Although human self-regulation is not an often discussed topic, it is the essence of our ability to heal. Our bodies are self-regulating organisms. For the most part, all we must do to survive is eat, drink and excrete. Of course there are far more complex processes involved in human life, yet our bodies, for the most part, self-regulate and self-heal. Self-regulation means self-healing.
The Upstate is blessed to have a variety of businesses and practitioners that are dedicated to helping prevent cancer as well as working to improve the quality of life of cancer victims. In our own backyard, Dr. Connie Casebolt of Wellness by Design, in Greenville, incorporates into her integrative medicine practice modalities that improve quality of life and support the immune system. These include saunas, various supplements and some specialty IV’s, notably Vitamin C and ozone. And, as you will note in almost all discussions of cancer prevention, making dietary changes—getting rid of all inflammatory foods—is essential.
Before buying, be informed and read labels. The word ‘natural’ can be misleading so it’s important to know what to avoid. Steer clear of anything that contains fragrance, sulfates, gluten, phthalates, triclosan, parabens and musk. Silver Wing Essentials cosmetics is one line of skin care products that offers a vegan, cruelty-free alternative.
The province of Ontario began a complete phase-out of its coal-fired power plants in 2005, with all of them having closed by 2015. While the costly measure was expected to produce minor air quality improvements, officials predicted that the resulting health benefits would accrue $3 billion in annual healthcare savings for the community.
After World War II, cotton, wool and linen fell out of favor as wash and wear, stain-resistant, permanent-press polyester arrived. Annual production of the synthetic fiber, consuming petroleum, coal, air and water resources, today exceeds 22 billion tons. Americans alone discard 14 million tons of clothing each year—80 pounds per person—with 80 percent going to landfills, where polyester takes 20 to 200 years to biodegrade.
The search for high-quality, safe cosmetics can be difficult and exhausting. Even products labeled “natural” can contain ingredients with known skin irritants, hormone disruptors or carcinogens. All of Silver Wing Essentials products are safe, eco-friendly, cruelty free, honestly labeled, and contain between 75- 90% organic ingredients; no fragrance, sunscreen or toxic ingredients.
A Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan has ruled that the state of California will require Monsanto to place a cancer warning label on the company’s Roundup weed killer.
All three pesticides are organophosphates widely used on crops such as corn, watermelon and wheat. Last year, the World Health Organization announced that malathion and diazinon are probable carcinogens.
Avoiding even slight contact with poisonous vines that secrete toxic oil goes far in preempting nasty blistering, skin pain and itching. If contact occurs, natural remedies can help prevent and diminish symptoms.
Digital media abuse can have lasting developmental impacts, according to Kardaras, author of Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our Kids and How to Break the Trance. DrKardaras.com cites numerous studies on the effects of such intensive use, from increased prevalence of attention deficit disorder to higher rates of depression. Brain imaging studies from institutions such as the medical schools at Indiana University and University of Utah have shown how heavy exposure to digital media has effects on the brain similar to substance addiction…