On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” actress and Cancer Schmancer President Fran Drescher talks about the best ways to prevent cancer: with better health policy, quicker diagnosis, and preventative lifestyles guided by nutrition, spirituality, and environmental health. “Let’s not get cancer in the first place: how’s that for a cure?” says Drescher. “Each person facilitating disease—with what they put in their mouth, on their skin, and around them—must start taking responsibility.”
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Cancer Schmancer empowers people to take control of their health through education, motivation, and activation toward healthier lifestyles that may curb cancer. “We started looking toward causation—and elimination.” says Drescher. “Ultimately, diet is first and foremost. And then living in gratitude, and trying to be present. All of that is a daily practice and not easy to accomplish.” At Cancer Schmancer, Drescher believes that each person can change small habits daily and share the experience with their friends and neighbors, starting a wave of consumer pressure that calls for fewer chemicals in food, cleaning supplies, and the environment.
On April 22, Cancer Schmancer’s Be The Change initiative will call upon every person to advocate for the health of young people by sharing the link to a video across social media—during a time when children are predicted to live shorter lives than their parents. In a mission to stop that prediction from coming true, Drescher teamed up with Jamie Foxx in the video to describe what is good—and what is damaging—for youth and the planet. “What we don’t know is killing us,” says Drescher, describing that the social media campaign will empower everyone with the knowledge to change the way they live.
“With the right kind of motivation and education, young people can actually become the change we so desperately need” in the health system, says Drescher. In a health system driven by a reliance on the profitability of sickness and pharmaceutical medicine, Drescher says changes will come from young consumers who make mindful choices, support responsible manufacturing trends, and educate their families. “And I’m beginning to see change because there’s enough of a ground-swell that is waking people up,” says Drescher.