This month is breast cancer awareness month. I hope you are aware of this.
Years ago, I actually had breast cancer. By the time I had the biopsy, I had already done enough research to start getting all the plastic out of my house. I told the doctor doing the biopsy that I had done that. I thought he would be happy about this. Instead his response was, ” Well, you don’t have to go overboard! “
I thought to myself, “Really? Really? You are sticking a long needle in my breast to see if I have CANCER and I am going overboard????” “You have got to be kidding me that you do this day in and day out to countless women, and you never wonder where this stuff called cancer comes from?!”
Then my breast surgeon said the only way I fit the “get cancer profile” is that I am a women. Needless to say, these attitudes and answers were not satisfactory as far as I was concerned. So I started researching:
I started my own awareness month and year, for that matter. And that awareness had to do with the chemicals and toxins we are bombarded with on a daily basis. Before the average women walks out of the house in the morning she has applied 515 chemicals to her face. Wow, could that have anything to do with all the cancer?
Men are not exempt from this either:
“The average American man uses six personal care products a day containing more than 80 unique chemicals. Many of these chemicals are absorbed into the skin, inhaled or ingested, and the vast majority of cosmetic chemicals have not been assessed for safety.
Some of the chemicals used in men’s body-care products – from aftershaves and shaving creams to deodorants and shampoos – are linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities and other chronic health problems. A common chemical found in most fragranced products may be particularly harmful to male reproductive health.”
So no more AXE, guys. (Seriously, dude, you use Axe?)
If you don’t care about cancer, maybe you care about getting fat. These chemicals actually disrupt your hormonal system and can make you fat. You should probably watch this video. It’s the story of cosmetics and It explains things pretty well:
On to Pinkwashing: A term used to describe companies that position themselves as leaders in the fight against breast cancer while engaging in practices that may be contributing to rising rates of the disease.
Some examples of Pinkwashing are Revlon, Avon and Estee Lauder who ” Walk for the Cure” , donate money to cure cancer, etc. but manufacture products that are completely toxic and contribute to people getting cancer. They even have the ability to produce products that don’t have the hormone disrupting – cancer causing toxins in them, because they produce and sell their lines in the European Union, where the cancer causing ingredients are not allowed! They just sell us stupid Americans the toxic stuff.
“An Environmental Working Group (EWG) study from 2006 found that less than one percent of all cosmetic products are made from ingredients that have undergone safety assessments. The great majority of products contain known carcinogens, reproductive toxins and various other harmful chemicals that cause serious diseases like cancer.”
If you think you don’t have these toxins in your body, I’ve got news for you – you’re wrong. We use so many chemicals on this planet, people are born with 286 chemicals already in their bodies. If you don’ believe me, watch this video:
Also, think about this – do you have joint pain, libido problems, heavy periods, insomnia, weight problems, memory issues, fatigue? These problems are not a part of normal aging, they are an accumulation of toxins plain and simple.
If you want to check some of the products you use, you can always look them up on this website:
If you have questions or need help getting these chemicals out of your body and with finding lines to use that won’t add more to your toxic burden, call or write. I would love to help.
These recommendations are for the reduction of stress only. They are not intended as treatment or prescription for any disease, or as a substitute for regular medical care.