5 Major Causes of Diseases

Certain lifestyle behaviors such as smoking and excessive sun exposure have been well known to cause cancer.

But did you know that there are a number of hidden items in our everyday lives that puts us at high risk of developing the disease?

Here are 5 lesser known but just as deadly causes of cancer that you should be wary of…

#1 Milk and Dairy Products
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It’s in coffee creamer, cheese, yoghurt… Most people are well aware of the benefits of consuming milk.But scientists warn of negative effects that dairy product has on human beings. Milk has been found to be linked to the cause of prostate and testicular cancer in men, as well as ovarian and breast cancer in women.Professor Jane Plant, a scientist and two-time cancer survivor, explains that cow’s milk, contains a natural growth hormone called “Insulin-like Growth Factor” (IGF).The same hormone that helps a calf become full size within 10 months also helps a tumor grow at record time. A study in Sweden has also shown that lactose in cow’s milk increases the risk of ovarian cancer.

#2 Air Fresheners
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The same product that you are using to mask odor around the house, sanitize carpets and soft toys, as well as freshen up your car have been found to contain harsh chemicals, according to the
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). In a recent review, 86% of widely available air fresheners have been found to contain substances known as phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates). These are the same chemicals used to dissolve fragrances, soften plastics. Phthalates are also commonly used as sealants and adhesives. Some of the problems caused by these harmful chemicals include interfering with hormone production, and damages to the liver, lungs, and kidney.

#3 Mouthwash

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Just because your dentist has prescribed it doesn’t make it 100% safe for usage. The antiseptic in most mouthwash known as Hexetidine or oraldene, has been identified by the World Health Organization to cause clotting in parts of the brain that control sensory and neural functions.It has also been linked to the development of tumors in the heart. At the same time, the Dental Journal of Australia has also found evidence that alcohol in mouthwash are responsible for the development of oral, head and neck cancers.

#4 Red Meat

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Ok, so this is one of the more well known causes.But it is still worth mentioning that Dr Oz has recently re-emphasized the link between cancer and red meats.Now it’s not just Dr Oz himself but the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that have sounded the alarms. Meat that includes Beef, Veal, Pork, and Mutton have been known to be responsible for 15 different types of cancer, the most common is that of the colon. No matter what the method of cooking is, the risk remains high, and the only way to reduce your risk is by avoidance.

#5 Shampoos
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Some of the most common brands of shampoo contain chemicals like Quaternium-15, DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine) – known to cause leukemia, liver and kidney cancer.Human rights groups have been actively petitioning for the removal of such chemicals from their products, but to little or no avail.Big companies still have a long way to go in terms of putting people over profits.

With all these danger lurking  in your life, does it mean that you should totally change your lifestyle and avoid all of these products?

Well, you may be able to do it if you don’t
mind going strictly vegan, and making a huge sacrifice on your personal hygiene.

Even if you do, chances are, you probably might have been in contact with a good amount of most if not all the listed chemicals, and it might seem too late to reverse the damage.

There is hope though…

Studies have shown that cancerous cells are unable to thrive in a certain specific environment. The secret to eliminating this dreaded disease lies in the very element that is responsible for sustaining life…

Oxygen.

In fact, tumor cells are known to shrink when they are exposed to an oxygen-rich environment.

Find out more about this by clicking here.

 

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