Lance Armstrong (and others)…Your Competitive Edge Was Right Under Your Nose!

S BIKE RACINGIt’s too bad that Lance Armstrong (and others before him) couldn’t have spoken with some other extraordinary athletes that know firsthand what it means to have a drug-free competitive edge.  People like Tiger Woods or  3 time weightlifting champion, Wade Lightheart or Magic Johnson or Jillian Michaels or Olympian ice skating medalist “Elvis“, or the last 2 winners of the Super Bowl  and so many more!  They all found their competitive edge in a very subtle, ethical and yet POWERFUL way.  So powerful, in fact, that some of these pros hesitated to mention what they were doing because they had experienced such profound result; they were concerned that they might be disqualified!   All of these extraordinary athletes drink Electrolyzed Reduced Water and they will all testify to the amazing changes in their level of endurance, fewer injuries and sore muscles because of it!  In fact, they believe that Electrolyzed Reduced Water took their physical abilities “over the top” giving them a drug-free competitive edge.

When it comes to health (and to performance) professional athletes don’t cut corners (at least drug-free ones don’t).  They demand the best of the best because they value the body that will turn into cash when it is well fed, well watered, conditioned and nutritionally balanced.  They don’t race to Wal-Mart for cheaper food nor do they “settle” when it comes to health and wellness.  They don’t buy their supplements at Costco, they don’t buy inferior athletic equipment just to save a few bucks and they DON’T skimp when it comes to water.  All of these professional athletes (and a whole lot more where they came from) bought the very best equipment they could find to produce Electrolyzed Reduced Water. These pros are accustomed to lies being written as “truth” about them, their families, their social life and their performance so the don’t buy in to RIDICULOUS posts on the Internet or scare tactics about water options. They each invested wisely. They invested in water equipment that is backed-up by their peers.  They banked on longevity on the market and they chose a company that sells and SERVICES in the USA.  These athletes are the definition of durability and they insist on the same whenever they can find it.   ALL of these athletes opted for Equipment that doesn’t just CLAIM to be the best but has been PROVEN to be the best for 40 years.  Most of these athletes proclaim that changing their water to Electrolyzed Reduced Water has been the very best decision for health and for their performance than anything else they’ve ever done!  

If you’re rolling your eyes and think that these athletes have lost their minds;  you might want to take that up with Bill Gates.  No bottled water for his gang!  He owns 16 Electroloyzed Reduced Water devices aka Kangen water  so that he has one in every corner of his life so that he and his family are rarely (if ever) without the best, the safest and the healthiest water

Or perhaps you’d like to talk to the Trump family…they’re believers too.  Nothing but the best for that crew!   I’m pretty sure that The Donald isn’t easily “sold” so this is quite a testimonial for this amazing product and just another “sign” of his heart for his children and grandchildren!

Regardless of your political position; you can take it up with the White House as well.  It has been reported that when the Obama’s moved into the big White House they came with Electrolyzed Reduced Water aka Kangen water.  Could this be their version of “Obamacare” at the White House?

It’s your prerogative to roll your eyes and to think that all of these people (and LOTS MORE) drinking Electrolyzed Reduced Water are idiots OR you could give it a second thought and wonder what THEY might know that you don’t.  I’ll bet Lance wishes he had!

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And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon…


The Japanese don’t discriminate when it comes to ionized alkaline water.  They are #1 for health and longevity in the world.  They obviously take health and wellness very seriously than we do.

The Japanese have enjoyed the health benefits of restructured (Kangen Water®) water for past 40 years.  After evaluating the benefits of ionized water on human life, they moved on to study the benefits/affects on animal life, specifically their dairy cows.

Twenty seven dairy farms took part in a clinical study where ionized alkaline water was used in place of tap water as the SOLE source of water for these dairy cows.   This Japanese Study was overseen by veterinarians and the results are astounding. 

It Doesn’t End in Japan!

The Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has also conducted a formal study on the use of ionized alkaline water for dairy cows.  It looks like the Japanese aren’t the only ones taking ionized water seriously…at least when it comes to animal life.  Embracing the benefits of this technology for HUMAN life is taking the US a whole lot longer to get there.  Then again, there’s a whole lot of money at stake if humans become healthier overall and no longer require mounds of pharmaceuticals intended to mask their symptoms.

