Yesterday I came across a nice young man asking people to ‘help kids beat cancer‘. As I was feeling about a level 9 on the virtuosity scale I emptied my purse of change and he gave me a leaflet. The leaflet, to my surprise, focused on the topic of organic coffee, organic food and avoiding deodorants with aluminum.
Many of these ideas are not promoted by the NHS and so the charity called Kids Integrated Cancer Treatment shares the latest research about cancer causing products that we consume and keeps parents informed about how to help their children survive cancer. Please look at the Recipe Book which was written by the parent of a child diagnosed with cancer. When the doctors advised him to feed his child whatever the child wanted, which was along the lines of wotsits and pot noodles, this parent wisely knew this was wrong and the following quote I thought summed up the truth of the matter:
“Remember we can only be made out of one egg, one sperm and what we absorb, which includes the food, drinks and medicines we consume, the air we breathe and anything which comes into contact with the skin.”
It’s so obvious but just think about it for a minute…..
The saying ‘you are what you eat’ has reached a new level of meaning for me. If eating natural food can improve the chances of surviving cancer then I want more of it and to stay well away from the rubbish that is sold to us as food.
Finally, here is an interesting little tidbit taken from the leaflets:
Fruits and veg with the highest pesticide load:
Peaches, Strawberries, Apples, Sweet bell peppers, Celery, Nectarines, Cherries, Lettuce, Grapes, Pears, Spinach, Potatoes.
Fruits and veg with the lowest pesticide load:
Broccoli, Aubergine, Cabbage, Banana, Kiwi, Asparagus, Peas (frozen), Mango, Pineapple, Sweetcorn (frozen), Avocado, Onion.