Enviromental toxins and your health completePresentation Transcript
How to protect your and your families health in our toxic world Environmental Toxins And Your Health
America is one of the wealthiest nations on Earth, yet rates 48 th in life expectancy. We not only have a nation that is #1 in infant mortality, but is #1 in obesity as well. Let’s look at the statistics regarding our health…
Heart Disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women According to the American Heart Association, the risk of having CHD after age 40 is 49% for men and 32% for women Emerging evidence has linked environmental toxins to coronary heart disease Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007115.htm
Every 2 minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. Studies have pointed to exposure to estrogen-like chemicals that are found in pesticides and other industrial products as a possible reason for the increased risk of contracting breast cancer. Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000913.htm, www.Breastcancer.org. Breast Cancer
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., killing even more people each year than breast cancer. Environmental factors including high fat/preservative-laden diet contribute to the high incidence of this disease Colon Cancer Source: Gut Reactions by Raphael Kellman and Carol Colman 2002
Over 17 million Americans are diagnosed with mood disorders such as depression each year. Prozac has been associated with over 1,734 suicide deaths and over 28,000 adverse reactions since its use was cleared by the FDA in 1988 . “ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” is one of the most common so called “disorders” that label children, affecting 10%. Source: NMHA MHIC Factsheet: Mental Illness and the family, Mental Health Statistics. Mental Health
Type 2 Diabetes is far more common than Type 1 Diabetes and is one of the largest causes of death and disability in the US. It is characterized by the bodies inability to maintain a normal blood glucose level Emerging evidence has also linked environmental toxins to diabetes Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001214.htm Type 2 Diabetes
Approximately 30% to 40% of all infertility is due to a “male” factor, such as hormone deficiency, environmental pollutants, scarring from sexually transmitted disease, or decreased sperm count. Some factors affecting sperm count are heavy marijuana use or use of prescription drugs. Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001191.htm Infertility
Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. There are currently an estimated 10 million Americans suffering from osteoporosis, as well as another 18 million who have low bone mass, or osteopenia. Researchers estimate that about 20% of American women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. In addition, another 30% have osteopenia that, if not treated, may eventually deteriorate into osteoporosis. Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000360.htm Osteoporosis
Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003101.htm Obesity More than half of the U.S. population is overweight, but being obese is different from being overweight. An adult male is considered obese when his weight is 20% or more over the maximum desirable for his height; a woman is considered obese at 25% or more. Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when people are overweight or obese they are more likely to develop health problems such as: High cholesterol • Type 2 Diabetes • Hypertension • Heart disease • Stroke • • Gallbladder disease • Breathing problems • Osteoarthritis • Sleep apnea • Cancer Source: www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/faq.htm#audult
SYMPTOM SURVEY Before we discuss solutions, let’s look at what is happening with your health and your body.
Did you have more than one symptom? If you did, let me tell you what it means. If you have more than one symptom, or the one symptom you have occurs more than once per week, you have a situation you should be concerned about. It’s never normal to have a symptom. A symptom is your body’s way of communicating to you that something is not right and needs to be checked.
Would you check your car if the engine light went on? Symptoms are a warning that something is wrong. There is no such thing as a normal symptom. You would check your car to make sure it did not get worse. Your body deserves the same attention.
Today you have two choices regarding your health. You can do the same things you’re currently doing, and get the same results, or you can try something new and do something different and get a different result. The choice is yours.
