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What’s in Your Chemical Cocktail?

These synthetic chemicals actually alter the way your body produces hormones and this in turn affects the functions those hormones would normally be taking care of easily. The endocrine disrupting chemicals I am referring to are: Dioxin, PCBs, DDT, Pesticides, Herbicides, Plasticizers, and Diethylstilbesterol (DES).

In today’s environment you will run smack dab into these bad boys every time you ingest contaminated water, food, and/or air. They also leach out of plastic bottles, plastic containers, or plastic wrap and accumulate in your fatty tissue. By watching how they affect other vertebrate animals in nature, scientists have drawn the conclusion that these chemicals are also disrupting our endocrine system.

Some good news appeared last week when President Obama’s Cancer Panel issued a report that states, “The panel urges you most strongly to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase healthcare costs, cripple our nation’s productivity, and devastate American lives.” With Americans exposed to over 70,000 chemicals in the surrounding environment and many of them unregulated and known to cause cancer, the task to clean up this toxicity can be daunting if not downright impossible.

I say it’s time to call in the Chemical Busters, who, by the way, are you and me, because every penny, dime and dollar we spend supports the chemical industry or we can simply refuse to co-operate and look to spend our money elsewhere. I believe Mahatma Gandhi called this peaceful resistance. Why not give it a try? It worked for him.

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Delia Quigley

Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: brcleanse.blogspot.com and. To view her website go to www.deliaquigley.com

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2:10AM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

Thank you :)

6:23PM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

UGH! Well for starters, I'm glad I get my coffee from the farmers' market. They buy free trade beans and roast them in small batches. I trust my farmers not to use beans that have been treated with chemicals. Also, I drink my coffee black. And, I don't eat conventional cereals because they all contain HFCS.

6:11AM PDT on Jul 17, 2010

Thank goodness I buy organic when I can - and for all vegetarians out there, organic sugar is not filtered through slaughtered bone ash!

6:03AM PDT on Jul 17, 2010

Thanks for the article, this is all pretty disgusting. I had no idea sugar was passed through slaughtered bone ash, and this doesn't go down well with me at all as I'm a vegetarian. I'm so glad I try to buy as organic as I can!!

5:28AM PDT on Jun 9, 2010

Very interesting, thanks.

12:00PM PDT on Jun 6, 2010

Thanks for the article

4:37PM PDT on May 24, 2010

That´s the source of cancer when will these preservatives be cut and organic food become the norm?

11:57AM PDT on May 23, 2010

Enlightening. Scary.

8:19AM PDT on May 22, 2010

My biggest issues with chemical pesticides is the lack of testing that happens. We didn't know that DDT was terrible for humans until after it was on the market.

One of the reasons it is so tough to test pesticides for health risks is that there isn't a control group. The average adult has over 150 chemicals in their body. Testing is also funded by the pesticide manufacturers. So overall, testing pesticides is a joke but there are still some preventative measures that can be taken before we douse our food in chemicals. Ultimately we need to hold accountable the government agencies that we fund.

2:44AM PDT on May 21, 2010

whts a chemical cocktail?
thanks for the posting.
:)

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