I'm certain if you were to poll women and ask whether they'd rather have lawns with no weeds or be able to keep their breasts, the answer would be the latter! And yet billions of tons of pesticides are spread all over our lawns, on our kids' soccer fields, at our parks and on our crops, regardless of the mounting scientific evidence that directly links these toxic chemicals to breast cancer and other types of cancers.
Here's a list of harmful but common chemicals found in our food, food packaging, food containers, and water supply as well as some ways to avoid or limit your exposure.
Avoid these chemicals
Bisphenol A (BPA) is in reusable plastic containers and the lining of many food and beverage cans. BPA has been linked to breast and others cancers, reproductive problems, obesity, early puberty and heart disease. Tests show that 93 percent of Americans have BPA in their bodies.
How to avoid it? Don't buy canned food, say no to cash register receipts, since thermal paper is usually coated with BPA and avoid plastics with a triangle marked "PC" for polycarbonate or recycling label #7.
Phthalates can be found in some plastic food containers and can be endocrine disruptors. Phthalate exposure has been linked to early puberty in girls and shown to be a risk factor for breast cancer later in life. Studies have linked phthalates to hormone changes, lower sperm count, decreased mobility in sperm, birth defects in the male reproductive system, obesity, diabetes and thyroid irregularities.
How to avoid it? Just say no to plastic for food containers, toys, plastic wrap, bottled water and anything with the recycling label #3. Many personal care products have phthalates but they don't have to be listed on the label. Check with EWG for phthalate-free products. (www.ewg.org)
Styrene can be released from Styrofoam food trays, egg cartons, disposable cups and carry out containers if they are heated, worn or put under pressure. Styrene is an animal mammary carcinogen and is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
How to avoid it? Never use anything made out of styrofoam.
Tetrachloroethylene is a chlorinated solvent used in dry cleaning, industrial cleaning and production of other chemicals and products. Tests have detected it in the bodies of a significant number of Americans. It has also been found in drinking water across the country. Once in the environment, the chemical breaks down into other known human carcinogens, including trichloroethylene (TCE) and vinyl chloride.
How to avoid it? Consider taking your dry cleaning to businesses that do not use tetrachloroethylene. The vinyl chloride can remain on clothes and be released into the air at home.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is used to produce food packaging. When PVC is made, vinyl chloride may be released into the air or wastewater. It was one of the first substancees listed as a human carcinogen and has been linked to increased deaths from breast cancer and liver cancer among exposed factory workers.
How to avoid It? Many building materials include PVC so check before buying materials.
Studies have shown that some herbicides and pesticides stimulate growth of breast cancer cells or cause mammary cancer in rats.
Atrazine, also known as the 21st century DDT, is being applied to corn, sorghum and other crops every year to control weeds in excess of 75 million pounds per year. Studies show that even low levels of the herbicide atrazine can turn male frogs into females that produce completely viable eggs. Atrazine is used in large quantities on corn crops in the United States and is turning up in high concentrations in our drinking water. Atrazine has been linked to breast tumors, delayed puberty and prostate inflammation in animals and it has been linked to prostate cancer in humans in recent research.
How to avoid it? Buy food that is minimally packaged in safe materials such as glass or other non-plastic containers.
DDT has been banned for agricultural use globally but it is still being used for malaria in some countries. It also continues to show up in humans and animals even where it has not been used for 30 or 40 years. Research indicates that even much earlier exposure to the chemical can still increase risk of breast cancer. This should be a huge reason to continue to fight for removal of other pesticides and toxins before their effects also go on for generations to come.
How to avoid it? Do not purchase corn products that are not from trusted local organic crops.
Zeranol has been used in the U.S. and Canadian commercial meat industries as a synthetic growth hormone for over 50 years to "beef" up their animals. Zeranol mimics the hormone estradiol and when scientists exposed cancer cells to zeranol-treated beef there was significant increase in cancer growth. Europe has banned Zeranol use as well as any imported meat treated with zeranol. (Hanrahan, 2000)
How to avoid it? Buy organic and wash all produce thoroughly.
rBGH/rBST Bovine Growth Hormone is an ongoing issue due to its potential carcinogenic effects. Several studies have shown an association between dairy intake and breast cancer in pre-menopausal women.
