“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Benjamin Franklin once said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." These are wise words to be sure. Ben was arguing for the creation of the first fire department in Philadelphia. He argued that preventing a city-wide fire was preferable to rebuilding a burned city. Everyone agreed with Franklin’s simple wisdom. Shortly after Ben’s statement, Philadelphia had its first volunteer fire department. It is almost always easier and cheaper to prevent something than to cure it.
This holds true when it comes to diseases and illnesses. We don't kiss people on the lips that have an obvious cold. And we avoid people with contagious diseases. This is just common sense. We would all rather avoid a cold than try and cure it.
This is especially true when it comes to cancer. We have all seen hundreds of events to raise money for cancer research. Year after year there are charitable events to raise money to find a cure for cancer. The American Cancer Society holds more than 6,000 Relay For Life® events each year. There are countless charity events to raise money for a cancer cure every year. Plus US Government funding has averaged $4.9 billion over the past six years.
According to the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 14 million people a year get cancer. And over 8 million people die from cancer every year. And every year that number keeps going up. It is amazing that people the world over raise so much money for a cure for cancer. But what about Ben Franklin’s amazing words of wisdom, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."? If we really wanted to save lives we would be talking about ways to prevent cancer. The CDC estimates that one-third of all cancers are preventable.
We all know we should avoid smoking, asbestos, and spending too much time in the sun. But most people don't know that their personal care and cleaning products also have carcinogens. These carcinogen containing products are rarely if ever discussed by any major news media.
First let's talk about why the news media does not warn the public about these products. The largest advertiser in the world is Procter and Gamble. This company makes Tide and several other laundry detergents. They also make many other personal care and cleaning products. Almost every personal care product you buy in the Supermarket contains carcinogens. (Carcinogens are chemicals that cause cancer). Procter and Gamble spent $2.64 billion on advertising in 2014 alone. Giant advertisers have a huge influence over the media. This includes the news. They can tell a network not to run an expose about their products or they will pull their ads. The networks would never risk losing $2.64 billion dollars in revenue. As a result, the public continues to use these toxic products.
Here is a partial list of toxic products you should be avoiding. This is not a complete list as there are too many to list.
Name brand laundry detergents
Name brand fabric softeners
Name brand hair shampoos
Name brand hair conditioners
Name brand shaving creams
Name brand toothpaste
Name brand moisturizers
Name brand hair sprays
Name brand underarm deodorants
Name brand dish detergents
Name brand dish washing liquid
Name brand air fresheners
Name brand make up
Plastic cups, plates, bowls, utensils etc.
Almost all name brand personal care and cleaning products sold in America contain carcinogens. Even Procter and Gamble does not argue with this known fact. The European Union has banned almost all American personal care and cleaning products. That means it is against the law to sell these products in the European Union because they contain banned toxic chemicals. The European Union consists of 28 different countries. The European Union has banned over 1100 chemicals. The EPA in the USA has banned about 10 chemicals. It is obvious that the US government is not protecting the people or our precious planet. Unfortunately our politicians owe favors to the giant corporations that gave them large campaign contributions so the laws are in favor of these giant corporations. If you care about your health then it is up to you to protect yourself and your family.
So far we have only discussed products that contain carcinogens. The fact is these products also contain sometimes hundreds of toxic chemicals in one product. Besides causing cancer, these products can cause, many health hazards. They contain hormone disruptors, and can cause asthma, even in healthy individuals. They can cause kidney and liver damage. They can cause fertility problems, allergies, sudden infant death syndrome, birth defects, and more.
And on top of that many accidental poisonings occur every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2008 over 41,000 people died as a result of poisoning. Poisoning became the leading cause of injury death for the first time. More people died from poisoning than from car accidents. The poisoning death rate almost tripled over the past 30 years. It would be wise to remove these toxic chemicals from the home.
So how do we avoid these products that contain carcinogens and many toxic chemicals? There are several different companies in America that claim to sell non-toxic products. The problem is that labeling laws in the USA are not made to protect the public.
There are products like Clorox Green Wise. Clorox designs their labels to make customers think these products are healthy. But the facts are these products are toxic. Even if you go to a health food store most of the personal care and cleaning products sold there are toxic.
You're probably wondering, what you can do? How do you find non-toxic healthy products that work as intended that don't cost an arm and a leg? There is a solution. Green Virgin Products based in Tampa Florida has based their business model on the fact that they won't sell a product that contains a single toxic chemical. All their products work as well or even better than the toxic counterparts. Most Green Virgin Products also cost less than the toxic brands. Sounds intriguing doesn't it?
