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8 Tips To Reduce Exposure to Hormone-Disrupting Substances

Know Your Endocrine-Disruptors! 

  • bottleA number of chemicals in our homes commonly found in plastic products, food, pesticides and environment are known as  endocrine disruptors.
  • Endocrine disruptors or xeno-estrogens behave like our natural sex hormones and can alter the timing of puberty in children, decrease sperm quality and stimulate mammary gland development in men, disrupt reproductive cycles, cause ovarian dysfunction and PMS in women. Xeno-estrogens are also associated with obesity, cancer, heart disease and other diseases.
  • Phthalates and other endocrine disruptors are also known as “gender-benders” because they seem to be causing the males to become feminized.  When a pregnant woman is exposed to high levels of phthalates, there is a great risk that her son will have smaller genitals and incomplete testicular descent. The research clearly shows that low testosterone is associated with increased phthalate exposure.
  • Besides phthalates, the list of the worst offenders includes BPA (bisphenol A), dioxin, perchlorate, fire retardants, lead, mercury, aluminium, arsenic, PFCs, organophosphate pesticides, and glycol ethers.  Read more about 20 Biggest Offenders.
  • Multiple studies confirmed that all samples of umbilical cord blood obtained from pregnant women had detectable levels of bisphenol A, suggesting “universal fetal exposure” to BPA.
  • Scientific studies of wildlife especially frogs and fish has been showing for years that fish are switching gender due to the high levels of estrogens.

8 Tips to Reduce Exposure to Hormone-Disrupting Substances / Xeno-Estrogens

  1. Eat whole, preferably organic produce and free-range, organic meats to reduce your exposure to hormones, pesticides and fertilizers. Processed, prepackaged foods are a major source of chemicals such as BPA and phthalates. Also avoid milk and dairy products that contain bovine growth hormone.
  2. Avoid soy and soy based products. Don’t use soy-based infant formula. The only soy that is ok to be consumed is fermented, non-GMO.
  3. Store your food and beverages in glass containers rather than plastic, and avoid using plastic wrap and canned foods (often contain BPA).
  4. Use glass baby bottles and BPA-free and phthalates free cups, pacifiers, teething rings and toys.
  5. Only use natural cleaning products to avoid phthalates and other offending chemicals.
  6. Switch over to natural brands of shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and cosmetics free of phthalates, parabens and other dangerous chemicals. Read more at the Natural Skin Care section.
  7. Replace your non-stick pans with ceramic or glass cookware.
  8. When renovating your home, look for “green”, non-toxic paint and avoid vinyl flooring.

Sources and Credits

“Universal Fetal Exposure” to BPA Study

Miscarriage risk rises with BPA exposure, study finds

Worst Endocrine Disruptors

BPA may affect sperm quality 

Phthalates Lower Testosterone Levels

Treat Iodine Deficiency Naturally

Iodine Deficiency Can Cause Cancer, Hypothyroidism, ADHD and Retardation.

Learn About 5 Simple Tips to Avoid and Treat Iodine Deficiency Naturally.

Iodine is important: each and every cell in your body needs iodine. Iodine is responsible for the production of all body’s hormones. Iodine is the key to a healthy thyroid and efficient metabolism.

Japanese consume a daily average of 13.8 mg of iodine (89 times more than Americans!), and they are one of the healthiest nations based on overall well-being and cancer statistics.

Why Iodine Consumption is Dropping?

It is estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide are susceptible to health problems due to iodine deficiency.

Iodine consumption for example in US has dropped 50% since the 1970s.  This is mainly due to the bromide exposure, fluoridated water, exposure to mercury from dental work, soil depletion, limited intake of iodine-rich foods etc.

Bromide is endocrine disruptor and even small amount of bromide is toxic. It is used as an additive in many products like pesticides, prescription drugs, personal care products, plastic products, dyes, added to some citrus drinks and bakery products (potassium bromate).

