture, clothes and cookware; fire-fighting applications, cosmetics, lubricants, paints, and adhesives
Nitro-PAHs: Air pollution, primarily from diesel exhaustPAHs: Tobacco smoke, air pollution, and charred foods
Ochratoxin A (a naturally occurring mycotoxin): Contaminated grain, nuts, and pork productsStyrene: Food that has been in contact with polystyrene; consumer products and building materials, including polystyrene, carpets, adhesives, hobby and craft supplies, and home maintenance products