How to avoid it? Buy your meat from trusted local organic farms or raise your own. You might just swap out cow's milk for coconut milk, almond milk, goat milk, feta or goat's cheese to more easily avoid rBGH/rBST.
There are several new choices recently showing up at the store for milk specifically labeled as rBGH free. Here's a great list of dairies that are rBGH free: Alta Dena, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Breyers Ice Cream (in transition), Brown Cow Farm, Crowley Cheese of Vermont, Dannon, Franklin County Cheese, Grafton Village Cheese, Great Hill Dairy, Lifetime Dairy, Stonyfield Farms and Yoplait yogurts.
Editors note: Click here to Find a Local Farmer
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Do You Know Your Body’s Most Important Weight Loss Secret?
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | HEALTHY FATS | REMEDIES
Recently, Doctor of Naturopathy, weight-loss expert and best-selling Amazon author Liz Swann Miller, creator of the Red Smoothie Detox Factor, revealed 2 of the secrets to easy, steady weight loss. Secrets the big food corporations do their best to hide from us.
Secret #1: Enjoy real food. Don’t fall for the lie that you have to deprive yourself to lose weight.
Secret #2: stop eating out. You will automatically eat less without even noticing.
Then start detoxing your body with tasty, nourishing smoothies that are just as easy on your wallet as they are easy to make.
Because a single day of enjoying Liz’ smoothies demonstrated the radical power of her superfood-packed red smoothies to make me feel incredibly good.
Now prepare yourself for one of the biggest weight loss secrets there is. A secret that, when you use it properly, can transform your body and your health.
You probably know most of us eat too much processed food. What you may not know is that it’s full of toxic chemicals and substandard, dirt-cheap ingredients designed to make you eat more…and force you to gain weight.
Here’s how it works...
“That stuff is just a lot of calories your body can’t use,” Liz told me, “Some are poison. And all these foods are stripped of the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that help your body detox. The result? Your body expends huge amounts of calories to eliminate some toxins—the rest, it stores in your fat to protect you. This is why most people are hungry all the time. They’re not getting energy they need.”
“So… what’s going on with me? Why am I losing weight but not going hungry?”
Liz paused, then dropped the bombshell.
Your body is designed to burn fat. You just have to let it.
“What? I thought we were designed to store fat?!?” We were Skyping and I was practically shouting. Then I heard Liz say…
What good is a fat reserve if you can’t burn it?
Liz continued: “You’re drinking smoothies packed with phytonutrients, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that pull toxins out of you like a tractor beam. Allowing your body to burn those toxin-filled fat stores… and releasing tremendous amounts of stored energy.”
So that’s why I’m losing weight without going hungry.
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Natural Diabetes Treatment Works Better Than Prescription Drugs *PROOF*
By Richard Neal
Tags: HEALING | REMEDIES | PREVENTION
According the latest statistics, diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States is reaching epidemic levels:
Total: 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 21.0 million people.
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).
Source: CDC Website
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Pharmaceutical companies have been trying to shut these doctors down simply for revealing the truth about diabetes.
Scientific studies have proven that type 2 diabetes can be reversed naturally - but this information has been hidden and suppressed for decades.
Diabetics can normalize blood sugar, and be taken off all medication and insulin injections completely naturally.
Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes in a shocking new online presentation.
In 3 Weeks, 71% Type 2 Diabetics Were Taken off ALL Medication
96% of patients were able to stop all insulin injections and 81% achieved complete relief of painful neuropathy.
Groundbreaking research published by the University of Kentucky, University of California and Newscastle University prove that type 2 diabetes CAN be reversed.
Blood sugar normalizes... neuropathy pain goes away...
Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine have perfected these techniques and helped tens of thousands of their patients end the need for medication and insulin injections 100% naturally.
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Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes that has been suppressed for over 21 years.
Last year they helped over 17,542 type 2 diabetics end the need for prescription drugs, insulin injections and blood sugar monitoring.
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#1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | PREVENTION
I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.
This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!
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