ASTHMA: Between 1980 and 1995, the percentage of children with asthma doubled, rising from 3.6% in 1980 to 7.5% in 1995. DIABETES: From 1945-1969, only 1 in 7,100 six to 18-year-olds were diabetic. Today, 1 in 400-500 children and adolescents are diabetic and 206,000 Americans under the age of 20 have Type 1 Diabetes. Source: Health Report, Vol. 8 Issue 141, American Academy of Pediatrics; California Department of Developmental Services, www.dds.ca.gov; U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics: Digest of Education Statistics, 2002; National Center for Health Statistics, Vital and Health Statistics Series 10, No. 216, November 2003; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 47, No. SS-1, 14 April 1998; CDC, “National Diabetes Fact Sheet,” 2003; Diabetes 25, No. 7 (1 July 1976): 566–573; Arthritis Foundation, www.arthritis.org; Mothering Magazine, www.mothering.com, September/October 2004. Childhood Disorders
AUTISM: In 1970, 1 in 10,000 children showed signs of autism. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, today 6 in 1000 children are diagnosed with autism. In 1991, 5,000 autistic children were in public schools. A report in the Digest for Education Statistics showed that number reached 94,000 by 2001. Source: Health Report, Vol. 8 Issue 141, American Academy of Pediatrics; California Department of Developmental Services, www.dds.ca.gov; U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics: Digest of Education Statistics, 2002; National Center for Health Statistics, Vital and Health Statistics Series 10, No. 216, November 2003; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 47, No. SS-1, 14 April 1998; CDC, “National Diabetes Fact Sheet,” 2003; Diabetes 25, No. 7 (1 July 1976): 566–573; Arthritis Foundation, www.arthritis.org; Mothering Magazine, www.mothering.com, September/October 2004. Childhood Disorders
Let’s now look at why impurities enter our bodies and from where.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency people exposed to toxic air pollutants at sufficient concentrations and durations may have an increased chance of getting cancer, damage to the immune system, as well as neurological, reproductive (e.g., reduced fertility), developmental, respiratory and other health problems. People are exposed to toxic air pollutants not only through the air they breathe but by the effect of air pollutants on our soils and water. Children touching soil that is polluted and then ingesting these pollutants is not that uncommon. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/nata1999/natafinalfact.html OUR AIR
According to the World Book Encyclopedia , more than 2.4 billion pounds of air pollution went into the air in the U.S in 1989. It has only gotten worse. Source; McGowin, A., “Environmental Pollution,” World Book Encyclopedia , 6, pp. 330-340, 1993.
In the book What You Don’t Know May Be Killing You , author Don Colbert, M.D., discovered there are over 3000 chemicals and 10,000 solvents, emulsifiers (used to stabilize processed foods) and preservatives in our food. Source: What You Don’t Know May Be Killing You by Dr. Don Colbert, MD, Siloam Press (January 2004) OUR FOOD
The average American eats about 14 pounds of additives a year. In addition to colorings, preservatives, flavorings, emulsifiers (used to stabilize processed foods), humectants (causes water retention) and antimicrobials, we consume, on average, 120 pounds of sugar and 8 pounds of salt each year. Source: McGowin, A., “Environmental Pollution,” World Book Encyclopedia , 6, pp. 330-340, 1993.
Aspartame and MSG now labeled as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, are known neurotoxins but continue to be used in foods. Aspartame because it is an inexpensive sugar substitute and MSG because it suppresses the body’s natural chemicals that bring about the feeling of being full. Source: What You Don’t Know May Be Killing You by Dr. Don Colbert, MD, Siloam Press (January 2004) * MSG: Monosodium Glutamate - a flavor enhancer.
“ Over one billion tons of pesticide products are used each year in the United States.” http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/securty.htm below
Recent estimates suggest that each year there are 3,000,000 severe pesticide poisonings with 220,000 deaths worldwide. Pesticide-related illnesses in the United States are estimated to affect between 150,000 and 300,000 people per year. Source: McGowin, A., “Environmental Pollution,” World Book Encyclopedia , 6, pp. 330-340, 1993.
“ In parts of the developing world, pesticide poisoning causes more deaths than infectious disease .” “ Use of pesticides is poorly regulated and often dangerous;” The Lancet 2002; 360:1163-1167 article below
According to the World Book Encyclopedia , a study was done which found 188 million pounds of chemicals were discharged into our lakes, streams and rivers.
One billion pounds of chemicals have been released into the ground, threatening our natural ground-water sources according to the World Book Encyclopedia .
