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9 TYPES OF CANCER THAT CAN BE KILLED BY CANNABIS

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant grown in many parts of the world, and has been used for medicinal purposes dating back to ancient times. It produces a resin containing compounds called cannabinoids.

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These Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug like effects throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system. Some of these cannabinoids are psychoactive and act on the brain by changing mood or consciousness. Cannabinoids can be taken by mouth, inhaled, or sprayed under the tongue.

The Battle Between Cannabis and The FDA

In the United States, federal and state laws regarding the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids are in conflict and have led to confusion among patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. Currently, cannabis is legal for medical purposes in 50% of the states, and another seventeen states allow products that are high in cannabidiol (CBD) and low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) for medical use.

On the FDA’S website Questions and Answer about Marijuana, they said that cannabis has not be approved, because according to them, there’s not enough research that prove that can be safe or effective for the treatment of any disease or condition. Also, The FDA only supports researchers who conduct adequate and well-controlled clinical trials which may lead to the development of safe and effective marijuana products to treat medical conditions.

However, there is actually a lot of scientific research on cannabis and its effectiveness in curing not only cancer but many other conditions. So, the question remains the same: Why does the FDA not approve the use of medical cannabis? Perhaps the answer to that question is because it is something organic and natural that can not give it to them and Big Pharma, the income that they want.

Types of Cancer That Can Be Killed by Cannabis

There is no doubt that cannabinoids are interesting biological molecules. Hundreds of scientists around the world are investigating their potential in cancer and other diseases, brought together under the blanket organization The International Cannabinoid Research Society.

Researchers first looked at the anticancer properties of cannabinoids back in the 1970s, and many hundreds of scientific papers looking at cannabinoids and cancer have been published since then. Let’s take a closer look at the evidence!

#1. Brain Cancer

Cannabinoids decrease tumor progression by at least 2 mechanisms: apoptotic death (tumor cells) and the inhibition of tumor angiogenesis. A study published in the British Journal of Cancer, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, determined that THC and other cannabinoids inhibit tumor growth. THC was found to decrease tumour cells in two out of the nine patients, and the delivery was safe and was achieved with zero psychoactive effects.

Also, according to a 2014 study conducted by oncologist Wai Lu at St. George’s University of London, cannabinoids like THC and CBD are highly efficient at destroying glioma cells. During a clinical study, Lu found that CBD and THC alone were capable of killing roughly half of the glioma cells present in affected mice. When these cannabinoids were used in conjunction with radiotherapy, however, the treatment caused the tumors in several of the mice to stop growing entirely.


Additionally, Lu found that when THC and CBD were used together to treat tumors, researchers could use less of each compound and still achieve the same effects. This is important because THC is psychoactive and can cause unwanted psychoactive side effects for people receiving treatment. Fortunately, when combined with CBD, THC can be used in smaller doses and patients receiving treatment can reap the medical benefits of the compound without any of the “high” feelings traditionally associated with it.

Cannabis can protect the brain from neurodegeneration

A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, examined the biochemical events in both acute neuronal damage and in slowly progressive, neurodegenerative diseases. They conducted a magnetic resonance imaging study that looked at THC (the main active compound in marijuana) and found that it reduced neuronal injury in rats. The results of this study provide evidence that the cannabinoid system can serve to protect the brain against neurodegeneration.

#2- Breast Cancer

As remarkable as it may seem, there is reliable and growing for-real evidence suggesting that cannabis can slow the growth of tumors by hindering their ability to hijack blood vessels for their own nefarious purposes (angiogenesis), hamper the migration of cancer cells throughout the body (metastasis), and actually hasten the death (autophagy and apoptosis) of these otherwise uncontrollably proliferating rogue cells. In other words, cannabis really does fight cancer.

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A study published in the US National Library of Medicine, conducted by the California Pacific Medical Centre, determined that cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits human breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion. They also demonstrated that CBD significantly reduces tumour mass. Another study published in the journal Molecular Cancer showed that THC reduced tumour growth and tumour numbers. They determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell proliferation, induce cancer cell apoptosis, and impair tumour angiogenesis (all good things). This study provides strong evidence for the use of cannabinoid-based therapies to manage breast cancer.

#3- Lung Cancer

While smoking marijuana is never good for the lungs, the active ingredient in marijuana may help fight lung cancer. A study published in the journal Oncogene by Harvard Medical School’s Experimental Medicine Department determined that THC inhibits epithelial growth factor induced lung cancer cell migration and more. They go on to state that THC and other cannabinoids should be explored as novel therapeutic molecules in controlling the growth and metastasis of certain lung cancers.

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Also, a study published in the US National Library of Medicine by the Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology in Germany determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell invasion. Effects were confirmed in primary tumour cells from a lung cancer patient.  Overall, data indicated that cannabinoids decrease cancer cell invasiveness.

#4- Prostate Cancer

The use of medical marijuana for prostate cancer is causing more men to look into this controversial treatment. One of the most common medical uses of marijuana is for cancer symptoms and the side effects of treatment such as chemotherapy, but studies on people who have used the drug are proving that marijuana may also have some anti-tumor effects.

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A study in Italy analyzed the effect of cannabidiol (CBD) on prostate cancer. These chemicals are not related to THC, the component that makes one “high” with marijuana. The researchers found that CBD was effective in killing prostate carcinoma. It also prevented its growth and spread. They also found that the chemicals in cannabis enhance each other’s cancer-killing properties.

