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9 “Foods” to Avoid for Your Kids

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Give2Kids (American Children’s Cancer Association) is doing our best to spread the word about how the food and drink our children consume, the air they breath, the skin products they use (shampoos, soap, etc.) and everything else that goes in, or on them, strongly determines their overall health, and protection against, or vulnerability to,
environmentally influenced disease conditions such as cancer and
other serious disorders.

Here are the top nine so-called foods your children (or you) should never eat:

1. Microwave Popcorn

I’ve placed this at the top of the list, as microwave popcorn is one of the worst health offenders (with the exception of this this one).

Microwave popcorn bags are lined with PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), which leaches into the popcorn when heated. Blood tests have shown that PFOA contaminate the blood; they can disrupt the endocrine system, which negatively affect sex hormones. The EPA has ruled PFCs as “likely carcinogens,” and has stated that PFOA “poses developmental and reproductive risks to humans.” More info.

Some PFCs have also been associated with other health dangers, such as:

- Infertility
- Thyroid disease
- Cancer
- Immune system problems
- Increased LDL cholesterol levels

2. Processed Meats (Hot Dogs, Bologna, etc.)

Meats you’ll find in your local deli typically are made from animals injected with antibiotics, growth hormones, and other drugs to artificially
fatten them up, keep them disease free and more profitable. These same meats usually also contain other chemicals (such as sodium nitrite) and artificial flavorings and dyes. All processed meats should be completely avoided because they raise your child’s risk of cancer. There is NO safe amount of processed meat. Please look instead for local providers of fresh organic, grass-fed or pastured beef, chicken, etc, and/or salmon,
which are all much healthier options. Please note: if your budget allows, it is best to buy wild caught salmon (as opposed to farm raised). Here is more information to help you make a determination.

3. Margarine

Margarine and other fake butters are unhealthy for children in many ways. They contain trans fats (which is very bad for the heart), free radicals (which can be toxic to cells), emulsifiers and artificial preservatives, and toxic solvents such as hexane. Raw milk butter, when made from grass-fed cows, is rich in beneficial conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is known to help fight cancer and diabetes.

4. Vegetable Oils

Many parents are not aware that vegetables oils (such as soy, corn, canola) create oxidized cholesterol in children’s arteries, which increases their risk for coronary artery disease as they grow older.

The healthiest oil to cook with is organic coconut oil, because it’s a healthy saturated fat which withstands the heat of cooking, without becoming chemically altered. For more information, please click here.

5. Tomato Sauce in the Can.

BPA is a toxic chemical linked to reproductive abnormalities, neurological effects, heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers, diabetes,
heart disease and more. To avoid this hazardous chemical, avoid canned foods entirely and stick to fresh fruits and vegetables, or switch over to brands that use glass containers instead—especially for acidic foods like tomatoes.

The plastic lining of cans contain BPA, which is a toxic chemical linked to brain disorders, higher risk of breast and prostate cancers, reproductive aberrations, heart disorders, diabetes and more. Acidic foods, such as tomatoes, are more likely to leach the BPA into the
food. Make sure, instead, to always use fresh fruit and vegetables, and/or only buy food in glass containers.

6. The Following Non-Organic Fruits and Vegetables…

It is especially important that the following fruits and vegetables only be consumed when organic, as have been found to be the most heavily sprayed with pesticides (these are the “top” 15 most sprayed. The see the rest of the list, please click here):

http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/list.php

Apples
Celery
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumbers
Grapes
Hot peppers
Nectarines (imported)
Peaches
Potatoes
Spinach
Strawberries
Sweet bell peppers
Kale
Collard greens
Summer squash

7. Regular Table Salt

As most of us know, we must consume salt — it is essential for life. But what is not generally known is that table sale (and the salt found in processed foods) is not healthy.

Processed salt is mostly (98%) sodium chloride, the rest being made up of man-made chemicals. These include ferrocyanide and aluminosilicate, neither of which are good for you or your children.

Far superior is unrefined salt, the best being Himalayan salt. It is pure, and not polluted with industrial toxins and heavy metals.

8. Unfermented Soy Products (Soy Protein Isolate)

Parents have been mislead for years about the “benefits” of soy. Unfortunately, soy as it is consumed in processed foods is far from healthy.

95% of American grown soybeans are genetically modified, and sprayed with the toxic pesticide glyphosate, exposure to which can lead to miscarriage and birth defects.

