Pancreatic cancer. If those two words don’t strike fear into your heart, you probably don’t personally know anyone who has battled this deadly disease.
Pancreatic cancer is a true killer. In fact, it’s one of the deadliest cancers slaying over 41,000 folks a year.
This sneaky disease… the same one that Steve Jobs of Apple fame succumbed to… typically flies under the radar, going undetected until it’s too late to wage a successful war against it.
That’s why preventing this killer cancer BEFORE it has a chance to start silently eating away at your insides is so critical.
And now scientists say they have a way to help do just that, and it will cost you a couple minutes a week and less than three bucks every couple of months.
Are you ready for this?
According to researchers what you need to do is brush and floss your teeth daily. Yes, I’m serious.
Let me explain….
Two germs can increase pancreatic cancer risk 50%
You’ve probably heard about the connection between dental care and your heart health before, right? (If not click here and Healthier Talk contributor Suzy Cohen, RPh will bring you right up to speed.)
Well, it turns out heart-damaging bugs aren’t the only critters that like to use your mouth as a gateway to your bloodstream.
Two ugly bugs that could be setting up camp in your mouth right now can send your pancreatic cancer risk skyrocketing …
- Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans increases your pancreatic cancer risk by 50 percent
- Porphyromonas gingivalis increases your pancreatic cancer risk by 59 percent
And this actually isn’t the first time we’ve seen a connection between dental care and cancer. Earlier this year researchers publishing a study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention linking oral inflammation and breast cancer.
To learn more about how gum disease can increase your risk for breast cancer click here for a report by Healthier Talk contributor Dr. Mark Stengler.
Are these cancer bugs in YOUR mouth? Here’s how to tell…
So how do you know if these two germs are hanging around your mouth? Well there’s a simple indicator that you should be on the lookout for.
If your gums bleed a bit when brushing or flossing (or if you simply never floss) the odds are very high that you have these cancer-linked killers are in your mouth.
They’re lurking there quietly searching for an opening in your gums to hop a ride on your bloodstream.
But don’t worry, you can send them packing fast in two simple steps.
2 steps to kill pancreatic-cancer-linked germs dead
First give your dentist a call and set up an appointment for a fluoride-free cleaning and scaling. During the scaling the dental specialist will literally scrape the ugly bugs out of their hiding spots leaving your mouth fresh and bug free.
Second start a new daily dental regimen designed to keep these bugs at bay.
Brushing and flossing twice a day is a must. But if you want to take your cancer-bug fighting routine to the next level buy a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and a carton of baking soda to make your own toothpaste. Hydrogen peroxide is like Kryptonite to these ugly bugs
Here’s a super simple recipe to follow…
|Homemade Bug-killing Toothpaste|
|To make your own homemade toothpaste you’ll need a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and a box of baking soda.
• Combine the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
• Stir it into a paste.
• Use your finger to work it all around your teeth. (Use a toothbrush if you prefer.)
• Let the paste stand about a minute and then rinse.
More of a visual learner? Here’s a quick instructional video that contains a nice variation of the recipe above using sea salt and peppermint oil to kick things up a notch…
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