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My Efforts to Live Consciously

While non-toxic and organic products and foods have recently become the craze in our society, I have believed that there are benefits to living consciously and being aware of the products we use on a day to day basis for some time. This isn’t to say that I believe a 100% non-toxic life will prevent us from getting sick. However, I do think that it can affect how we handle our treatments and long-term side effects, including secondary cancers and relapse.

Opinions in these videos are mine and reflect my personal beliefs and it’s okay if you use or consume any of these products or foods!

In this video, I share with you the 8 products that I have decided to eliminate from my household!

I have also been a vegetarian for eight years now. In 2012, I made the decision to educate myself about eating organic! After being diagnosed with lymphoma, I made the decision to transition to eating less processed foods and being conscious about the foods I consume.

In this video, I share with you foods and ingredients that I do my best to avoid.

We are all here to learn and share our personal experiences and I would love to hear yours! Have you changed any of the foods that you consume or products that you use after your experience with cancer?

Editor’s Note: Studies conducted by different groups or organizations may have varying findings related to cancer risk. These findings may change over time as additional research is conducted. We encourage you to speak to your healthcare team if you are concerned about exposure to carcinogens or looking to undertake any major changes to your diet.

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The Blood-Cancer.com team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

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Comments

  • Ann Harper moderator
    2 months ago

    In my home I use an air purifier and a water filter as well as avoiding the things you spoke about.

  • Ann Harper moderator
    3 months ago

    I just got a chance to listen to your video. I totally agree with your thoughts. Nice job letting people know about these issues.

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    3 months ago

    Thank you 🙂

  • Ann Harper moderator
    3 months ago

    I can’t watch the videos right now, but I will definitely do so as soon as I can. After finding out my cancer had metastasized I completely changed my way of life. I became a whole food vegan and mostly eat organic. I have an air and water purifier. I also make most of my own toiletries. I try to exercise daily, and I do some form of meditation. My cancer isn’t gone, but it has slowed down. I’m looking forward to listening to your videos. I wish I was somewhere where sound was ok.

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    3 months ago

    That’s amazing that you make your own toiletries! I would love to learn more about that 🙂

  • Ann Harper moderator
    2 months ago

    I use DIY recipes. I just type in whatever it is I want to make and usually a healthy recipe will pop up.

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    3 months ago

    As alsway, you rock Racheli! I’m doing an overhaul on my diet as well, after just being advised of some changes that needs to be made … like now. I agree being conscious about your diet and the foods we eat, as well as being on and off meds is a process. Rome was not built in a day, so slight changes help tremendously in the bigger picture.

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    3 months ago

    Amen!! It was not built in a day!! We just have to be conscious and do the best that we can. Thank you so much for sharing that piece of your journey. It’s nice to know I’m not alone! 😛

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    3 months ago

    Nope, they are a bunch of us on the same wave of consciousness. Thank you 🙂

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