Written by: Dr. Mark
The other day we had a Daily Sprout on cell phones and wifi and how they can potentially cause cancer. That one got quite a response from people, as it should, because both are things that most of us rely on every single day. During those couple days I heard the phrase “Everything causes cancer” a number of times. Honestly, that is a very true statement.
Everywhere we turn we can potentially be exposing ourselves to toxic carcinogens. They are in our food, the clothes we wear, the stuff we put on our bodies to be clean and smell nice, our water, the air we breathe, and even too much sun can put us down that path. In most cases of cancer, besides very specific cause and effect cases, such as smoking with lung cancer, are because of the accumulation of exposure we get from all of these things. Literally all these carcinogens coming together in our body to cause a cell to mutate into a cancer cell and multiplying.
It’d be easy to look at this and the fact that about 1 in 2.5 American’s will die of cancer and feel hopeless. This is why we teach pursuing health. Unfortunately we can’t give you a guarantee to avoid cancer if you follow these steps, but we can say you have a better chance if you pursue health in every area of our lives that we have control over. We obviously have complete control of what we eat and drink. I know at times it may feel like we don’t, but that’s not truth. Eat organic non-GMO, avoid sugar when you can, and be wise with your diet. Avoid harsh chemicals in your household products, wear a hat in the sun, and stay committed to maintaining the health of your spine. Also, be active. We had another daily sprout a while back talking about the ability of high intensity training to strengthen your immune system.
If we are pursuing health in all these areas of our lives and new information comes out about yet another thing, like cell phones, that can be causing us harm, we can take comfort in knowing that we are in the pursuit of health, and we are less likely to be negatively affected because we are functioning optimally. Just take the new information and make some wise choices from what we know. There isn’t enough information to distinctively say cell phones will cause cancer, and I highly doubt if they could confirm they did, that people would drop them all together. Instead be wise about their use. Avoid holding it up to your head, use the speakerphone or ear-buds, don’t carry it on you everywhere, set it down when your home (something I still need to remind myself frequently). Put it on airplane mode when letting your kids use it, or just don’t let them use it. And above all don’t stare straight down at the thing and develop text neck, hold that thing out in front! Until we know more information, I think these are good precautions. With wifi, its hard to say what to do, because its everywhere. For now, I guess the best thing is just knowing we are pursing health in all the other areas in our life, and having faith that will make our bodies strong enough to deal with any of those adverse outside forces that we have little control over.