16 Ways to Kick Breast Cancer to the Curb–Naturally!

With breast cancer darkening the doorsteps of 1 in 8 U.S. women, it’s likely that you or a loved one has been or will be affected by this disease during your lifetime. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and chemo, radiation and surgery are not the only answers.

Here are 16 alternative therapies or things you can avoid:

1. Let Food Be Thy Medicine

It’s well documented that vegans and vegetarians have lower instances of cancer, and many have found solace in a raw, alkaline diet rich in green smoothies including Kris Carr, star of Crazy Sexy Cancer. According to Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle, you can create a disease-resistant body by alkalizing your body, because sickness and disease cannot thrive unless it has an acidic environment to live and grow in.

Nourish your body by eating more alkaline fruits and vegetables, testing out our alkaline recipes, buying at least certain foods organic, and soaking your produce in ionized alkaline water to revive them to their natural state.

2. Drink Up!

Dr. Keiichi Morishita M.D., author of The Hidden Truth of Cancer says, “Drinking water that has a high alkaline pH, because of its de-acidifying effect, will help in preventing cancer. In Asia, alkaline water is regularly served to patients, and is considered a regular part of treatment.”

Chanson ionized alkaline water has antioxidant-like effects and is full of bioavailable minerals. It super hydrates and detoxifies, boosting your immune system. We recommend drinking a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily.

3. Say Goodbye to Your Sweet Tooth

Sugar has been found to feed cancer cells and is highly acidic and more addictive than cocaine. With the average can of soda containing more teaspoons of sugar than the American Heart Association recommends women get in an entire day (among other health risks) soda has got to go from your diet. Artificial sweeteners are an even worse alternative with carcinogenic properties, so try all-natural stevia or xylitol instead.

4. Switch to Natural Beauty Products

Do you know which toxic chemicals are lurking in your beauty products? Here’s how to alkalize your beauty routine in order to reduce your exposure to cancer-causing toxins.

5. Ditch the Drain-O

Just like with commercial beauty products, traditional cleaning solutions and air fresheners are brimming with unhealthy chemicals. Fortunately there are natural alternatives.

6. Filter It!

Prevention Magazine cited filtering your tap water as the #1 way you can prevent cancer. Even if you have a Chanson Water ionizer, a drinking water pre-filter is essential to protecting you from all of the pollutants found in tap water. Additionally, a whole-house filter and shower filter can protect you and your family from inhaling, ingesting and absorbing harmful chlorine and chlorine byproducts.

7. Stress Less

Stress and other negative emotions have an extremely powerful acidic effect on our internal environments, even more so that diet! There have actually been people who healed their cancer through the power of positive thinking and watching funny movies to keep their spirits up. Try controlling negative emotions through meditation, positive thinking, letting go of the things which are beyond your control, and laughing whenever possible.

8. Say No to Mammograms

According to Russell L. Blaylock, MD, annual radiological breast exams are estimated to increase the risk of breast cancer by 20% over a 10 year period (most tumors actually take 10 years to detect). In addition to harmful radiation, mammography may also help spread existing cancer cells. Mammography results are sketchy at best: 70-80% of all positive mammograms do not, upon biopsy, show any presence of cancer, while false negatives clock in at 40% among women ages 40-49. Also, the NCI released evidence that mammography could cause 75 cases of breast cancer for every 15 it identifies in women under age 35. Therefore, a monthly self-check for lumps is a safer alternative to mammography.

9. Flush it Out

A routine detox program can benefit anyone looking to flush their body of toxins and get a fresh start. The world-famous Gerson cancer institute reportedly also uses coffee enemas as part of their holistic approach to cancer.

10. Go Bra-less

Studies show that the more hours a day a woman wears a bra, the higher her risk for breast cancer. So whenever possible, hang loose.

11. Give BPA the Boot!

BPA has been linked to increased occurrences of breast cancer. Limit your exposure by purchasing BPA-free plastic containers and water bottles, and reducing the amount of canned foods you consume.

12. Re-evaluate Your Work Habits

Studies show that women who work the night shift as well as women who work from home increase their risk of developing breast cancer. Presumably this is due to the fact that daytime sleep is not as effective as nighttime slumber, and because the average household is actually more toxic than a polluted city street! If you work the night shift try adjusting your work schedule if possible and making every Z count by darkening your bedroom. Those who work from home can try opening windows and investing in an air purifier in addition to suggestions #4 and #5 above.

13. Skip the Flu Shot

All immunizations are acidifying to the body and contain toxic and in many cases carcinogenic chemicals like formaldehyde. Boost your immune system naturally by following steps #1-#3 above instead of flooding your bloodstream with nasty cancer-causing toxins.

