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Everyday Chemicals Linked to Chronic Disease in Men

Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to researchers.
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These endocrine disruptors interfere with hormones which make the body function normally. Endocrine disruptors are found in many everyday products. Endocrine disruptors can produce harmful effects such as cancerous tumors, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, sexual development problems, obesity, diabetes, brain development problems and other birth defects.

In Europe, phthalates are often called “gender-bending hormones.” They can affect endogens and estrogens that determine whether a person is masculine or feminine, particularly in development. They seem to make males in the womb more feminine.

Many of these endocrine disruptors are added to plastics we think are normal parts of modern life. They are often found in consumer products and building materials. Bisphenols are used to make plastics harder while phthalates make plastics more flexible.

Extensive testing before deployment of these types of products has not been done to determine their health consequences. We are all “guinea pigs” for the manufacturers. We are participating in a health experiment without going through an ethical examination of whether the experiment should be done on humans.

The presence of these chemicals is now common, even though they harbor the potential for many medical problems.

Watch Justine Burt interviews Dr. Ann Blake about phthalates – which products contain them and what are the better alternatives.

We live in a modern world of profit-making chemicals. Even babies are being born with hundreds of chemicals in their tiny bodies. The choices you make today in the products you use will affect your grandchildren.

If you have more time to investigate this problem, please watch this documentary by St├ęphane Horel on endocrine disrupting chemicals, with Linda Birnbaum, Philippe Grandjean, Jerrold Heindel, Andreas Kortenkamp, Niels Skakkebaek, Ana Soto, Shanna Swan.

The Great Invasion – Documentary on Endocrine Disruptors

Our ordinary everyday lives are steeped in chemical products. Invisible, they are encrusted in plastic, in detergents and toasters, concealed in our food, in toys, in shampoo. They have invaded everything, including our bodies.
Thanks to the consumer society, petrochemicals, with their magicical powers and unfamiliar barbaric names are happily strolling around our little insides. These phthalates, brominated flame retardants, parabens, bisphenol-a, all have the regrettable habit of invading our hormonal intimacy. They are endocrine disruptors. The pioneer scientists taking part in this documentary say that from breast cancer to obesity, this chemical invasion is closely tied up with the diseases of modern society.
These findings are more than dramatic, but the film takes a step back from the straight facts, alternating wry humour and poetry. The paper cut-out animation shows parallel sketches of the destinies of human beings and laboratory animals. 1950-60s TV commercials show radiant couples dancing between two-door fridges: a love story between modern man and the marvels of plastic and the profusion of electric appliances, pure allegories of the frenzy of progress.

With Linda Birnbaum, Philippe Grandjean, Jerrold Heindel, Andreas Kortenkamp, Niels Skakkebaek, Ana Soto, Shanna Swan.
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Mineral Deficiencies Cause Many Symptoms of Disease

Mineral deficiencies cause many symptoms of disease that most people treat with prescription drugs. Yet, the prescription drugs cannot cure the cause of these symptoms. Only by restoring proper nutrition can your body begin the healing process.

In this video David Ewens talks about the causes of nutrient deficiencies plus details the very best Bio-available (absorbable) nutrients to use as the foundation for wellness.

He furthermore covers the particular little-known proven fact that rock extracted elemental minerals/metals (iron, zinc, etc) which are commonly used within supplements and mineral water are in fact dangerous to the body.

You will find approximately seventy two Minerals which are essential for basic health procedures. Without all of them, the bodily processes can start to become unstable.

Many symptoms of disease begin with mineral deficiency. Minerals help the body heal and maintain health.

Minerals are required for:

  1. Good health and healing
  2. Utilization of amino acids to build proteins
  3. Production of energy
  4. Exercise and weight loss

A mineral deficiency generally leads to the slowing down of some metabolic process or bodily function. Left untreated, this will likely lead to an overall collapse of a metabolic process and symptoms that will be recognized as a disease.

These diseases are often treated by medical doctors with medicines or drugs that try to reduce the symptoms. But, the drugs primarily treat the side effects of nutrient deficiencies. And, often the drugs have their own dangerous side effects.

But, the body can naturally eliminate most diseases when it gets the proper nutrients, including minerals.

Mineral deficiency – Dr Joel Wallach speaks about High Blood Pressure

Dr. Wallach describes some minerals that have a positive effect on health — and a negative effect on health when they are missing.

From salt to eggs, too many people are doing exactly the wrong things when it comes to health. Avoiding important nutrients such as minerals can lead to high blood pressure and heart attacks.

Most people in western countries suffer from mineral deficiencies. The reason is simple. Minerals are not being replaced in the soil. Fruits and vegetables cannot manufacture minerals. They must get them from the soil.

So, what changed in the last 100 years?

People today cook on gas or electric stoves. They heat their homes with natural gas or maybe oil.

Even so, more primitive people often do not suffer with mineral deficiencies. Again, the reason is simple.

More primitive people still cook on a wood fire. They heat their living quarters with a wood fire. And, every morning they take the wood ashes and put them in their gardens.

Wood ashes are simply the minerals in the wood that won’t burn. By adding the wood ashes to the garden, minerals are added to the soil. And, plants take up the minerals. And the minerals are thus found in the grains of wheat or corn, and in the carrots, tomatoes and apples.

You would be surprised to learn that immigrants to the US from countries like Yemen say that our fruits and vegetables taste bland, like cardboard. That’s because our foods in the United States lack minerals.

Those people who cook with wood fires then benefit from the added minerals by not getting high blood pressure, heart attacks, or the symptoms of a myriad of other diseases.

Why would anyone neglect taking health promoting minerals when they are easily available?

Take a look at Dr. Wallach’s nutritional formulation for good health. Try Youngevity’s “Mighty 90” nutrients for yourself to see their effects on your own health and well being.