May 28, 2011

Gotta get off that plastic!



I read the following article in a newsletter for the Master Cleanse. As we move into the summer, I thought it was a good idea to pass it along. Plastics are everywhere in our lives and it seems that, while convenient, they may not be as innocuous as we all believe. I didn't write the following but... I think its worth considering.

Anything that we can do to reduce the toxins that we take into our bodies has to be a good thing, right?

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A recent study discovered that just three days of eating fresh organic food not packaged in plastic drastically reduced levels of toxic chemicals.

Scientists from The Breast Cancer Fund and Silent Spring Institute asked five families to remove all packaged foods from their diets for three days and were given fresh, organic food stored only in glass or stainless steel containers.

As a result, levels of BPA and DEHP (toxic chemicals found in plastic) found in their bodies dropped 60% or more!

Recent studies have linked BPA with heart disease, leaky gut syndrome, infertility, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, obesity and behavioral changes in children.

DEHP can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive system according to animal studies.

So, following this research, you can reduce your toxins by 60% of more by eating fresh raw organic food stored in glass or stainless steel.


Sources:
http://www.naturalnews.com/032246_BPA_packaged_food.html
http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.1003220
http://www.3fatchicks.com/6-health-dangers-of-bpa/
http://www.noharm.org/us_canada/issues/toxins/pvc_phthalates/phthalates.php

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