There was no one in that “Yes Please” queue then, as there is no one I know, that consciously wants to be in the “Yes Please” in the “Anyone for Cancer?” queue either.
Each time someone in the public eye is diagnosed with cancer or sadly passes, there is a huge outpouring of sadness and loss. Completely understandably. It’s bloody heartbreaking. Yet it’s happening to someone in our direct lives every single day.
We talk about how awful it is that someone has become sick and more needs to be done about cancer treatments. Again, I agree.
We hear very little however about what causes cancer and how we can help to reduce our risks of succumbing to this dreadful disease.
When I was growing up in the 70’s, it was normal to be around people that were smoking. Bloody hell, I have pictures of me sitting on my grandads knee whilst he was chugging away on his Embassy Number 6. Sitting in the car on one of our family road trips with the windows closed and Dad smoking his Piccadilly filters and woe betide us opening the window as it was cold out there! It was Normal.
Smoking in Public Places was not legally banned unti 2006. That was 36 years of living in that environment. Further down the timeline, cigarettes are no longer on show in shops.
My honest hope is that it doesn’t take until my kids are in their 30’s for the same level of scrutiny and control to be placed on the rest of our consumables.
One in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Cancer Research UK, and published in the British Journal of Cancer
This does not surprise me.
When I took back control of my body from the medics in 2018, I started to learn about how my body works and what affects it functioning to its optimum level. It was like opening a Pandoras box.
It opened my eyes to the amount of toxins and carcinogens that we use, blindly every single day of our lives.
It still baffles me how manufacturers are allowed to produce so many products that are hugely detrimental to our health.
Consumerism clearly pays and healthy people are not conducive to a highly profitable pharmaceutical industry.
Now my responsibility to the people that I work to serve is to provide information and support, so that they can make their own decisions.
I am not a conspiracy theorist. Just because I choose to be mindful about what I use in and around my body, the place that I live, until I shuffle off this Earth, does not make me that.
It makes me aware that there is little regulation in this space and that there are carcinogens used willy nilly in products that we all use every day.
If you want to help to reduce the risks of being in that “Yes, Im here for Cancer queue”, then please remember that you only have one life and always two choices. Any small way that we can help ourselves is surely worth consideration?
There are many things that we can do to nourish our bodies. This is just one of them. There are plenty of factors in play with our chances of getting Cancer. Somethings we can’t control, but some things we can.
Do your research and try and reduce the amount of toxins you bring in to your home and body every day.
Your body will ultimately thank you for it.
I use 2 apps that help me decide if something should be in my life or not.
One is called The Chemical Maze, the other is called Think Dirty.
Do yourself, your body and your health a favour and have a check of just one product a day that you use. If its got EDC – Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in or Carcinogens then know that you have one life and two choices.
Hopefully the regulation and the generalised education piece that we need will come in sooner rather later and not take another 30 years…for all of our sakes.