14. Work it Out

As you know, exercise essential to health. But strenuous exercise like running or spinning can actually negatively impact your health by flooding your body with acidic chemicals. Try engaging in regular alkaline exercise like walking, jogging, yoga, jumping on a mini-trampoline, and weight-bearing exercises.

15. Sleep it Off

Don’t negate the power of sleep to recharge your batteries. It’s impossible to properly function without enough sleep, and getting in bed before 11 pm has been proven to provide the best results. Aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

16. Breast is Best

If you have the option to breastfeed or bottle feed a child, studies show that breastfeeding can actually reduce your risk for breast cancer.

The majority of the above tips can be applied to all types of cancer, not just breast. For more information on natural cancer remedies and the truth behind the cancer industry, we highly recommend the eye-opening films Healing Cancer from Inside Out and Cancer is Curable NOW.

Is Your Exercise Routine Doing More Harm than Good?

Did you know that rigorous exercise creates acids which can build up in your joints, wreak havoc on your health, create muscle soreness, and stunt your growth and recovery time?

Here’s the deal: aerobic exercises deliver additional oxygen to your cells, and oxygen helps to convert glucose to energy. But if you increase the intensity of your exercise to an anaerobic state, you will no longer have enough oxygen and your body will be forced to find alternate methods of energy. You’ll know you’ve entered an anaerobic state when you start breathing really hard and become fatigued and uncomfortable.

“Pain when you exercise is a sure sign that you are oxygen-deficient and producing increased metabolic acids (lactic acid & sugar) rather than accessing your electron reserves and acidifying your body. You’re stressing rather than strengthening your body. So be sure to keep your exercise pain-free, fully electron-charged from alkaline foods and drinks and aerobic. If at any point you do feel pain or discomfort while exercising, stop immediately and hydrate…(with) good alkaline water to restore alkalinity and to increase your reserves of electrons,” says Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle series.

Rather than pushing the body to exhaustion or inflicting pain on the muscles and joints, try practicing aerobic exercises like walking, jogging or rebounding (jumping on a mini trampoline). Rebounding can dramatically improve lymph flow while exercising every cell in the body.

“Instead of hard exercise (which creates lactic acid), one should practice traditional Asian soft-style exercises such as yoga, Tai Chi, and Chi Gung on a daily basis throughout the duration of any detox program,” according to Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox.

Soft, static exercises like Pilates, the Five Tibetan Rites, stretching and weight-bearing exercises are also alkaline-forming and can work you out without producing acids.

The two most important things to remember when exercising are that you need to break a sweat without being so out-of-breath that you can’t carry on a conversation, and that if you start to feel pain ease up on whatever you are doing (for example, if you are   jogging, resume walking until the pain subsides).

Drinking Chanson ionized alkaline water before, during, and after exercise is believed by many athletes including professional   baseball player DJ Carrasco and award-winning bodybuilder Dan Hill to support a faster recovery time. Staying hydrated is an important factor in any weight loss or workout plan, as your body cannot function optimally without adequate water.

New research published in the Journal of Nutrition reveals the importance of staying optimally hydrated during exercise. Over three days, a group of young women were subjected to exercise-induced dehydration, and their cognitive performance, mood, and symptoms of dehydration were measured during rest and during exercise. At just over 1% dehydration level, subjects showed a mood change for the worse, and concentration, headache symptoms, and task difficulty were also affected.

A separate study found that mild dehydration can effect physical performance as well. The motor performance of golfer’s game, including shot distance, target accuracy, and distance judgment, was tested at different dehydration levels. Their results were better when they were fully hydrated than when they were tested at between 1-3% dehydration levels. Thus, it is important to hydrate before, during, and after exercise for best results.

“Lack of focus, stress, decrease in energy, and muscle tightness are all derived from the same problem-lack of proper hydration. Based upon sound clinical research in speeding up recovery from vigorous activities to guarding against disease, drinking alkaline ionized water may be the single most important support your body can receive,” according to Dr. Preston Wakefield.

In order to burn fat, build muscle and increase endurance your body must be able to buffer and remove lactic acid. Chanson ionized alkaline water is able to help not only fully hydrate you, but buffer the acids caused by exercise, diet, and environmental factors. It’s super hydrating, full of antioxidants, bioavailable minerals, and the right kind of oxygen, and easier to drink than   standard tap or bottled water.

So toss a BPA-free bottle (or two) of Chanson ionized alkaline water into your gym bag, and remember not to let your body get into an anaerobic state.

See also:

Why Chanson Ionized Alkaline Water is Superior to Sports Drinks

Study: Influence of bottled water on rehydration following a dehydrating bout of cycling exercise

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Are you feeling sluggish? Not sleeping well? Have a case of the sniffles that’s been going on a little too long?

