Welcome to the Rethinking Cancer Newsletter #54
“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.”
— Benjamin Rush (1746-1813)
Benjamin Rush — physician, politician, social reformer, educator — was a Founding Father of the United States. He signed the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental Congress. As visionary as he was, he likely could not have foreseen the medical tyranny that our democracy is under today: the mass medication via neurotoxic fluoride chemicals into our precious water supplies; mounting legislative pressure to submit ourselves and our children to the unintended consequences of vaccinations containing toxics like formaldehyde, mercury, aluminum, retroviruses and human DNA — all “for the common good”; the threat to our health from unregulated chemicals and unlabeled GMOs without regard for cumulative, long-term or suspected carcinogenic effects; the fact that any physician who deviates from the limited legally approved treatments for cancer risks sanction, while patients who seek nontoxic alternatives often have to travel great distances and pay heavily for therapies not covered by standard insurance; and parents who do not want to subject their minor-age children to these toxic treatments risk the state taking custody of their offspring.
If this riles you up, take action! Let your elected representatives know what you think about these issues. Ask what are they doing to reduce the toxic overload which is insidiously fueling our epidemic of chronic degenerative diseases, especially cancer. Ask where they stand: with the corporate lobbyists who cajole them with the steady flow of unregulated campaign contributions or We the People who our founders envisioned have the right to medical as well as religious freedom?
To your health!
Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (FACT)
P.S. Besides contacting your elected representatives, we strongly suggest supporting organizations that are fighting for health freedom, such as The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC),Fluoride Action Network (FAN), Organic Consumers Association (OCA). Thanks, as ever, for your donations and feedback. Do join us on Twitter, Facebook and our YouTube channel!
Chemicals in Your Popcorn?
By Nicholas Kristof
What do a pizza box, a polar bear and you have in common?
All carry a kind of industrial toxicant called poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, that do two things: They make life convenient, and they also appear to increase the risk of cancer.
The scientists I interviewed say that they try to avoid these chemicals in their daily lives, but they’re pretty much unavoidable and now are found in animals all over the planet (including polar bears in Greenland and probably you and me). PFASs are used to make nonstick frying pans, waterproof clothing, stain-resistant fabrics, fast-food wrappers, microwave popcorn bags, firefighting foam and thousands of other products. Many are unlabeled, so even chemists sometimes feel helpless.
This should be a moment when government steps up to protect citizens. But from tobacco to lead paint to chemicals, industry has used donations, obfuscation and lobbying to defer regulation until the human casualties are too vast to be hidden. READ MORE
The Organic Experiment
We may never be able to completely eliminate the presence of toxic chemicals in our environment, but we can reduce our exposure by paying attention to those things we can control, like personal care and home cleaning products, and, especially, the food we eat.
With this in mind, a food coop in Sweden challenged a typical Swedish family, the Palmbergs, to take part in a 21-day all-organic diet experiment. The first week, the family ate their standard non-organic diet, providing daily urine samples each day to establish a baseline of toxicity. An independent lab test performed by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute found that eight of the chosen 12 pesticides were in their systems. This included a number of insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators.
For the remaining 2 weeks, the Palmbergs adopted a 100% organic diet. Again, daily urine samples were taken. Incredibly — within just a few days — almost all the pesticides were completely gone from their systems!
Others have corroberated this effect. Research published in Environmental Research found that a single week of eating mostly organics reduced pesticide levels by nearly 90% in Australian adults. The study included 4,466 participants. Watch the video!
Canola — The “Con” Oil
The food industry tells us that canola oil, like olive oil, is rich in monounsaturated fats, low in saturated fats, high in omega-3 fatty acids and, therefore, beneficial for the prevention of heart disease and protection of overall health.
Detractors say that canola oil is poisonous, derived from an industrial oil from which mustard gas (used in chemical warfare) was made, and containing hemagglutinins and toxic cyanide-containing glycocides, which can cause mad cow disease, blindness, nervous disorders, clumping of blood cells and immune suppression.
The truth about this low-cost, heavily marketed “health food” is not either of these extremes, but there are plenty of reasons to stay away from canola oil. READ MORE
A chemical-free treat for your face! Avocado is loaded with anti-aging elements, including an abundance of Vitamins E, A and monounsaturated fats. Raw cacao is full of anti-oxidants and has a toning effect on skin. Raw honey, a natural moisturizer, is a rich source of phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
- 1 organic avocado
- 2 tablespoons raw organic cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
1.. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.
2. Smooth on skin and leave for about 1/2 hour. (This is especially effective to have on your face while taking your bath.)
NOTE: Makes enough for 4 facials, or one facial and a great dessert!
Published in 1977, this is the work of 3-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist, Herbert Lawrence Block, commonly known as Herblock. Unfortunately, not a whole lot has changed since 1977.