You want me to use “What” to wash my clothes?
Name Brand nationally advertised chemical based laundry detergents like Tide are known to contain hundreds of toxic chemicals. They also contain carcinogens. These detergents are petroleum based. Not only do they contain hundreds of toxic chemicals, the manufacturing process pollutes our air and water. Would you be surprised to find out that a berry that grows on trees is an amazing laundry detergent?
Soap Nuts are the dried fruit of the Chinese Soap Berry Tree. These Berries are not nuts. Soap nuts is just a nick name so even people with severe nut allergies are not effected by soap nuts. Soap nuts are organically grown and contain no toxic chemicals. They also have the highest saponin content of any plant. Saponin is a natural surfactant. All laundry detergents are surfactants. Soap nuts do the same thing they are just all natural and totally non-toxic. They also cost about half of what Tide Costs.
Totally non-toxic, odorless, all purpose cleaner.
Green Virgin Products also developed an amazing completely non-toxic all-purpose cleaner degreaser concentrate. It is called GVP Formula 433. It is odorless and can be used for tough jobs like cleaning the BBQ grill. It is great for any household cleaning job. From cleaning dishes, to floors, counter tops, bathrooms, showers, toilets, it works great on any washable surface. It is so non-toxic and hypoallergenic that people with chemical sensitivities use it to bath with and wash their hair. It is a concentrate so you can mix it different strengths for different jobs. And because you use your own tap water it saves you a lot of money compared to toxic cleaners that can cause cancer, asthma, poisonings, and hundreds of other health problems.
Your under arm deodorant shouldn’t give you cancer?
Almost everyone uses an underarm deodorant today. Almost all underarm deodorants contain toxic chemicals. This is worrisome because we wear those chemicals almost 24 hours a day directly on our skin. Most deodorants are just cover-up’s that wear out during the day. Green Virgin has a deodorant that prevents odors. Their Mineral Salts Deodorant Stone is an amazing product that actually prevents odors from forming. This product has no odor at all. It is a pure mineral salt that is mined from the ground. One stone will last at least 2 years so it saves a lot of money. The days of starting to smell bad after lunch are gone as this stone prevents odors all day and night. It is the best deodorant in the world regardless of price.
Are there carcinogens in my shower soap too?
Unfortunately, big soap makers put carcinogens and toxic chemicals in your bar soap and liquid soaps too. Green Virgin Products makes a handmade bar soap that uses no toxic chemicals and is so luxurious you will feel like royalty every time you use it. It is made with all natural oils and butters so it leaves your skin extremely soft and moist.
Are you telling me almost all plastic leaches toxic chemicals?
That is true. Over 90 percent of all plastics give off toxic chemicals. So if you have any plastic cups, plates, or utensils, throw them away as soon as possible and replace them with, ceramics, stainless steel, or glass. Plastic will leach toxic chemicals into your food. Plastics give off hormone disrupters that can cause birth defects, deformed genitals, fertility problems and many other serious problems. Green Virgin Products sells stainless steel water bottles. They are made from 304 stainless steel. That is the highest quality food grade stainless steel there is. Avoid plastics where ever possible.
Please don’t tell me there are carcinogens in our food too.
Unfortunately, there are toxic pesticides and toxic preservatives in our food supply. Whenever possible buy fresh organically grown foods and prepare your meals from scratch. Avoid prepackaged or frozen foods. Another problem with our food supply is foods today are about 50% less nutritious than they were 50 years ago. Giant commercial farming methods are almost exclusively concerned about profit and are ignoring time honored farming methods than would make our foods more nutritious. So even if you eat healthy home cooked meals it is possible to be lacking in nutrition. Green Virgin Products found a little known leafy vegetable called moringa. Moringa has more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and protein than any other plant. Green Virgin Products is the leader in moringa research. As a result they are the only company that sells moringa in no oxidation packaging. This makes their moringa more potent than any other brand. There are many scientific papers that show moringa kills cancer cells. Moringa gives your body the nutrition it needs to keep you healthy. Your body is a wonder of science and can prevent diseases or even heal itself. Without the proper nutrition your body is like a carpenter without his tools. GVP offers moringa powder, moringa tea, and moringa capsules.
We should all listen to Benjamin Franklin’s amazing words of wisdom.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Some cancers are incurable but 30% of all cancers are preventable. You can make a big difference. You could save your own life or the life of your spouse or child. Go to www.greenvirginproducts.com and replace all your carcinogen containing products with Green Virgin Products. You will get better products, save you money and possibly save your life.