Recall on all of our plastic water bottles!

Plastic water bottles will be replaced at no charge to you (minimal shipping charge)! We are now using a much safer stainless steel container!
Those of you that have participated in our 3 day program know that we encourage drinking plenty of water! Our rule of 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water was a mantra heard everyday during the program. Serious concerns are developing with the use of our plastic water bottles made from No. 1 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET).

This clear tough plastic was thought to provide a safe environment for storage of liquids . The American Chemistry Council and the FDA stated that PET polymer has a long history of safe consumer use, which is supported by human experience and numerous toxicity studies.

BUT-recent studies have shown that reusing bottles made of PET can in fact be dangerous. PET was found to break down over time and leach into the beverage when the bottles were reused. The toxin DEHA also appeared in the water sample from reused water bottles. DEHA has been shown to cause liver problems, other possible reproductive difficulties, and is suspected to cause cancer in humans.

We are advising everyone to avoid all plastic containers especially water containers! Because of our concern with the water bottles we supplied to you during the 3 day program we will replace them at no charge with a stainless steel water water container. (there will be a minimal shipping charge)

Call the office now to get your free stainless water bottle. This offer is only for patients who have participated in the 3 day program.

Environmental causes of cancer: endocrine disruptors as carcinogens. by Soto AM, Sonnenschein C.
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

Environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including pesticides and industrial chemicals, have been and are released into the environment producing deleterious effects on wildlife and humans.

The effects observed in animal models after exposure during organogenesis correlate positively with an increased incidence of malformations of the male genital tract and of neoplasms and with the decreased sperm quality observed in European and US populations. Exposure to EDCs generates additional effects, such as alterations in male and female reproduction and changes in neuroendocrinology, behavior, metabolism and obesity, prostate cancer and thyroid and cardiovascular endocrinology.

This Review highlights the carcinogenic properties of EDCs, with a special focus on bisphenol A. However, humans and wildlife are exposed to a mixture of EDCs that act contextually. To explain this mindboggling complexity will require the design of novel experimental approaches that integrate the effects of different doses of structurally different chemicals that act at different ages on different target tissues. The key to this complex problem lies in the adoption of mathematical modeling and computer simulations afforded by system biology approaches. Regardless, the data already amassed highlight the need for a public policy to reduce exposure to EDCs.

Bisphenol A (BPA), an artificial estrogenic compound widely used in plastics for food containers, may increase the adult breast cancer risk of female fetuses. This confirms earlier findings regarding a link between BPA and breast cancer.

A study exposed pregnant rats to bisphenol A at a range of doses from 2.5 to 1,000 micrograms per kg of body weight per day.

Their female children developed precancerous breast lesions during puberty at a rate three to four times higher than usual. BPA resulted in an increased level of lesions at all dose levels, which suggests that the current exposure limit set by the U.S. EPA (50 micrograms per kg per day) has put American women at risk of breast cancer.

BPA is used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics for many food and beverage containers, including baby bottles and canned food linings. Dental composites can also contain the chemical. Urine analysis has shown that 95 percent of people have been exposed to BPA. BPA has also been linked to prostate cancer and brain tissue damage, even at extremely low levels.

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