Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lots of New Links

Today I added many new links over there on the left of the page. At first glance you may wonder why some of them appear on a page dedicated to breast cancer and breast cancer events. Well, it's simple. I truly believe that not only do we need to find a cure for breast cancer, but we also need to think about preventing breast cancer (and all the other diseases of western society) and I also believe that to do that a massive cultural shift will be necessary. More and more studies are coming out showing that a diet consisting of mainly whole foods is healthier for everyone and may help to prevent several types of cancer. Evidence shows that today's children are highly disconnected from nature and it's affecting their mental and physical health. And, of course, our highly urbanized and industrialized environment is full of things that are making us sick, including carcinogenic compounds by the boatload.

So, please, take a look at some of the resources over there. Join me in making some changes. Baby steps are encouraged and allowed! Go to your farmer's market and buy some local produce that only drove a few miles to get there. Spend an hour a week outside enjoying nature. Turn off your TV for a few hours a day. As you build upon your first steps you'll find that you feel better physically and mentally and you'll be helping to build a better world for all of our children.

If you find yourself wanting to learn more, there's some excellent books out there. I recommend "In Defense of Food" by Michael Pollan and "Last Child in the Woods:Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder" by Richard Louv.

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