Considered as the malady of the century, cancer is responsible for the death of millions of people across the world. Its causes are various: consumption of processed foods, unhealthy lifestyle, exposure to chemicals, smoking, etc. But there are some essentials that seriously increase the risk of developing cancer that nobody speaks about.
Everyday, we consume or use various products without taking the time to really ask ourselves if they have adverse effects on our health. To better understand the danger to which we are exposed, here are 10 major causes of cancer.
Top 10 causes of cancer
- Hormones from the cow’s milk and meat
Growth hormones contained in cow’s milk are very beneficial to the calf, because they help in the formation of muscles, bones, etc. Cow’s milk contains 7 growth hormones while the human milk contains only 3. The consumption of cow milk or dairy products containing these growth factors cause a disturbance in the cells by accelerating their growth. This is a major cause of development of autoimmune diseases and cancer.
According to a study conducted in Japan, women who consume cow meat and dairy products derived from cow milk have 8 times greater risk of developing breast cancer than those who don’t consume such products.
- Mammography, dental X-ray, airport scanners
Has the technician responsible for doing your mammogram ever told you to put a protection on your chest? Probably not. In fact, prolonged exposure to radiation emitted by the different x-ray machines, scanners, etc., may cause cancer and other abnormalities.
- Aluminum in deodorants and antiperspirants
In most cases of breast cancer the tumor is located in the upper quadrant of the breast, near the armpit, the area where we apply all kinds of deodorants containing aluminum salts. Plus, the famous antiperspirant deodorants actually clog the underarm pores and so the toxins start to accumulate near the breast, causing occurrence of cancer cells. Therefore it’s strongly recommended to turn to natural deodorants that don’t pose danger to your health.
- Toxic skincare products
Are you aware that most skincare products are full of petroleum and coal tar? When applied to the skin, these toxins very easily penetrate into the bloodstream, making it possible for development of cancer cells. This is why it best to use natural products to protect the skin and your health.
- Genetically modified soybean and corn
Most of the soybeans on the market today are GMO. When the soybeans are GMO, it means that all the products containing it are also GMO. Soymilk for example, contains a substance called hemagglutinin, which causes clumping of the red blood cells and thus formation of blood clots. Replace soymilk with organic milk, preferably goat milk or vegetable milk (rice, almond, oatmeal …).
- Artificial sweeteners
Most artificial sweeteners contain aspartame, which is made from the feces of a genetically modified bacterium E. coli. Aspartame is contained in almost all sugarfree chewing gums and in many other food products and drugs. Excessive consumption of this artificial sweetener can cause many health problems ranging from dizziness and nausea to memory loss, asthma, hormonal disorder and even cancer. You can replace it with natural sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc.
- Fluoridated water
Fluoridated tap water doesn’t contain minerals as the natural spring water does, and fluoride doesn’t really purify the water which passes through the pipes in the house. In fact, this substance pollutes the water and actually removes the minerals from the body and weakens the immune system.
According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kent, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the risk of suffering from thyroid disorders are increased from 40 to 60% depending on the amount of fluoride in the drinking water. The fluoride is part of the halogen family such as the iodine which is essential for the production of the T3 and T4 hormones. However, because it’s more chemically reactive it causes disarticulation of the iodine molecules in the body and thus leads to symptoms of iodine deficiency. So prefer spring water or install a reverse osmosis system in your home.
- Medical drugs and vaccines
This is one of the biggest controversies, the vaccines harm our health instead of protecting it. According to many studies, they contain traces of heavy metals which are absorbed by the body, and which cause abnormalities and increase the risk of developing cancer cells. This is also the case with certain drugs, such as antidepressants or products used in chemotherapy, which actually promote the disease instead of fighting it.
- Artificial food dyes, additives and preservatives
All artificial colorings in most food products on the market today are made in laboratories. The most powerful preservatives are harming the body cells and aid their transformation into cancer cells. Try to avoid eating processed foods as much as possible and opt for naturally colored foods such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts… Most importantly, consume them in their natural form and not canned.
Commercial soaps, shampoos, creams and toothpastes
Let’s repeat one more time, whatever you apply to your skin, teeth or hair ends up in your bloodstream. This includes creams, dyes, hair masks, etc., most of which contain animal by-products and other distrustful ingredients that cause cancer. Try some natural recipes that are as effective as the commercial products but safe for your wellbeing.
There is an old saying, “If You Wouldn’t Eat It, Don’t Put It On Your Skin!”