Avoid Xenoestrogen Exposure – Part 2

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By Dr. Michael Wald

Continued from part 1 of this article…..

manpose33. butylated hydroxyanisole / BHA (food preservative)

34. atrazine (weedkiller)

35. bisphenol A (monomer for polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resin; antioxidant in

36. plasticizers)

37. dieldrin (insecticide)

38. DDT (insecticide)

39. endosulfan (insecticide)

40. erythrosine / FD&C Red No. 3

41. heptachlor (insecticide)

42. lindane / hexachlorocyclohexane (insecticide)

43. methoxychlor (insecticide)

44. nonylphenol and derivatives (industrial surfactants; emulsifiers for emulsion

45. polymerization; laboratory detergents; pesticides)

46. polychlorinated biphenyls / PCBs (in electrical oils, lubricants, adhesives, paints)

47. parabens (lotions)

48. phenosulfothiazine (a red dye)

49. phthalates (plasticizers)

50. DEHP (plasticizer for PVC)

Here is another list of things not to do that may potentiate the negative effects of 17-beta-estradiole.

51. Do not heat food or water with plastic in the microwave. Do not drink hot liquids in foam styrofoam cups or receptacles.

52. Change your laundry detergent because it cannot be fully washed from the clothes and can be absorbed through the skin. Do NOT use dryer sheets or fabric softener.

53. Do not use anything on the skin with parabens or phenoxyethanol in them. This includes shampoo, soap, makeup, hand lotion, body lotion, and toothpaste. Oral substances are 90% filtered by the liver. Skin-absorbed substances are 100% absorbed by the body, thus, a skin dose is 10 times an oral dose.

54. Avoid coffee. Avoid decaf coffee. No caffeine. No tea. No colas. Caffeine increases estradiol levels by 70%!

55. No sunflower oil, no safflower oil, no cottonseed oil, no canola oil. (Guess that leaves olive oil).

56. Avoid shampoos that are “rich in hormones” and have estrogen added to them.

57. Avoid estrogenic herbs especially TOPICALLY such as sage and rosemary. (Good to know coming up on Thanksgiving!)

58. Avoid weak estrogens such as soy and ground flax seed.

59. Many sunscreens are estrogenic. Use a hat and long sleeved shirt.

60. Use cosmetics with minerals or grapefruit seed extract as a preservative.

According to Dr. Elizabeth Smith, MD, there are some things you CAN do:

61. Use glass or ceramics whenever possible to store food and water. Heat up your food using a glass or ceramic bowl covered with dish. When plastic is heated, it diffuses very rapidly into food.

62. Use a simple detergent with fewer chemicals. Nature Clean is a good choice for both laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent.

63. Simple Soap is a safe choice for shampoo and body soap.

64. Use natural pest control not pesticides.

65. Avoid Synthetic Chemicals – Healthy Living in a Toxic World by Cynthia Fincher PhD. is a good place to start.

66. Don’t use herbicides. Instead use a cup of salt in a gallon of vinegar.

67. Buy hormone free meats to eat.

68. Buy “Organic” produce, produce grown without pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizer or hormones.

69. Use Condoms without spermicide for Birth control, instead of Birth Control Pills. Use Natural Progesterone instead of HRT.

In general, the hormones taken orally are first pass metabolized by the liver 80%-90%.

However, when these hormones are applied to the skin, the body directly absorbs the hormones. Thus, any skin dose is 10 times that of an oral dose. The vast majority of skin lotions and creams use parabens as a preservative. Avoid them at all costs. Instead apply a vegetable oil right after a shower to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture.

– Dr. Michael Wald, aka The Blood Detective, is the director of nutritional services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, located in Westchester New York. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 News, CNN, The Food Network and other media outlets. Dr. Wald earned the name Blood Detective for his reputation to find problems that are often missed by other doctors. He earned an MD degree, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified dietician-nutritionist. He is also double-board certified in nutrition. He has published over a dozen books with three additional titles due for release late 2013 including: Frankenfoods – Genetically Modified Foods: Controversies, Lies & Your Health and Gluten-A-Holic: How to Live Gluten Free and the Blood Detective’s Longevity Secrets. Dr. Wald can be reached at: www.intmedny.com or www.blooddetective.com or by calling: 914-242-8844.