Fermented soy (tofu, tempeh, etc.) can be far healthier — but read the label to make sure it is not processed.

Here is just one of thousands of studies, which, combined, show consuming unfermented soy can lead to to digestive distress, malnutrition,
thyroid illness, immune-system disruption, reproductive/sex hormone disorders , cognitive decline, and infertility — as well as cancer and heart
disease.

9. Artificial Sweeteners

Regular refined sugar is bad enough for kids. but artificial sweeteners, such as Aspartame, can be as bad, or worse.

Studies have demonstrated how aspartame and saccharin cause higher weight gain than table sugar.

The body converts aspartame into formaldehyde, which is toxic to DNA and sensitive proteins.

Much of this article used information found here.

How Music Therapy Can Compliment Treatment for Children with Cancer

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Music is a part of our everyday lives. Ritualistically, music has touched us throughout the history of humanity to celebrate life events and bond together as people. Even singing together on a long car ride can become a family tradition that creates comforting memories that return to us throughout our lifetime. Rhythm and playing musical instruments even without formal instruction brings a sense of empowerment and humanity to us all. Having our children play musical instruments recreationally is a great outlet for our natural musical instincts. Adding instrumental instruction and regular playing plays gives a sense of ownership to a child’s expression as well as enriches their developing mind and sense of confidence.

When looking at alternative cancer healing treatments there are effective and active arts based treatments that especially appeal to children’s creativity and imagination. They have also proven very effective to quell boredom and the monotony of extended hospital stays. Music Therapy is an effective supplementary treatment for children with cancer and most hospitals offer integrated music therapy individually, in groups with other ailing children and family sessions.

As cancer treatments cause  pain and discomfort,the effect pain has on the human spirit and the feeling of control over ones body and mind can be an added obstacle in recovery. The goal of music therapy is to relieve pain and improve coping skills with treatments as well as improve a sense of self and control through creativity and connecting to feelings through musical expression. A consultation with a licensed music therapist in correspondence with your clinician can help you to set up a program to benefit your child’s healing.

Children, and especially teens,  that suffer from many of the developmental after effects of cancer treatment like ADHD, facing the stress of future infertility, growth hormone disorders or physical limitations, for example, successfully find the outlet of music as a way to bond and connect with their peers. As well as the personal satisfaction that comes with reaching out to the world through creativity and performance.

Consider bringing a little music into your family’s healing routine. Unusual portable instruments like a kalimba, an electronic portable keyboard or an electronic app can be an active form of musical expression. Speak to your treatment facility about options for music therapy and follow your own inspiration! Experiment with what your child responds to…be it world beats, jazz, classical, rock ‘n’ roll or pop. Set specific music time aside for the family and let the music act as bonding time for healing and expression.

Please reference
Related Links
American Music Therapy Association
http://www.musictherapy.org/

Certification Board for Music Therapists
http://www.cbmt.org/

Help Prevent Cancer in Children: Things to Avoid

Help us educate parents of children with cancer determine the safest, most effective treatments. Your kind car donation helps us with our Mission (in NY, NJ, or any other state) — and if we accept your vehicle for our VISA program, you’ll receive a $200 VISA Gift Card and free Vacation Voucher. Call us today at 1-800-Give2Kids (1-800-448-3254) for more information, or to donate your vehicle!
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Always Buy Organic.

Nine (or more) different cancers are linked to certain pesticides. Look for the USDA-certified organic seal when purchasing.

There are some fruits and vegetables that are especially heavily sprayed with pesticides, while others aren’t, and don’t needto be purchased as organic. See more info about both kinds, in this post.

Serve Children as Many Fruits and Vegetables as Possible

Kids love berries, carrots, and other sweet fruits and veggies. But if they re started eating them early on, they will adapt to the taste of all kinds of vegetables… even broccoli.

Add Fiber to Your Diet

A child’s diet that is full of whole fruits and vegetables will go a long way towards providing good fiber intake.
Here is more information on other ways to add fiber, and how much.

Eat More Fish

Most parents have a concern about mercury content, and radioactivity in fish (and rightfully so). However, there are still safe and healthy fish to feed your children. They include:

Anchovies
Catfish
Clams
Flounder
Haddock (Atlantic)
Hake
Herring
Mackerel (N. Atlantic, Chub)
Mullet
Oysters
Perch (Ocean)
Plaice
Pollock
Salmon (Canned)
Salmon (Fresh)
Please note: Buy salmon “wild caught”, if at all possible. “Farm raised” salmon is far less desirable (although it is getting better than it used to be — please see this article).
Sardines
Scallops
Shrimp
Sole (Pacific)
Squid (Calamari)
Tilapia
Trout (Freshwater)
Whitefish
For more safe fish, please see this website.