Source: McGowin, A., “Environmental Pollution,” World Book Encyclopedia , 6, pp. 330-340, 1993. OUR WATER
Many recent studies have found that our water contains traces of Prozac ® , Zoloft ® , estrogen and numerous other pharmaceuticals because our sewage treatment centers cannot eliminate them. Source: What You Don’t Know May Be Killing You by Dr. Don Colbert, MD Siloam Press (January 2004, ) McGowin, A., “Environmental Pollution,” World Book Encyclopedia , 6, pp. 330-340, 1993.
Odds Ratio*For a Diagnosis of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease with a 1-S.D increase in Urinary levels of BPA
Lang IA et al. JAMA 2008; available at: http://jama.ama-assn.org.
The U.S. Geological Survey recently released findings from a 7 year study which revealed that mercury contamination was found in every fish tested at nearly 300 streams across the country, a finding that underscores how widespread mercury pollution has become.
More than a quarter exceeded levels set by the EPA for the protection of people who eat average amounts of fish (twice weekly), more than two-thirds exceeded the EPA-set level of concern for fish-eating mammals
Beauty Products There are over 10,500 chemical impurities in skin care products that have not been evaluated for their toxic effects on and in the body. Source: What You Don’t Know May Be Killing You by Dr. Don Colbert, MD, Siloam Press (January 2004)
Potentially Hazardous Skin Care Ingredients Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage…May affect a developing fetus Made from petroleum and coal tar… found in most synthetic fragrances Toluene May inhibit skin cell growth. Linked to kidney and liver problems . Common cosmetic moisturizer and carrier for fragrance oils Propylene glycol Linked to mammary tumors Found in many facial creams Acrylamide SLS combined with other chemicals may become a "nitrosamine" – a potent carcinogen Found in over 90% of personal care products! They break down your skin’s moisture barrier, allowing other chemicals easy access Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), Hormone-disrupting qualities mimic estrogen and could disrupt your body’s endocrine system Heavily used preservatives in the cosmetic industry; used in an estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products . Parabens Dangers Use Ingredient
The Centers for Disease Control found that lipstick contains a chemical called DBP* that causes birth defects in lab animals.
According to Dr. Don Colbert, M.D., lipstick contains 54 known carcinogens, and the average woman ingests four pounds of lipstick in her lifetime.
Source: What You Don’t Know May Be Killing You by Dr. Don Colbert, MD, Siloam Press (January 2004) *DBP: Dibutyl Phthalate
A study by the Environmental Working Group found how much pollution enters our bodies by checking blood in the placenta of newborn children. Until this study was done, it was assumed by scientists that the unborn child was protected from toxic chemicals. Source: http://www.louise.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=223&Itemid=106
The purpose of Nutritional Cleansing is to help remove some of the impurities that enter our bodies while at the same time giving the body extra nutrition to help improve one’s health.
Most toxic substances are fat-soluble and must be converted to a water soluble form before they can be excreted.
This is done in a two-step process referred to as phase 1 and phase 2.
Although most of this activity takes place in the liver, about 25% occurs in the small intestine, and all tissues have some detoxification capacity.
When chemicals cannot be readily excreted the body surrounds them with fat and water to reduce the damage they could cause. This in turn can also lead to weight gain, silent toxicity, and inflammation.
We Now Have Advanced Clinically Proven Methods to Assist the Body in Addressing This Chemical Onslaught
Nutrients in specifically formulated medical foods improve the body’s ability to bind and eliminate fat soluble toxins Parent Fat-Soluble Compound Parent Fat-Soluble Compound Activated Intermediate Water- Soluble Compound
The term medical food, as defined in section 5(b) of the Orphan Drug Act (21 U.S.C. 360ee (b) (3)) is "a food which is formulated to be consumed or administered under the supervision of a physician and which is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on recognized scientific principles, are established by medical evaluation." http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/medfguid.html below My entire family starts their day with a healthy (medical food) shake.