Iodine Deficiency Causes Cancer

Iodine induces apoptosis, meaning it causes cancer cells to self-destruct. Iodine is one of the most powerful anti-cancer agents known. It is both a strong antioxidant as well as oxidant in the body, thus maintaining the balance between the two.

While good iodine levels help fight back against cancer, lowered levels provide fertile ground for cancer to form in many different hormonally sensitive tissues — tissues of the breast, thyroid, prostate, uterus, and ovaries.

Iodine deficiency is linked to fibrocystic breast disease with nodules and cyst enlargement.

Iodine deficiency results in increased iodine trapping by the thyroid, thus iodine deficient individuals are prone to radiation-provoked thyroid cancer.

Several studies have demonstrated a relationship between low iodine intake and fibrocystic disease of the breast (FDB), both in women and laboratory animals. “Women with goiters owing to iodine deficiency have been found to have a three times greater incidence of breast cancer. A high intake of iodine is associated with a low incidence breast cancer, and a low intake with a high incidence of breast cancer”-  Dr. Donald Miller Jr.

According to Dr. Flechas the absence of iodine in a cell is what causes cancer, and some statistics support this view. For example, between 1971 and 2000, the average iodine levels in the US declined by 50 percent and cancers associated with iodine deficiency (breast, prostate, endometrium, and ovaries cancer) increased.

Dr. Brownstein has noticed clinically that iodine can cause tumors to shrink and die from the center out. He achieved similar results with nodules and cysts in the thyroid, ovaries, and uterus after introducing supplementation with iodine.

Iodine Deficiency and Hypothyroidism, Goiter (Enlarged Thyroid)

Iodine is the key to a healthy thyroid and efficient metabolism, and part of the thyroid hormone molecule itself.

Iodine is used by the thyroid gland to help regulate metabolism and development of skeleton and brain and plays a crucial role in thyroid biochemistry.

Thyroid hormones are used by every cell of our body to regulate metabolism and body weight by controlling the burning of fat for energy and heat. We also need it for your immune system to work properly.

Thyroid hormone production can be severely disrupted by high exposure to bromide/bromine, chlorine and fluoride.

Thyroid problem can actually be an iodine deficiency problem. If you feel tired, are overweight, have dry skin, suffer from hair loss, constipation or cold sensitivity, it could all be related to hypothyroidism.

Iodine deficiency can severely affect child’s brain function and IQ and cause mental retardation.

Iodine deficiency is a major cause of sub-functioning intellect as proposed by Dr. Flechas: “In newborn children iodine is responsible for the development of the babies’ I.Q. Recent research shows iodine deficiency is felt to be the source of attention deficit disorder in children”. Deficiency of iodine appears to be causing damage in developing embryos and in pregnant women iodine deficiency causes abortions and stillborns.

Besides iodine, a proper brain function and high IQ in children is promoted by the omega-3 fat DHA, vitamin D, optimized gut flora. Fluoride needs to be avoided at all cost.

Iodine RDA and Supplementation

It is obvious that recommended daily allowance for iodine are insufficient for optimal health and brain function, however in “alternative world” there is no consensus on what supplementation may look like and recommendations range anywhere between 800mcg to 12+mg and above 50mg for serious illnesses.

Some recent research also casts doubt on high-dose iodine supplementation and suggests it might not be wise to go above 800 mcg of iodine per day (source: Dr Mercola) whilst according to Dr. Flechas should be 12.5 mg/day.

Dr David Brownstein, based on his clinical and laboratory experience believes that an individual with a serious illness such as cancer or an autoimmune disorder may need protocols above 50 mg/day to become iodine sufficient.

Check At Home If You Are Iodine Deficient

According the Dr. Mercola, you can check at home if you are iodine deficient by applying the iodine tincture from the drug store and painting a 3-inch/8cm patch on your arm. The patch should last for 48 hours. The sooner it disappears the deeper is your iodine deficiency seem to be.

