We spoke about "remembrance" the other day. So today I'd like to continue with the importance of this month.
September is "Childhood Cancer Awareness Month", when we recognize the children and families affected by childhood cancer.
Each "day" in the U.S. there are an estimated 43 children, that's 15,780 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age that will be diagnosed with cancer. That's approximately 1 in every 285 children. And sadly . . . resulting in the death of approximately 1800 children every year.
So what can we do to stop this devastation?
In a word . . . "EDUCATE" because "KNOWLEDGE IS THE POWER OF HEALING"!
So, what types of cancer are inflicting our children?
Leukemia is #1 then,
Brain and spinal cord tumors
Lymphoma (including body Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
Bone cancer (including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)
And even though Leukemia accounting for about 28% of all cancers in children
being number 1 on the list . . . the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that "brain" cancer, number 2 on the list is now the "deadliest" pediatric cancer.
So how do we fix this? . . . How do we protect our children?
First and foremost, we need to build up their immune system by feeding them a healthy diet of lots of green leafy veggies to oxygenate their body and blood. As I've told you so many times before . . . "Cancer" can "NOT" live in an "oxygen" FILLED environment.
Next up . . . we need to make sure they're getting enough "pre" and "pro"biotics (and yogurt is "not" the answer). Ample "pre" and "pro"biotic intake is the key to a healthy digestive system and "defense" system. This will help to keep the immune system strong to fight off any cancer cells entering the body.
Okay . . . next is one of the most important factors to keeping children healthy . . . and that would be making sure our children aren't eating processed foods. We spoke about "nitrates" in a previous health tip and how damaging they can be to the human body.
"Nitrates" are used as a food additive to stop the growth of bacteria and to enhance the flavor and color of food. High amounts are found in jerky's, smoked salmon, dried fish, sausages, canned meat like Spam or Vienna sausage, corned beef, ham, salami, bacon, cured meats, cold cuts and "HOT DOGS"! Stop feeding your children hot dogs unless they specify "NO Nitrates". This is one of the biggest factors in childhood diseases. They're quick, easy and kids love them. But the "nitrates" in them are killing us!!!!!
Did you know that consuming too many "nitrates" can affect how blood carries "oxygen" to our cells and can cause "methemoglobinemia" which is also known as "blue baby syndrome"? And bottle-fed babies under six months old are at the highest risk of getting this?
Do you know why? Well . . . that would be due to the high levels of "nitrates" in the water used to make the formula.
So "nitrates" can affect any age child!!!!
The other major factor in our children's health are the added flavors and coloring. You know all the food dyes. The bright colors that children are drawn to. We spoke of this in a previous health tip.
Food dyes are made of "petroleum" and the toxicity of "petroleum" related products are a threat to human health. Many compounds found in this oil are highly toxic and can cause cancer, as well as other illnesses such as hyperactivity, and allergies.
"Benzene" for example . . . is present in both crude oil (petroleum) and gasoline and is known to cause "leukemia" in humans.
So I'll repeat myself again . . . I believe this is a contributing factor as to why 3500 children are diagnosed with "leukemia" each year.
So my question for today is this . . . Are we unknowingly adding elements or causing issues to our children's health? And how do we stop?
The answer to this would be . . . we need to feed our children "clean" "compliant" foods to save our babies from the pain and suffering of cancer and other illness!
So in closing today . . . my heart and prayers go out to all the families inflicted with this horrible disease called "cancer". I know from having terminal cancer myself . . . there is no worse feeling than the heartache of this deadly disease. You are in my prayers!
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