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Avoiding Cancer One Day at a Time

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Avoiding Cancer One Day at a Time

Practical Advice for Preventing Cancer

Turtle Lake,

15 mins. de lectura
10 ideas fundamentales
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Some 90% of cancers have an environmental or nongenetic component, so you can do a lot to prevent this deadly disease.

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Paranoia would be a perfectly logical response to this cancer-prevention book. You might be tempted to rifle through your medicine cabinet and laundry room shelves, disposing of any product that isn’t vinegar, baking soda or bottled water. You may never use an air freshener again or allow another French fry to pass between your lips. In fact, Dr. Lynne Eldridge and her brother, epidemiologist David Borgeson, warn against becoming fanatical in attempting to reduce carcinogenic threats in your environment. But they aren’t apologetic about presenting a wealth of valuable information that could help prolong your life. The authors admit that links between certain chemicals and cancers are inconclusive, and they judge the medical establishment pretty harshly. Then they present the most current information based on studies and statistics, and leave it to you to accept or reject their recommendations. getAbstract recommends this book in the belief that much of what the authors cover makes sense. Don’t get scared; get busy.


An Ounce of Prevention

Cancer prevention has always taken a back seat to finding cancer cures and treatments. Financial incentives are the main reason why the U.S. cancer mortality rate basically has not changed in the last 60 years, despite billions of dollars worth of research. Developing a new chemotherapy drug is much more profitable than teaching people how to prevent a tumor. Injecting livestock with hormones and antibiotics, and spraying crops with pesticides creates more revenue than studying the effects of those substances on human beings. Doctors make more money treating cancer patients than educating them. Most consumers prefer picking up fast, convenient foods to spending time carefully shopping for healthy, preservative-free items.

Undeniable evidence links nongenetic or environmental factors – tobacco, alcohol, infection, radiation and pollution – to cancer. A great deal of controversy exists concerning the causes of certain cancers and the efficacy of particular preventative measures. Nevertheless, consumers should be educated and encouraged to pursue knowledge that could save their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

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About the Authors

Lynne Eldridge, M.D., who practiced family medicine for 15 years, now specializes in cancer prevention and nutrition. David Borgeson, MS, MPT, has worked as an epidemiologist and physical therapist.

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