PLEASE-AVOID ALL PLASTIC!
Many are destroying our children
with poison and they are doing it legally! If the scenario that follows represents
your way of life, then you are doing it, too. You have a baby and feed it milk
in a warmed up plastic bottle. You give it plastic teething toys to bite on. All of its toys are made from plastic and they frequently find their way into baby’s
mouth. After a certain amount of time passes, the child graduates to a “sippy
cup” which is also often heated. Cereal and mashed fruit and vegetables
are heated in a plastic bowl. When you take the child out its food is packed
in plastic containers. It is given water and milk from plastic containers. As a parent on the go, food is often quick heated in plastic containers in the micro
wave. In school, all of the food products consumed are bought and stored in plastic. The hot dog is topped with condiments, all packaged in plastic. All of the food products in the house are in plastic containers.
If this is your life, you are poisoning your child and yourself.
The average consumer has been
led to believe that all of these plastic products are safe. The plastic producers
claim they are safe and the government has sided with big money. There have been
some stories in the news about the danger of some plastic products but as a whole, the industry still maintains that their
products are of little or no danger. There are, however, some keys pieces of
information that has not received adequate news coverage. According to a study
by the University of Rochester, many plastic products
contain endocrine disruptors. These disruptors get into the system by drinking
out of plastic bottles and they mimic the action of female hormones. Called polyethylene
terephthalate, this substance increases female hormones in boys and leads to increased risk of cancer and early onset puberty
in girls. The average boy today has a sperm count half that of his grandfather.
An early red flag about the
dangers of plastic was raised in 1999 by ABC’s 20/20.
Bisphenol A, (or BPA), was
the chemical singled out in this particular. In laboratory tests, Consumers Union found that small amounts of the additive
BPA leach out of the plastic baby bottles and end up in babies milk. “The effect that is of concern here is a disruption
of the developmental process. This could affect intelligence. It could affect behavior. It could affect learning ability.
It could affect reproductive ability, fertility many years after the exposure occurs." One
cannot help but wonder if the growing ADHD epidemic is connected to the use of plastics.
In an article by Jeremy Jacquot
called, “Chemical Found in Plastic Linked to reproductive disorders,” BPA has for the first time been linked to
female reproductive disorders in a strongly-worded statement released by 38 scientists and published online in the journal
Reproductive Toxicology. “After reviewing close to 700 studies,
the scientists determined that people are regularly exposed to BPA levels that exceed those harmful to lab animals —
singling out infants and fetuses as the most vulnerable. The statement was accompanied by a new National Institutes of Health
(NIH) study that found that uterine damage caused by BPA exposure in newborn animals might predict a host of reproductive
disorders in women — including endometriosis, cystic ovaries, fibroids and cancers.”
In December 2007, CNN’s
Health Watch noted that, “There is little dispute that the chemical can
disrupt the hormonal system, but scientists differ markedly on whether very low doses found in food and beverage containers
can be harmful. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sides with the plastics industry that BPA-based products do not pose
a health risk.” The report noted that, “With more than 6 million pounds produced in the United States
each year, bisphenol A is found in dental sealants, the liners of food cans, CDs and DVDs, eyeglasses and hundreds of household
Citing multiple studies in the United States, Europe and
Japan, the chemicals industry maintains
that polycarbonate bottles contain little BPA and leach traces considered too low to harm humans.
But critics point to an influx of animal studies linking low doses to a wide variety of ailments -- from
breast and prostate cancer, obesity and hyperactivity, to miscarriages and other reproductive failures.” The report noted that Phthalates, found in everything from PVC (water pipes) to shampoos also has a link
to a full slate of diseases and birth defects. A recent CDC study showed that
phthalates were found in a test group that they studied and that levels once touted as safe, were, in fact, not. According to the CNN report, “Studies have shown that BPA leaches out of polycarbonate containers and metal cans, and have linked exposure
to BPA to cancer, impaired immune function, early puberty, obesity, diabetes, and hyperactivity, among other problems.”
According to an article in the California Chronicle, “More than 150 government-funded studies have shown health effects in animals at extremely low doses
of BPA--sometimes 2,000 times lower than the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) safe levels.
This flies in the face of conventional wisdom when it comes to establishing a so-called "safe level" of exposure
to BPA. According to the Environment California report, the assertion that harm can be caused only by high levels of a chemical
is outdated thinking. If not revised to take into account the latest findings, such thinking could result in great harm to
The U.S. government seems
to stand alone on the poisoning effects of plastic. Japan
and the E.U have now banned certain plastic containers and the San Francisco, Maryland
and Canada have joined the anti-plastic
movement. It all comes back to, who do you trust?
There is little doubt that these plastic products are killing us and poisoning our children. Our government has been silent as it wants “more testing.”
All one has to do is to talk to any school system and ask them about behavior problems.
Have we just become a nation of poor parenting, or is there something more sinister occurring? Add to this issue other environmental stresses placed on our youth by poor nutrition, fast foods, high
energy drinks and environmental degradation and there can be little doubt that we are poisoning our children-legally.
EAT THOSE BERRIES! FROM WHOLEFOODS FARMACY
Antioxidants are natural substances found in plants, which are known to aid in the prevention of heart disease, cancer
and stroke. Berries have an especially high level of antioxidants, according to a recent study published in the journal
BioFactors (Vol. 23, pages 197-205).
The pigments that give berries their rich red to blue, black and purple colors are a type of phytochemical that has been
shown to have significant disease-fighting, cell-protecting antioxidant capacity. In addition to boosting your immune
system, these valuable compounds are also known to slow the effects of aging by improving things like memory, balance, coordination
and motor skills.
The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC Value) of foods is a measurement of the Antioxidant levels. The higher the
ORAC Value, the more Antioxidants a food has. It's believed that foods high in these powerful nutrients give the body its
Berries are some of the most delicious and powerful disease-fighting foods available. Blueberries are among fruits and
vegetables with the highest Antioxidant levels with an ORAC Value of 5486. Right behind blueberries are blackberries with
an ORAC Value of 4654; strawberries at 3520 and raspberries, 2789. Berry ORAC levels top that of many other fruits and vegetables
such as oranges, grapefruit, cherries, plums, brussell sprouts, broccoli and spinach.
Single servings of fresh or freshly cooked fruits and vegetables supply an average of 600-800 ORAC units. Scientists believe that increasing intake
of foods that provide 2000-5000 units per day may be needed to increase serum and tissue antioxidant activity sufficiently
to improve health outcomes. This is why it's important to eat 5 to 9 servings daily of fruits and vegetables.
The Wholefood Farmacy makes it easy and convenient to get your 5 to 9 servings each day and to enjoy the very best that
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To that end, the Wholefood Farmacy offers healthy, convenient whole food based meals and snacks,non-toxi personal care
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As always, we are at your service,
Love and Light,
Wholefood Farmacy Independent Distributor' s Team__._,_.___
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