Also, in 2009, a team of researchers from the University of Alcalá in Spain published a study in the British Journal of Cancer that adds merit to the thought. It suggests that cannabinoid treatments could inhibit prostate cancer cell growth through activation of the CB2 receptors. All in all, the study involved three human prostate cancer cell lines – PC-3, DU-145, and LNCaP. Results show that a chemical similar to anandamide (the body’s natural version of THC) inhibited PC-3 cell growth. They experienced the same results with JWH-015, a synthetic CB2 receptor agonist.

#5- Blood Cancer

Blood cancers affect the production and function of your blood cells. Most of these cancers start in your bone marrow where blood is produced. Stem cells in your bone marrow mature and develop into three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. In most blood cancers, the normal blood cell development process is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell. These abnormal blood cells, or cancerous cells, prevent your blood from performing many of its functions, like fighting off infections or preventing serious bleeding.

Common treatments are chemotherapy, radiotherapy and, in some cases, a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. However, cannabis is also a natural alternative that can kill cancer cells.

In 2016, an experiment published in BioMed Central Cancer found that the psychoactive component in cannabis, THC, successfully halted the proliferation of leukemia cell cultures. The study used the drug dronabinol, which is a synthetic drug designed to resemble and mimic the effects of THC. The researchers found that the drug was most effective in  acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemia cells.

Also cancer research has shown that cannabis compounds can trigger apoptosis in tumor cells, which is a hallmark of an effective cancer drug. In 2006, a study published in Molecular Cancer Research found that THC treatment successfully triggered apoptosis in cultured leukemia T cells.

Additional research has shown that cannabis compounds are anti-metastatic, which prevents tumor cells from infecting other areas after a tumor develops. In the laboratory, cannabis compounds also prevent tumor cells from establishing blood vessels. Without blood vessels, the tumors starve.

#6- Oral Cancer

Due to an increase in national marijuana usage, state-by-state legalization, and an overall laissez-faire societal view, questions have arisen relating marijuana use to oral cancer development. Does the smoke from marijuana or the properties associated with its chemical nature lead to oral cancer?

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The overall consensus among researchers is no. According to Norml.org, cannabis smoke — unlike tobacco smoke — has not been definitively linked to cancer in humans. Cannabis smoke contains many of the same carcinogens as tobacco smoke … but just not the cancer-causing carcinogens. In fact, cannabis also contains cannabinoids, such as THC, which contain anticancer properties. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine shows that cannabinoids are potent inhibitors of cellular respiration and are toxic to highly malignant oral tumours.

#7- Liver Cancer

The liver is the body’s primary detoxification organ. The filtering factory for all of our blood, it is particularly susceptible to certain kinds of cancers. Fortunately, recent research has found that cannabinoid therapy may halt the progression of the disease.

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In 2015, Chinese researchers tested a synthetic cannabinoid called WIN55, 212-2 against HCC tumor cells. Cannabinoid is a man-made model of THC, the primary psychoactive in marijuana. The tumor cells were cultivated and treated outside the body.

Researchers observed that when cannabinoid is applied to the cells, the tumor growth seemed to stop. Cannabinoid stopped the development of the cancer cells by activating special receptors in the tumor. It engaged the cannabinoid receptor 2, which is a site that acts sort of like a lock, waiting for specific instructions from a chemical trigger.

#8- Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive form of cancer and is very difficult to treat. Unfortunately, the devastating condition is also on the rise. However, a study published in 2006 by a team of Spanish researchers, who found that cannabinoids – including natural and synthetic versions of THC – were able to reduce the growth of tumors in two different animal models of pancreatic cancer. Interestingly, the study found that while cannabinoids were able to induce apoptosis (cell death) of tumor cells, normal pancreatic cells were left unaffected.

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#9- Ovarian Cancer

As the name implies, ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries, and as such, only affects women. As the seventh-most common form of cancer for women, this is treated very seriously, particularly because it attacks such a vital part of the body, making surgery more complicated and dangerous.

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Like most types of cancer, there is a wide variety of potential treatment options for ovarian cancer, including immunotherapy, chemotherapy, etc. However, there can be debilitating side effects to some treatments, as well as inherent risk, so, many people have turned to more natural forms of treatment for ovarian cancer: Cannabis.

A study with medical marijuana support a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It is also conceivable that with available cannabinoids as lead compounds, non-habit forming agents that have higher biological effects could be developed.

Final Thoughts

As you can see cannabis is excellent for combating various types of cancer and even for fighting other diseases! Every day there is more and more research, which proves the effectiveness of this natural plant, although the FDA still does not see it as safe.

There is no doubt that the natural is winning its battlefield in medicine, it is time for us to start using it. Heal yourself naturally!

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Key Takeaways

  • Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant grown in many parts of the world, and has been used for medicinal purposes dating back to ancient times. It produces a resin containing compounds called cannabinoids.
  • These Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug like effects throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system.
  • Some of these cannabinoids are psychoactive and act on the brain by changing mood or consciousness. Cannabinoids can be taken by mouth, inhaled, or sprayed under the tongue.

The Battle Between Cannabis and The FDA

  • In the United States, federal and state laws regarding the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids are in conflict and have led to confusion among patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers.
  • On the FDA’S website Questions and Answer about Marijuana, they said that cannabis has not be approved, because according to them, there’s not enough research that prove that can be safe or effective for the treatment of any disease or condition. Also, The FDA only supports researchers who conduct adequate and well-controlled clinical trials which may lead to the development of safe and effective marijuana products to treat medical conditions. (source)
  • However, there is actually a lot of scientific research on cannabis and its effectiveness in curing not only cancer but many other conditions. So, the question remains the same: Why does the FDA not approve the use of medical cannabis? Perhaps the answer to that question is because it is something organic and natural that can not give it to them and Big Pharma, the income that they want.

Types of Cancer That Can Be Killed by Cannabis

  • There is no doubt that cannabinoids are interesting biological molecules. Hundreds of scientists around the world are investigating their potential in cancer and other diseases, brought together under the blanket organization The International Cannabinoid Research Society. (source)
  • Researchers first looked at the anticancer properties of cannabinoids back in the 1970s, and many hundreds of scientific papers looking at cannabinoids and cancer have been published since then. Let’s take a closer look at the evidence! (source)

#1. Brain Cancer

  • A study published in the British Journal of Cancer, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, determined that THC and other cannabinoids inhibit tumor growth. THC was found to decrease tumour cells in two out of the nine patients, and the delivery was safe and was achieved with zero psychoactive effects. (see full study)
  • Also, according to a 2014 study conducted by oncologist Wai Lu at St. George’s University of London, cannabinoids like THC and CBD are highly efficient at destroying glioma cells. (see full study)
  • A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, examined the biochemical events in both acute neuronal damage and in slowly progressive, neurodegenerative diseases. They conducted a magnetic resonance imaging study that looked at THC (the main active compound in marijuana) and found that it reduced neuronal injury in rats. The results of this study provide evidence that the cannabinoid system can serve to protect the brain against neurodegeneration. (see full study)

#2- Breast Cancer

  • Cannabis can slow the growth of tumors by hindering their ability to hijack blood vessels for their own nefarious purposes (angiogenesis), hamper the migration of cancer cells throughout the body (metastasis), and actually hasten the death (autophagy and apoptosis) of these otherwise uncontrollably proliferating rogue cells.
  • A study published in the US National Library of Medicine, conducted by the California Pacific Medical Centre, determined that cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits human breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion. They also demonstrated that CBD significantly reduces tumour mass. Another study published in the journal Molecular Cancer showed that THC reduced tumour growth and tumour numbers. They determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell proliferation, induce cancer cell apoptosis, and impair tumour angiogenesis.  (study #1, study #2)

#3- Lung Cancer

  • While smoking marijuana is never good for the lungs, the active ingredient in marijuana may help fight lung cancer. A study published in the journal Oncogene by Harvard Medical School’s Experimental Medicine Department determined that THC inhibits epithelial growth factor induced lung cancer cell migration and more. (see full study)
  • Also, a study published in the US National Library of Medicine by the Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology in Germany determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell invasion. Effects were confirmed in primary tumour cells from a lung cancer patient.  Overall, data indicated that cannabinoids decrease cancer cell invasiveness. (see full study)

#4- Prostate Cancer

  • A study in Italy analyzed the effect of cannabidiol (CBD) on prostate cancer. These chemicals are not related to THC, the component that makes one “high” with marijuana. The researchers found that CBD was effective in killing prostate carcinoma. It also prevented its growth and spread. They also found that the chemicals in cannabis enhance each other’s cancer-killing properties. (see full study)
  • Also, in 2009, a team of researchers from the University of Alcalá in Spain published a study in the British Journal of Cancer that adds merit to the thought. It suggests that cannabinoid treatments could inhibit prostate cancer cell growth through activation of the CB2 receptors. (see full study)

#5- Blood Cancer

  • Blood cancers affect the production and function of your blood cells. Most of these cancers start in your bone marrow where blood is produced. In most blood cancers, the normal blood cell development process is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell. Common treatments are chemotherapy, radiotherapy and, in some cases, a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. However, cannabis is also a natural alternative that can kill cancer cells.
  • In 2016, an experiment published in BioMed Central Cancer found that the psychoactive component in cannabis, THC, successfully halted the proliferation of leukemia cell cultures. The researchers found that the drug was most effective in  acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemia cells. (see full study)
  • In 2006, a study published in Molecular Cancer Research found that THC treatment successfully triggered apoptosis in cultured leukemia T cells. Additional research has shown that cannabis compounds are anti-metastatic, which prevents tumor cells from infecting other areas after a tumor develops.  (study #1, study #2)

#6- Oral Cancer

  • Mouth cancer (sometimes known as oral cancer) mainly affects the tongue, cheeks, throat and lips. However, it can also develop in the tonsils and the salivary glands. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine shows that cannabinoids are potent inhibitors of cellular respiration and are toxic to highly malignant oral tumours. (see full study)

#7- Liver Cancer

  • The liver is the body’s primary detoxification organ. The filtering factory for all of our blood, it is particularly susceptible to certain kinds of cancers. Fortunately, recent research has found that cannabinoid therapy may halt the progression of the disease.
  • In 2015, Chinese researchers tested a synthetic cannabinoid called WIN55, 212-2 against HCC tumor cells. Researchers observed that when cannabinoid is applied to the cells, the tumor growth seemed to stop. Cannabinoid stopped the development of the cancer cells by activating special receptors in the tumor. It engaged the cannabinoid receptor 2, which is a site that acts sort of like a lock, waiting for specific instructions from a chemical trigger. (see full study)

#8- Pancreatic Cancer

  • Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive form of cancer and is very difficult to treat. Unfortunately, the devastating condition is also on the rise. However, a study published in 2006 by a team of Spanish researchers, who found that cannabinoids – including natural and synthetic versions of THC – were able to reduce the growth of tumors in two different animal models of pancreatic cancer. Interestingly, the study found that while cannabinoids were able to induce apoptosis (cell death) of tumor cells, normal pancreatic cells were left unaffected. (see full study)

#9- Ovarian Cancer

  • Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. In 2014, it killed more than 14,000 women, because it is a hard disease to detect and treat. However, a study with medical marijuana support a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It is also conceivable that with available cannabinoids as lead compounds, non-habit forming agents that have higher biological effects could be developed. (see full study)
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Game-Changing Cancer Cures: How an Underground Network of Top Doctors are Secretly Healing Cancer—Without Surgery, Chemo or Radiation

There’s an underground network of top doctors, researchers and scientists quietly pushing the boundaries, toiling away, day after day, month after month and year after year to heal cancer and other modern chronic diseases of the 21st century!

Their breakthroughs have NOTHING to do with chemo, surgery or radiation.

And that’s why it’s difficult for you to hear about them from mainstream outlets … or even from your doctor.

The truth is, there are BIG pharmaceutical and cancer research companies who have a lot to lose if these natural health alternatives actually come to light.

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But this non-toxic healing movement is growing every single day and the evidence for its success continues to pile up.

More and more people are healing from cancer by using the latest understanding of nutrition, exercise, mind and body and how each of those things, all the way down to the MOLECULAR level play an amazing part in keeping you healthy.

These doctors and researchers, some of whom literally risk their lives to share this vital information, have come together to present some of the most important work of their lives.

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Palmolive Contains Cancer-Causing Chemicals! 6 Brands You Should Avoid

For those without automatic dishwashers, we resort to the tried and true method of water, a sponge, dish soap, and a little elbow grease. Although these soaps make our dishes look clean, they can be filled with toxic ingredients that are harmful to our bodies.

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Every house contains at least one type of dish soap we use every day. However, most of these products are full of harmful chemicals that can put your health at risk and increase the risk of several diseases and conditions. Some dish soaps contain too much fragrance, while others are rich in formaldehyde, silicate salts, sulfuric acid and ammonium sulfate. All these compounds are highly dangerous and have been related to several serious diseases.

 

What are the Dangers of Palmolive?

Palmolive is one such brand you should never use. Owned by Colgate, in 2015 Palmolive sales totaled $16 billion worldwide. Although Dawn is the best-selling dish soap brand in the United States, Palmolive is in the top 5 worldwide, meaning that a lot of us have been or are exposed to its toxic ingredients.

 

 #1- Formaldehyde

We all know what formaldehyde does. It preserves bodies and other body flesh that would otherwise go bad. It is also present in disinfectant products like dish soaps. Formaldehyde has been found in Ajax, Palmolive and Dawn dish soaps as well as other common household products. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies it as a known  human carcinogen. The National Toxicology Program, an interagency program of the Department of Health and Human Services, named formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen in its 14th Report on Carcinogens

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A 2009 study by the National Cancer Institute strengthens the link between exposure to formaldehyde and several forms of cancer, including leukemia. The 30-year study, which tracked the health of nearly 25,000 men exposed to the chemical in industrial plants, is likely to impact a long-awaited Environmental Protection Agency risk assessment of formaldehyde.

The study shows that workers exposed to higher amounts of formaldehyde had a 37 percent greater risk of death from blood and lymphatic cancers, and a 78 percent greater risk of leukemia than those with lower exposures.

For all this, Palmolive says that they are going to take out this dangerous chemical from the products by the end of 2017.

 

 #2- Sulfuric Acid

This chemical is considered as carcinogenic and can cause burns upon contact with the skin or sensitive nasal passages when exposed in large amounts. However, The US Food and Drug Administration states that this substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).

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The International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC), classified sulfuric acid mists as causing cancer in humans. Specifically, the IARC concluded, “There is sufficient evidence that occupational exposure to strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid is carcinogenic.”

These conclusions are based on worker health studies in a number of industries involving exposure to sulfuric acid mists. Thus workers in fertilizer plants, steel pickling plants and chemical and soap manufacturing have shown increases in lung, nasal and larynx cancers. An acid mist is a suspension of acid droplets in air. (Skin or eye contact with sulfuric acid, while dangerous in their own right, do not appear to cause increased rates of cancer.)

 

 #3- Fragrance

Your dish soap doesn’t naturally smell like apples or lemons: it all comes down to the right combination of chemicals. Fragrance can be made up of a combination of 3,000 chemicals that do not have to be disclosed to customers. hat’s according to the online “Transparency List” put out by the International Fragrance Association, an industry trade group.

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Research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found an average of 14 chemicals in 17 name brand fragrance products. But it doesn’t stop there — none of these chemicals were actually listed on the label.

According to the Breast Cancer Fund, when it comes to the prevention of cancer, avoiding synthetic fragrance is one of the main ways to help yourself. That’s because the dangers of synthetic scents include hormone-disrupting phthalates and synthetic musks.

 

 What You Can Do?

You can’t control how many dishes you’ll have to do this week, but you can control what kind of dish soap you wash them with. Some of the brands you should avoid are:

  • Palmolive.
  • Dawn.
  • Ajax.
  • Meyers.
  • Legacy of Clean.
  • Cucina.

 

 Is There Any Alternative To Dishwashing Brands?

On the market, you can find several types of organic dishwasher or dish soap. But how to buy an organic one? Is very easy! look for products that contain ingredients that are plant-based, as opposed to petroleum-based.

Most organic dishwashing liquid contains ingredients like coconut oil or olive oil. Also, look for products that are free of foam builders, fragrances, colorants, stabilizers, and preservatives. Check the label for verbiage such as “warning”, “caution”, or “danger” — a clear indication it’s not completely safe.

Another option is made your own organic dishwasher or dish soap. Below is a easy recipe, that you can make in your home!

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Key Takeaways

  • Every house contains at least one type of dish soap we use every day. However, most of these products are full of harmful chemicals that can put your health at risk and increase the risk of several diseases and conditions.
  • Some dish soaps contain too much fragrance, while others are rich in formaldehyde, silicate salts, sulfuric acid and ammonium sulfate. All these compounds are highly dangerous and have been related to several serious diseases.

What are the Dangers of Palmolive?

  • Palmolive is one such brand you should never use. Owned by Colgate, in 2015 Palmolive sales totaled $16 billion worldwide.
  • Although Dawn is the best-selling dish soap brand in the United States, Palmolive is in the top 5 worldwide, meaning that a lot of us have been or are exposed to its toxic ingredients.

#1. Formaldehyde

  • We all know what formaldehyde does. It preserves bodies and other body flesh that would otherwise go bad.
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies it as a known  human carcinogen. (source)
  • The National Toxicology Program, an interagency program of the Department of Health and Human Services, named formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen in its 14th Report on Carcinogens. (source)
  • A 2009 study by the National Cancer Institute strengthens the link between exposure to formaldehyde and several forms of cancer, including leukemia. The 30-year study, which tracked the health of nearly 25,000 men exposed to the chemical in industrial plants, is likely to impact a long-awaited Environmental Protection Agency risk assessment of formaldehyde. (see full study)
  • For all this, Palmolive says that they are going to take out this dangerous chemical from the products by the end of 2017. (source)

#2. Sulphuric Acid

  • This chemical is considered as carcinogenic and can cause burns upon contact with the skin or sensitive nasal passages when exposed in large amounts. However, The US Food and Drug Administration states that this substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). (source)
  • The International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC), classified sulfuric acid mists as causing cancer in humans. Specifically, the IARC concluded, “There is sufficient evidence that occupational exposure to strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid is carcinogenic.” (source)

3. Fragrance

  • Your dish soap doesn’t naturally smell like apples or lemons: it all comes down to the right combination of chemicals. Fragrance can be made up of a combination of 3,000 chemicals that do not have to be disclosed to customers. That’s according to the online “Transparency List” put out by the International Fragrance Association, an industry trade group. (source)
  • Research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found an average of 14 chemicals in 17 name brand fragrance products. But it doesn’t stop there — none of these chemicals were actually listed on the label. (see full study)
  • According to the Breast Cancer Fund, when it comes to the prevention of cancer, avoiding synthetic fragrance is one of the main ways to help yourself. That’s because the dangers of synthetic scents include hormone-disrupting phthalates and synthetic musks. (source)

What You Can Do?

You can’t control how many dishes you’ll have to do this week, but you can control what kind of dish soap you wash them with. Some of the brands you should avoid are:

  • Palmolive.
  • Dawn.
  • Ajax.
  • Meyers.
  • Legacy of Clean.
  • Cucina.

Is There Any Alternative To Dishwashing Brands?

  • On the market, you can find several types of organic dishwasher or dish soap. But how to buy an organic one? Is very easy! look for products that contain ingredients that are plant-based, as opposed to petroleum-based.
  • Most organic dishwashing liquid contains ingredients like coconut oil or olive oil. Also, look for products that are free of foam builders, fragrances, colorants, stabilizers, and preservatives. Check the label for verbiage such as “warning”, “caution”, or “danger” — a clear indication it’s not completely safe.
  • Another option is made your own organic dishwasher or dish soap. Is very easy to do! (see the recipe)
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Does Your Doctor Really Know How To Heal Your Cancer? The Reality May Be Hard To Handle

There’s a chronic health problem in our country that we have to address head on.  

That problem is…

The lack of holistic or “whole-body” understanding throughout the mainstream medical community about how our bodies, our nutrition and our minds work together naturally to heal disease… especially cancer.

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In fact, nutrition is not even taught in most medical schools!  You can become a certified medical doctor today without having an ounce of knowledge about nutrition.

It’s NOT their fault, the establishment plays by their own set of rules. They need doctors who will keep prescribing pills, surgery, radiation, chemo and more to maintain the status quo.

To make matters worse, the landscape and understanding we have about our human bodies is going through a massive shift!

But things are moving remarkably fast in the world of natural health!

We’re breaking barriers and understanding on a molecular level so much more about how our bodies manage to keep us alive and thriving.

New ideas in epigenetics, nutritional ketosis and light and sound therapies for treating cancer and other modern diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer’s are happening every minute of every day across the country and the globe.

Natural health warriors lead the way with “in your face” ideas that go far outside the mainstream… but some of the most interesting “breakthroughs” are coming as we begin to really examine our human ancestors.

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A new breed of researchers, scientists and doctors are digging deep into our past to better understand how natural medicine has healed humans for centuries and even millennia.

Humans survived and even thrived using only what nature had to provide, and we’re learning every day just how powerful and effective some of those ancient remedies can be.

“Useless” plants, herbs and weeds discarded over time are proving to have more potential than we ever thought possible.

And there’s a place where all these fantastic new ideas and amazing re-discoveries are coming together for an event like none other.

