12 Things Most People Think Are Safe Or Healthy, But Aren’t (Even Your Doctor!)

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2. Mammograms

Mammograms are not as safe as most women are lead to believe. Don’t forget that mammograms are a type of X-ray, which means they put radiation through the breast. Anytime you expose yourself to radiation, you increase your risk of cancer. Never submit to a mammogram unless it is vital you have one and there are no infrared thermography units available.


3. Not All Prescriptions Are Safe

You might be thinking this one is a no-brainer, right? But we aren’t talking about the typical problems some people have with drugs or antibiotics. Let’s talk about the almost 2.3 million Americans who currently have type 2 diabetes, and how those numbers keep rising every year. Could it be that some of the most commonly prescribed drugs, such as antidepressants, are behind this? Seems unlikely, until you consider that in 2011, there were more than 46 million prescriptions written for antidepressants. Researchers from the University of Southampton found that subjects who consumed two of the most common types of antidepressants, tricyclic and SSRIs, were twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Although this study was done in 2013, the truth is that doctors have been aware of this since at least 2008. By the way, doctors also know that studies have shown that some of the most common drugs given to children for ADHD triple their risk of developing diabetes. Think about that one.


4. Fluoride

Although there has been a great deal of information floating around the Internet, some people still don’t get it. Why is it that the Environmental Protection Agency lists fluoride as a neurotoxin, but they allow cities to put it in the municipal water supply? Even toothpastes with small amounts of fluoride have warning labels that state that if children under 5 should swallow anything larger than a pea-sized piece of toothpaste, parents should seek medical attention immediately? They usually even state that if adults swallow too much toothpaste then you should call a poison control center. Why would we need to do that if fluoride was so safe? Avoid this in all its forms for improved health.


5. Microwaves

We know you love your microwave. It’s convenient, and it works fast. However, did you know that once you microwave food it becomes irradiated? This means that your “healthy” meal is now toxic. The intense heat of microwave ovens causes most foods to lose most of their vitamins and enzymes. They also lose most of their molecular structure, and therefore, their ability to contribute to your body’s metabolic processes. Also, if you put your food in those microwave-safe plastic containers, you are putting all the chemicals that are in the plastic into your food. Avoid using microwaves. They are not as safe as you have been told.


6. Early Detection Does Not Always Save Lives

One of the things that you hear is that early detection of breast cancer can save your life. What they don’t tell you is that this isn’t always true. At its very earliest stage, it can be difficult even for the most experienced doctor to tell if those mutated cells are going to be benign or malignant. Cancer treatment, however, is big business, so is it any wonder doctors will advise you to have surgery, chemo, radiation, and reconstruction at the very first sign that there is anything wrong? The most common misdiagnosis is what doctors call DCIS, or ductal carcinoma in situ. Although they try to scare you with the “carcinoma” word, this isn’t really cancer. These are nothing more than mutated cells and they don’t always turn cancerous. Consider getting several opinions and giving lots of thought before making any decisions if you should get a diagnosis of cancer.

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One Comment

  1. Leah7453

    Mar 2, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Vaccines should be #1. Probably 95% of the population remains convinced they’re safe and effective when the exact opposite is true. They do nothing but harm and quite often, kill. Most misleading but unfortunately effective marketing campaign of all time.
    Vaccines did not save us: