When I started practicing medicine, I made a discovery that changed my view of the world forever.
It was something few understood at the time.
I’m talking about an “alien molecule” that gets into your blood and reprograms your cells to become more “feminine.”
When this happens to women, it throws off their natural cycles, makes them gain weight, and pushes them emotionally into a very anxious and frustrated state.
For men, this “invader” makes them soft, fat, depressed, and unable to perform.
When I first started testing for this back in the 1990s, other physicians thought I was off my rocker. Twenty five years later, I’m not alone in my concern.
I’m talking about a chemical toxin that looks and acts like the hormone estrogen.
If you’re a regular reader, you know I’ve talked to you about this before. And I’ll keep saying it, because we have new evidence it’s getting worse.
The problem is that these chemical estrogens are in just about everything we come in contact with during our daily lives.
It’s no longer a matter of trying to avoid plastic bottles made with bisphenol-A or BPA, one of the more popular forms of this chemical.
These chemicals are such a problem; they are literally in the air we breathe.1
Researchers from the University of Missouri recently discovered that factories and industrial sites release BPA into the air and water, causing BPA to circulate in the atmosphere as well as our drinking water.
There’s really no way to escape this.
I say that not to scare you, but to make sure you’re aware of what’s happening in our environment so you can take action and do something about it.
As you read this, BPA is flowing through freshwater lakes and rivers where people swim and fish – and draw tap water. The toxin is also attaching itself to dust you breathe.
The FDA will tell you not to worry. But that’s what they do. They reassure the public and cover up for Big Business in spite of the proof these chemicals are reprogramming our bodies.
And I’m sure you understand this all leads to an increased risk for chronic disease.
We already have studies showing how breathing BPA can cause asthma and reduced lung function. 2,3 Other studies show breathing BPA promotes the spread of lung cancer.4
And that’s just your lungs.
This flood of fake estrogen promotes a nightmarish list of health problems, including obesity, infertility, inflammation, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, liver damage, brain damage, metabolic disruptions, reproductive cancers and abnormalities, low-birth weight babies and other fetal abnormalities.5,6,7,8,9,10
You may already know the basics of avoiding BPA:
- Look at the recycling labels on the bottom of plastic items and avoid items labeled No. 3 and No. 7.
- Cook and store food in glass, ceramic or stainless steel.
- Buy unwrapped organic fruits and vegetables.
- Use your own fabric or hemp grocery bags.
But that’s not always enough. I recommend you use a few simple supplements to help metabolize excess estrogen and eliminate it from your body.
- SAM-e: It promotes the excretion of estrogen while negating the effects of estrogen toxicity. Take 200 mg. a day to start. But you can take up to 800 mg. twice a day if a blood test reveals that you have extremely high levels of estrogen.
- Alpha-lipoic acid: It stops estrogen damage in cells and protects reproductive organs from excess estrogen. Start with 250 mg. a day. But you can take up to 600 mg. a day.
- DIM: You can get this natural estrogen cleanser from cruciferous vegetables, like kale and broccoli. But you can’t eat enough to cleanse your body well enough. So start a 100 mg. capsule a day. Two capsules provide as much DIM as a pound of vegetables.
- Quercetin: This plant flavonoid can directly stop estrogen from forming cancer cells. For general health, you would normally only need 15 mg. to 40 mg. a day. But to detox your body of estrogen, take one 500 mg. capsule twice a day.
To your good health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
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