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Cancer Concerns


Pepsi Still Contains Known Carcinogen

PepsiCo Inc. promised to remove a known carcinogen from its ingredients in order to comply with a California law that would require it to come with a cancer warning label. Yet the soft drink still contains the cancer-causing chemical 4-methylimidazole.

Known as 4-Mel, 4-methylimidazole is a component of the caramel coloring used to give Pepsi its color. The chemical was also found in Coca-Cola. A two-year study by the National Toxicology Program of the Department of Human Services showed 4-Mel caused cancer in rats. Following the 2007 study, both soft drink manufacturers promised to modify their manufacturing processes to remove 4-Mel. In March 2012, both said this had been accomplished.

An Alternative Cancer Treatment

Dear Bob,

I came across a page of something you wrote about bicarbonate maple syrup cancer treatment. I would like to ask you if there is more information about it because I did not see the whole article. My son has a reoccurring brain tumor (glioblastoma) and has to start treatment again. He had surgery, radiation and chemo two years ago but was told he has the kind that comes back.

Thank you,

Laura C.

Toxins, Carcinogens Found In More Than 5,000 Children’s Products

Toxic metals like cadmium, mercury and antimony and organic compounds like phthalates are among more than 41 chemicals identified as harmful to children that are found in more than 5,000 children’s products, according to reports filed with the Washington State Department of Ecology. The toxins are linked to cancer, hormone disruption and reproductive problems.

Major manufacturers who reported using these chemicals include Wal-Mart, Gap, Gymboree, Hallmark and H&M. Some of these lobbied hard to defeat a Washington State bill, the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act, that would have required manufacturers to stop using flame retardants in children’s products and find safer ways of manufacturing products for children.

Some Countries Ban GMOs, But Not The United States Of Monsanto

Some Countries Ban GMOs, But Not The United States Of Monsanto

America was once the breadbasket for the world. Now countries are banning U.S. foods in an effort to spare their citizens from the health hazards of genetically modified foods, also known as genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Chemo Makes Cancer Worse

In the case of cancer, the cure is usually worse than the disease. Practitioners of alternative method understand this. Perhaps this paradigm will one day be understood by conventional medical doctors.

According to a study published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers have discovered that chemotherapy is actually a catalyst for cancer-cell growth. In men suffering from prostate cancer receiving chemotherapy, researchers found DNA damage in healthy cells. These cells secreted a protein called WNT16B that boosts cancer cell survival.

Multivitamins Reduce Cancer Risk

Multivitamins Reduce Cancer Risk

The combination of essential vitamins and minerals contained in multivitamins may mirror healthier dietary patterns such as fruit and vegetable intake resulting in a modest decrease in cancer risk for those who take them.

Indoor Tanning Linked To Multiple Types Of Skin Cancer

Indoor Tanning Linked To Multiple Types Of Skin Cancer

It is well-known that tanning beds have been linked to melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. But now, a new study finds that indoor tanning can also lead to other types of skin cancers.

New Study Shows GM Corn And Monsanto’s Roundup Cause Cancer

A two-year study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology showed that rats eating genetically modified corn and drinking water contaminated with Roundup developed large tumors at an alarming rate. The levels of Roundup are permitted in drinking water and GM crops in the United States.

Green Tea, Mushrooms Can Lower Breast Cancer Risk

If you’re worried about breast cancer, a diet including lots of green tea and mushrooms may just be the winning combination to significantly lower your risk.

Lab research has shown anti-tumor characteristics in mushroom extracts, while green tea contains polyphenols—antioxidants that are known to fight breast tumors in animals.

Chemo Could Spread Cancer

Chemo Could Spread Cancer

Doctors have long believed that the low doses of chemo can kill cancer cells while allowing healthy cells to rebuild between treatments. Unfortunately, this heavy reliance on chemo has meant that any gains in survival rate among cancer victims have been offset by terrible sickness and a low quality of life during treatment.

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