Plastics (or the chemical name, phthalates) are now considered the number one pollutant in the human body.
They are used to make products flexible, durable, and these chemicals are also in items you would not consider to be plastics, like pesticides, detergents, cosmetics, medications, or your shampoo. They are found everywhere. It is difficult to completely avoid them.
You can live in the most pristine place on planet earth and still find animals polluted with plastics.
It is an interesting fact that plasticizers are over 10,000 to 1,000,000 times higher in our bodies than any other toxins that have been found in EPA studies.
Unfortunately once in the body, these plastics do enormous damage.
most importantly, the fatty acid, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). This is the fundamental chemistry necessary for making every cell lining or membrane. These fatty acids are the foundation for brain health including memory and recall.
which will compromise the metabolism of vitamins A and B-6. In turn this could lead to conditions such as indigestion, depression, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and accelerated aging.
As a quick side note the combination of low zinc and low DHA can lead to chronic inflammation. Medical literature has clearly identified chronic inflammation as one of the most common underlying pathologies of most diseases leading to auto-immune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, MS) to cancer and heart disease.
leading to diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome X.
These are only seven of the possible devastating effects of plastics in our bodies.
Many diseases are related to excess phthalate, which must be eliminated from the body in order to restore health.
Rogers S, Detoxify or Die, Prestige Publishing, 2002
The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Dr. See Y Yao encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.
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