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6 Amazing Reasons to Never Eat an M&M Ever Again

If we said “They melt in your mouth, not in your hand”; chances are most people would know what candy we’re referring to. The chocolate covered morsels are a tempting treat for sure, found on grocery stores, check-outs and movie theaters everywhere.

They may be delicious, but are they worth the risk of eating them? These indulgent chocolate treats aren’t worth the negative impact they may have on your health. Scores of people have chosen to sign a petition that urges the manufacturer of M&M’s to use a portion of their almost $30 million earnings to improve the safety of their product.

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What are M&M’s?

M&M’s are a staple product in the candy industry. They were one of the first of their kind, and their unique design prevents the chocolate from melting during long trips; making them popular for use in trail mix. In fact, they were originally made for soldiers during the 1940’s; so that they could enjoy a sweet treat without having it lose its shape throughout the day.

Although the story of M&M’s is fascinating; this should not distract from the fact that they are still using cancer-causing chemicals in their food, even to this day. It comes as a surprise, considering many of the most popular food manufacturers are replacing the toxic ingredients they previously used with safer; more natural ones.

Are M&M’s Healthy?

No one expects any candy or chocolate bar to have very high ratings on the health scale, but there’s more to the story when it comes to this specific brand. In fact, M&M’s have had a long history of using questionable ingredients in their chocolate.

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Every package of M&M contain: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Cocoa Butter, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Artificial Flavor), Sugar, Cornstarch, Less Than 1% –Corn Syrup, Dextrin,Coloring (Includes Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 6), Gum Acacia.

Reasons to Never Eat an M&M Ever Again

It is not simply one ingredient in M&M’s that has the potential for negative consequences. There are actually numerous ingredients that are considered questionable in terms of health. Here there is a list of 6 reasons to never eat an M&M ever again:

1- The health factor

Okay, you probably didn’t expect chocolate candy to be healthy. While organic chocolate or raw cacao are actually a healthy treat for you, the factor in the candy coating and any of the fillings are very bad. When you consider peanut butter, pretzels, peanuts, almond, mint and dark chocolate, you have a tiny treat loaded with sugar and calories.

The 2013-2014 Journal of Clinical Investigation released the results of an in vitro study that analyzed the results of increased sugar uptake and oncogenesis (cancer creation). The results demonstrated that increased glucose uptake had a direct and positive correlation to the early phases of cancer cell production.

Moreover, a prospective study published in 2006 found that high consumption of sugar and high-sugar foods were linked to a greater risk of pancreatic cancer, and a different study showed similar results for breast cancer patients.  Also, a 2012 study from the National Cancer Institute, researchers followed 435,674 men and women for more than seven years and found that people who consumed more added sugar had higher rates of esophageal adenocarcinoma, small intestine cancer, and cancer in the lining of the lungs.

Soy lecithin is one of the most ubiquitous additives in our food supply. It’s used primarily as an emulsifier, and you can find it in everything from salad dressing to tea bags. Paleo dieters avoid the brunt of it by eliminating most processed foods, but it almost always pops up in chocolate (like M&M) and often appears in supplements.

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In 2007, the GMO Compass reported that soy lecithin, like many food products in American supermarkets, contained genetically modified soy. Genetically modified, or GM, foods are biotechnically changed to increase yields and resistance to herbicides and insects. Some health-food advocates and scientists have concerns with the potential long-term impact from eating genetically modified food. For example, a study published in the “Journal of Applied Toxicology” discovered that mice fed GMO soybean developed a decrease in pancreatic function. Although the nutrition of the soy was not altered, the study showed that as few as five days of feeding GM food caused pancreatic cellular changes, which were reversed after 30 days of non-GM foods.

Back in 1976, Red Dye #2 was banned from the use of food after being discovered to be carcinogenic. This was the key food color used to in M&M’s colorful snacks. But, when the dye was reintroduced (at the form of Red Dye #40) into food products in 1983, M&M jumped right back into its use, much to the dismay of their consumers.

Red #40 is a certified color that comes from petroleum distillates or coal tars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates that it has to be listed by name on food and product labels. Additives that don’t need to be specified on labels are called “exempt.” These colorings are made from plant, animal, or mineral sources.

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According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Red 40 and other AFCs can cause allergic reactions in some people. Research shows they can also cause hyperactivity in children and immune system tumors in mice. Red 40 contains p-Cresidine, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says is “reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen.

One study found that Red 40 lowers reproductive success in rats. It also reduced parental and offspring weight, decreased brain weight, and lowered chances for survival in newborn rats. The authors said the colorant showed evidence of physical and behavioral toxicity in developing rats that consumed Red 40 as 10 percent of their diet. The Environmental Working Group lists the overall hazard level for Red 40 as low. Other entities claim it is highly toxic, most importantly because people are unaware of how much they are exposed to it.

 

Blue No. 1 or Brilliant Blue, is a water-soluble coloring used in many baked goods, beverages, dessert powders, candies, cereals, drugs, and other products. Blue 1 received FDA approval for general use in foods and ingested drugs in 1969. In 1982, the FDA permanently approved the color for use in externally applied drugs and general use in cosmetics excluding the area of the eye.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest published “Food Dyes: a Rainbow of Risks”. According to this paper, in 2009, Rowland performed a chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity study on Blue 1 in 48 males/group and 50 females/group of ASH/CS1 mice. The mice were administered 0, 0.015, 0.15, or 1.5% Blue 1 in their diets for only 80 weeks. Seven out of the surviving 30 male mice in the 0.15% group had kidney tumors compared to only 1 kidney tumor in the 44 surviving controls. The increase in kidney tumor rates was statistically significant (p<0.05). However, no dose-response relationship was said to be found, diminishing, but not eliminating, concern about carcinogenicity (data on the 1.5% group were not provided).

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This study, which was conducted by the British Industrial Biological Research Association, a now-defunct industry-sponsored organization, was reviewed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and published in abstract form in an IARC monograph, but for unknown reasons the full study was never published.

In September 2007, a study reported by D. McCann and colleagues in the journal “The Lancet” linked artificial colorings, including Blue No. 2, to hyperactivity. Nearly 300 children in the study were given a beverage with artificial colors and a preservative. Drinking the beverage resulted in increased hyperactivity in the children, which the researchers attributed to the artificial coloring or the preservative or both. As a result, one candy company, Nestlé-Rowntree, stopped selling one of its candies with a blue shell until it replaced the artificial color with a new blue color made from spirulina, a blue-green algae.

Yellow dye #6 is a sulfonated version of Sudan I, a possible carcinogen which is frequently present in it as an impurity. Sunset Yellow itself may be responsible for causing an allergic reaction, resulting in various symptoms, including gastric upset, diarrhea, vomiting, nettle rash (urticaria), swelling of the skin (angioedema) and migraines. The coloring has also been linked to hyperactivity in young children.

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A study conducted by the Department of Biology of Atlanta University found that Tartrazine (Yellow #5) induce chromosomal aberrations in mammalian cells. In the study Sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) and chromosomal aberrations induced by curcumin (a natural dye) and tartrazine (a synthetic dye) were studied on bone marrow cells of mice and rats following acute and chronic exposure via the diet. Except for two low concentrations in the curcumin and one low concentration in the tartrazine treated series a significant increase in SCEs was observed in all the concentrations of the two dyes tested. Except for two high concentrations during the 9 months treatment no significant increase in chromosomal aberrations was observed in the curcumin treated series, whereas tartrazine showed a significant increase in chromosomal aberrations in some of the higher concentrations in all the series tested. The results indicate that tartrazine is more clastogenic than curcumin.

 

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, most high fructose corn syrups contain either 42 percent or 55 percent fructose. The rest of the HFCS is glucose and water. HFCS 42 is typically what’s used in cereals, processed foods, baked goods and some beverages. HFCS 55 is used mainly in soft drinks. However, some HFCS contains up to 90 percent fructose.

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A research from 2010 published by the American Association for Cancer Research found that the fructose in HFCS promotes cancer growth, specifically pancreatic cancer. This study actually found that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose and induce rapid reproduction of pancreatic cancer cells. Researchers also found that fructose and glucose metabolism are very different, with fructose causing more negative health reactions than glucose.

On the other hand, multiple studies have found alarming amounts of mercury in products containing high fructose corn syrup, which can contribute to dangerous mercury poisoning. A study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy found mercury in about a third of 55 popular brand name food and beverage products. These common products all had HFCS as the first or second highest labeled ingredients. Brands behind the products tested included Kraft, Quaker, Hershey’s and Smucker’s.

The Artificial dyes in M&M Today

In 2013,  a mother of two from Jamestown, New York, made  a petition in Change.org asking Mars, the maker of M&M’s candies, to stop coloring its products with petroleum-based artificial food dyes. Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Renee Shutters, the petition underscores the connection between artificial dyes and hyperactivity in children.

Two years later, Mars Inc. announced plans to get rid of all artificial colors from all of its human food products. The change will affect over 50 Mars-owned brands including M&M’s, Skittles, Wrigley’s gum, Snickers, and Twix. However, this change will take at least 5 years!

“Replacing artificial colors across all our products is a complex task. We expect it will take about five years to develop the full range of alternatives that guarantee the integrity and great taste of the products you know and love; and to go through the process of obtaining regulatory approval for all new ingredients in development.”

Although the company decided to eliminate the artificial colorings of the M&M, it will take 5 years to eliminate them completely from all the stores in the world. So the risk and damage to health, are still there, in each of those M&M candy.

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Key Takeaways

  • They may be delicious, but are they worth the risk of eating them? These indulgent chocolate treats are worth the negative impact they may have on your health.
  • Scores of people have chosen to sign a petition that urges the manufacturer of M&M’s to use a portion of their almost $30 million earnings to improve the safety of their product.

What are M&M’s?

  • M&M’s are a staple product in the candy industry. They were one of the first of their kind, and their unique design prevents the chocolate from melting during long trips, making them popular for use in trail mix.
  • In fact, they were originally made for soldiers during the 1940’s so that they could enjoy a sweet treat without having it lose its shape throughout the day.
  • Although the history of M&M’s is fascinating, this should not distract from the fact that they are still using cancer-causing chemicals in their food, even to this day.

Are M&M’s Healthy?

  • Of course, no one expects any candy or chocolate bar to have very high ratings on the health scale, but there’s more to the story when it comes to this specific brand. In fact, M&M’s have had a long history of using questionable ingredients in their chocolate.
  • Every package of M&M contain: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Cocoa Butter, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Artificial Flavor), Sugar, Cornstarch, Less Than 1% –Corn Syrup, Dextrin,Coloring (Includes Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 6), Gum Acacia.

