Toxins and Pollutants
Toxicity surrounds us – it’s the air, the water, and the soil. I urge you to take responsibility for reducing the toxic load on your body by following a few simple lifestyle rules.
EAT CLEAN The most important thing you can do for cancer prevention is to eat organic food. Studies show that the breast tissue of women with breast cancer contains more pesticides than that of women with benign breast problems. If you do buy non-organic, wash it thoroughly and peel fruit and vegetables.
CHOOSE COSMETICS CAREFULLY Deodorants and antiperspirants contain preservatives called parabens, which have been found inside breast-cancer tumors and can have an estrogen-like effect on the body (and also aluminum, which has been linked to dementia). In addition, antiperspirants prevent the body from expelling toxins through sweat, so the toxins remain locked in your system. I advise you to avoid antiperspirants altogether and instead use a chemical-free or crystal deodorant that does not contain parabens and won’t stop you from sweating, but will stop any body odor.
Whenever you use face creams, suntan lotions, body lotions, hair-removing agents, and so on, make sure you read the ingredient list and ask yourself if you could choose a more natural alternative. Many cosmetics, especially perfumes, contain xenoestrognes in the artificial “musks” that give them their scent.
AVOID XENOESTROGENS EVERYWHERE In addition to all this, artificial estrogens may be found in baby bottles, plastic containers, water bottles, and tooth fillings, and in paints and plastics. Keep your exposure to anything contained in these items to a minimum.