If serious deficiency of iodine is suspected, best to ask your health care practitioner for the urine iodine challenge test and based on the results work with on establishing a full nutritional program, which besides iodine supplementation calls also for adequate supplementation of selenium, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc and omega-3 in addition to healthy and balanced nutrition.

5 Tips to Help Avoid Iodine Deficiency

For those in good health and to keep on the safe side it may be preferable to optimize iodine levels through the natural intake of foods.

  1. Toxin-free sea vegetables like seaweeds kelp, bladderwrack and spirulina are among the best natural dietary sources of iodine.
  2. Celtic Sea Salt and  Le sel de Guérande are all-natural, pure source of iodine that contains up to 350 mcg per 1/4 tsp.
  3. Eat organic. Wash all produce to minimize the pesticides exposure (and bromine).
  4. Avoid using plastic containers. Use glass/ceramic instead.
  5. Buy whole-grain breads and flour and make sure they are bromine-free.

Credits, Sources and More Info

Iodine Why You Need It by David BrownStein

16 Natural Cancer Cures, Remedies and Protocols

There are countless examples of people who got up from their deathbed and recovered from terminal cancer.

Although it is far easier to prevent cancer than to reverse it, it is nevertheless possible with a universal, holistic approach that addresses imbalances of the body, mind and spirit.

Reading though the stories of many cancer survivors you will see that they have not taken cancer as something terrible and dreadful that takes away everything from them, but as an opportunity for change, for standing up for themselves and who they truly are.

Therefore it appears that there is no treatment, doctor or procedure that can help without individual’s strong belief in recovery.

This is also one of the reasons why one therapy works in one case and it doesn’t work in a similar case.

I gathered in this article some of strategies and alternative therapies that are known for their efficacy.   I list them in 6 groups:

      1. Radical Diet Change Protocols For Reversing Cancer
      2. Psychotherapy/Energy/Spiritual Work
      3. Well-Being Essentials
      4. Toxins Elimination
      5. Intensive Detox
      6. Geopathic Stress

1. Radical Diet Change and Detox Protocols for Reversing Cancer.

What is most noticeable with all cancer survivors is that they have undertaken an extreme diet change.

These some of the alternative cancer cures and protocols along with cancer fighting foods and supplements I would be looking into before undergoing any conventional treatment.

The protocols listed below are sometimes calling for opposites, that’s why one need to explore different strategies to find one that works best. There is no one treatment or diet protocol that works in every case even for the same type of cancer.

1. Dr. Gerson’s Juicing Therapy.

This juice fasting therapy works by saturating the body with nutrients from organically grown fruits and vegetables.

The fresh raw juice is taken up to 13 times per day, one glass every hour.  Raw and cooked solid foods are generously consumed. This way the sodium from the cells is decreased and potassium increased.

Dr. Max Gerson: A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer.

2. Budwig Diet Protocol.

“Dr. Budwig’s diet and protocol is based upon flaxseed oil plus cottage cheese and flaxseed, complemented by fruit and vegetable based organic nutrition, sunlight, natural living, and emotional and spiritual healing”.

The basic recipe and more info can be found here

3. Dr. Schulze’s “There are No Incurable Diseases” Program  

This is probably the most radical of all detox and cancer healing programs I have seen.  It consists of fresh juicing, alternating 5-Day Liver/Gallbladder cleanses with 5-Day Kidney/Bladder cleanses  and combined with hydrotherapy and “cold-sheet”, massage/bodywork, castor oil packs etc. Here you can read Dr. Schulze’s web-based book: There are No Incurable Diseases

4. Ketogenic Diet.

Cancer cell thrives on sugar and can’t survive without it. Ketogenic diet is based on starving the cancer cells by depriving them of their food source.

More info can be found in this article Ketogenic Diet With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

5. Oxygen Therapy.

It is proven that cancer cells cease to grow in presence of oxygen.  Dr. Otto Warburg was actually given a Nobel Prize over 75 years ago for this discovery.