You may think that “water is just water” but you’ll have to agree that animals don’t lie and they aren’t subject to placebo.  Below  is a summary of the results of dairy cows drinking ionized alkaline water.   Don’t look now, but I think the cow DID jump over the moon!

Summarized Results

1. Enhanced milk production by 18% – 28%

2. Significant improvement in the quality of milk

3. Strong feces and urine odors were eliminated

4. Healthier skin condition

5. Decreased injury to the udder

6. Reduced diarrhea

7. Strengthening of the legs by 26 % increased bone density

8. Improved appetite

9. Able to decrease mineral supplements routinely supplemented to the diet

10. As a result of improved health together with denser bone, the productive life of the cows was extended

11. Greater fertility rate and reduced stillbirths

12. A noticeably increased appetite; no new supplements were added to their diet. Increase in appetite noted in older cows as well

13. Food well digested

14. A beautiful sheen on the cow’s hair

15. Higher fertility rate; higher pregnancy rate

16. New-born calves fed with alkaline water matured quicker

17. A dramatic increase in milk production

18. Improved liver condition.

19. Strengthened legs

20. Minimizing of sicknesses; tremendously improved health condition. There were fewer visits by vets

21. No adverse conditions noted from consumption of alkaline water

If dairy cows can see results like this, imagine what Kangen water can do for you!  Try it for FREE and see for yourself!



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Earth Day? Seriously? How Do You Sleep At Night?

bottled water

The average American spends $640 a year on bottled water.  Oddly the price of bottled water doesn’t fluctuate with the price of oil in spite of the fact that it takes 5 cups of oil to produce a single plastic bottle and God only knows how much oil it takes to ship filtered municipal water all across the country.

Do you feel pretty good about carefully placing your plastic water bottles in that nice little recycling container?  You shouldn’t!  Less than 10% of the plastic water bottles ever make to recycling in spite of your good intentions.  Most of the plastic water bottles are buried in the landfills or dumped intentionally dumped in the ocean.  The plastic bottle recycling scam makes Bernie Madoff look like a chump.  How long will you continue to be socially irresponsible just for the sake of your own convenience?

The average plastic bottle is 33 square inches.   Congratulations!  That means that if you consume the same amount of water out of a plastic bottle as the average American, you can proudly say that you’re responsible for covering 1/2 acre of land with plastic…year after year after year.  How do you sleep at night?

If you ever decide to leave the land of denial and you want to be socially responsible for the sake of your children and your children’s children, I’m glad to discuss options with you.   It’s never too late to make changes.  The future generations will thank you for it.

Happy Earth Day, America.



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Drug Cartel or Just Another Consumer Rip-Off?


This sheds new light on the old cliche’  “that’s a tough pill to swallow”. This “pill” should make you choke!

Did you ever wonder how much it costs a drug company for the active ingredient in your prescription medications? Some people think it must cost a lot  since many drugs sell for more than $5.00+ per tablet.  The actual price of active ingredients used in some of the most popular drugs sold in America is listed below.

As you ponder the pricing remember; THERE IS NO CURE FOR ANY DISEASE WHATSOEVER:

Celebrex:100 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $130.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.60
Percent markup: 21,712%

Claritin:10 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $215.17
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.71
Percent markup: 30,306%

Keflex:250 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $157.39
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.88
Percent markup: 8,372%

Lipitor:20 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $272.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $5.80
Percent markup: 4,696%

Norvasc:10 mg –Consumer price (100 tablets): $188.29
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.14
Percent markup: 134,493%

Prilosec: 20 mg – Consumer price (100 tablets): $360.97
Cost of general active ingredients $0.52
Percent markup: 69,417%

Prozac:20 mg – Consumer price (100 tablets) : $247.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.11
Percent markup: 224,973%

Tenormin:50 mg –Consumer price (100 tablets): $104.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.13
Percent markup: 80,362%

Vasotec:10 mg – Consumer price (100 tablets): $102.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.20
Percent markup: 51,185%

