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Everyday Items That May Be Hindering Your Health

Everyday Items That May Be Hindering Your Health

Everyday items could be causing everything from mood swings to infertility and even cancer. Chemicals found in plastic water bottles, lipsticks, tampons, receipts and even tap water are wreaking havoc on people’s hormones, which is linked to a growing number of health problems. Research published earlier this week reveals more than 90 percent of receipts contain the so-called ‘gender-bending’ chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) and its ‘healthier alternative’ Bisphenol S (BPS), which are associated with autism, ADHD, type 2 diabetes, premature…

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13 Ways to Keep Plastics Out of Your Food

13 Ways to Keep Plastics Out of Your Food

Take action to protect your food—and your family—from BPA. Our exploding use of plastics may be causing population decline in the industrial world. The possible cause? “Chemicals in commerce.” Namely plastics. Our bodies have receptor sites for hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. These sites fulfill various important bodily functions. Imagine if instead of real hormones the receptors receive chemicals that mimic hormones, such as are found in plasticizers. This fools the body into thinking it has the real thing…

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Toxic Chemical Bpa Still Common In Blood Samples: Survey

Toxic Chemical Bpa Still Common In Blood Samples: Survey

OTTAWA – Seven years after Canada declared bisphenol A, or BPA, to be toxic to human health, a national survey of chemicals in Canadians’ bodies shows more than 90 per cent of Canadians have it in their blood and the exposure may actually be getting worse, not better. BPA is an industrial chemical used in plastics and commonly found in food and beverage containers such as cans and reusable water bottles. It has been linked to brain and behavioural issues…

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10 Canned Goods You Should Stop Buying—and Healthier Alternatives

10 Canned Goods You Should Stop Buying—and Healthier Alternatives

Yes, they’re made of metal. But canned goods are commonly lined with Bisphenol a, better known as BPA, which has potential health complications ranging from weight gain to cancer. And, guess what? In the U.S., the primary source of BPA are canned foods. Here’s how you can find better-for-you options. Canned tomatoes and sauces Acidic foods leach out the BPA more than other foods, which means canned tomatoes and tomato sauces tend to test higher in BPA content according to…

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Microwaving food in plastic: Dangerous or not?

Microwaving food in plastic: Dangerous or not?

Let’s cover the original misinformation first: The earliest missives warned that microwaved plastic releases cancer-causing chemicals called dioxins into food. The problem with that warning is that plastics don’t contain dioxins. They are created when garbage, plastics, metals, wood, and other materials are burned. As long as you don’t burn your food in a microwave, you aren’t exposing yourself to dioxins. Migrating chemicals There’s no single substance called “plastic.” That term covers many materials made from an array of organic…

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Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Add Zing to Your Meals Onions and garlic are your allies in the kitchen and in the bedroom. They help you make more and better sperm. Both raise levels of a hormone that triggers your body to make testosterone. And both have high levels of natural plant chemical called flavonoids, which safeguard your li’l swimmers against damage. Pile on the Protein Lean beef, chicken, fish, and eggs are some of your options. Tofu, nuts, and seeds have protein, too. Try…

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The Dangers of Using K-Cups for Your Morning Cup of Joe

The Dangers of Using K-Cups for Your Morning Cup of Joe

You might want to stick with your traditional coffee machine. BY MACAELA MACKENZIE    February 24, 2016  Women’s Health Opinions on having a morning cup of joe from a disposable coffee pod tend to be pretty divisive—you either love K-Cups or hate ‘em. But as of this week, personal opinions no longer matter for residents of one German city. Hamburg has officially banned all coffee pods (including K-Cups) from government buildings, citing their negative environmental impact, according to CNN. But…

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How Fast Food Messes With Your Hormones

How Fast Food Messes With Your Hormones

Alexandra Sifferlin @acsifferlin  April 13, 2016      A new study shows people who eat fast food have higher levels of chemicals in their system If you want to eat healthy, you’ll need to forgo fast food, which is high in sodium, sugar and grease. A new study supplies even more incentive to do so by finding that fast food is a source of chemicals called phthalates, which have been linked to a list of possible health burdens like hormone…

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Experts Link Chemicals to Diabetes, Obesity

Experts Link Chemicals to Diabetes, Obesity

By Brenda Goodman, MA    WebMD Health News     Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Sept. 28, 2015 – People who are trying to lose weight or manage diabetes should try to change their lifestyle not only to exercise or cut calories, but also to avoid chemicals that may be contributing to their condition, experts say. “You may have a healthy meal, but if it’s in a plastic container, it’s leaching chemicals,” said Andrea Gore, PhD, a pharmacologist at the…

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BPA is still everywhere, and mounting evidence suggests harmful effects

BPA is still everywhere, and mounting evidence suggests harmful effects

By Amanda Mascarelli    December 9, 2013 These days the baby aisle shelves are lined with products proudly announcing: “BPA-free.” As a mom and a consumer, this is reassuring. BPA (bisphenol A), a chemical used in the production of plastics and many other products, has been linked to a variety of health problems such as reproductive disorders, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A 2003-2004 national health survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found BPA in more than 93…

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