It’s time to check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Often we get so caught up with our day-to-day stresses and responsibilities that we tend to ignore the little signs our bodies are sending us that things are not quite right. We pop a pain pill to relieve that headache or back ache, chew an antacid when heartburn flares up, and chug coffee or energy drinks when the afternoon slump settles in.

But the problem with all of those short-term solutions is that they are all acidifying to the body, which only exacerbates the problem. In fact, when left untended too long, those little aches and pains can result into major medical bills and prescriptions.

Better to do a periodic self-evaluation to see if your diet or lifestyle is lacking and how you can improve it.

Perhaps you got totally on board with the alkaline diet and lifestyle weeks, months or years ago and have since backslidden, or maybe you have never even heard of the alkaline diet and lifestyle before today. Either way, we invite you to take our Overacidity Test to see just how healthy or at risk you may be.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, all disease is a result of an overacidic body, and disease cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. Also, many conditions are a result of dehydration and inflammation.

Here are our solutions on how to reduce acidity and contribute to an alkaline internal environment:

The time to get healthy and prevent disease is now, not after your doctor has delivered a diagnosis. Don’t let those little seemingly insignificant irritants go unnoticed–stop and listen to what your body is trying to tell you. For more information on the benefits of ionized alkaline water visit www.chansonwater.com.

4 Weight Loss Secrets

Currently, over 66% of American adults are overweight or obese, with many of them making “lose weight” their #1 new year’s resolution. And for good reason. Being overweight or obese raises the risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, arthritis and other conditions, and an obese person can expect to pay about 41% more in health care costs per year than a person of normal weight.

Here are our top 4 weight loss suggestions:

1. Establish and follow an ongoing diet that is 80% alkaline/20% acidic

Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, explains that, “The body retains fat as a protection against the overproduction of acids produced by the typical American diet…Your fat is actually saving your life.” As further proof of this, tests on fat which was liposuctioned by plastic surgeons revealed that fat is full of acid. Reducing your consumption of acid-forming foods like meat, processed foods, soda, sugar and artificial sweeteners and replacing with a plant-based diet of alkaline-forming fruits, vegetables and whole grains is a surefire way to reduce acidity and thus achieve natural weight loss and improved overall health.

2. Hydrate with Chanson alkaline ionized water

“An acidic body pulls water into the tissues to try to neutralize the acids there…Without enough water, your body becomes too acidic and goes into preservation–fat-storing mode,” according to Dr. Young. He goes on to say that, “Drinking alkaline water washes away acids and wastes, helping your whole body stay alkaline. By providing alkaline water to neutralize and remove acid from the tissues, you’ll stop the body from gleaning alkaline substances from other parts to do the job–like leeching calcium from your bones.” By continuously alkalizing the body with Chanson alkaline ionized water, weight loss may result since the toxins will be flushed out thereby rendering the fat unnecessary. Chanson Water is now Dr. Young’s preferred brand of ionizers.

3. Exercise–the alkaline way

“Pain when you exercise is a sure sign that you are oxygen-deficient and producing increased metabolic acids (lactic acid & sugar)  rather than accessing your electron reserves and acidifying your body. You’re stressing rather than strengthening your body. So be sure to keep your exercise pain-free, fully electron-charged from alkaline foods and drinks and aerobic. If at any point you do feel pain or discomfort while exercising, stop immediately and hydrate…(with) good alkaline water to restore alkalinity and to increase your reserves of electrons,” Dr. Young says. Rather than pushing the body to exhaustion or inflicting pain on the muscles and joints, you should practice aerobic exercises like walking, jogging or rebounding (jumping on a mini trampoline) or static exercises like yoga, pilates, stretching and pain-free weight-training which are all alkaline-forming.

4. Don’t stress

While stress over achieving your weight loss goals and frustration during the process is natural, it’s important to try to keep stress and negativity to a minimum in order to reduce acidity. This is because Dr. Young has seen negative emotions have a more damaging effect on one’s alkalinity than even the worst of foods! When you start to feel negative emotions or think negative thoughts, try taking a few deep breaths and distracting yourself with something positive like pictures of a loved one or a happy memory.

We hope you find these weight-loss suggestions helpful, and wish you the best on your journey to a healthier version of yourself.

The Bones of the Matter: 13 Reasons You May Be At Risk For Bone Loss And Not Even Know It

Researchers estimate that about 1 out of every 5 American women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis and that men over age 70 are at a higher risk for osteoporosis. However bone loss can begin as early as our 30s and may be a direct result of diet and lifestyle.

