What do most American’s eat many times per day? PLASTICS.
Our bodies do not know how to metabolize chemicals that were invented yesterday.
Plastics and one of their primary components, phthalates, are among the most abundant man – made chemicals Sherry Rodgers in her book “Detoxify or Die” written in 2002, said the average human intake just from wraps on food is 210 mcg/day. And that is 13 years ago and it has been steadily rising.
The chemical and food industry says small amounts are harmless, which is true – But repeated daily intake is stockpiled in our bodies and bioaccumulate and there is a synergist (and unknown effect) of accumulation of plastics, heavy metals, and the slew of environmental toxins.
What can we do about this?
First – STOP putting them in or greatly decrease your exposure.
Second – Do detox protocols to start getting accumulated toxins out.
Plastics are hormone disruptors which increase the risk of cancer – especially breast and prostate. Plasticizers added to plastics to make them soft and pliable – contaminate food through simple contact and absorb into the food.
Microwaving in plastic increases the migration of plastic to food. The longer it’s heated and the higher the temperature the more plastic goes into your food. Microwave – safe containers are designed not to melt in microwaves but the plastic particles bounce around and contaminate the food, even the part it’s not touching.
Levels of plasticizers are higher in store – wrapped meat, poultry, fish, especially cheese, and there is more movement of plastic into food with length of time it is in contact.
At minimum – leave plastic out of the food – heating process.
Some of the worst are:
BPA – component of polycarbonate plastic (#7) – in Nalgene drinking bottles, baby bottles, food containers, dental fillings, lining of metal food and beverage cans. BPA can lead to obesity and resistance to insulin. Which leads to diabetes.
Different kinds of plastics: by number.
1 – PET – Polyethylene Terephthalate single use bottles and containers – recyclable.
2. – High – Density Polyethylene (HPPE) – used in milk jugs, shampoo bottles, toys – recyclable.
3 – Low – Density Polyethylene (LDPE) – used in plastic wrap, grocery bags.
4 - Polypropylene (PP) _ used in syrup, yogurt containers, and diapers.
More Toxic Plastic:
5 – Polyuingl Chloride (PVC) – cling wrap for packaged meats. It is a known carcinogen. It includes Phthalates, which interfere with hormone development.
6 – Extruded Polystyrene (PS) – Styrofoam. Considered a carcinogen.
7 – Polycarbonate (PC) – Baby bottles, water cooler jugs, epoxy linings of tin cans. It is made of BPA, which is linked to cancer and obesity.
Foods which help – Antioxidants:
1. Berries - Blackberries, Red Current, Raspberries, Black Olive, especially blackberry juice.
2. Green Tea
3. Broccoli and its cousins - the brassica family – cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, cabbage and kale.
4. Beats, turmeric, ginger and rosemary and Macha green tea.
Green Tea – helps release toxins from fat cells to the toilet and decreases chronic gastritis by 51%. Green tea at 2 cups/day decreases aging brain by 54%. Green tea polyphenol can cross the blood – brain barrier and protect the brain cells and chelate out heavy metals and remove them. It increases healthy bacteria in our gut and decreases disease – causing bacteria and fecal odor.
Other supplements that help:
NAC – N-Acetyl – L-Cysteine – Increases extraction of methyl mercury
Alpha Lipoid Acid
1. Clean the main exit – by pooping. Colonics and /or coffee enemas
2. Get adequate magnesium
3. Brown rice or brown rice fiber chlorophyll from green veggies
Alkalinize your urine:
Drink sparkling water – you can mix with a cranberry or berry juice
Multiple with chelated minerals
Stinging nettle tea
Detox program for your liver – but first decrease your loads from all sources as much as possible.
PRIORITY ACTION TO AVOID PLASTICS
1. No plastic water bottles! One of our major exposures. Use glass preferably, or metal as a second choice.
2. Avoid foods shrink wrapped in plastic. Buy meat at the meat counter and have them wrap in paper.
3. Avoid shrink-wrapped veggies. I love Trader Joes but I won’t buy their shrink wrapped veggies.
4. Use glass containers for food at home.
5. Don’t microwave. It kills the vitality of the food. If you must, use ceramic, corningware. Better yet – stove top or oven.
6. Sparkling water. Costco sells Perrier water in glass by the case.
7. If you buy food that is shrink wrapped, take it home and put in in a less toxic container.