Xanax:1 mg – Consumer price (100 tablets) : $136.79
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.024
Percent markup: 569,958%

Zestril:20 mg –Consumer price (100 tablets) $89.89
Cost of general active ingredients $3.20
Percent markup: 2,809%

Zithromax:600 mg –Consumer price (100 tablets): $1,482.19
Cost of general active ingredients: $18.78
Percent markup: 7,892%

Zocor:40 mg – Consumer price (100 tablets): $350.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $8.63
Percent markup: 4,059%

Zoloft:50 mg – Consumer price: $206.87
Cost of general active ingredients: $1..75
Percent markup: 11,821%

I wonder…if you didn’t have a prescription card in hand to bring the costs down to pennies on the dollar, would you be more inclined to look for wellness options or would you do whatever it takes to find the money to buy pills that don’t cure anything at all?

Join the wellness movement!    We’re doing just fine with a natural approach to health and wellness and it’s costing us a fraction of what you’re paying in dollars for your no cure approach.  After all, if  natural healing is all nonsense;  the entire human race would have died off long before prescription medicines were ever even imagined.  Hmm…



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Is Convenience Killing Your Children? Ask Mercola!

Mercola Headlines:

“Worst Endocrine Disruptors Revealed AND They Could Be Raising Your Family’s Cancer Risk”


Here are a few of the highlights:

  • A number of common chemicals in your home and environment are known as endocrine disruptors, many of which are found in plastic products
  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are similar in structure to natural sex hormones such as estrogen, thereby interfering with their normal functions. Children are at greatest risk for adverse effects
  • 12 worst endocrine disruptors are: BPA, dioxin, Atrazine, phthalates, perchlorate, fire retardants, lead, mercury, arsenic, PFC’s, organophosphate pesticides, and glycol ethers
  • The connection between endocrine disrupting chemicals and cancer is of particular concern. Children who are exposed to these chemicals from a young age may be predisposed to cancer at increasingly earlier ages
  • A recent report co-produced by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program suggests a ban on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may actually be needed to protect the health of future generations

Top 3 Action Items to Protect Our Children

1.  GET RID OF PLASTIC!!!  All of it.  Most of what you have access to DOES CONTAIN BPA and there isn’t a plastic on the planet that isn’t harmful to  human life.

2.  While you’re eliminating plastics you’ll need to make decisions about THE MOST IMPORTANT component to health and LIFE…WATER!   By changing your water you CAN profoundly change your health.  In addition to going GREEN, you’ll stop contributing to the pollution of the planet and the poisoning of your children and your grandchildren.  Garbage in/Garbage out applies to toxins too.  Everything you’re exposed to is passed on for generations to come.  You can’t begin to detox of the harmful chemicals until you STOP being exposed to them and start “flushing’ them out with lots of HEALTHY water.  Bottled water is OUT.  Municipal tap water is OUT.  My family is leading by example – we use a commercial grade/medical grade ionizer to produce our own healthy, chemical free water at home and we REFUSE to use plastics.  No need for us to travel to Lourdes, France to get healing water!  It’s right in our kitchen!

3.  AVOID CHEMICALS AT ALL COSTS!  Many of the products that you use around your home and for personal hygiene are highly toxic.  For instance, dryer sheets contain very high levels of MERCURY.   Who knew? They may smell good BUT by wearing clothes laced with mercury your children are exposed to mercury 24/7.  Don’t look now but there are a whole lot of people protesting the use of vaccines due to the  risk of  mercury exposure – all the while they refuse to give up the convenience (and good smell) of dryer sheets.  Go figure.

There are healthy cleaning and hygiene products that won’t break the bank.  If you understand the science behind what makes these products effective (the pH level of the product itself) then you’ll be able to make healthy GREEN changes!   By modifying the pH of your water source you can replace MOST products.  Blue is the new green IF you have access to a commercial grade/medical grade water ionizer.

Children are at greatest risk and they deserve better than what we’re giving them.   By exposing our children day after day, year after year to harmful toxins, we are willingly jeopardizing their health.  Our need for convenience is costing our children life and health.   Making changes truly is a matter of life and death!  I believe our children are worth every sacrifice.  What about you?



A Word From the Peanut Gallery…It’s Not That Simple


peanut freeAs far as I’m concerned, food allergies can be officially added to the list of epidemic conditions in America.  When I was a child I didn’t know one single person with an allergy to peanuts.  We probably would all have starved to death without ample access to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Peanut butter was a primary staple in most homes with small children in those days.

Today there is an estimated 1.2 million children (and counting) with peanut allergies and, in self-defense, our schools have made allowances for “Peanut Free” classrooms in order to shield the allergic from any trace of peanuts whatsoever.  What in the world is going on with our kids?

Many doctors treating children with autism spectrum disorders believe that these allergic reactions are directly related to an individual’s ability to detoxify. Children with peanut and other allergies have compromised immune systems and are poor detoxifiers.  Most have gut problems, including fungal and other infections. Most are male.

So if detoxifying is the problem how do we detoxify?

Refraining from peanuts is not the only answer.  There isn’t a magic pill that you can get from your doctor or a simple supplement that you can buy from the health food store.   It doesn’t totally rely on an organic, gluten-free diet.  A MAJOR part of your protocol MUST include  hydrating with the RIGHT water….and lots of it.  Water isn’t “just water” no more than food is “just food” or air is “just air”.   Your water needs to be as close to PERFECT as you can get your hands on.  Kangen water is your answer.  Does it really make sense to you to offer water that is laden with chemicals (including BPA) to a child already having detox issues?  If so, then you need to go back to the drawing board.

Sounding a little like a commercial?  Relax!  Facts are facts and dozens and dozens of health professionals can testify to the fact that there is a huge difference in water.  In fact, many will tell you that Kangen Water® is the single most impactful thing that any of us can do for our health.  Kangen Water is “medical grade” water and it’s the only ionized water that has ever been used in hospitals or prescribed by physicians.  It’s the only water that is allowed on commercial flights because it IS medical grade.   It’s NOT just that Kangen Water® it is chemical free…this isn’t a mere filtration issue.  It’s about being higher in pH…its about being a powerful antioxidant (10 times more powerful than green tea) AND  it is about being “micro clustered” which means that the water molecules are a mere fraction of the size of the average water molecule clusters.  Because these clusters are so small, this water actually reaches the cellular level to aid in detoxification (and proper hydration) throughout the entire body.  It’s all in the science of restructured water aka Kangen Water®.

They say that with knowledge comes responsibility.  My responsibility is to reveal the TRUTH about water and to share a viable solution with you.    What you do with it is your business.



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Water Shortages? You Better Believe it! What Are You Going to do About it?

kennedy quote

Two billion people across the globe don’t have fresh water and yet; water is the source of all life.   In places like Mexico City, people spend as much as 30% of their annual income buying enough water just to keep them alive. Will America be next?

Unfortunately, most Americans don’t give water a second thought.  As long as we can turn on the tap and clear water comes out we believe all is well with the world.  We spend $640 per year per person (on the average) buying bottled water that we’ve convinced ourselves is healthy in spite of the health warnings.  When will American’s get off of their high-horse and stop wasting water as if there is no end?

What’s The Problem?

There are two major problems with our water.  First and foremost, there is only so much of it to go around.  In fact, if we didn’t recycle sewage to be used as tap water America would already be “tapped out” of water.  To further compound our problem, each time you purchase commercially bottled water you’re contributing to the depletion of our water supply.  Did you know that it takes 5 liters of water to produce a 1 liter bottle of water?  With only so much of it to go around, allowing companies (like Nestle,  Coke and Pepsi) to tap our water resources only to resell water back to us makes absolutely no sense.  It’s time to wake up and trade your desire for convenience for a good dose of common sense!

What Do The Experts Say?

