Posts Tagged ‘chemicals’

Can Chemical Exposure Affect Your Vitamin D Level?

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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Recent research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism concluded that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC’s) may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream. EDC’s are chemicals that interfere with hormones in the body and can have adverse health effects.

The review included over 1,300 studies that found links between chemical exposure and health problems including infertility, obesity, diabetes, neurological problems and hormone-related cancers. In the study 4.667 adults previously in a national survey between 2005 and 2010 in which participants provided blood samples so their vitamin D level could be measured, and urine samples to evaluate EDC exposure or specifically substances left behind after the body metabolized BPA and phthalates. Results showed that people exposed to larger amounts of phthalates were more likely to have low levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream that subjects who were exposed to smaller amounts of EDC’s and this was stronger in women., The researchers also found an association between exposure to higher levels of BPA and reduced vitamin D levels in women but the relationship was not statistically significant in men. Researchers acknowledged that more research was needed. EDC’s are found in everyday products and throughout the environment and vitamin D levels have been implicated in outcomes of numerous conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Jeffrey Smith Talks About GMO’s

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

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Jeffrey Smith is an international bestselling author, award winning filmmaker, Executive Director of the Institute of Responsible Technology, and the leading spokesperson  on the health dangers of GMO’s.

The most recognized consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. His work expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority.

In 2012 Smith’s feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Described as a “life-changer” and seen by millions worldwide, the film links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and numerous problems that have been on the rise in the US population since genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced.

His books include: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, the world’s bestseller on GMOs, and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, the authoritative work on GMO health dangers.

A dynamic keynote speaker, Mr. Smith has lectured in more than 40 countries, counseled leaders from every continent, and has been quoted by thousands of news outlets including: The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, The Times (London), the Associated Press, Reuters News Service, the LA Times, Time Magazine and the New Scientist. He appears frequently on radio and television on shows such as the Dr. Oz Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Doctors, CBS News, Fox News, CNBC, NPR and Democracy Now.

Mr. Smith is the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), the most comprehensive source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. IRT’s educational programs are driving the tipping point of consumer rejection against GMOs, which is already starting to push genetically engineered ingredients out of the market in the US.

Mr. Smith resides in California and Iowa— surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn.

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Dr Harry A Milman (Cancer Causing Chemicals) Guest on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

DR Harry Milmanmilman bookHARRY A. MILMAN is a PhD consulting toxicologist and expert witness and president of ToxNetwork.com. He has assisted as an expert in over 250 civil and criminal cases involving drug overdoses, pharmacy errors, exposure to toxic chemicals and carcinogens, and assaults. He is often quoted in newspaper and magazine articles and has appeared as a toxicology expert on television news broadcasts. Prior to becoming an expert witness, Dr. Milman was a scientist at the US National Cancer Institute, NIH, and a senior toxicologist at the US Environmental Protection Agency. He has published five scientific books including the widely acclaimed Handbook of Carcinogen Testing and over seventy research papers. A Death at Camp David is his first novel. He lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.

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