Drink Green Tea

Your kids might love this healthy beverage with a little raw honey added to it, either cold or hot).

Green tea contains antioxidants (polyphenols), which:

- helps strengthen the immune system,
- may protect cells from DNA damage,
- and activate enzymes that slow down or curb tumors

Get Sufficient Vitamin D

Higher blood levels of Vitamin D have been shown to be associated with lower rates of a number of cancers. Make sure your children receive plenty of healthy sunshine.
If you live in colder climate with less sunshine in winter,
supplement with Vitamin D.
Ask your naturopathic doctor about the best dosage for your child. Regular medical doctors may not be able to correctly advise you on this, as they tend not to be well informed in nutritional therapies.

Kids (or Adults) Should Never Eat Trans Fats

Trans fatty acids is a manufactured oil that is used in many commercially baked and fried foods.

They increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Look on the ingredient label, and don’t buy anything containing “partially hydrogenated oil”, which is another name for trans fats.

Help Your Child Keep Toxin-Free

1. Use cleaning products that only contain organic ingredients;
2. Filter tap water (Berkey Filters are among the best –and have an option to filter out fluoride)
3. Avoid BPA and BPS (in most plastic packaging AND inside of cans).Look for plastic containers with the recycling numbers 1, 2, or 4, and cans labeled BPA-free.

Be Wary of Ionizing Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields 

In an early draft of a report issued in the spring of 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States recommended that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) be classified as a class B carcinogen. The report concluded:

“In conclusion, several studies showing leukemia, lymphoma and cancer of the nervous system in children exposed to EMF’s, supported by similar findings in adults in several occupational studies also involving electrical power frequency exposures, show a consistent pattern of response that suggest a causal link.”

There is plenty of evidence in the scientific literature that electromagnetic fields (from cell towers, electroninc devices, etc.) can be a worrisome and possibly, major cause of cancer.

Avoid x-rays (ionizing radiation) for your children if at all possible. Here is why.

Cellphones and Kids May Not Mix

Mobile phones have been classified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” At the time of this writing, the final word is not out yet on the safety of childhood cellphone use.
However, it would be prudent to minimize your child’s use of cellphones, based on preliminary findings. Also, as an alternative, regular (corded) land lines are absolutely safe (but NOT cordless phones, which are even worse than cellphones).

Should Your Child Be Eating Foods Containing GMOs?

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by Ron Streeter

Many people still believe that GMOs have not been proven to be harmful
to humans.

I will do my best in this article to give you the latest studies, and
let you decide for yourself.

Here’s why children are at the highest risk from the potential toxicity of GMO foods:

Kids are more vulnerable to allergies
Kids are more vulnerable to digestive/allergy issues with milk
Kids are vulnerable to antibiotic resistant diseases
The fast-developing systems of kids are more susceptable

GMO Study

Because children’s bodies go through rapid growth development, scientists utilyzed young rats in an independent GMO study.

After just 10 days the rats displayed highly noticeable organ system damage, including:

- damaged digestive function and immune systems
- tinier brains, testicles and livers
- atrophing in the liver,
- and potential pre-cancerous intecell growth

Besides breakfast cereals, snacks, pizza, and much more, GMOs are hidden in many food products that you assumed were perfectly healthy for your children.

They include:

Vitamins

…and are hidden in many common ingredients,
in many, or most, commercially processed foods,
such as:
Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate,
Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”),
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid,
Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose,
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products

Further sources of information:

10 Studies Demonstrating the Toxicity of GMOs

You may have heard that there are studies demonstrating GMOs are safe. You should know that two major ones have been retracted.

Very informative, 5 minute video on “The Alarming Truths About GMOs”

A graphic showing the so called “health” foods that either contain GMOs, or are owned by corporations that fund campaigns to resist GMO labeling.

Whatever your conclusions you’ve drawn from the above information: if there’s any doubt at all remaining about possible long-term toxicity in these foods, why would we feed them to our children? It’s one thing to gamble with our own health, but the developing bodies of children, who are more susceptible to food and other environmental toxins, is another matter.

