Chemical Exposure = Billions in Health Care Costs

A March 5th 2015 European study through the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism concluded that researchers are 99% certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to health problems such as neurological effects, ADD, obesity, diabetes and reproductive disorders. :(

Hormone disrupting chemicals found in all sorts of daily foods and products (makeup, plastics, pesticides, etc) are increasing the risk of serious health problems and costing at least $175 billion per year.

"To put $175 billion in perspective, it is more than the combined proposed 2016 budgets for the U.S. Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, National Park Service, and Environmental Protection Agency combined." - National Geographic

Wait. I think we need to back-peddle a bit and start focusing on the basics. Clean up your home, diet and lifestyle and we can cut healthcare costs, prevent illness and live healthier lives.

"The biggest estimated costs, by far, were associated with chemicals' reported effects on children's developing brains. Numerous studies have linked widely used pesticides and flame retardants to neurological disorders and altered thyroid hormones, which are essential for proper prenatal brain development." - National Geographic
“I would recommend that pregnant women and children eat organic fruits and vegetables and avoid using plastic containers and canned food, especially in the microwave, because containers are usually treated on the inside with substances and compounds that can leak into the tomato soup and may act as endocrine disruptors." - Professor Philippe Grandjean of Harvard University

I know your ego wants to say, "No way! This is just silly, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism is just a big hippie/quack journal and they don't know what they're talking about."

...But National GeographicStanford and Harvard all have good things to say about it. Good enough for me. What about you?

So...in summary: 

CLEAN. IT. UP.

 

* Where to look up chemical levels in skincare? = Environmental Working Group 

* And don't forget about the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen if you're on a budget. 

 

In warm water swims and FL berry season smiles,

-Analisa Jahna, N.D.