Category: How To

Ladies, protect your boobs by avoiding these things

Breast cancer is on the rise and is one of the leading causes of death in the Western world. A major culprits is chemicals. And since Big Chemical donates enough money to the government to guarantee that the feds look the other way – it’s up to you, yourself to avoid their deadly products whenever possible.

So here are the 7 deadly carcinogens of breast cancer. From Yahoo:

  1.  Limit exposure to exhaust from vehicles or generators, don’t idle your car, and use electric lawn mowers, leaf blowers and weed whackers instead of gas-powered ones.
  2.  Use a ventilation fan while cooking and limit how much burned or charred food you eat.
  3.  Do not buy furniture with polyurethane foam, or ask for furniture that has not been treated with flame retardants.
  4.  Avoid stain-resistant rugs, furniture and fabrics.
  5.  If you use a dry-cleaner, find one who does not use PERC (perchloroethylene) or other solvents. Ask for “wet cleaning.”
  6.  Use a solid carbon block drinking water filter.
  7.  Keep chemicals out of the house by taking off your shoes at the door, using a vacuum with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter, and cleaning with wet rags and mops.

(above video: Spotting breast lumps and irregularities is an important tool of prevention as well. Here’s an instructional video with SoftBody Sweetheart™ Mellie Katz)

self breast exam

Guess what? You don’t need lube anymore…

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…for your car. If it’s a new vehicle then you can nix the lube during your next regular oil change. This is the advice from NW Autos:

When you take your car into the shop these days, there’s really not much for the mechanic to lubricate, — other than your credit card, to make sure it swipes nice and smoothly…

On modern cars, things like ball joints are all permanently sealed at the factory now. So when you look at most maintenance schedules, there’s almost nothing that calls for lubrication.

And you can easily change the oil yourself, saving you the wait (and upcharges) of your local Jiffy Lube. Check it out, really simple: