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Celebrating Mother's Day by offering the gift of life

How about giving the gift of life this Mother's Day? We know breast cancer has been on the rise but what can you and I do to alleviate the problem? It is vital to educate yourself and others regardless if you are female or male. Breast cancer is a family issue and touches hundreds of thousands of people each year.

We at encourage families everywhere to seek helpful information that may potentially save your mother's life. Mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and granddaughters everywhere have the opportunities available to prevent this incurable disease. Here are some insights for you and your families to consider:

Johns Hopkins recently mentioned the following in a monthly newsletter and this information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Truth: Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer.

Don't freeze plastic water bottles with water as this will release dioxins in the plastic.

- Instead, refrigerate water bottles or better yet...
- Drink the water and recycle the bottle.

Further, do not heat food in the microwave using plastic containers.
This especially applies to foods that contain fat. The combination of fat, high heat and plastic releases dioxins into the food and ultimately into the cells of your body.
Dioxins are carcinogens and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies.

- Instead, use glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food.

Beware of Saran wrap used in the microwave.
Saran wrap placed over foods as they are microwaved, actually causes poisonous toxins to drip into food.

- Instead, use paper towels.

We urge all women to take the necessary steps to maintain good breast health.

    - Perform monthly breast self-exams. - Schedule a yearly clinical exam by a medical professional. - Schedule an annual mammogram beginning at age 35, or sooner if directed by your doctor. - Talk with your doctor about your family history and risk factors for breast cancer. - Be sure to include nutritious foods in your diet. Overall 'good' health has been proven to decrease the chance of cancer in women.

Educational materials and recent studies given to loved ones can be a potentially life-saving gift. Let the important women in your life know exactly how you feel about them. There is never a day to waste.

Breast cancer is a family health issue and we know that by working together we can save precious lives. Take good care of your mother...take good care of yourself!

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