In previous articles I’ve written about breast cancer and Sheryl Crow’s experience, I have discussed some of the underlying principles of what creates health, what causes sickness and how the xenoestrogens in plastics interfere with our optimal expression of health.
Why the plastics and breast cancer connection? In response to the circulation of several emails and articles claiming that Sheryl developed breast cancer as a result of drinking from plastic water bottles that she had a habit of leaving in her warm car.
Yes, there has been a demonstrated connection between toxic estrogens from plastics (and a variety of other sources) and cancer. It is certainly not an isolated cause.
Health results from consistently making pure and sufficient lifestyle choices (in the way we move, eat and think) for an extended period of time, while simultaneously reducing or eliminating toxic and deficient lifestyle choices.
I firmly believe that our health, or lack thereof, is an expression of an unfathomable number of cellular memories and responses to our cumulative environment. Cancer can’t possibly be due to “one” thing. It’s silly to assume so.
So, taking all of that into consideration, I consider the following when it comes to a famous rock star, like my girl, Sheryl: What are the chances that she has had peaceful, rhythmic sleep patterns in order to properly function all the years that she was on the road, touring? I know I wouldn’t get my best sleep, in different hotels, different time zones and going to bed so late night after night.
Did Sheryl bring a shower filter wherever she went? Lots of experts say that chlorine is directly linked to hormonal cancers as well. Chlorine from pools, tap water, and especially from hot showers… gets absorbed right into our tissues and cells. What kind of personal care products was she using? Did they contain petroleum or other carcinogenic ingredients?
Did she eat all fresh, locally grown, organic-whenever-possible “real” foods? Did she exercise with intensity and variety? Did she effectively offset her stress with consistency? Did she build her emotional, mental and spiritual health and balance with the same consistency?
Also, I remember reading an interview with Sheryl in a fitness magazine, back when she was dating Lance Armstrong. She was discussing how she had shed some pounds and burned off a lot of fat since dating Lance. She made reference to doing more cardiovascular exercise, in addition to resistance training, than ever before and eating WAY more vegetables than she ever had!
So, what had she been doing for the 40+ years before that? Who knows! And that’s exactly my point!!! Was she emotionally balanced? Did she have a happy, healthy childhood? Did she ever experience trauma? How many toxins has she unknowingly been exposed to in her life? And on and on and on…
It’s a crazy, overwhelming, massive puzzle that adds up to our current condition, isn’t it? Kinda’ silly to label ONE cause.
None of us could possibly know what ONE thing causes cancer in someone… because it’s NEVER one thing. It’s a myriad of intricately woven life experiences and lifestyle choices, resulting in your unique cellular memory, that will determine if your “breast cancer gene” will ever be expressed. This is why those of us who have family members with breast cancer don’t need to automatically assume they’ll be stricken with the same condition. Science now consistently shows that lifestyle plays a significantly larger role than genetics.
This is also why we can be optimistic and hopeful that a “cure” comes from a variety of sources. There is no one “right” way. We all respond differently. That’s a fabulous thing.
Our focus should be to add more and more holistic, balanced health – move well, eat well and think well! Create purity and sufficiency in these areas at all costs. Then you can start to reduce or eliminate your toxicities and deficiencies. We know for certain that this is the pathway to creating significantly better health. When health is abundant dis-ease simply cannot flourish.
Oh, and drink your bottled water joyfully! (Preferably from a glass container!)