The Truth About Cancer the book
How have you been impacted by cancer? In today's world it's no longer IF but HOW.

I've had two grandparents diagnosed with cancer. And I've also stood by as a number of family friends have passed away from it.

The author of The Truth About Cancer -- Ty Bollinger -- lost SEVEN family members including both of his parents to their battles with cancer over the course of a decade, and thought, "enough is enough!" He set out on a global quest to learn as much as he possibly could about cancer treatments and the medical industry that surrounds the disease. He then wrote this book to share what he discovered.

One in 3 women and 1 in 2 men alive today will receive a cancer diagnosis. That is INSANE. Especially considering that the earliest evidence of its existence dates back to only about the 17th century. And before the 1950s, cancer was exceptionally rare compared to now. The number of people diagnosed with cancer has increased -- just like autism and other diseases have in the past 50 years -- EXPONENTIALLY just as the amount of chemical and industrial toxins in our food, air, and the products we use have increased.

When I go to the grocery store, I assume that the food and products available to me are all relatively safe to consume and use. But what I've come to learn is that much of it can be categorized as poison. The unfortunate truth is that we can't rely on agencies that are supposed to be screening products and food to protect us. As much as we'd like to think these agencies want the best for the American people, when the rubber meets the road, like many things, it's all about money. We have to take our health into our own hands. And now that I know from what I've learned in this book that cancer is largely PREVENTABLE -- not largely genetic -- I can do just that. I feel empowered.

Cancer is such a feared word in our society, but it doesn't need to be. There is so much more to be known about what causes cancer and how we can prevent and treat it than we are hearing from the media and the medical industry. This book reveals all of it.

Which brings me to another thought that kept cropping up as I worked my way through this amazing read -- Why is it so hard for us as humans to make changes in our lives? I hate that about myself. I want to be more flexible and willing to alter course when new information is revealed. This book has motivated me to make changes. And even though it's been a bit overwhelming to process and implement all of this new revelation, it's also been easy at the same time. Because when the truth clicks in my brain, it's somehow easier to make the effort to alter habits that are largely based on inertia and "how I've always done things."

For me this book went beyond just the scope of cancer -- it helped me to understand disease and health at large as well as what is broken in our society. And I think that's what happened for the author as he went on his mission of discovery. He set out to understand one disease, but what he ended up stumbling upon is more of a systemic issue that explains so much more than just cancer.

Even though the title of this book is a bit foreboding, what I found in it's pages left me feeling so HOPEFUL. Because now I know that there are concrete things I can do and changes I can make to impact my future.

I'm still on my journey to implement action points from this book. For me this journey of discovery has become a lifestyle change. And I'm taking it one step at a time. But each step feels SO GOOD. I could write a whole series of blog posts on the changes I've already made and those I hope to implement, but here is a brief look into just a few:

1. Nutrition
I used to think of nutrition in narrow terms, mostly relating to weight and how I look. But I now know that much of what we call "food" today is more of a conglomeration of chemicals that our bodies can't digest. I had a vague sense that GMOs and pesticides were bad for me, but now I know why that is and that they are largely responsible for the increase in infertility, tumors, dementia, allergies, and so many other chronic ailments that our generation is facing. Nutrition is EVERYTHING. So I've changed my diet a bit. Sprouts has become my favorite grocery story and I purchase non-GMO and organic whenever possible.

2. Toxins
Seventy-five percent of the air we breathe has pesticides in it. Pesticides are in our urine, our blood, and our amniotic fluid. They're wreaking havoc on our bodies, and that's only one of tens of thousands of toxins we are exposed to every day. Our world has become increasingly toxic and it's no wonder disease has sky-rocketed. Many of these toxins are things that I can't prevent exposure to. So if I can avoid some of them, I am determined to do so. I've cleaned out my laundry room, pantry, bathrooms, and linen closets of the products that are toxic. I've stopped taking toxic medications. And I've found alternative products or solutions to replace the needs they were filling. I've switched all of my cleaning and laundry supplies to Norwex. And I found an amazing skin care and make-up solution in BeautyCounter -- a company that is fighting to change legislation in the cosmetic industry. I found a great app that allows you to find out how dangerous the ingredients in different food and cosmetic products are -- the EWG Healthy Living App. SO helpful. You can even use it at the grocery store to scan bar codes and get instant results.

There's a long list of changes I've made and more things I'm going to look into, but this post is getting pretty long, and the main thing I hope to communicate is that this book is LIFE-CHANGING. It's the best book I read in 2016 and I can't recommend it highly enough! Click here to order your copy today! And I can't wait to hear what you think in the comments below!

Here's to making 2017 your best year yet!
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