My neighbor’s child was just diagnosed with cancer. She always seemed so healthy. What causes this in children

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

There is no one simple answer to why a child gets cancer. In most situations, we can only make educated guesses.

What we do know is that we can reduce the rates of cancer in children and adults. Breastfed babies have less teenage cancer. We have to keep youngsters on the proper diet, keep their colons clean, and expose them to fewer additives and to fewer cancer-causing agents (carcinogens). Cooked meat has more carcinogens than cooked fruits and vegetables. A diet high in fruits and vegetables and grains keeps the colon clean and is associated with lowered incidence of breast, colon, and cervical cancers.

Pesticides have been linked to cancer in studies of laboratory animals. To reduce your child’s risk of exposure to these significant known carcinogens, make every effort to raise your children on a diet of organic fruits, vegetables, and grains that were raised without chemicals either deposited in the soil or sprayed on the crops.

If we raise our children without processed, pesticide-ridden foods and teach them good eating patterns, they’ll enjoy the benefits throughout a lifetime.