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One of the things I appreciate the most about USANA Health Sciences is the commitment it has made to being green in it's manufacturing practices utilizing solar panels, wind energy, cutting back on printed materials, and making employees who do not drive a hybrid car park at the back of their parking lot to walk to the front thus ensuring they get a a little exercise in the process! The company states that they realize as people we cannot be healthy if the planet we live on is not healthy. Amen to that. After all, the raw materials used to manufacture the nutritional supplements, foods and the personal body care lines are sourced and derived from Mother Earth. I personally use the Sense skin care and body care line because it is free of parabens that damage my skin's ability to produce collagen and damage my immune system. As a female, I have absolutely zero interest in contracting breast cancer or any other form of cancer. Armed with the understanding that my skin ingests anything and everything I put on it, I use the entire Sense body care line with great joy knowing that it is protecting my skin from the damages of oxidative stress now found everywhere from the air I breathe to even my water supply.
Carcinogens and Cancer8.5 years of research was poured into the Sense line to find a way to remove parabens while preserving the healing effects of the pure botanicals without adding harsh chemical preservatives. Now the time has come to ban these same carcinogens from our water supply forever. When I see the endless campaigns for racing for a cure for cancer by various foundations in the here in now of 2013, I wonder how can they be so ignorant of the link between toxins in products women are using daily? How could they have missed the research that has come out on the importance of Vitamin D, iodine and basic optimal nutrition to boost the female body's ability to protect itself from the production of unhealthy cells? Surely it's high time that females reclaim their health by understanding the inner workings of their bodies right down to their cells and how that is mirrored in the health of the Great Female we are all dependent on EARTH. I have written several posts about the links between cancer and petroleum products. This time I am asking you to take action by speaking up now until January 11, 2013
January 11 Birthday or Last Day to Comment - It's the Water Stupid
January 11, 2013 is a significant day for me and my family and for Dr. Sandra Steingraber a cancer survivor. On an intimate scale, it concludes the birthday week of my beautiful nephew who will be turning 11 years of age. He is smart, full of life and full of plans to live a life of adventure and as his aunt I am here to help see him do it. It is also the last day for New Yorkers to have say on the inadequate fracking regulations hastily thrown together by the DEC that affect every living entity on the East Coast that share the Delaware River Basin. To be clear those lakes, rivers, parks, camping grounds and beaches you and your family escape to find refuge in Spring, Summer, Fall and for the extra sturdy Winter are under direct threat. Scholar in residence at Ithaca College, Dr. Steingraber is the subject of the documentary, "Living Downstream" linking her own cancer intimately to the agriculture practices to where she grew up in Illinois. She has put together the brilliant and informative website to deliver out comments to the DEC on the folly of fracking Thirty Days of Fracking Regs. Damascus Citizens group had this to say about our final days to submit our comments to the DEC and the importance of our voices.
"The oil/gas industry has exemptions to major portions of protective federal legislation (the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act, the Community Right to know Act and others). What this means is that the drilling companies don't face liability for damages they cause. The surrounding community and regions downstream absorb those costs - even the global implications are externalized. Yes, they should have to PROVE the processes will cause no harm, but we have seen what damage they actually do. Have your say - so later when we go to court you will have helped make the case for sanity and health. Our comments do make a difference."