Why Cancer Has Skyrocketed Since Your Grandparents’ Time…
There’s no hiding it, cancer rates have SKYROCKETED in the past few decades.
Most people I encounter throw up their hands and blame genetics.
“My mom had breast cancer; my dad had heart disease… I’m doomed!”
Well the truth is, you aren’t doomed.
There are many things YOU can do today to eliminate cancer-causing factors from your life, and the lives of your loved ones.
Here are a few reasons WHY cancer rates have skyrocketed, and what you can do to protect yourself.
1) Don’t Take “The Pill”…
Estrogen in our drinking water, estrogen-mimicking properties in shampoo, and the newfound dangers of soy (and it’s link to gynocomastia, or man-boobs).
There are rumors of estrogen, the hormone responsible for female characteristics, attacking us on all fronts.
Studies indicate that taking birth control increases breast cancer risk by 50 percent in women ages 20-49.
If you’re on a pill with an especially elevated level of estrogen, your likelihood of getting breast cancer is nearly TRIPLED.
The Good News: the study also found that your risk for breast cancer tapers off only one year after discontinuing use of a birth control pill.
Still, what about the REST of us – either women who don’t take birth control or men? Read on to find out…
2) Avoid Environmental Estrogens…
You see, environmental estrogens have also skyrocketed along with our cancer rates.
Environmental estrogens are actually synthetic substances that we are exposed to which function like estrogen.
They’re in plastics, pesticides, preservatives, soy, dairy, even your shampoo!
Studies show that the proliferation of environmental estrogens are linked to cancer.
That’s because your body sees the proliferation of estrogen and tries to rid itself of the excess.
In the process of your body reacting, you produce excess oxygen radicals that can damage your cells’ fats, proteins, and DNA.
Damaged DNA, in effect, can turn into a mutation, causing cancer.
Researchers find that environmental estrogens effect your body as a carcinogen.
3) Only Drink Filtered Water…
By now you’ve probably figured out that water bottles are a definite NO-NO in your health journey.
Not only are you exposed to nasty estrogen-mimicking chemicals, but the water in water bottles is found to be largely polluted.
I don’t leave home without a filtering BPA water bottle.
And within my home we only drink and cook with extremely high-filtered water.
Until this year, I always used a powerful water filter, but now I have invested in a filter that cleans the water in my entire house!
AVOID drinking tap water.
Many rumors have stated that tap water contains environmental estrogens due to the inability of city water supplies to filter out birth control pills.
In fact, birth control pills only account for about 1% of the estrogens in drinking water.
However, there is a vast amount of environmental estrogen in drinking water from soy, and dairy products.
In fact, animal waste used as farm fertilizer may account for 90% of the estrogens found in drinking water!
Plus, men women and children ALL excrete hormones in their waste, which is not filtered out of your tap and shower water.
You MUST filter your water, no matter how safe your city’s tap water claims to be!
4) AVOID Vegetable Oils…
First of all, why are processed seed oils like soybean, sunflower, corn, canola, safflower and cottonseed oils referred to as vegetable oils?
It makes them sound healthy, and they’re NOT!
Vegetable oils haven’t been around that long – about a hundred years or so.
But they dominate healthy oils like Olive and Coconut.
In fact, in the past 100 years, soybean oil consumption has increased over a thousand times!
There are many reasons vegetable oils may contribute to cancer.
First of all, they’re loaded with trans-fats.
Also critical is the link to vegetable oils and inflammation.
Your body needs a balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Vegetable oils, however, cause you to have way too much Omega-6, which promotes inflammation.
Increased inflammation in the diet contributes to cardiovascular disease, depression, and cancer.
5) Don’t Eat Foods That Stress Your Body…
Although the world is becoming more obese by the day, it’s not well NOURISHED.
You see, Hostess Cupcakes and Cheetos are doing more harm than good when you eat them.
Not getting proper nourishment stresses your system, because you don’t have the fuel you need to detoxify, fight disease, and fight fat!
What’s more, you FEEL more stressed when you aren’t getting enough nutrients.
I could write about this at length, but I like how Dr. Mark Hyman says it best.
(His book, the UltraMind Solution is one of my favorites!)
What Can You Do?
There are lots of things you can do to fight cancer in your body.
Liver and colon cleansing are great ways to remove environmental toxins from your body.
Removing metal fillings in your teeth and doing a heavy metal cleanse is another important tool you can use to rid your body of toxins!
What’s more, eating cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and especially cabbage will do wonders to help you cleanse and detoxify your body.
They not only detoxify chemicals from your body, but it has been found that people who eat cruciferous veggies regularly have approximately half the risk of creating certain cancers!
Some of the vegetables are:
- Bok Choy
- Brussel Sprouts
- Collard Greens
You can also avoid consuming water from taps or plastic water bottles.
Invest in a great filtering water container that you can take with you to work, while traveling, or even use at home.
And most importantly, beef up your antioxidant intake.
Antioxidants help cleanse your body of the chemicals it’s exposed to all day long – many of which you just can’t avoid.
One of the world’s BEST sources of antioxidants is in Oolong Tea, specifically in Medicinal Grade quality SlimTea.
SlimTea is high in antioxidants that fight cancer, and fat!
- Amber Wise, Kacie O’Brien, Tracey Woodruff. Are Oral Contraceptives a Significant Contributor to the Estrogenicity of Drinking Water?†.Environmental Science & Technology, 2010; 101026133329091 DOI:10.1021/es1014482
- American Chemical Society. “Don’t blame the pill for estrogen in drinking water.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 February 2011. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101208125813.htm>