“Forever chemicals”— perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances also known as PFAS – are widely used, long-lasting compounds that take a very long time to decompose. They are in products that resist water, stains and heat, and have been improving familiar consumer goods since the 1940s.
Jim Abbatoy could not figure out what was going on. He and his wife Barb were in Florida in May 2022, a normal vacation for them, when he started feeling very sick overnight. In the morning, he felt fine.
You can use your own fingertips or special tools (which are rounded) to provide a few minutes of comfortable pressure to certain points. The stimulation is not as strong as if the point were needled (acupuncture), but it can be very therapeutic, nonetheless.
"Until I had cancer myself, I never understood how gestures like visiting, bringing food, offering to shop, and asking friends how you could help them really made a difference while they are going through treatment."