Vicki Latham’s educational interview on environmental toxins, epigenetics, cervical cancer, HPV – and Gardasil the HPV vaccine as well as Touchstone Essential’s Pure Body Zeolite for heavy metal detoxing is now posted. We covered a lot of territory. Take the time to listen and learn.
Join Leslie Carol Botha on Monday, August 20 on Holy Hormones Honey! when she interviews Vicki Latham PA-C on what men and women of childbearing age need to know about environmental toxins. This important interview will be audio streamed on KRFC FM – from 6 to 7 pm MDT.
As a midwife and women’s health practitioner for over 30 years, my mission was to help mothers deliver healthy babies. I’m not delivering anymore, but today, bringing healthy babies into this world is still my purpose and my passion.
A lot has changed over the past 30 years. Years ago, parents would simply breathe a sigh of relief when they saw 10 fingers and 10 toes. No more.
Today’s parents are concerned with whether their child will be the one in every 88 diagnosed with autism; or if their daughter will be among the alarming number of children with premature puberty. The age of menarche is now 10 years old; a century ago it was 16!
What has changed? In the span of just two generations, an onslaught of an estimated 80,000 chemicals has been released into our environment.
Testing conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sheds light on some of what ails us. A 2009 bio-monitoring report by the CDC found the average American has 212 different damaging toxins (tested from blood and urine). Where do those toxins go and what do they do?
Those not eliminated by your body’s defenses—your liver, kidneys, bowel and skin—get stored in the body, most often in the fatty tissues. These toxins can wreak havoc on your health, including your reproductive health.
Are environmental toxins having an effect on fertility?
Plastics, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and heavy metals are known endocrine (hormone) disrupters. Many of them mimic estrogen in the body, creating imbalance in a delicate system that requires precise hormones for a woman to ovulate and get pregnant.
These endocrine disrupters affect guys too. Bisphenol-A (BPA) can disrupt a man’s ability to produce healthy sperm. BPA is found in water bottles, store receipts, and the lining of many canned goods. A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health found those eating canned soup saw a 1,200% increase in BPA! It is everywhere!
There can be no doubt the accumulated exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals are having an effect, as detailed in this recent European Environment Agency report.
Johnson and Johnson phasing out toxic chemicals
August 16, 2012 6:29 AM
Johnson and Johnson announced it will remove some of the potentially-dangerous chemicals from nearly all its toiletries and cosmetics by 2015. Mount Sinai’s Dr. Philip Landrigan speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about the change.