Nicholas Kristof,of the New York Times, reported May 06, 2010 on the President’s Cancer Panel Report, a 200 page tome that warned of dire consequences to Americans’ health without a much more rigorous regulation of chemicals.
The report warns about exposure to chemicals, particularly among pregnant women. More than 300 chemical contaminants have been found in the umbilical cord blood of newborns, meaning that children born into this society come,
The distinguished medical experts who comprise this sterling panel include Dr. Margaret Kripke, an immunologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and Dr. LaSalle Leffall, Jr, an oncologist at Howard University. Both were appointed by President Bush.
Weak laws, lax enforcement and fragmented authority have created a toxic chemical stew that we all live in. Dr. Salerno has been writing about this topic for at least eight years and has treated patients in his New York practice for ailments ranging from heavy metals poisoning to cancers that can be traced back to chemical exposure.
“I have seen a serious rise in the number of patients coming to me suffering from toxic metals poisoning. I have a number of Japanese patients who suffer from mercury poisoning as a result of eating fish. I find that an aggressive course of action is necessary to resolve these serious health issues. We start with organic food and clean water,” says Dr. Salerno.
One of the most alarming results of the study is that 41% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, and many of those cancers can be traced back to a polluted environment.
This includes food, and that is why the Silver Cloud Diet has always recommended a diet of whole, unprocessed, organic food. The good news is that the availability of organic food has gone totally mainstream. Even Walmart has become active, and now is the nation’s largest retail purveyor of organic produce.
Clean drinking water is another serious issue. While the use of plastic bottles and bottled water has come into question, it is best to filter tap water at home to guarantee a source of unpolluted water. Store water in stainless steel or glass containers.
If you have a job that exposes you to chemicals, remove your shoes before entering your house. This included medical workers, factory workers, and any other workers whose occupation exposes them to chemicals. Work clothes should be washed separately from the other laundry in the household.
In addition to choosing food grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers and growth hormones, avoid meats that are cooked well-done.
Check radon levels in your house because this is a natural source of radiation linked to cancer.
For the sake of your children, choose foods, toys and garden products with fewere endocrine disrupters or other toxins. (see www.healthystuff.org for more information.)
We here at The Silver Cloud Diet have seen remarkable improvements in people’s health who adhere to our diet regimen. Not only does their weight normalize but their blood panels improve and their general sense of well being, health and vigor returns.
The body can heal itself with a bit of intervention on the part of the patient.