Traditional medicine has created a society of “germ-o-phobics”. The general public has been brainwashed into believing that “germs” make you sick. Avoid germs and kill germs and you won’t get sick. Would you be surprised to learn that Pasteur, the father of the germ theory, admitted on his death bed, “The terrain is everything. Bacteria are secondary.”
What Pasteur was admitting was that the terrain, or the environment and the health of the body are primary when it comes to health. Bacteria and viruses cannot invade a healthy body and cause dis-ease and symptoms. But, if your body is toxic and tired, then you are a prime target for those “germs”. Health comes from within and so does dis-ease.
But, traditional medicine insists on killing germs, developing stronger and stronger antibiotics and chemicals that kill germs. A common ingredient that has captured media attention lately is Triclosan. According to the FDA web site, triclosan is found in the following:
- Antibacterial soaps and body washes
- Toothpastes and mouthwashes
- Some cosmetics
- Children’s toys
In a study published in the Environmental Health Perspective in 2008, scientists analyzed over 2500 samples of urine in the US general population. Three quarters of the urine samples analyzed indicated higher concentrations of triclosan in people in higher income households and in the 3rd decade of life.
With repeated exposure, triclosan is absorbed through the skin and creates serious problems.
1.) Triclosan has contributed to antibiotic resistance since the bacteria mutate and adapt to the chemical.
2.) Repeated exposure to triclosan increases food allergies sensitivity to air borne allergies.
3.) Exposure to triclosan in laboratory animals caused a decrease in thyroid hormones by as much as 75% compared to the control group.
4.) Triclosan exposure decreases maternal, fetal and early childhood thyroxine, a hormones produced by the thyroid gland that are responsible for the regulation of metabolism in the body.
5.) Chronic exposure to triclosan has a negative impact on the Immune System.
However, the most dangerous aspect of triclosan is that it is classified as an endocrine disruptor.
Not only is it blocking thyroid receptor sites, but it also mimics estrogen by locking into estrogen receptor sites in the breast.
Increased estrogen in the breast, a weakened thyroid and poor estrogen metabolism are a formula for increasing your Breast Cancer risk.
Essential #2 for Healing and Preventing Breast Cancer Naturally is to Reduce Your Toxic Exposure. Become aware of all the products you put on your skin, since everything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body. There are many nontoxic soaps and cosmetics that are available. Use toothpastes that are fluoride and triclosan free. Wear clothing that is preferably made from natural fibers and is chemical free. Instead of purchasing kitchenware that says, “bacterial resistant”, choose products that can be cleaned with hot soap and water.
Using clean, chemical-free products on your body and in your home will decrease your Breast Cancer risk and add life to your years.