Welcome to the Rethinking Cancer Newsletter #62.
This newsletter asks a lot of questions (see article titles) which we hope you’ll find informative and even intriguing. We all have questions and perhaps the best way to find answers is to have reliable sources, like books, at our fingertips. For four decades FACT’s official publication, Cancer Forum, included a very select listing of books which we felt we’re essential for understanding the way the body works and how to regain and maintain optimum health. In short, they contain the essentials of the Biorepair/metabolic healing program that has produced so many long-term recovered patients, as well as so many healthy individuals who never had to deal with a cancer diagnosis.
There are many books out today with catchy titles, proclaiming miracle cures, super foods and supplements for every ill, etc. The books on our list are from a different time, when natural healing therapies were not part of an alternative health industry worth billions a year. These books were written by clinicians with years of experience with a wide range of patients. They are full of wisdom and practical advice. We have now added links to many of these classics on our Donate page, so that you can add them to your library. Take a look!
To your health!
Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (FACT)
Are You Grounded?
Is it possible that the simple, regular act of walking barefoot on the Earth can reduce stress, improve sleep, relieve chronic pain and reduce insidious chronic inflammation?
We humans spend our entire lives on this planet, yet we barely make physical contact with the actual ground. Most of our time is passed indoors, often living and working in units hundreds of foot above the ground, wearing rubber or plastic soled shoes that insulate us from the earth, surrounded by electromagnetic fields (EMF) —WI-Fi, mobile phone waves — and other types of pollution that build up positive ions in the form of free radicals in our bodies. READ MORE
What Are You Wearing?
More and more of us today are striving to live a healthy lifestyle. We avoid chemicalized, denatured, over-processed foods. We drink pure water instead of municipal tap with its cocktail of toxic additives. We exercise regularly, practice meditation in its many forms and try to get a good night’s sleep. But how many of us consider that the clothes we wear may be hazardous to our health?
Most of the clothes produced today, including popular high and low-end name brands, are made from synthetic fibers — marketed as “wrinkle resistant, easy-to-clean, durable” — that contain a host of toxic chemicals such as PFC, phthlates, cadium, formaldehyde. Moreover, the manufacturing process of these goods causes major pollution in our food, air and water, along with dangerous working conditions for those who do the labor. Even Monsanto is in the game with its new super-toxic GMO dicamba-resistent cotton, a big seller, otherwise known as “frankencotton” by concerned environmentalists. READ MORE
Will the New GMO Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
Heads up: a new kind of apple could soon be on supermarket shelves near you. It’s the GMO “Artic” Apple, owned by Intrexon, the company that brought us the GMO salmon and GMO mosquito, with peaches, cherries, pears and more in the pipeline. The apples, expected to be approved by U.S. Department of Agriculture later this year, will carry a label that says “Arctic,” but, thanks to a labeling obfuscation bill passed last year by Congress, nowhere on the product will there appear the letters “GMO.”
Friends of the Earth (FOE) has identified 10 stores in the Midwest currently consumer-testing packages of the sliced GMO apple. In other words, they are using people as GMO apple guinea pigs. The “Arctic” is the result of an experimental, unregulated technique called RNA interference that blocks genes related to enzymes that cause an apple to brown when cut. Scientists have warned that this genetic manipulation poses health risks as the manipulated RNA gets into digestive systems and bloodstreams and can lead to negative consequences. The new apple will also be drenched in toxic pesticide residues, also untested by FDA and unlabeled. In short, the “Arctic” apple may not taste great, but it will look eternally fresh! READ MORE
How About Some Good “Old-Fashioned” Apple Slices?
Fresh apples will naturally brown after being sliced. But you don’t need un-brownable GMO apples, whose natural enzymes have been blocked by RNA manipulation, to enjoy un-browned apple slices.
2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices
juice of 2 oranges
Dip each slice of apple in the orange juice and arrange on a serving plate. The orange juice keeps the slices from turning brown and combines well with the flavor of apple.
Thanks to Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, President of Weston A. Price Foundation, for this recipe.