Calcium and phosphate may be reabsorbed back into the body from the bones to combat acidity as we age, which weakens bone tissue and can result in brittle, fragile bones that are more prone to fractures. Once diagnosed with osteoporosis, one can expect to lose an additional 1 to 2 percent of bone mass each year if they take no action to prevent or slow bone loss. It’s precursor osteopenia has no symptoms, but your doctor can perform special spine and hip X-rays to measure bone density.

While osteoporosis has some well-known risk factors such as a low-calcium diet, inactivity, and bad genes, the following triggers may surprise you.

High Dairy Consumption

A 12 year long Harvard Nurses’ Health Study found that those who consumed the most calcium from dairy foods broke more bones than those who rarely drank milk. Surprised? Although cows milk contains 118 mg of bone-building calcium in every 100 grams, the problem is that those 100 grams also contain 97 mg of phosphorus, and phosphorus actually blocks the absorption of calcium.

Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body which in turn triggers a biological correction. Calcium from our bones is used to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk. Once calcium is pulled out of the bones it leaves the body via urine, so the surprising net result is an actual calcium deficit after drinking milk. For more information on the dangers of milk, click here.

Medications

All medications–whether they be over-the-counter, prescription, or the very drugs which are designed to help osteoporosis–are acidifying to the body. Just as with milk consumption, your body needs to buffer acidity by pulling alkaline minerals from within the body, primarily calcium from your bones. Long-term use of any drug can therefore weaken the bones. In particular, antidepressants, glucocorticoids (steroids), anticonvulsants and the contraceptive Depo-Provera have been linked to bone loss.

Eating Disorders

If you are currently suffering from or have ever experienced anorexia or bulimia you are at a higher risk for osteoporosis due to malnutrition, excessive weight loss, calcium deficiencies, severe drops in estrogen, and excess cortisol production. To prevent further damage, those with eating disorders should seek professional help immediately.

Smoking, Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Smoking cigarettes may interfere with calcium absorption and is associated with an increased risk for bone fractures, while large amounts of alcohol can deplete hormones and increase cortisol levels, contributing to an alarming loss in bone density. Fortunately, bone health will return gradually after you stop smoking. It is recommended that you try to limit alcohol intake to a maximum of one drink per day.

Diabetes, Gastrectomy and Weight-Loss Surgery

The bone structure of diabetics is a little more porous than that of non-diabetics, so it’s easier to break.

Some evidence points toward an increased risk for bone loss after weight-loss surgery or the removal of part of your stomach because it could affect the ability of your digestive tract to absorb calcium and vitamin D.

Inflammatory Conditions, Kidney Disease, Hypoparathyroidism, Estrogen Deficiency

Chronic inflammatory conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia put you at risk for osteoporosis, while kidney disease and hypoparathyroidism can also wreak havoc with your hormone levels which ultimately affects your bone health. And anything that causes a drop in your estrogen levels can harm your bones, which is why bone loss accelerates after menopause.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is extremely toxic and harmful to all cells including bone cells. Fortunately one can generally recoup most, if not all, of their bone mass once treatments are over. However, you might want to consider a plant-based diet as an alternative to conventional cancer treatment.

Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Bone Loss and Increase Bone Mass:

1. Replace cows milk with one of the following more alkaline alternatives: almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, rice milk or goats milk.

2. Adopt a plant-based diet. Research shows that it’s better to get your nutrients from food than from supplements. Consider the amount of calcium your body will absorb from eating 100 grams of the following alkaline foods: almonds (254 mg), broccoli (130 mg), kale (187 mg), sesame seeds (1,160 mg) and kelp (1,093 mg).

3. Drink Chanson alkaline ionized water. Reverse osmosis, distilled, and most bottled waters contain water that has been stripped of all minerals and is actually acidic. Drinking Chanson alkaline ionized water may be a significant source of calcium, providing over one-third of the recommended dietary intake of this mineral in adults. Chanson alkaline ionized water is micro-clustered which makes it easier to absorb at the cellular level and thus improves mineral absorption and overall hydration.

4. Make sure you are getting adequate amounts of Vitamin D. According to PubMed, it is recommended that you get 800-1,000 international units of vitamin D3 daily, which helps your body absorb calcium. The best source of vitamin D is natural sunlight (10-15 minutes a day without sunscreen). If this isn’t possible for you, Vitamin D supplements may be helpful.

5. Engage in weight-bearing exercise. During weightbearing exercise, bone adapts to the impact of weight and the pull of muscle by building more bone cells. Try walking, jogging, dancing, stair climbing, bowling or golf.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only. The author of this article is not a medically trained physician; therefore, any theories or suggestions put forward are intended to supplement and not replace the advice of medically or legally trained professionals.