Hormone Disruptors Found in Meat and Dairy
Phthalate and Bisphenol A (BPA) have been measure at extremely high levels in most of the meat and dairy products, with the highest levels found in poultry. These chemicals which are added to plastics and PVC tubing for keeping plastics soft and pliable are severely impacting the health and well-being of the public. Phthalates and BPA are readily absorbed in fat; thus making meats and dairy a perfect storm for contamination when wrapped and packaged at your local grocery store. Additionally, glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Round-up weed-killer, has been shown to cause significant impairment of our immune, nervous, and hormonal systems.
What is a Hormone Disruptor?
Hormone disruption is essentially defined as any substance that has the capability to alter or block the cascade of hormones in our bodies. Prime example is BPA and estrogen receptors; having a multigenerational effect – meaning exposure to grandmother will result in granddaughter’s reproductive capability. Men also are at extreme risk for low testosterone and high estrogen levels as a result.
How Do They Affect Me?
It’s no coincidence that men and women are having health related issues from energy, libido, fertility and cognitive impairment. These man-made chemicals have been creating havoc to our bodies for generations since their discovery and implementation in the mid 1900’s.
So What Can I Do About It?
Avoidance is key! Studies have show that avoidance of the contaminated products is the best way to eliminate the toxic chemicals from our body. In addition, nutritional support for phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification is reasonable and prudent along with a diet rich in plant-based compounds, phytonutrients.
In this short video from nutritionfacts.org, Dr. Greger brilliantly uncovers the research studies that have proven the worst sources of Phthalates exposure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGaNQ9nn6uk&index=3&list=TLOAlRsWEx8v0yMzA3MjAxNg
Testing hormones is critical for anyone over 30 years of age, especially if symptomatic or considering having children. At Source of Health, we provide high level, accurate diagnostic labs to monitor hormone levels are in optimal range vs “normal range” so that you can live a radiant, pain free life.
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In Peace and Health,
Dr. Steven Sorr
Source of Health