Not many people know that men have a higher chance of developing breast cancer than women. Namely, there’s 50% chance for males and 33% chance for females. Even though these rates are quite high, they will continue rising. We focus too much on finding cure for the disease, but discuss too little over the cause.
Basically, what causes cancer are physical carcinogens, chemical carcinogens, and biological carcinogens, all of which we surround ourselves with on a daily basis.
Great example of a cancer causing products that are included in our everyday life are cosmetics. According to a 2007 study that was published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, where researchers tested breast samples from 17 breast-cancer patients who had undergone mastectomies, those women who used antiperspirants had deposits of aluminum in their outer breast tissue. Concentrations of aluminum were higher in the tissue closest to the underarm than in the central breast.
Furthermore, aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin that has been linked to all sorts of diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease.
“It’s great stuff to build airplanes out of, it’s great stuff to build cars out of, it’s great stuff to make various things in your household out of. It’s not great to have in your body. … Aluminum was not bio-available traditionally in the world’s biota until the industrial revolution, and so, it just had no place in any biochemical reaction that was normal. And where it does occur, now, because we are increasingly surrounded by it … [is] in our food, it shows up in our water, it shows up in our air, it shows up in our medicines … so we increasingly have this compound that is not part of any normal biochemical process, on Earth, for anything, that now can only go in and do havoc, which is exactly what it does. It causes all kinds of unusual biochemical reactions in the body, including the brain” says Dr. Chris Shaw, Neuroscientist and Professor at the University of British Columbia.
Another study that was published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry in 2013 found increased levels of aluminum in non-invasively collected nipple aspirate fluids from 19 breast cancer patients.
“In addition to emerging evidence, our results support the possible involvement of aluminum ions in oxidative and inflammatory status perturbations of breast cancer microenvironment, suggesting aluminum accumulation in breast microenvironment as a possible risk factor for oxidative/inflammatory phenotype breast cells.”
It was also discovered that aluminum content and carbonyl levels showed a significant positive linear correlation. It is already confirmed that plasma levels of protein carbonyls can increase the risk of breast cancer.
But, deodorants aren’t alone in this list. According to a study conducted at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba, Canada, there is a significant penetration of all sunscreen agents into the skin. We are talking about multiple chemicals entering multiple tissues within the body. And whatever enters through the skin, rapidly enters into the bloodstream.
In the video below, Dr. Christopher Exley, a professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry at Keele University and Honorary Professor at UHI Millennium Institute talks about the danger of aluminum and its toxicity.
These products also contain parabens (these increase the risk of breast cancer by mimicking estrogen), propylene glycol, TEA, DEA, and DC&C colours, among many other toxic chemicals. And it doesn’t stop here. Many deodorants contain triclosan, which recently made headlines across alternative media after a study published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology found that the chemical encourages cancer cell growth. A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives from 2008 shows how scientists detected triclosan in the urine of nearly 75 percent of those tested (2,517 people age six or older). This chemical is also contained in Colgate Total toothpaste.
Here are some tips on how to prevent breast cancer through armpit detox:
Sweating is very important because it is the body’s natural way of expelling toxins. It also supports proper immune function and helps prevent diseases that could be related to toxic overload.
Drinking mineral water. Volvic is a great choice, it can be found in various Whole Foods and Trader Joe stores, and Spritzer, which is harder to find.
If you really feel the need to use antiperspirants, find those that don’t contain aluminum or other harmful chemicals, or search for DIY deodorant recipes on the web and make your own; the most common use baking soda and coconut oil.
Use the following detox recipe: 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar, 3 drops of rosemary essential oil, 5 drops of cilantro essential oil, and one tablespoon of bentonite clay. Mix ACV and the clay in a glass bowl, then add the essential oils to the point where it looks smooth, like sour cream. Then you spread a thin layer of this mixture on your armpit and leave it for a few minutes. After that, rinse and repeat daily until the odor subsides. It’s also a good idea to drink plenty of water, because the body needs to flush out all of those toxins.