Donated Cars: The Top 10

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In case you don’t know this, that less than perfect car sitting around in your garage (or yard) for ages, can be donated to help very worthy causes. Donating your old car to a nonprofit organization will not only give you some free space you’ll make better use of, it will also assist a worthy organization like American Children’s Cancer Association (ACCA), educationally support families with kids with cancer determine the safest, most effective treatments.

OK — now you know there’s a use for that ol’ jalopy, other than being an eye sore, or just getting in the way… but is it good enough
for anybody to use? Does it need to be in working order? Ideally, of course, the vehicle should run. But generally, car donation charities will accept it, running or not.

Here are some general pointers on what ACCA will be looking for from a donated car:

1. Best case scenario: a car that at least starts
2. If it doesn’t start, it may still be able to be used/sold for parts or metal.
3. Absolute requirement: The car must have a title. If you don’t have it, ACCA may be able to help you obtain it.
4. Car cannot have lien holders; the car must be owned by the donator, outright.
5. We take all kinds of vehicles; cars, trucks Vans, RVs, SUVs, motocycles, even boats and planes.
6. ACCA will take care of towing your car to us — free.

Besides freeing yourself of a 2 ton chunk of metal, and the great feeling you’ll have knowing you’re helping kids with cancer,
ACCA also offers great thank you gifts. You’ll also receive a tax benefit. Please see website for details.
For New Jersey car donations, click here. For New York Car Donations, click hereFor all other states, click here.

Here are the 10 most donated cars (as of 2013):

Buick Regal
Chrysler Town & Country
Honda Accord
Nissan Maxima
Ford F150
Toyota Camry
Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Passat
Dodge Caravan
BMW 3 series

For additional information,please check out this page.

Your Car Donation NJ

Small acts of charity can make your life more meaningful. You will experience the happiness that comes from being the cause of someone else’s happiness. However, before you donate to charities, here are a few points that you must keep in mind.

Check out whether the charity is genuine and authentic. You need to ensure that your donation will be put to right use and will support the right cause.
Check whether by means of the charity or donation, you qualify for tax benefit or not.
You also need to check and verify the gross value of your charity stuff, for example your car.
You should also know your benefits as well as responsibilities of being a donor.

After the screening process is over, you can donate money, car, or other materials that can prove to be beneficial for the society.

Many people are looking out for options to dispose off or donate their old car. Donating your car in NJ is a much better option than disposing off your car in the junkyard – especially when you are donating your car to non-profit organizations that support various social causes. There are many such associations that work for children, women, cancer patients, autism patients, orphans, old age citizens, and the environment as well.

Car Donation to American Children’s Cancer Association

Car Donation NJ has become even more simplified as more and more people are becoming socially and morally vigilant. At present, there are many deprived families where small children are suffering from cancer. These unfortunate families need al the help they can get to find the best, most natural and effective treatments possible.   This is your chance to be a part of this noble cause and donate your car NJ, here.

Rewards for Car Donation

To reward this selfless donation, the American Children’s Cancer Association provides all donors with vacation vouchers to several locations and for those with vehicles that qualify, VISA gift card of $200!

Car Donation in New Jersey

If you are planning to replace your car, it might be very exciting for you and your family. But what do you plan to do with your old car? Here is a chance to donate your car NJ for a charitable cause. There are many non-profit organizations operating in New Jersey for various social causes. There are also many orphanages, hospitals, and cancer care units. However, if you’d like to provide a car donation NJ, to a cause that helps provide the best, most effective alternative cancer treatments, please consider American Children’s Cancer Association.

Nothing feels better than serving the society and rendering a helping hand to those in need. By donating your old car, you can make life a little easy for the impoverished sections of society. Your old car would not mean anything more than a piece of junk to you. However, for some people your decision to donate your car can make a huge difference.

Donate Your Car in New Jersey to the American Children’s Cancer Association

If you donate your car to the American Children’s Cancer Association, your car will serve as a means to provide the right cancer treatments to many deprived children who are unfortunate.

Your small act of charity can be of great help to cancer patients. The American Children’s Cancer Association is doing its part in saving these unfortunate children from the deadly disease of cancer and providing them quality treatment. Now, it is your turn to be a part of this Association and serve this social cause.

Gifts and Incentives for Your Donation

You may be surprised to know that in return for your car donation, the American Children’s Cancer Association will provide you with gift vouchers for free vacations in multiple locations. Not only that, if you donate your car NJ to this cancer support community, the ACCA will also reward you with a free $200 VISA Gift Card.