Reasons to Never Eat an M&M Ever Again

1- The health factor

  • The 2013-2014 Journal of Clinical Investigation released the results of an in vitro study that analyzed the results of increased sugar uptake and oncogenesis (cancer creation). The results demonstrated that increased glucose uptake had a direct and positive correlation to the early phases of cancer cell production. (see full study)
  • A prospective study published in 2006 found that high consumption of sugar and high-sugar foods were linked to a greater risk of pancreatic cancer; and a different study showed similar results for breast cancer patients. (study #1, study #2)
  • A 2012 study from the National Cancer Institute; researchers followed 435,674 men and women for more than seven years and found that people who consumed more added sugar had higher rates of esophageal adenocarcinoma, small intestine cancer, and cancer in the lining of the lungs. (see full study)

2- Soy Lecithin

  • In 2007, the GMO Compass reported that soy lecithin, like many food products in American supermarkets, contained genetically modified soy. Genetically modified, or GM, foods are biotechnically changed to increase yields and resistance to herbicides and insects. Some health-food advocates and scientists have concerns with the potential long-term impact from eating genetically modified food.
  • A study published in the “Journal of Applied Toxicology” discovered that mice fed GMO soybean developed a decrease in pancreatic function. Although the nutrition of the soy was not altered, the study showed that as few as five days of feeding GM food caused pancreatic cellular changes, which were reversed after 30 days of non-GM foods. (see full study)

3-  Red Dye #2/40

  • Back in 1976, Red Dye #2 was banned from the use of food after being discovered to be carcinogenic. This was the key food color used to in M&M’s colorful snacks. But, when the dye was reintroduced (at the form of Red Dye #40) into food products in 1983, M&M jumped right back into its use, much to the dismay of their consumers.
  • Red #40 is a certified color that comes from petroleum distillates or coal tars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates that it has to be listed by name on food and product labels. Additives that don’t need to be specified on labels are called “exempt.” These colorings are made from plant, animal, or mineral sources.
  • According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Red 40 and other AFCs can cause allergic reactions in some people. Research shows they can also cause hyperactivity in children and immune system tumors in mice. (see full study)
  • One study found that Red 40 lowers reproductive success in rats. It also reduced parental and offspring weight, decreased brain weight, and lowered chances for survival in newborn rats. (see full study)

4- Blue Dye #1

  • The Center for Science in the Public Interest published “Food Dyes: a Rainbow of Risks”. According to this paper, in 2009, Rowland performed a chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity study on Blue 1 in 48 males/group and 50 females/group of ASH/CS1 mice. The mice were administered 0, 0.015, 0.15, or 1.5% Blue 1 in their diets for only 80 weeks. Seven out of the surviving 30 male mice in the 0.15% group had kidney tumors compared to only 1 kidney tumor in the 44 surviving controls.
  • This study, which was conducted by the British Industrial Biological Research Association; a now-defunct industry-sponsored organization; was reviewed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and published in abstract form in an IARC monograph, but for unknown reasons the full study was never published. (source)
  • In September 2007, a study reported by D. McCann and colleagues in the journal “The Lancet” linked artificial colorings, including Blue No. 2, to hyperactivity. Nearly 300 children in the study were given a beverage with artificial colors and a preservative. Drinking the beverage resulted in increased hyperactivity in the children, which the researchers attributed to the artificial coloring or the preservative or both. (see full study)

5- Yellow Dye #5/6

  • Yellow dye #6 is a sulfonated version of Sudan I, a possible carcinogen which is frequently present in it as an impurity. Sunset Yellow itself may be responsible for causing an allergic reaction, resulting in various symptoms; including gastric upset, diarrhea, vomiting, nettle rash (urticaria), swelling of the skin (angioedema) and migraines. The coloring has also been linked to hyperactivity in young children.
  • A study conducted by the Department of Biology of Atlanta University found; that Tartrazine (Yellow #5) induce chromosomal aberrations in mammalian cells. In the study Sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) and chromosomal aberrations induced by curcumin (a natural dye) and tartrazine (a synthetic dye); were studied on bone marrow cells of mice and rats following acute and chronic exposure via the diet. Except for two high concentrations during the 9 months treatment no significant increase in chromosomal aberrations was observed in the curcumin treated series; whereas tartrazine showed a significant increase in chromosomal aberrations. (see full study)

6- High Fructose Corn Syrup

  • A research from 2010 published by the American Association for Cancer Research found; that the fructose in HFCS promotes cancer growth, specifically pancreatic cancer. This study actually found that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose and induce rapid reproduction of pancreatic cancer cells. Researchers also found that fructose and glucose metabolism are very different, with fructose causing more negative health reactions than glucose.  (see full study)
  • On the other hand, multiple studies have found alarming amounts of mercury in products containing high fructose corn syrup; which can contribute to dangerous mercury poisoning. A study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy found; mercury in about a third of 55 popular brand name food and beverage products. These common products all had HFCS as the first or second highest labeled ingredients. Brands behind the products tested included Kraft, Quaker, Hershey’s and Smucker’s. (see full study)

The Artificial dyes in M&M Today

  • In 2013,  a mother of two from Jamestown, New York, made  a petition in Change.org asking Mars, the maker of M&M’s candies, to stop coloring its products with petroleum-based artificial food dyes. Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Renee Shutters; the petition underscores the connection between artificial dyes and hyperactivity in children. (source)
  • Two years later, Mars Inc. announced plans to get rid of all artificial colors from all of its human food products. The change will affect over 50 Mars-owned brands including M&M’s, Skittles, Wrigley’s gum, Snickers, and Twix.
  • Although the company decided to eliminate the artificial colorings of the M&M, it will take 5 years to eliminate them completely from all the stores in the world. So the risk and damage to health, are still there, in each of those M&M candy.