Preventing Cancer with Connie Engel - The Science of Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer is 5 different diseases. Focus on chemicals and radiation. How you can reduce your risk. Mamography alternatives. Low-dose exposures. Cosmetics without cancer. Questioning BPA alternatives. Working to stop this disease before it starts.
Preventing Cancer with Connie Engle
The Science of Breast Cancer
Connie Engel is Senior Manager of Science Translation at the Breast Cancer Fund, now under it's new name: Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. BCPP works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.
Breast cancer is multiple diseases with 5 different sub types, genetic charastics, and prognosis. Breasts begin developing in utero and can be effected by a mother's exposures to environmental chemicals and radiation that can set children up for a higher risk of breast cancer later in life.
Breast Cancer Fund is now Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. Support them Here.
Focus on 2 Types of Chemicals: Carcinogens and Endocrine/Hormone Disruptors in pesticides, plastics, cleaning and personal care products.
Focus on Radiation: Ionizing Radiation includes X-Rays, CT Scans, Mamography, Atomic Bombs and Radon.
Mamography Alternatives: Ultra Sound and MRIs are non-invasive, no radiation risk and pretty effective.
Low-dose exposures: Hormone Disruptors like Flame Retardants which are mostly phased out of new products, but remain in products we keep for a long time like furniture and mattresses, so the household dust is a continuing low dose exposure. Solution: Wash your family's hands frequently, but do not use Anti-Bacterial Soaps with Triclosan -- another hormone disruptor!
"Cosmetics Without Cancer" - BCF's Campaign for Safe Cosmetics focused on chemicals linked to cancer, breast cancer, and other health effects.
"Cans Not Cancer" - Questioning BPA Alternatives.
Market shifts raise the ceiling giving us safer options. Laws raise the floor so that everyone is protected and exposures to toxins are reduced.
BCF Success Stories: Getting BPA out of Campbells Soup cans, and Johnson & Johnson commiting to safer cosmetics worldwide. BCF is working to stop this disease before it starts.
Below is Connie's BCF video where she goes room by room to give tips and tools for reducing your cancer risk:
- Preventing Cancer with Jean Gallick - EMFs and Cancer: The Tai Chi Solution
Humans evolved in relation to Earth’s electromagnetic field. AC Electricity and the EMFs of WiFi, Cell Phones, Smart Meters, computerized cars, etc., disrupt this relationship, causing a constant subtle stress, compromising our body’s ability to heal itself.
- Preventing Cancer with Ellen Connett - Fluoride: A Hormone and Endocrine Disruptor LISTEN HERE
Fluoride is a Hormone Disruptor. Why is it added to our water? What about the "Poison Warning" on our fluoride toothpastes? Does fluoride damage our DNA? What are the health effects of fluoride on humans? On our thyroids? On our children?
- Preventing Cancer with Kristi Marsh - Protecting Those You Love
Kristi Marsh is a Breast Cancer Warrior! Diagnosed with aggressive Stage 3 Cancer, she has become a nationally recognized advocate for women’s environmental health. Hear the "Little Changes" she made that help us deal with toxins in our home, environment, and personal care products.
- Preventing Cancer with Susan H. Moss - Keep Your Breasts
Susan says, "Cancer can be healed by the body's own healing and repair mechanisms using entirely natural means to support the process. Medical treatment, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, fail to stop the growth of cancer in the majority of cases."
- Preventing Cancer - The Health Dangers of Fracking
Over 350 communities have taken action against fracking, and the movement is growing stronger every day. Communities across the nation are waking up to the dangers of fracking, and the drilling associated with fracking. We need to understand fracking. Watch the Video!
- Preventing Cancer wIth Sandi Star - Using Food as Medicine LISTEN HERE
Sandi Star is a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner and Certified in Clinical Nutrition and Clinical Herbology. She teaches us how to use food as medicine to address inflammation and strengthen our immune systems to help prevent cancer and its recurrence.
- Preventing Cancer with Beth Greer - Good Health Starts in Your Home
Beth Greer shares: How to Live Healthy in a Toxic World; Easy Ways to Have a Super Natural Home; Why You Should Question What Goes In, On and Surrounds You; and Beauty through Wellness and How to Look and Feel Radiant at Any Age.
- Preventing Cancer with Audra Conklin - Control What You Can: Your Home
Learn about the connections between Allergens, Asthma, Scented Candles, Plug-Ins, and Air Fresheners -- and how eliminating the very small daily doses of these toxins can help prevent chronic health problems, cancer, and it's recurrence.