Ozone (activated oxygen) is used therapeutically by means of drinking ozonated water and using ozone saunas.

Hospitals in Mexico, Malaysia, Cuba, Russia, Europe (Germany, Italy, UK) etc. administer intravenous ozone infusions with success. For more info visit and

6. Rick Simpson’s Hemp Oil.

Rick Simpson began his journey ten years ago to tell others that cannabis oil can cure cancer. Rick has healed over 5000 people personally with the hemp oil and many others all over the world heard his story and have been healed.

For more info visit this link  and watch a video.   

7. Dr. Kuhl’s Lactic Acid Protocol.

Dr. Kuhl’s protocol is based on removal of surplus of toxic lactic acid stores from cells by taking the lactic-acid-fermented foods: yoghurts both made from dairy and nut milks, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, other fermented (“cultured”) vegetables and their juices, sourdough bread, miso…

For cancer patients the lactic-acid-fermented natural unprocessed foods should be about half of total food intake, according to dr. Kuhl.

The details about the protocol can be found by following this link.

8. Father Zago’s Aloe Treatment for Cancer.

Father Romano Zago is a Franciscan friar, who discovered the healing power of the aloe, used by poor people in Israel to treat cancer and other diseases.

More info can be found here.

9. Turmeric (Curcuma).

Turmeric has been shown to suppress tumor initiation, promotion and metastasis.

Curcumin works by changing the DNA instruction to help kill cancer. It modulates genetic activity and expression—both by destroying cancer cells, and by promoting healthy cell function.

To get the full benefits curcumin has to offer, look for a 100% certified organic turmeric.

According to Dr. William LaValley (cited by Dr. Mercola) typical anticancer doses are up to three grams of good bioavailable curcumin extract, three to four times daily.

There are few strategies that help increasing absorption of curcuma spice.  Adding the black pepper is one of them;  please read the full article Benefits of Curcumin Enhanced by Black Pepper.

Dr. Mercola’s is also suggesting some other techniques of increasing absorption, see  Super Spice Secrets.

10. Dr. Simoncini’s Sodium Bicarbonate Protocol.

Dr. Simoncini believes cancer is caused by a fungus, namely Candida Albicans. He has been developing techniques aimed at eradicating the fungus by using the sodium bicarbonate. Whilst experts may disagree on whether the cancer is caused by fungus or not, the application of Sodium Bicarbonate seems to be successful.

You can find the contact, information and details about the protocol here.

11. Bio Propolis from New Zeeland.

Obtained from manuka flowers from New Zeeland, the bio propolis has shown in trials that it could reduce the formation of tumour cells.

I suggest buying it directly from New Zeeland at  We ordered it few times and it arrived to Belgium safely and relatively fast.

12. Graviola Fruit.

Graviola is sort of tropical fruit also known as “sour sop”.

The extracts from graviola can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs.

Whilst the fruit itself is hard to find, you can probably find the graviola juice at your health store.

Learn more about it by following this link.

13. Anti-Angiogenic Food Therapy.

The Anti-Angiogenic therapy works by preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor (anti-angiogenesis).

According to dr. William Li, resveratrol from red grapes, ellagic acid found in strawberries and other anti-angiogenic foods like green tea, berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries), cherries, turmeric, parsley, garlic, maitake mushroom, artichokes and nutmeg help preventing the growth of blood vessels thus cutting the blood supply that feeds tumors.

Read more in the article Dramatically Effective New Natural Way To Starve Cancer.

14. B-17 (Leatrile) Therapy.

Laetrile (B-17) is the anti-tumour agent, naturally found in over 1,200 plants, particularly in the seeds of fruits such as apricots, peaches, bitter almonds, plums and apples.

B-17 selectively targets and destroys cancer cells while healthy cells remain unharmed. B-17 is either administered intravenously or taken as oral supplement.

