Exposure to Plastics May Cause Endometriosis
Reduce Exposure & Detox: PLASTIC TOXINS
I suspect the toxic chemicals that are released into our food, water, and air by plastics are the cause of endometriosis. I base this conclusion on two observations:
The first was a staggering increase in the number of endometriosis cases reported around the world over the past forty years. When I first started training in Gynecology, in 1983, endometriosis was considered to be a disease of middle aged women. It never affected anyone younger than 30 years of age. It was estimated that about 7% of women were inflicted. During the next two decades, the disease gradually started to show up in women in their twenties and a third of women reported symptoms. Today, it is not uncommon to find advanced endometriosis in teenagers and over half of all women seem to be affected.
Another observation was that the disease was affecting women at the same rate all over the world. It was just as common in India or Pakistan as it was in the United States or Canada.
What changed forty years ago? What new source of poison could be so ubiquitous that it would affect all women throughout the entire world? There is only one logical answer: Plastics!
Bisphenol a (BPA) is a synthetic estrogen used to harden polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resin that may be associated with the increase in cases of endometriosis around the world. An estimated 6 billion pounds of BPA are produced globally annually, generating about $6 billion in sales. It is fabricated into thousands of products made of hard, clear polycarbonate plastics and tough epoxy resins, including safety equipment, eyeglasses, computer and cell phone casings, water and beverage bottles, dental fillings, and epoxy paint and coatings.
How Am I Being Exposed to Endometriosis-Causing Chemicals?
Skin absorption of cosmetics, body lotions, hair gels, shampoos, and deodorants.
By ingesting them from water, PVC (water) pipes, detergents, and certain foods.
By inhaling them from airborne adhesives and glues, building materials, school/business supplies, furnishings, auto interiors, solvents, plastics, lubricants, insect repellants, vinyl flooring, carpet tiles, vinyl wallpaper, body toiletries, artificial leather, adhesives, dyes, and toys. Also, plastics coat all wires and as they heat the plastic coating releases them into the air.
How Do I Eliminate Endometriosis-Causing Chemicals from My Body?
1: Take Calcium D-Glucarate twice a day.
2: Eat cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, radishes, mizuna, watercress, arugula, turnips, collard greens, kale, and rutabaga.
3: Sweat. Go to a sauna, practice “hot yoga”, or just run on your treadmill machine.
4. Consider a coffee enema.
10 Ways to Avoid Endometriosis-Causing Chemicals?
1. Don’t handle BPA-loaded Receipts
Some receipts contain 250 to 1,000 times the amount of BPA typically found in a can of food. BPA is absorbed through the skin and cannot be washed off. Gas station receipts can contain huge amounts of BPA.
2. Avoid Packaged Food
Buy fresh bread from the bakery in paper, milk in glass bottles, bring a glass container for cheese and meat from the deli, buy cereal in bulk, get beans and grains from the bulk bin in your own cloth or paper bag. Forgo the packaged salad greens for unpackaged – use cloth or paper bags in the produce aisle.
3. Only Drink from a Safe BPA-free Water Bottle
That funny taste that water in a plastic bottle gets after sitting in the sun is due to chemicals leaching into it. Use stainless steel and glass alternatives that are not lined with plastic, such as “Vessel”, “Bottles UP” or “Bkr”. A good stainless steel option is “Kleen Kanteen”.
4. Store Food in Glass
Discard the Tupperware and use all-glass alternatives. For smaller items, use small glass containers or wax paper instead of plastic wrap or plastic sandwich bags.
5. Avoid Canned Foods
92% of all canned food is lined with BPA coating. Use glass jars or stick to these safe BPA-free brands: Eden Foods (except tomatoes), Wild Planet tuna, Vital Choice tuna, Native Forest and Native Factor canned goods.
6. Don’t Drink Soda
Aluminum soda cans are lined with BPA.
7. Eat at Home
Almost all restaurant food is loaded with BPA. Eating at home and bringing your lunch to work will reduce your exposure to BPA.
8. Make your Own Coffee
Unless you’re lucky enough to have a local coffee shop that brews in glass, a cup of to-go coffee comes in contact with BPA during each stage of the brewing process. From the plastic bag the beans are stored in, to the hot plastic coffee maker it’s brewed in, the thermos it’s kept hot in, and the plastic – lined cup it’s served in. To make coffee without BPA, buy beans from bulk, store in glass, and brew with paper filters, a stainless steel Coava filter and Chemex glass carafe, or stainless steel french press. Pour into a ceramic cup and, voila! BPA- free coffee.
9. Buy Personal-care Products in Glass, Paper or Metal.
BPA, phthalates, and other endometriosis-causing chemicals can leach into beauty products from a plastic container and absorb into your skin.
10. Replace Plastic Items with Safer Alternatives
Use metal, glass, or wood utensils, bowls, dishes, and containers whenever possible. is made of plastic?) can reduce the amount of plastic chemicals stored in your body.