Your blood sugar levels rising? Your weight coming on and hard to get off? It may be more than what you eat. It may be the chemicals you are exposed to.
I wrote about these links in Hormone Deception 20 years ago and in a consensus paper by the WHO organization I was a reader for, we linked endocrine disruptor pollutants to diabetes.
Decades ago we said organic is better and we were called idiots. We said endocrine disrupting chemicals were threatening our global health and our children’s brains and bellies and we were called radicals. We linked nutritional deficiencies to physical and mental diseases and it’s come to pass.
Here it is – The conservative society, The Endocrine Society released this in September 2015.
Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society — diabetes and obesity. EDCs contribute to health problems by mimicking, blocking or otherwise interfering with the body’s natural hormones. By hijacking the body’s chemical messengers, EDCs can alter the way cells develop and grow. Known EDCs include bisphenol A (BPA) found in food can linings and cash register receipts, phthalates found in plastics and cosmetics, flame retardants and pesticides. The chemicals are so common that nearly every person on Earth has been exposed to one or more. Of course, exposure prior and during pregnancy and infancy is the most powerful.
These chemicals also threaten our hormones.
So more than ever today, taking daily detox nutraceuticals and hormone balancing strategies make health-promoting sense.
C. Gore, V. A. Chappell, S. E. Fenton, J. A. Flaws, A. Nadal, G. S. Prins, J. Toppari, R. T. Zoeller. Executive Summary to EDC-2: The Endocrine Society’s Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals. Endocrine Reviews, 2015; er.2015-1093 DOI: 10.1210/er.2015-1093
The emphasizes a serious need for insurance based PRENATAL DETOX centers. I have been saying this for 22 years. The egg and sperm are high in fat. Endocrine disrupting chemicals love and lodge in fat. Folks will need to make CONSCIOUS decisions of mates and mingling, and detox prior to conception, to clear the fat of the chemicals that can and do affect the brain of your baby throughout their life. This is the basis of: fetal origin of adult disease.