THE #1 CAUSE OF CANCER
by Dr. Ben Lerner
There are many practical ways to make fitness and nutrition fit into your life, but what do you do when you realize that cancer is caused by your environment? How do you escape all the toxins around you every day in the air, in the water, on public buses and airplanes, in your car, the pesticides your neighbors use on their lawn, home cleaning solutions, shampoo, sunscreen, and toothpaste? Do you have to move to a far away, cleaner country and live off the land?
It’s not so easy. The solution isn’t moving; you literally can’t get away from it. There’s nowhere to go to escape toxins. Even if you travel to the most desolate place in Antarctica or deep into the jungles of Peru, you’ll still find cancer-causing chemicals. You’ll find them in the water, the soil, and the air. You’ll find toxins in the breast milk, bloodstreams, and urine samples of the inhabitants there, many of which we know will cause cells to mutate and can develop into cancer.
Why don’t we hear more about this? Food producers, product manufacturers, government officials, pharmaceutical companies, medical professionals and others will admit that while the chemicals present in products could be harmful in high doses, they’re perfectly safe in the small amounts that a product contains. And if we were exposed only once in our lives, that might be a meaningful statement. The problem is we’re exposed over and over again to these chemicals, and eventually they build up in our systems.
While you aren’t likely to get cancer from one injection at your pediatrician’s office, one diet cola, one cigarette, one order of fast food, the new car smell, or one application of chemically-based skin lotion, these toxic materials can’t be effectively metabolized by your body. Therefore, these poisons build up in your system and create what is called a “toxic burden.” This gradual buildup of toxins in your blood, cells, tissues, or organs can be undetectable for years until symptoms start to become obvious. Over time, the burden becomes too great for the body to carry. So while they don’t cause disease or death today, they most certainly can tomorrow.
As toxins accumulate, they interfere with normal cell life and cause the cells in the body to react to the rising levels of unwelcome agents. As this occurs, symptoms linked to the toxicity and new, mysterious illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia begin to pop up, while incidences of disorders like depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rise. Other examples of toxin-linked conditions include asthma (which is ten times more prevalent in children now than at the beginning of the decade), sleeplessness, weight loss resistance, early onset of puberty, thyroid failure, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and of course, cancer.
These toxins really attack both supersystems—the central nervous system and the immune system. They infiltrate the body on many levels, being stored not only outside the cells in the blood and tissues, but also inside the cells. Where they store and accumulate over time, they cause damage.
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