Is “calm, cool and collected” damaging you at the cellular level?

In 1971, then President Richard Nixon declared the War on Cancer.  Not much has changed in the intervening 50 years.

Cancer is still a major player in the number of death it causes every year.  In fact, outside of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.   One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime according to the National Breast Cancer Institute.

Much has been made concerning the genes that are responsible for breast cancer, BRCA1 and BRCA2.  What is often overlooked in the messaging is that 75-80% of breast cancer is attributable to environmental factors.  Besides plasticizers, pesticides, and endocrine disruptors, alcohol consumption and obesity contribute to breast cancer according to the International Journal of Molecular Science

Several studies have been conducted, the most recent in 2020, that ascribes blame to the element aluminum as being conducive to breast cancer development.  Dr. Stefano J. Mandriota of Switzerland designed the study.  The study found that cultured mammary cells in AlCl3 solutions, when injected into mice with healthy immune systems caused those mice to develop tumors.  In fact, 9 out of 10, and 8 out of 10 in two groups  injected with the cultured cells developed invasive carcinoma.  The control mice group did not develop cancer.

Exposure to aluminum happens in these ways:

·         Aluminum found in foods

o   Baking soda/powder

o   Coloring agents

o   Anti-caking agents

·         Cookware products

·         Antiperspirants/deodorants

·         Pharmaceutical

o   Antacids

o   Vaccines


Protect yourself.  Read labels and choose wisely.  Purchase and consume organic meat and dairy products without hormones and antibiotics.  Opt for glass, stainless steel, or cast iron cookware.


Until next time,


Dr. Polly