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9/15/11 2:12 A

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I have a friend here in the Philippines, he is American. He mentioned to me yesterday. His families are having a cancer, his brother died from cancer and his both parents died the same, and himself right this moment have also the same cancer gens. But he said, if he did not eat fish, vegetables and lots of fruits maybe he passed away long time ago. He said eat nutritious food and be active that is his medicine now he is 70+ still alive and kicking. But he is happy even he have cancer he reach that age of 70's.

In our families no cancer. Talking about recycles all of our water bottle here are recycles. Friend advice me not to use recycles often because its dangerous. This is why I did not used the thin plastic bottles of water, but I still use the thick plastic bottles right this moment for my water. Then those thin plastics we recycle them for our mushrooms, we cut the neck and use the mouth and the lids for our mushrooms business.

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9/7/11 7:01 P

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Talking about cancer and the environment, I just found out that one can not use these disposable water bottles for ever as they exudes a chemical that can cause cancer. I do not remember the name of that chemical just now but it is in the plastic that is used to make the bottles. The question is, exactly how many times is it sae to rinse and reuse these water bottles? I would like to safe the environment but not at my expense and the risk of having cancer. It is senseless to safe the environment but harm myself and my children.
The problem is many of the information brought by a search on this topic say its a ‘hoax’ – meaning a lie, a prank , a joke..etc ..so What exactly is the truth regarding this issue my most trusted Sparkpeople?

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9/7/11 6:28 P

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Talking about environment and cancer, I just found out that one can not reuse forever the disposable water bottle as they exudes some chemical that causes cancer.. I just forgot the name of that chemical just now but its in the plastic that is used to make the bottles..the question is exactly how many times is it safe to rinse and reuse these water bottles? I would like to safe the environment but not at my expense, my risk of having cancer. It would be senseless to safe the environment and cause myself and my children harm.

The problem is many of the information brought by a search on this topic say its a ‘hoax’ – meaning a lie, a prank , a joke..etc ..so What exactly is the truth regarding this issue my most trusted Sparkpeople?

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8/16/11 12:05 P

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Simple lessons to my children about how to eat: Read ALL of the labeling. If there is word that you cannot pronounce, know the definition or use in a sentence, DON'T EAT IT!
That was over 30 years ago with my 'big kid' and 25 with my baby grrl. It worked! I hear those similar concepts being told to my grandchildren.

The little dears were taught that ANYTHING described as artificial was evil. Thank God making your children's lunch for school is hip and trendy! My little daughter had one elementary school teacher that would always try to bribe her with change to buy school lunch in trade for giving the teacher her lunch! She wisely always said no.

Enough of my nostalgia...
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8/8/11 4:46 P

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There are so many different chemicals in our environment these days...the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink. The changes in our diet over the past few decades definitely hasn't helped any...more and more processed, mass produced, pesticide-loaded, chemical loaded foods that are touted as more convenient, economical, and time-saving. I much prefer to eat foods that have no additives in them, fresh from the farm, organic. I refuse to eat Atlantic Salmon because of 1) color added to make it look orange and 2) the farm raised salmon that I have come across has higher PCB concentrations in the food they were fed than in the sediments we were cleaning up. I will not eat fish or shrimp at a restaurant without first asking where it was caught--when I asked soon after Katrina about the shrimp and crawdads served at Red Lobster come from, I was told China! Never mind... I listen to the news and hear about all the e-coli and salmonella outbreaks. I'm really starting to make a more conscious effort to by organic/locally grown foods, and grow as much of my own as I possibly can.

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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.
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7/28/11 7:14 P

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I think part of the reason people in the developed world die of cancer now is because antibiotics and vaccinations have saved us from dying of cholera/ malaria/ tuberculosis/ measles, but no question the environment is HUGE. I don't smoke and I buy a lot of organic, especially foods high on the food chain. I choose low VOC paint, tile over linoleum, linseed-oil finished wood when making changes to my home. I clean with vinegar, plain soap, baking soda and elbow grease instead of petroleum-based cleaners. I pack food and water in glass instead of plastic. As much as possible, I try to expose my body only to those chemicals that my ancestors thousands of years ago were co-evolving with - those are the things I trust my body to handle. But I'm committed to working with low-income urban kids, which means I breathe lousy air; and I grew up with a basement bedroom in a house my mother later learned was contaminated with radon, so who knows?

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7/28/11 6:57 P

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I'll answer the real question in a sec, but I can't resist a comment on the beans. I cook dried beans because they're a lot lighter to carry home than the canned ones, but I also find that when I soak and cook my own (and switch the water at least once in the process) that avoids any problem with gas (because it rinses out the oligosaccharides that you can't digest but bacteria in your gut happily do). I can buy dried beans in enormous genetic and flavor variety, organic and direct from the farmer (try Rancho Gordo or LocalHarvest). If I really like a dried bean, I can plant a few of them and harvest my own the next year. And with the help of my crock pot, the cooking time is just a matter of submerging them the night before to soak, and replacing the water when I put them in the slow cooker the next morning. By the time I get home from work, a pound of beans has become three cans of cooked beans, sodium and BPA free.
Okay, I'm done proselytizing now!

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7/28/11 11:28 A

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I'm trying to cut back on processed foods as well. It's tough unless you really plan ahead!

I've been focusing on cooking dried beans. Beans are one of the few canned items I use on a regular basis, but it is so hard to know if the lining has BPA or not.

~Alicia
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon


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7/27/11 2:38 P

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I think it has a big impact. I try to keep our environment clean and natural, and avoid processed foods and such. I seldom succeed, but I keep trying it!


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7/27/11 2:03 P

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I've been thinking about the environment and how it impacts our health. I just lost a friend to stomach cancer. He was 39. Yesterday, I was told that a long-time acquaintance, a woman in her early 50's, has stage 4 breast cancer and may not make it.

How much impact do you believe our environment has on personal health?

DDT takes decades to break down, so it remains in the soil and ends up in our bodies.

The air quality in most homes is worse than the outside air quality, even in urban areas, due to toxic cleaning products and off-gassing from carpets, furniture, etc.

Arsenic in chicken. Hormones in milk. Mercury and PCB's in fish. Our whole "mainstream" food industry seems to be the cause of many health and environmental problems.

What do you do to stay well and heal the environment?

~Alicia
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon


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