Thursday, March 01, 2007

Prenatal exposure can be influential in developing cancer.

Scientists in Boston looked at women who were exposed in the womb to Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic estrogen that was used to prevent miscarriage may be at a higher risk for breast cancer. This lends more support to the growing understanding that pre natal exposure is a big factor in developing cancer later in life. This news may seem depressing and fatalistic, but i would argue just the opposite. If we elevate the time before pregnancy to the level it deserves, parents would take time to prepare their bodies to bring a new child into the world. Instead, many parents use an abundance of hormones to get pregnant and do not cleanse or detox while they are pregnant.

With more knowledge, hopefully this practice will change. Mothers be aware, you are what you eat and your children are even more so!