#OBESOGENS: FIGHTING BACK

Here are some suggestions for reducing your risk of consuming obesogens:

Tributyltin is regularly added to animal feed.  You can reduce your exposure to the chemical by consuming grass-fed meat rather than industrially produced corn-fed beef.

Use glass instead of plastic whenever you can to reduce exposure to pthalates, BPA and other hormone-altering plastics.

Avoid canned food, or look for cans that are free of BPA.  Eden company sells food in BPA-free cans.

Buy & store food in glass jars whenever possible.

Tap water is polluted by pesticides.  Use a carbon filter to purify your drinking water supply.

Avoid bottled water.  The bottles contain BPA.

Avoid high fructose corn syrup.  Not only is it addicting, it’s also an obesogen.

Avoid fish and animal protein labeled “farmed” or “Atlantic.”  They’re obesogens because they’ve been exposed to harmful pesticides and unhealthy dyes.  (Without dyes added to their food, farm-raised salmon would be the same color as cod.)

Eat fish and meats labeled “wild.”

Eat yogurt or other food sources of good bacteria to help restore your healthy intestinal flora.  Or take “probiotic” supplements from your local health food store.

Avoid perfluorooctanate acid (PFOR), an obesogen that is a toxicant and carcinogen in animals.  It’s found in Teflon, Gore-Tex, microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes, stain resistant carpet and carpet cleaning liquids.

Wash your hands after handling store receipts—they still contain BPA.

And finally, vote with your pocketbook!  Tell your grocery store that you demand real food that doesn’t contain BPA, PFOR, pthalates, hormones, tributyltin, antibiotics or other garbage.

Washington’s Blog, March 17, 2012    Discovery Health Journal, January 25, 2012     WikipediA

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