“I never imagined the online course would be so comprehensive, enjoyable, and easy to follow! ”

After treatment, I was in a free fall. The Anticancer Lifestyle Program caught me and gave me the support I really needed.”

My breast cancer diagnosis was a wake up call. The Diet module helped me to learn the science behind the food rules I followed while raising my kids and has motivated me to get back to that healthier way of cooking and eating. Thank you!

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Five Keys to an Anticancer Environment

Use these five keys to guide your approach to creating an Anticancer environment.

1. Read labels and know ingredients.

    • Use products with fewer hazardous ingredients or find safe, homemade alternatives.
    • Look for products that do not list fragrance, perfume or parfum as an ingredient.
    • Be aware that a claim like “natural” does not necessarily mean safe or non-artificial.
    • Be wary of ingredients listed in all capital letters.

2. Keep your air clean.

    • Reduce smoke in the house from sources such as tobacco use, cooking, candles, fireplaces, woodstoves, or vehicle exhaust.
    • Open windows for fresh air exchange.
    • Use HEPA filters in vacuums, or heating/air conditioning systems to trap dust and particles in the air. Wet mop floors.
    • Take your shoes off in the house.
    • Avoid fragrances or scented products.

3. Minimize the use of plastic and petroleum by-products.

    • Avoid heating or storing food or drinks in plastic containers. Try glass or ceramic for food storage.
    • Avoid non-stick cookware and Styrofoam® containers.
    • Minimize the use of petroleum-based ingredients in personal care products.
    • Switch to non-plastic versions of items, where available.

4. Minimize the use of commercial pesticides in and around the home.

    • Keep a clean, dry home to minimize pests.
    • Control garden and lawn weeds by manually pulling or mulching.
    • Try nontoxic repellents and pesticides, such as diatomaceous earth, and homemade pest and weed control solutions using vinegar, salt, and soap.

5. Remember: Less is More (fewer products, fewer ingredients and additives)

    • Use fewer products with simpler ingredients as a good way to minimize your exposure to toxins. Ask yourself: how many different cleaning and body care products do I really need?

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