BODY’S BURDEN

Our planet and every living thing inhabiting it are being polluted at an alarming rate – and this is in addition to the mass extinction crisis! As humans, our bodies are carrying toxic burdens which increase on a daily basis.

POLLUTION

Exogenous (external) Sources = Endogenous (internal) Pollutants

Pollution is at an all-time high and it’s making us sick. Scientists estimate that everyone alive today carries within his or her body at least 700 chemical compounds that should never be found in the human body, including floating phalates (plastic), (Onstot et al., 1987).

The long-standing legal governmental regulations – written long before the emergence of new scientific evidence – are now out-of-date. These new research studies indicate that small exposures to what were once considered harmless chemicals are NOW being viewed as capable of subtle cellular changes that can lead to chronic diseases and even the loss of life.

Furthermore, these research studies have shown that those same small exposures to chemicals can cause birth defects, cancer,  and neurodegenerative diseases, as well.  Additionally, regulations currently in place are not designed to address these exposures in context of the full chemical body’s burden. The cumulative effect of many of these chemicals is mimicking all sorts of symptoms and diseases that are being misdiagnosed.

Special lobbying interest groups exert considerable influence on U.S. legislation and regulation. Often these special interest groups are funded by industries with significant financial conflict of interest in the continued use of a particular toxic chemical compound, and they have historically been quite successful in limiting regulatory controls.

More information about the body’s burden of individuals, particularly on exposed communities and national populations, could help us make better decisions regarding which products we want to use, which foods we want to consume, and what laws need to be in place to protect us against these toxic insults.

You may not know it and you may not feel it, but you are being polluted daily! People who live in big cities breathe in 2 pounds of car emissions every day.

On a daily basis, we are exposed to an average of 700 chemical compounds that should never be found in the human body. Our livers and kidneys cannot handle that amount of toxic pollutants. Our overworked livers need the ability to rid us of xenobiotics, especially xenoestrogen, caused by bisphenol A (BPA) plastic (phthalates), which mimic estrogen and disrupt the receptors of various hormones in the human body.

The use of synthetic drugs, including synthetic nutritional supplements, must be avoided unless absolutely necessary.

5,000 human beings are being diagnosed with cancer every day in the USA alone.

THE POLLUTION IN NEWBORNS:

A Benchmark Investigative Study of Industrial Chemicals, Pollutants and Pesticides in
Umbilical Cord Blood

Environmental Working Group, July 14, 2005

In the month leading up to a baby’s birth, the umbilical cord pulses with the equivalent of at least 300 quarts of blood each day, pumped back and forth from the nutrient- and oxygen-rich placenta to the rapidly growing child cradled in a sac of amniotic fluid. This cord is a lifeline between a mother and her baby, bearing nutrients that sustain life and propel growth.

Not long ago scientists thought that the placenta shielded cord blood and the developing baby from most chemicals and pollutants in the environment. But now we know that at this critical stage of life when organs, vessels, membranes and systems are knit together from single cells to finished form in a span of weeks, the umbilical cord carries not only the building blocks of life, but also a steady stream of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides that cross the placenta as readily as residues from cigarettes and alcohol. This is the human “body’s burden” — the pollution in people that permeates everyone in the world, even reaching babies in the womb.

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DEFORESTATION

Modern-Day Plague

It is frightening but true: our planet is now in the midst of our sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years (Wake et al., 2008). We’re currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-offs since the loss of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, it normally occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we are now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day (Chivian et al., 2008). The primary driver of this dangerously accelerated rate of extinction is habitat destruction – a direct result of deforestation. In fact, the continuation of deforestation in tropical forests promises to become the number one cause of mass extinctions caused by human activity.
The future of our planet is indeed very grim and scary, with as many as 30 to 50 percent of all species possibly heading toward extinction by mid-century (Thomas et al., 2004).

HORMONAL HOMEOSTASIS

(BALANCE)

Dysendocrinia (hormonal imbalance) is this century’s most often encountered health condition, yet it remains largely ignored by most physicians. Everyone should have their hormone baseline profile evaluated as early as thirty years of age, way before the onset of hormonally induced pathologies. Today, thyroid conditions are being diagnosed in epidemic proportion, while other compensatory endocrine glands, like the adrenals, are being mostly ignored – as if these glands were never a part of human physiology. Plastic bisphenol A (BPA) mimicking estrogen is at the root cause of many dysendocrinia and there is an array of medical embryonic plant extracts that can effectively correct hormonal imbalances and also detoxify these phthalates (plastics). BPA is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that mimics the hormone estrogen (xenoestrogens) and can lead to breast cancer and diabetes.

These phytochemicals have proven capable of modulating hormonal imbalances, contrary to modern medicine, which has no drugs capable of modulating hormones in a permanent corrective way. Stress is the number one contender for adrenal dysfunction. We now are seeing children, as early as seven years of age, having premature puberty with developing breasts and pubic hair. Stress also increases total cholesterol which has nothing to do with dietary fats intake.

When a male presents with clinical signs of low testosterone that is confirmed by blood test, or when a female has low DHEA levels, also having elevated total cholesterol levels is usually a clearer sign of estrogen dominance than cardiovascular disease (CVD), unless he or she is also diagnosed with diabetes type 2.

You cannot rely on a blood test to give an accurate estrogen level in a peri- or post-menopausal woman – such tests are basically useless. In a female, the only accurate way of looking at all three estrogen levels, (estriol, estradiol, and estrone), is in the luteal phase of a menstruating woman’s cycle. In a 28-day menstruating cycle, days 18 to 21 are best for evaluating estrogen level, and most important is the ratio of estradiol to progesterone. Currently, no other tests have proven to be reliable, including saliva or urine, to evaluate estrogen levels in a female.

The FDA does not agree with these studies regarding BPA being unsafe and reports it as safe, but this is not the only synthetic chemical that we’re exposed to on a daily basis. Besides, let us not forget what impact BPA has shown on the environment, including what it is doing to our oceans and their inhabitants: sterilizing fish, making them incapable of reproduction. Phthalates and BPA have been shown to affect reproduction in all studied animal groups, to impair development in crustaceans and amphibians, and to induce genetic aberrations (Oehlmann et al., 2009). Professor Donald W. Light has released a report that is published in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, stating that the FDA “cannot be trusted” (Light et al., 2013).

Be informed, responsible, and proactive by periodically detoxifying your body’s internal environment. Doing so will very likely prevent the many root causes of diseases for which pollutants are largely responsible.

AGENTS OF MASS DESTRUCTION:

Earths Pollution is Causing Crisis

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