Car donation NJ is a hassle-free process. Donating your car to the American Children’s Cancer Association is easy. Nowadays, many people donate cars for social causes.
And they also offer free towing!

To begin the car donation nj process, just fill out the easy form here. A representative from the association will contact you within one business day and guide you through the next steps of car donation. You can also contact the association via phone: 1-800-Give2Kids (1-800-448-3254), and the representatives will be happy to guide you through the process. Remember, you have the power to change a life!

Brain Cancer Treatment Medical Trial

Antineoplastons is a medical trial method for treating brain cancer developed by Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski. He is the first to apply for approval from the American federal drug committee without the support of the government. Because the method is so experimental, any other entity, like the pharmaceutical industry, also refuses to give their support to the scientist and his trial.

But what are antineoplastons and how do they work?
Antineoplastons are peptides which have derivatives from amino acids that can be used as molecular and also genetic switches. Their function is to kill all the genes that stimulate and support all cancers cells, and switch on the chemo suppressor genes which fight and eventually kill the cancer and prevent them from ever coming back.
It is proven that this treatment has no negative side effects on the body but quite the opposite – it can increase the survival rate of patients diagnosed with terminal brain cancer up to 50%.

For now Dr.Burzynski has completed the first two phases of his clinical trial but the US FDA hasn’t been very cooperative when it comes to his third phase. They believe that children and adults who have been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer should first face all of the conventional treatments known to mankind and fail before they enter in this trail.
In 1967 the doctor first identified the antineoplastons and now there are twelve different types known, but only five have faced and passed clinical trial.
According to Dr. Burzynski other important supplements when it comes to fighting cancer are Vitamin D and curcumin.

Regarding Vitamin D, the doctor says that despite its other important functions and purposes in the body, combined with other medications it can have impressive effects especially when it comes to activating the TXNIP (Thioredoxin Interacting Protein) gene which is a very important cancer suppressor alongside a gene called p10 or PTN.

As for the curcumin, Dr.Burzynski shares that it is a potential cancer fighter. He says that on his own the curcumin has a very small effect on patients and probably just 1 of 20 shows any improvements, but combined with an alkaloid called piperine, the the number increases.

Dr.Burzynski doesn’t hide the fact that his treatment works better on some brain cancer kinds better than others but looking overall the rate of success of his clinical trial is up to 60%.

Despite its high percentage of success rate the FDA still considers the antineoplastons method too experimental and filed charges against its usage. This is the reason why Dr.Burzynski doesn’t have the support of the American Cancer Society, or National Institute of Health and has to charge patients for their treatment. Still the non-toxic cure for cancer is known nationwide and many people want to get on the medical trial.

Unfortunately the FDA is the one who decides who can and can’t be treated. Since January 2013 they have applied more and more restrictions.

We applaud Dr. Burzynski and his ongoing efforts to find a safe and effective cancer treatment.

See more information on Dr. Burzynski and his medical trial.

Please Donate a Car in New Jersey (or any other state) to the American Children’s Cancer Association. Your kind donation will not only help us help families with kids with cancer find, and pay for, the safest most effective treatments, you’ll also receive a $200 VISA gift card, and a 3 day, 2 night vacation voucher! And now, we are offering a $200 VISA gift card when you simply refer a friend to us for a Car Donation NJ (or any other state)!

Donate Your Car NJ — Receive a $200 VISA Gift Card

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Welcome! We are the American Children’s Cancer Association (ACCA). We are an approved, 501(c)(3) charity. We have been accepting Car Donations NJ for over 15 years (and accept vehicle donations around the U.S.). We are the only Car Donation Charity that offers a $200 VISA Gift Card (for vehicles that qualify), plus two vacation voucher, as a thank you gift for your kind car donation.

American Children’s Cancer Association (ACCA) provides financial assistance using donations of Cars, Trucks, Boats, Airplanes, Property, and Money from people like you. Please donate your Car, Truck, Boat, Airplane, Property, or Money to Kids with Cancer. These families cannot afford to provide their children with the proper treatments.

Our sole mission is to provide assistance educationally to the families with children find the safest, most effective cancer treatments.

We will be posting regular blog updates with the latest news about the safest, most effective alternative cancer treatments for children. We will also keep you posted on any new thank you gift offers or your generous donations.

If you or anyone you know would like to Donate Your Car NJ, please call us at and a friendly representative will walk you through our quick and easy car donation process.