Chemicals Causing Cancer – Beware of These!

The first thing that struck me when researching about healing cancer naturally was the ban on the use of chemicals. Chemicals which cause cancer are called carcinogens. Chemicals act by causing the first step in the cancer process by altering the DNA.

The human body is not designed to process chemicals so the liver does not deal with them, diverting these toxins and storing them in your fat cells.

When I looked further into it I found that unlike only a few decades ago, chemicals are in just about everything we eat and use as well as our environment in the air we breathe.

Think about it – our main resource that we cannot live without, water, is polluted by industry or by governments with the addition of chlorine to kill bacteria, or fluoride to supposedly prevent dental cavities. Chlorine may kill bacteria in water but when ingested it kills the friendly bacteria in the stomach and colon. Fluoride makes bones brittle as it acts as a direct cellular poison by interfering with calcium metabolism. Also, how do we know if our drinking water contains the residue from pesticides, fertilizers, industrial wastes, herbicides or other contaminants. We don’t think about it because it is odourless, colourless and tasteless.

All commercially grown fruit and vegetable crops are sprayed with insecticides and pesticides. In the case of cereal crops the soil is fumigated before the seed is sown and even the seed is treated as well. When the grains reach the silos they are further fumigated against weevils and other pests. Just imagine what makes it to our breakfast cereal, bread and flour.

Take a look at the products on supermarket shelves and try and find some without preservatives, chemical additives, colourings and flavourings. Even meat is coloured to look fresh and pink, otherwise it is grey and unappealing.

What about our personal hygiene products, skin care and cosmetics? A lot of well known brands are full of chemicals which are absorbed through our skin and those products do not undergo stringent testing by the government to ensure they are safe for us to use. Go for natural organic products.

Tobacco smoke contains thousands of individual chemicals and more than 60 of them are cancer causing, being the reason that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of cancer today. Even if you don’t smoke, passive smoking (breathing in smoky air) can also cause cancer.

Then there are the cleaning products we use everyday, all of which contain hazardous chemicals.

We go for years with no effects from these chemicals, completely unaware of the slow insidious breakdown of our bodies whether it be from arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, heart disease or cancer which hit us around middle age. All of these diseases and more are not only caused by a poor diet but by an accumulation of chemicals.