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Posted on 11-11-2011

Its Veteran's Day!  Let me preface this blog by thanking our veterans for their courage and commitment to the USA and keeping our interest safe here at home and abroad!  THANK YOU!

That said, an interesting topic came across my desk regarding active duty military and chemical warfare.  This made me think of the chemical warfare we here at home face secretly in our homes.  I will tell you the next BIG thing you will start hearing more and more about is phthalates.  Bisphenol A or BPA is one of these and as research concludes we will find this is one of the leading causes of cancer in our society.  If you look at the research it becomes clear, however for government and science to accept this as fact it has to be overwhelming for a long period of time.  I'm watching the research and it's building toward just that. 

While we can do our best to stay away from harmful chemicals it is almost impossible to avoid them completely. Natural substances offer a organic way of purifying the body of hazardous chemicals.  (BPA) has made mainstream headlines as an estrogen-mimicking health destroyer. With Bisphenol A, BPA has become an especially popular topic this October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month . Of course the negative effects of BPA do not end with cancer, with studies tying  BPA to obesity, hormonal imbalance, and a massive reduction in male fertility rates. What makes BPA especially concerning to public health is the fact that it affects virtually everyone, is present in 95% of paper money and is in 18 out of 20 of the most popular canned foods. While there can be steps taken to avoid exposure, BPA is most likely present in your bloodstream way beyond 'safe' limits. All of these facts have been well-documented, but what is not often discussed is the fact that solutions exist to reverse BPA damage using 100% natural substances.

 

While BPA damages the body in such a way that can disrupt proper biological function, natural substances have actually been found to reverse this damage on a number of levels. With recent major studies finding that probiotic supplementation can degrade the presence of BPA, a whole new door is open into solving the BPA crisis, not just simply highlighting BPA dangers. For starters, here is a list of 3 common natural substances (out of 13 total) that studies have shown are effective in combating the effects of BPA, or even the presence of BPA in one way or another:

Black Tea

Probiotics

Melatonin

Each of these have at least one study demonstrating its combative effects on BPA toxicity, presence, and damage. What's even better is the fact that at least one of these items is most likely already a part of your daily routine. It is also important to remember these are only 3 of the 13 substances that have been shown to effectively combat the effects of BPA. One such example is a study involving a probiotic bacteria present in kimchi, fermented Korean dish made of vegetables with varied seasonings. The study, out of the Japanese Department of Environmental Technology, found that the probiotic bacteria - Bacillus pumilus, is capable of degrading BPA.

In a similar vein, royal jelly has been found to halt the estrogenic effects of BPA, the primary cause of its hormonal damage. This is great news for women concerned with increased breast cancer risk over BPA exposure, as increased estrogen is the primary factor in upping the risk. The use of royal in women with exposure to BPA (the vast majority) will drastically decrease breast cancer risk as a result of BPA exposure and subsequent estrogen increase.

 Of course I'll keep you guys informed as things unfold.  For the meantime look for products that are labeled "BPA FREE" and try to stay away from plastic containers, particularly the flimsy kind.  And NEVER EVER heat plastic with food you will consume.

That said, have a great weekend and God bless!

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