drlynne 10 years, 5 months ago on Elisa Shackelton: How much radon is your family being exposed to?

Thank you so much for writing about the very real problem of radon in our homes. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US, and the LEADING cause in non-smokers. To get an idea of the impact we could make if everyone tested and treated their homes if needed, compare radon exposure with HPV. We could save ten times as many people from a more deadly cancer by testing and treating all homes for radon, as we could by immunizing every citizen against HPV - and with no side effects!

Lynne Eldridge MD Author, "Avoiding Cancer One Day At A Time" www.avoidcancernow.com


drlynne 10 years, 8 months ago on Put good health on your plate

Thanks for sharing these great and well-researched tips. Thanks as well for emphasizing a dietary approach to health, rather than relying on supplements. It seems more and more studies are finding benefits of consuming a wide array of fruits and veggies -- but the same is not following with supplements containing the ingredients. Since we are discovering new phytochemicals constantly, it would be hard to find them all in a bottle. A great source of free recipes designed to be both weight-healthy and preventative can be found at the American Institute for Cancer Research's website at www.aicr.org. I have tried many of these to bring more fruits and veggies into my childrens diet. They have the refreshing concept, that to get the servings we need daily, fruits and veggies need to taste good, and not something we simply force ourselves and our children to eat. Thanks! Lynne Eldridge MD, Author, "Avoiding Cancer One Day At A Time"