Did you realize there are everyday items in your home that can contribute to your health? Yep, and they even affect your ability to stay healthy and fight off serious diseases — like cancer — and can come down to something as simple as the toothpaste you are using! Check out this list of the top five toxins to eliminate immediately so we all can become cancer-fighting machines. And yes…we also need to make sure we’re exercising, eating healthy, and strengthening our everyday mindset.
• Plastics – Food wrapped in plastic, drinking out of plastic water bottles, or eating takeout food in plastic containers exposes you to very high levels of phthalates and other chemicals. Plastics damage hormone receptors, cause fatigue, harm brain chemistry, accumulate in organs, and lead to illness. They’ve been specifically linked to cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, and thyroid.
• Water – You have to watch what you drink, bathe in, and what you use to clean and prepare foods. Tap water is full of chlorine, heavy metals, contaminants, and other toxins. Chlorine is a big one. If it is strong enough to kill bacteria and other dangerous stuff in our water, do you really think it’s a good idea to drink it?
• Food Additives – Stay away from foods containing food additives, dyes, colorings, flavorings, stabilizers, fake fats, artificial sugars, and preservatives. The average person ingests 140 to 150 pounds of additives every year.
• Medications – The nearly 4 billion prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and vaccines are themselves chemical toxins. Additionally, phthalates, heavy metals, and commercial preservatives are used to both coat the drugs and preserve the materials.
• Personal Care Products – These toxins are literally hiding in plain sight on the shelves and in the drawers of your bathroom. They are in your shower and by your sink. You wash with them and use them to make yourself more beautiful and to make yourself smell better. The list includes sunscreens, makeup, skin creams and lotions, soaps, shampoos, bubble baths, laundry and dishwashing detergents, and toothpastes. And they all contain harmful chemicals that you gladly smear on your skin, scrub on your teeth, or spray on your hair.
In fact, sodium lauryl sulfate is a common degreaser used in practically every soap, shampoo, and toothpaste on the market today. The compound has been used in studies to induce mutation in bacteria and irritate skin. It has also shown to enter the heart, liver, lungs and brain from skin contact and has been proven to maintain residual levels once inside these organs.
Information courtesy of Dr. Ben Lerner, author of “The Cancer Killers.”