This article looks into ten less known causes of cancer that, unfortunately, we use quite too often.
Hormones in meat and milk
Modern feeding practices for farm animals include food enriched with artificial hormones, used to increase milk and meat production. These artificial hormones are linked to inflammation, cancer and a number of other diseases.
Mammography, dental X-rays, scanners at the airport
Unless it is for a real emergency situation, X-rays should be avoided as far as possible because their harmful side effects may pose a greater health risk than does the original problem. Ten X-ray shots at the dentist’s are sufficient to produce cancer of the thyroid and multiple X-rays have been linked with multiple myeloma – a form of leukemia.
Aluminum in deodorants and antiperspirants
Statistical data reveal that the largest breast cancer incidence happens in the upper quadrant, near the armpit, which is where we normally apply deodorants filled with aluminum. That’s why it’s advisable to use homemade or organic deodorants instead.
It’s a common routine, especially for women, to use decorative cosmetics, which often contains a large amount of petroleum and coal tar. These toxic substances can easily get through the skin, the largest body organ, into the bloodstream and thus make way for cancer cell development. If you want to lower your risk of cancer, start using homemade skincare products.
GMO soy and corn
It’s a known fact that soybean grown in America is genetically modified. For one thing, soy increases the estrogen levels in the body. Plus, soy milk contains hemagglutinin, an ingredient that transforms red blood cells in clots. The best option is to opt for some organic milk – cow, rice milk etc.
Genetically modified sugar beets, which is what artificial sweeteners are made of, are extremely harmful as they rapidly increase insulin levels. Fructose, the artificial sweetener found in soda, is a serious factor for cancer development. Plus, the caramel color it contains is also a known carcinogen. Soda acidifies the body, which leads to cancer cell division.
Fluoride is far from a mineral found in nature; in fact, it pollutes the water it’s added to. Plus, it deprives our body of minerals thus weakening our immune system. Fluoride-free, spring water is the healthiest choice.
Advice from a doctor you can trust can be quite beneficial in regards to improving your lifestyle and nutrition as the best prevention against cancer and other deadly diseases. Ideally, you should avoid medications as much as possible.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a known carcinogen, found in a number of plastic goods, thermal paper, water lines, and many dental composites. Laboratory tests show that BPA in canned food alters brain cells of rats.
10. Commercial soaps, shampoos, toothpastes, creams
As mentioned before, everything applied on your skin, hair or teeth ends up in your blood. Perfumes, colors, animal by-products and the other suspicious substances can cause cancer. Your healthiest choice is DIY or organic and natural cosmetics.