Four decades of clinical evidence attest to efficiency of Leatrile Therapy. Some hospitals in Mexico and Europe administer intravenous laetrile; however this therapy is illegal in the US.

Read more about the treatment here.

15. Artemisinin

Artemisinin is a chemical derived from the Wormwood or Mugwort plant (Artemesia annua). Artemisinin has proved to be very effective against 55 cancers including lymphoma, brain cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanomas. lung cancer etc.

Taking artemisinin alone against one instance of breast cancer caused the breast cancer to shrink by 28% within 16 hours. When the protocol was further reinforced by taking ordinary iron supplement tablets as well, 98% percent remission of the breast cancer occurred. In another piece of research, a leukemia patient experienced 100% remission within 8 hours a person after taking artemisinin/iron supplement. Be careful to obtain pure high quality 100% artemisinin supplement (the plant extract only contains 0.3% to 0.5% artemisinin which is not enough).

16. Ginger

A study from 2015 reveals that ginger contains a pungent compound that could be up to 10,000 times more effective than conventional chemotherapy in targeting the cancer stem cells at the root of cancer malignancy. Source

Note that ginger needs to be consumed either dried or cooked.

2. Psychotherapy/Energy/Spiritual Work.

  • Psychotherapy/Energy/Spiritual Work to heal   emotionally emerges in fact as number one on the road to healing from cancer.

Understanding the real cause of the cancer is of utmost importance. Some of the causes can be: emotional trauma, continued exposure to stress, environmental and food toxicity, poor diet, negative thoughts and mind toxicity, unresolved family situation and often a combination of some of these is either a trigger or contributing factor.

Dr. Hamer for example suggests that when we have an unresolved conflict, the emotional reflex center in the brain that corresponds to the experienced emotion (e.g. anger, frustration, grief) will slowly break down.

Each of these emotion centers are connected to a specific organ. When a center breaks down, it starts sending wrong information to the organ it controls, resulting in the formation of cancer cells.

For example cancer of the left breast indicates unresolved conflict concerning child, home or mother. Read more at

I suggest also a good and informative reading about “Cancer Personality” based on the findings from W. Douglas Brodie who describes  certain personality traits present in the cancer-susceptible individuals.

Cancer Is Not A Disease, It’s a Survival Mechanism is a very good book by Andreas Moritz where he proposes that cancer is a healing process that we ought to support, not suppress or fight.

  • Dramatic lifestyle change is essential on the road to get well. Many if not all cancer survivors made some radical changes to their way of living: they either left the unhappy marriage, quit their job and/or moved to other countries.

You can find a myriad of survivors’ stories documenting this statement like for example:  Life After Breast Cancer Three Survivors Stories.

3. Well-Being Essentials.

See Well-Being Essentials for more info on importance of

4. Toxins Elimination.

While as “preventative” measure “reduce to minimum” is acceptable, when the disease strikes we need to go for a complete avoidance. I mention the key groups of toxins that need to be eliminated in Say No to Toxins

5. Intensive Detox.

Radical detox is inevitable part of every cancer healing protocol.  Detox strategies include: fasting, cleansing of liver, gall bladder, colon, kidney, intestinal parasite, heavy metal; dental cleansing etc.

It has been proven beneficial to begin a healing treatment with liver, colon and kidneys cleansing.

There are many effective cleansing procedures that can be found at health food stores, or through a holistic healer; a good very good source on how to do a radical detox can be found at Detoxification to Support the Healing and Prevention of Cancer and Other illnesses. 

6. Geopathic Stress.

This term relates to the harmful energies emitted from the earth or manmade that interfere with the healthy functioning of cell metabolism in our body.

Geopathic stress either occurs from natural sources (underground waters, earth grids, earth fractures etc) or is man-made: cell phones, computers, power lines, etc.

The fastest approach to minimizing it is to hire a professional to identify the geopatic stress sources and make the recommendations.

Read more at What Is GeoStress?

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