I will personally guarantee there is no man, woman or child with non-detectable levels of chemicals in their bodies. Period, end of story. You are breathing them, drinking them, bathing in them and eating them. If you are a woman, you are likely applying cancer-causing carcinogens on your face and dying your hair in them. You are living in an amazing stew of toxic chemicals, and you most likely are not aware of it. Most environmental-industry chemicals are totally unregulated by the EPA or FDA. Another dose of sneering contempt aimed at this revolting and corrupt government institutions. Chemicals such as BPA and pthalates are known endocrine disruptors. BPA is a synthetic estrogen that causes changes in brain development of children.
The alterations of endocrine function affect the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, adrenals, spleen, pancreas, ovaries and testes. These endocrine altercations change the rates of cellular metabolism, augment growth and development as well as impede normal immune and brain function.
The combined effect of multiple toxins is one of the least studied, yet some studies indicate serious risks associated with the combined effects of toxins. For example, arsenic, a toxic heavy metal, will become 100X more toxic when exposed to alcohol.
Pthalates & BPA
Pthalates increase the production of quinolinic acid. In high amounts, this metabolite causes an increase in hippocampal and neuronal dysfunction. High levels of quinolinic acid is found among patients of dementia, Alzheimer’s, MS, Parkinson’s, AIDS, Autism, ALS and Huntington’s Disease. Pthalates are typically found in: auto parts, toothbrushes, cosmetics, insect repellents, aspirin, insecticides, perfumes, hair sprays, solvents, biodegradable tampon ejectors, wood finishes, PVC flooring, and various plastics. That “new car smell” is typically full of pthalates.
Chemical toxicity expert Mark Schauss believes chemicals are a primary cause of ADD and ADHD in children.
Whenever you microwave food in plastic, you cause the release of massive amounts of pthalates as well as styrene. Many scientists now believe that pthalates and other volatile, toxic compounds are affecting the development of children in ways never seen before.
Bisphenol A is a toxic, synthetic estrogen which has similar neuro-endocrine toxic effects associated with its exposure. The virtually un-regulated industry claims there is no harm induced by this synthetic chemical. The Center’s for Disease Control reported that virtually ALL Americans are exposed to BPA. BPA is everywhere: in dental sealants, in grocery receipts, on your money, baby bottles, the lining of food cans, plastic water bottles, and the list seems endless.
The state of Maine recently banned the use of BPA in re-usuable food and beverage containers, and Oregon is considering similar legislation. The Federal Government has done nothing whatever to regulate BPA.
What You Can Do to Help Your Body to Detoxify Chemicals Right Now
The first thing is to stop doing things that continue exposure. Eat a whole foods diet, one that is compatible with your Metabolic Type. increase your body’s production of Glutathione, the most powerful and concentrated antioxidant. Glutathione is responsible for the detoxification of ALL xenobiotics, chemicals and heavy metals.
There are many products that are very good at raising glutathione levels in the cells. I personally recommend Max GXL, because it is studied and patented, and contains precursors to glutathione. Glutathione precursors are different than liposomal glutathione or herbal synergists because they help your body to make its own glutathione by providing the raw materials.
I have been using this product every day and will continue to for at least 12 months. I have recommended Max GXL to numerous clients, who continue to use it everyday and so far the results have been very positive. I will continuously be monitoring hair heavy metal levels with myself and others while on this product.
L-Glycine & Detoxification
The cheap yet powerful amino acid L-Glycine is very potent at detoxifying numerous chemicals such as BPA and pthalates. However, this will only work well if one’s glutathione levels are high enough. That is why I recommend now 3,000mg daily of L-Glycine with Max GXL.
L-Glyine, taken when glutathione levels in the body are high enough, will detoxify numerous environmental chemicals such as: xylene, pthalates and BPA. L-Glycine is one of the three amino acids, along with L-Glutamine and L-Cysteine that feed the glutathione pathway to make more of it.