NAPLES, Fla., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to feeling beautiful, women will go to great lengths in order to make sure that they like what they see.
To feel beautiful, women turn to a wide variety of personal care products which includes body perfumes, facial creams, hair dyes, makeup, and detoxifying cleansers.
These products may make women feel beautiful, but recent studies have shown that they may come with a much bigger price than what's on the tag.
"What women don't realize is that they can actually increase their risk of certain diseases, including breast cancer, by habitually exposing their skin and lungs to the chemicals in these products," says Dr. Caroline Cederquist, bariatric physician and founding physician of BistroMD, the number one physician-designed, chef-prepared diet meal plan in the United States.
"Perfume, for example, can be purely chemicals," says Dr. Cederquist. "Many perfumes contain phthalates, which are chemicals that are essentially estrogen sensitizers."
This is especially important when it comes to younger women because of their higher risk of developing breast cancer than older women.
"Studies have shown that younger women have higher levels of these estrogen-sensitive chemicals in their bloodstream," says Dr. Cederquist.
"With many of these chemicals promoting estrogen sensitivity, younger women can increase their risk factors for getting breast cancer because of the many personal care products that they use."
Instead of using the mainstream personal care products that are on the market today, there are other alternatives that women can use that contain more natural ingredients.
"Look for essential, organic body oils, perfumes and organic body lotions to replace what you currently have," says Dr. Cederquist.
"The fragrance may not last as long, but you can always reapply, and you can still feel good about your health."
Even if you cut-back on personal care products, it's important that you get yearly mammograms and check-ups to make sure you are at optimal health.
A healthy diet can also help reduce your risk of breast cancer. To learn more about the weight loss meals Dr. Cederquist developed for BistroMD, visit: http://www.BistroMD.com, or call: (866) 401-DIET.
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