Our second problem with water is health.  In Reducing Environmental Risk of Cancer the National Institute of Health (NIH) states that we need to work with our tap water source (making it as healthy as possible) instead of opting for bottled water in order to reduce the risk of cancer.  There are numerous health risks associated with the consumption of  bottled water.  In addition to being stored in plastics that are known to cause cancer and disrupt hormones, most bottled water is reverse osmosis water that has been cleared of most chemicals and robbed of all vital minerals.  Water must be naturally laced with minerals to be beneficial to the human body.  Without minerals, water can’t conduct the electrical impulses necessary for health and functionality.  A lot of our health problems can be directly attributed  to the water we’re drinking!

So…we’re spending approximately $6.00 a gallon on water that is hazardous to our health and detrimental to our water supply.  Does that make any sense to you?  Our arrogance and our willingness to waste is shameful.  Maybe we need to spend a week or two in Mexico City to gain a better understanding of the value of water?

Nobel Prize Worthy!

I may not have all of the answers but I definitely have the answer for our water problems.  In fact, my answer should be Nobel Prize worthy based on Kennedy’s definition.  I don’t contribute to water waste nor do I throw hard-earned money at water in plastic bottles that I know is bad for me.  I follow the advice of NIH.  I restructure my tap water to return it to the way it was before we managed to mess things up.  I ionize my water with the very best equipment money can buy.  My health is worth it….my family is worth it and (to me)  the planet is worth it.  No more tap water laced with chemicals or $6.00 a gallon in plastic containers.

As a result of changing my water source I sleep better at night.  Partly because I’m being socially responsible and partly because I’m (finally) giving my body the water that it’s been craving all along.

When are you going to do your part to resolve our water problems?



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“Evian” spelled backwards is “NAIVE”

evianIt looks like the joke is on us.  We have had some very NAIVE drinking habits.  Here are some facts about bottled water that you may not know:

  1.  The majority of bottled water is just tap water with the chlorine removed. doesn’t come from some mysterious natural spring somewhere…that’s just good marketing
  2. The chemicals in tap water/bottled water are KNOWN to cause cancer but we gladly buy it and drink it anyway
  3. The toxic chemicals from the recycled bottles leach into the water making it far more dangerous to drink commercially bottled water than regular tap water
  4. No “official” government authority tests the quality of the water – the FDA trusts the providers to only bottle the best water for you and me – now that’s N A I V E!
  5. Each of these water bottle contains approximately 1 cup of oil in the making and if the bottles are not recycled (90% of of all plastic bottles aren’t) it will take approximately 1,000 years to disintegrate by natural means
  6. For each liter of water bottled, it takes approximately 5 liters of water for the reverse osmosis process
  7. The biggest contributor to the pollution of the earth’s water is plastic water bottles…that’s almost laughable if it wasn’t so scary!
  8.  The EPA will confirm that the toxins from water bottles dumped into the ocean are killing our fish but they won’t comment on what those bottles are doing to humans or what eating toxic fish will do for all
  9. The distribution of bottled water consumes approximately 25 billion gallons of oil each year.   It doesn’t make a whole lot of  sense to spend all of that money and to consume all of that oil to move water around that is merely tap water in the first place.  Sounds like a “shell game” to me!

As I ponder these facts I can’t help but wonder….was the name “EVIAN” carefully selected and intended to be a play with letters?

Stop being NAÏVE!  

Stop PAYING to drink toxic water!

The chemicals are killing you and your family and the

aftermath is killing our planet

As for me and my family, we drink only PURE Kangen Water®.  By the way, so does Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, the White House, Leonard DiCaprio, Jillian Michaels, Sylvester Stallone, Angelina Jolie,  Beyoncé and a whole lot more.  We’re not naive.  How about you?

No chemicals, no recycled bottles, no kidding.

Ask me how at



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Age of Convenience…A Painful Reminder

convenienceWe don’t want to diet.  We want a pill that miraculously makes us lose weight or we go to a surgeon to have our fat surgically removed.

We don’t want to exercise.  We buy six-pack enhancers from “As Seen on TV” and hope they work in 20 minutes or less.

We don’t want to think about healthy choices.  ”If it feels good”…we do it!

We don’t want to grow old gracefully.  We want a nip, tuck or suck that leaves us scarred but believing that we’re fooling the world.

We don’t want to wait for a call back.  If we send a text message we want an immediate response.

