Environmental Concerns

Crystal was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma not long after leaving the military. On the news, there has been a lot of talk about Hodgkin lymphoma and the connection to Roundup. I have often wondered what the military uses to keep their grounds so nice. Then, I wonder if whatever chemicals they use was one of the reasons Crystal got the type of cancer she got. It's really hard not to think this was one of the things that could have caused her condition. My belief is that our environment plays a major role in some of the ailments we experience.

Bad luck

Having cancer myself, a mother that died from cancer, and a daughter that got cancer as well, I have to suspect that there must be some kind of connection between the three of us. Was it something we did or something we were exposed to that caused each of us to get cancer? What about the food we eat or the amount of exercise we got? Then there's sleep and stress that play a part in our lives. Do we have bad genes or is it just our bad luck? Personally, I feel it's a little bit of all of the above!

Environment and cancer

One of the things that I personally believe is that our environment is one of the key things that contribute to the cause of cancer. I have been listening to many online doctors and YouTube videos and have found many chemicals found in our cleaners, our couches, rugs, and even candles can cause problems in our bodies, including cancers. One example that comes to mind is perfume. Many people can't tolerate the smell of perfume. The aroma can cause headaches, asthma, shortness of breath, or other breathing problems. I believe this reaction is the way our bodies tell us what we are being exposed to is not good.

It is also known that certain chemicals affect our skin. That is why it is suggested we wear gloves while using most cleaning products. Our skin is our biggest organ and absorbs many chemicals into our bodies. Think about the nicotine patch or pain patches that are given to help us with certain issues. When I think about it like that, then I can also understand why being around a pesticide, such as Roundup, would be a terrible thing for any of us to be exposed to. It is not only something we can breathe in or have our skin exposed to, but it's also something we could ingest.

Getting rid of the garbage

What I have decided to do, and what I have encouraged my whole family to do is clean up all of the chemicals we have in our homes. I want us to only use natural and organic things such as lemon and vinegar to make natural cleaners. If time is limited, there are other products that can be bought online such as Myers soaps and cleaners or Dr. Bronner's products. That is all I use in my home now.

I am also encouraging my husband to get rid of the chemicals that he uses. This has been a little more difficult as he uses chemicals for different reasons than I do. However, in our home and around our property, we only use organic, environmentally friendly products now. I think that this makes a huge difference in how we feel and in our health. It also makes a huge difference to our environment and helping to keep it clean for future generations, which is definitely something to think about.

Wishing you all health and happiness!

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