*Natural News* by Paul Fassa
There have been several obscure studies performed and written up that have discovered natural nutrients that fight BPA toxicity. Bisphenol-A (BPA) has become epidemic in our plastic reliant society. It not only affects our current population, but there is also evidence that it is passed on to newborns as well. In the USA, Big Brother refuses to fix this. We have to become educated, limit our use of plastics and other BPA products personally. Then, take advantage of the accessible nutrients that restrict BPA damage.
BPA is an endocrine disrupter. It is a synthetic estrogen mimicker. Hormonal disruption or imbalance leads to infertility, sexual and gender identity problems, diabetes, and even cancer.
It is used in most plastic bottles, the inner linings of beverage and food cans, inks for store receipts, printers and paper money, and some cosmetics and clothing apparel. Even the CDC reported in 2004 that BPA has appeared in the urine of over 90% tested.
This was a cross sectional study limited to under 3000 tested. Though the CDC presumed this indicated a widespread BPA presence in the entire population, they refused to say BPA was toxic.
However, several scientists and health professionals have discovered and confirmed BPA’s health hazards over the past decade. So far, the FDA hasn’t done anything about it. Canada was the first nation to ban some BPA products in 2010, and some EU nations have followed that lead.
Taking care of yourself by yourself
Avoid all the items listed above as much as possible. Some plastic and canned goods food processors are beginning to promote their product packaging as BPA free. Look for those and avoid the rest. Receipts, printer ink, and paper money are another issue. If your job requires handling those items, wear gloves.
Here are the nutrients that can reduce or eliminate BPA toxicity from your body:
* Bifidobacterium 3
* Bifidobacterium Breve
* Lactobacillus casei
* Bacillus pumilus
* Melatonin (helps you sleep well too)
* Black Tea
* Fermented Foods and Beverages (try making your own kefirs)
* Kimchi (a Korean fermented food)
* Royal Jelly
* Folic Acid (folate is the best source)
* Genistein (a supplement)
These have been discovered or confirmed by at least one in vitro (lab glass) study or in vivo (animal/human) study. A few have been covered by more than one study.
The most commonly tested items are specific probiotic strains, such as the first four listed, or probiotics in general and fermented foods. So obviously whatever supplies probiotics in high numbers is critical. If you buy probiotic supplements, you can see which bacteria strains are available on the labels.
There are ways to create fermented foods and milk kefir (raw milk is ideal) or water kefir (with purified water). You’ll have to search the internet for those sources. Or if you are in or near a network that cooperates with providing kefir starter grains, look into that. It’s the least expensive route for consuming lots of probiotics.
Antibiotics destroy all kinds of bacteria, including the good guys or probiotics. Avoid pharmaceutical antibiotics as much as possible. But beware of taking in antibiotics indirectly through factory farm meats and non-organic dairies. Factory farm livestock are injected with antibiotics to prevent infection from overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.
Apparently, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has decided to investigate into the dangers of BPA because of public reaction to numerous independent tests conducted internationally. http://www.naturalnews.com/033330_EPA_BPA.html
Don’t hold your breath for the EPA. Be proactive and take action yourself.
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About the author:
Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com