We’re so busy living – juggling schedules, managing households, pursuing passions – that we rarely take time to consider whether our grab-and-go lifestyles are actually working for us. The reality is that convenience has come at a price to our health exposing us to over 85,000 synthetic chemicals, most of which have not been required by the government to be tested for human safety.
From preservatives in lipstick to flame retardants in our mattresses to pesticides on our fruits and vegetables, evidence is mounting that there is a connection between toxic overexposure and Breast Cancer. Consider this:
According to the University Of Columbia School Of Public Health, 95% of all cancer is due to diet and the accumulation of toxins.
As the use of chemicals has risen in industrialized countries, so have the rates of Breast Cancer and other cancers.
Many industrial chemicals are xeno-estrogens or false estrogens that mimic estrogen in the body and increase the risk of Breast Cancer.
Add to that electro-pollution (cell phones , cell towers, Wi Fi, electrical appliances and gadgets.), household toxins, personal care product toxins and 17 newly-identified potential breast carcinogens and you are faced with some decisions about your lifestyle.
Recent study identifies “highest priority” chemicals for Breast Cancer prevention.
So what are these newly-identified chemicals that have been marked with the “highest priority” for Breast Cancer prevention?
They are chemicals related to:
The 216 chemicals were then narrowed down to 102 chemicals that large numbers of women are known to be exposed to on a regular basis through food, medications, air pollution or consumer products. Researchers then prioritized and grouped the chemicals based on exposure, carcinogenic potential and chemical structure into 17 types of chemicals and their biomarkers.
Seven tips to reduce exposure to the “Sneaky 17”
Dr. V’s Essential #2 for Healing and Preventing Breast Cancer Naturally is to Reduce Your Toxic Exposure. You may be scratching your head as to how to avoid these chemicals that have slipped into our daily lives. As I often recommend to my clients and patients: “The starting point is always to be a conscious consumer.”
Here are 7 tips to reduce your toxic exposure from the Silent Spring Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to Breast Cancer prevention :
Of course, there are ways to detox your body on a regular basis in order to prevent the accumulation of these chemicals. Coffee enemas, liver flushes, fasting, infra-red mats and saunas are a great place to start.
Prevention is such a promising direction for beating Breast Cancer. Make informed decisions about the products you use in your home, what you put in your mouth and what you put on your body. Doing so, will surely help to reduce your toxic exposure to the Sneaky 17.
Dr. V is a Cancer Mentor and supporter of Cancer Crackdown. She is a breast cancer survivor/thriver, Author and Cancer Coach.
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