It has been a busy few months but I am finally back to my Green Tigress blog. A lot has happened. I redesigned my website! Furman and I moved into a new place, which was not the easiest thing to do merging two households of stuff with two very stubborn people, although I think he is more stubborn than I am. :) Two good friends were diagnosed with cancer and heart-breakingly another dear friend passed away from colon cancer. This has reignited the fire in me to focus more on what we can do to prevent cancer.
Most of us feel like it is all hopeless, that there is nothing that we can do. Recently I was reminded of Joe Jackson's song "Cancer." Remember that from the early '80s? (Those of you who are that old. :) "Everything gives you cancer. There's no cure and there's no answer. Everything gives you cancer." There is certainly some truth in that but there are also a lot of things we can start to do to improve our chances.
For instance, did you know that there is an Environmental Working Group app for finding out if your shampoo has cancer-causing ingredients?
That as of January 2015 you can now buy furniture that is not covered in carcinogenic flame-retardants?
That purple beets have cancer-fighting phytonutrients called betalains that have been shown to have positive effects on reducing prostate cancer?
Helping your body to heal itself and fight cancer takes a holistic effort —
- Reducing toxins from our home and personal care products
- Eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds
- Reducing stress
- Daily movement
- Cultivating joy in our life with friends and family
These are a few of things that I am going to be focusing on. And as a thank you gift, when you sign up for my newsletter I will send you a pdf of my new Soup recipe book — Delicious soup recipes from the Anti-Cancer Approach to Life. All Furman approved!