You may think you're filling your plate with healthy foods, but are you really loading up on hormones and pesticides? Learn how to avoid the foods the experts won't touch.
Are you piling your plate with foods the experts won't even go near? You may be surprised to learn what seemingly healthy foods are packed with hidden pesticides and hormones that could be sabotaging your health. Keep reading for the secrets to shopping for safer versions of your favorite foods.
Oncologist Dr. Marleen Meyers Won't Drink: Milk With Artificial Hormones
Why? It could increase your risk of breast cancer. In the 1980s, farmers began to inject cows with bovine growth hormone (rbGH) to speed their growth and increase milk output. While rbGH itself is thought to be inactive in humans, it leads to significantly higher levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in milk. IGF-1 affects cell growth and death cycles and can contribute to tumor growth. Specifically, studies have linked increased IGF-1 levels to breast cancer, in addition to prostate and colon cancers.