We don’t want to entertain our kids.  We let them teethe on an iPod and call them techi-babies

We don’t want to think about what we eat or drink.  If it looks good and tastes good then it must be good, right?

We don’t want to be bothered refilling a water bottle.  Instead we buy toxic water in recycled bottles and call it “convenience”.

We don’t want to “make it from scratch”.  If it comes in a box it has our name on it.

We don’t want to wait for the luxuries in life.  If we can borrow the money to get a new toy NOW we do it.  (We love plastic in more ways than one).

We don’t want to work hard for nickels and dimes.  We want that “ship” to come in right NOW.

We don’t want to wait for our food to heat up.  Instead we radiate our food in a microwave regardless of the consequences.

We don’t want to cook dinner.  We’ll do fast food drive-thru in a heart beat and convince ourselves that our time is more valuable than our health is.

We don’t want to wait in the grocery line.  Instead we’ll pay a premium to order online and pick it up at the curb.

We don’t want to hear the kids whine.  Instead we hand them our credit card and send them to the mall.

We don’t want to wait for kindergarten.  Instead we put the kids in daycare as early as possible and pretend like we’re socializing them.

We don’t want to take the time to attend a kids’ baseball game.  We’re far too busy for that!  Instead we purchase the best cleats and gloves that we can get our hands on and buy our way out of guilt.

We can’t be worried about being good examples for the kids.  Instead we tell them to “do as I say…not as I do”.

We don’t want to think about preventing cancer.  We choose to live our life any way we want to and bank on a doctor having a miracle cure when we need one.

We don’t want ugly food.  Instead we like the look of perfection that comes from using chemicals and pesticides.

We don’t care about the environment.  Instead we take it for granted and we opt for the convenience of disposable goods at all costs.

We don’t want to take the time to build relationships.  Instead we opt for a “tweet” or a “post” to people we call “friends” and we think that ought to be enough for anybody.

Yep…we live in the Age of Convenience and it’s taking its toll on life in more ways than one.

Go ahead.  Live with a little inconvenience.  It may be a little painful to make some changes BUT you’ll be so glad you did in the LONG run.

Remember, patience is a virtue.



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Home Grown Cancer…Now What?

chemicals-and-cancer-hazardous-toxinsWe spend an awful lot of time and money researching the environmental risks affecting our plants BUT what about the environmental impact to the human body?  It may be difficult to face that you and your loved ones have been exposed to toxic chemicals that could very well be blamed for cancer.

Do we “inherit” mutated cells OR do we pass along chemical exposure from generation to generation?  It sure brings new meaning to the term “predisposed”.  Hmm…

The cancer rate in America is 1 in 2 males and 1 in 3 females.  Don’t you think its time to quit spending all of our resources looking for cures and start looking for answers with a focus on prevention?

The following excerpt is from an article in Rodale News specifically addressing breast cancer, however the consequences of exposure is true for ALL types of cancer (and other diseases).

Read it and weep:

Rising breast cancer rates may be a consequence of pesticides, plastics, perfume, and even the flameproofing chemicals on your couch…  

“We now have sufficient data to be seriously concerned about the increased risk for many diseases, including breast cancer, that result from exposures to common environmental factors, especially those that interfere with the endocrine system,” says Janet Gray, PhD, professor and director of the Program in Science, Technology & Society at Vassar College, and the author of a new report from the Breast Cancer Fund that explores the complicated link between chemicals in the environment and breast cancer. “We need to take this data seriously.”

The timing of exposures is critical, says Gray. There are certain periods of a girl’s life during which exposure to problematic chemicals, whether it’s BPA in plastics or the endocrine-disrupting pesticides used on our food, could cause serious damage. “Those periods of high risk are consistent with what we know about breast physiology,” she says. Exposures to chemicals in the womb and immediately after birth are crucial, she says, because that’s when breast tissue is just developing. Similarly, during adolescence and during pregnancy, girls and women are experiencing incredible growth of breast tissue, and their bodies are easily influenced by chemicals and pesticides that act like estrogen.

The influence doesn’t stop at environmental chemicals and pesticides, either. “Radiation is the one unequivocally accepted environmental cause of breast cancer,” Gray says.



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