Most of us are at least somewhat aware that we live in a toxic environment. Yet, only some of us choose to do something about it.
Well, a recent study highlights just how important it is to limit our exposure—whenever possible.
Because these dangerous “forever and everywhere” chemicals, as they’re nicknamed, could be negatively impacting our health—in more ways than one.
Let me explain.
Dangerous chemicals linked to diabetes
We are surrounded by thousands of dangerous chemicals in our daily lives… and at some point, we’re going to have to face the fact that they have harmful effects on our bodies.
Case in point: According to this new study, middle-aged women exposed to “forever chemicals” are at an increased risk of developing diabetes and being overweight.
These “forever chemicals” are combinations of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS). They’re found in many consumer products like cosmetics, non-stick cookware, and much more.
In fact, Consumer Reports found there are PFAS in the packaging of nearly every fast food chain and retailer they examined… including Burger King, McDonald’s, and even Trader Joe’s.
Now, let’s do some math…
About 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year and approximately 370,000 of those cases are attributable to PFAS exposure. That’s nearly 25 percent!
What’s more, the damaging effects heighten with exposure to multiple PFAS.
And considering there are hundreds of them surrounding us at this very moment, well, it’s high time to do something about it.
I’ve referred to PFAS before as endocrine disruptors. And it’s true, they have a million names.
But let’s not forget they are dangerous chemicals that have been detected in the blood of nearly everyone. And they’re linked to countless conditions, including pre-eclampsia, liver function abnormalities, inflammation, altered glucose and lipid metabolism, and more.
Yes, they’re in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink… “everywhere”!
However, please be assured you can control some levels of exposure.
Get proper cookware like stainless steel or cast-iron pots and pans—along with stainless steel or wooden utensils. I also recommend you only drink your water out of glass or stainless-steel bottles, and never reheat your food out of plastic takeout containers.
Also, don’t crinkle your receipts… that releases chemicals, too. And try to avoid dry cleaning your clothes until it is absolutely necessary.
I know this sounds exhausting, but I promise it’s not difficult… and once you know how to reduce your exposure, it becomes quite easy.
And to learn more ways to defend yourself against diabetes specifically, check out the February 2022 issue of my Logical Health Alternatives newsletter (“The only ‘magic bullet’ that can conquer heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and MORE”). In it, I discuss the only “magic bullet” that can conquer heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and MORE. Not yet a subscriber? Click here to become one!
Until next time,
“Study: PFAS or “Forever Chemicals” Linked With Increased Risk of Diabetes in Midlife Women.” American Journal of Managed Care, 04/13/2022. (ajmc.com/view/study-pfas-or-forever-chemicals-linked-with-increased-risk-of-diabetes-in-midlife-women)