Cancer has been on the rise for the past few decades, and it leads many of us to wonder why exactly. With nearly 1 in 3 people suffering from cancer at some point in their lives, it is well past time that we begin taking a deeper look at what may be causing this surge in cancer occurrences.
It is likely that members of the medical and pharmaceutical communities (those that reap the most monetary benefit from cancer) have long known some of the most common carcinogens that surround us, yet have refused to share this information.
Below you will find a list of ten everyday items that are known to cause cancer and should be avoided at all costs.
- Hormones in Meat and Milk
Many animals from which we get our meat from are loaded with hormones to increase their growth rate and cut down on production time (i.e. make them mature faster than is natural, allowing them to be slaughtered earlier). Dairy cows are also laced with hormones to increase their milk production and thus improve profits.
Not only are these hormones detrimental to the health of these animals, but they are also detrimental to the health of humans, and are most likely a leading cause of the rise in cancer. Be sure to avoid any and all meat and dairy products that come from animals treated with hormones.
- Radiation Everywhere!
Whether it’s from a mammogram, dental x-ray, or a scanner at the airport, this radiation can cause serious health side effects. Avoid these harmful rays as much as possible.
- Aluminum in Deodorants
Not only is it believed that aluminum may contribute to Alzheimer’s, but it is also believed to increase your chances of falling victim to cancer. To lower your risk, opt for a deodorant that is homemade, organic, or at the very least, free of aluminum.
Cosmetics in the United States contain a high amount of toxins and artificial ingredients, many of which have been banned in European countries. Coal tar and petroleum are two of the most common ingredients, but there are numerous more lurking in our foundation, lipstick, eyeliner, primer, and more. The skin, the largest organ of the body, absorbs all of these toxic ingredients, which often results in cancer.
- Genetically Modified Soy and Corn
Almost all of the soy and corn products you buy in the grocery store have been genetically modified in one way or another. These GMOs are also being used in everything from bread to cereals and animal food. These unnatural ingredients wreak havoc on our bodies, throwing our hormones and immune systems out of whack. Studies have begun to show the correlation between cancer occurrence and GMOs, so avoid them at all costs.
- Artificial Sweeteners
Another item that is not natural and our bodies simply can’t process correctly is artificial sugar. Sure, it may cut down on the calories in your coffee or lemonade, but if it’s going to give you cancer, is it really worth it? Fructose, aspartame, and caramel color are just a handful of these artificial sweeteners and have all been linked to cancer in one way or another.
- Fluoridated Water
Nearly all cities add fluoride to the water that their inhabitants drink, and the supposed reason is to strengthen and protect the teeth of everyone. However, the high amount of fluoride that is being consumed is believed to weaken the immune system and contribute to cancer growth.
- Vaccines and Drugs
Sure these vaccines drugs may be created to help people (supposedly), but often they contain unhealthy materials that can cause cancer. Try to avoid pharmaceutical options unless absolutely necessary.
- Canned Items
BPA and MSG are two of the items that make most canned items so dangerous. Many of the containers are lined with BPA, which has been shown to alter brain cells in rats. MSG is often added to the item that’s being canned to maintain freshness and flavor, and it has also been linked to a rise in cancer.
- Commercial Hygiene Products
Most soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste that you find in the store are chock-full of artificial dyes, perfumes, animal products, and other harmful substances. Opt for organic or homemade options to lower your risk of cancer.
Cancer is a very scary disease and something that we all hope to avoid. Improve your chance of avoiding the killer and living a long, healthy life by avoiding these ten items discussed above. And don’t forget to share this knowledge with all of your loved ones!