Updated: Dec 17, 2021
Who's ready to get their health on track and reach those fitness goals! A great way to start is ensuring that the products you put in and on your body are doing more good than harm - so check out my slides and the write up below because today we are taking a peek into two widely used products; food coloring and contraceptives!
Both of these have been shown through many scientific research papers to be quite hazardous to our bodies and the environment and though many other countries have taken steps into decreasing the use of these chemicals there are still quite a few companies out there that continue to utilize them knowing very well the harm they can do.
To get even more in-depth information Estrogeneration by Anthony G. Jay is a great book to add to the reading list! So let’s take a peek into the main issues and adverse reactions of these chemically induced products!
It has been shown within many tests that many used dyes - Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1 & 2 are contaminated with known carcinogens (CSPI). They are tainted with low levels of cancer-causing compounds such as benzidine and 4 - amino-biphenyl (two other big chemicals you want to be weary of). Though scientists believe the levels to be far higher than normally detected due to the fact that benzidine will bind within the colon.
“These synthetic chemicals do absolutely nothing to improve the nutritional quality or safety of foods, but trigger behavior problems in children and, possibly, cancer in anybody,” said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson, co-author of the 58-page report, “Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks.” “The Food and Drug Administration should ban dyes, which would force industry to color foods with real food ingredients, not toxic petrochemicals.”
Main Adverse Reactions:
- Cancer - Hyperactivity within children
EE2 [17 - Ethinylestradiol] - Birth Control Estrogenic
“Over 100 million women worldwide are currently on chemical contraceptives containing EE2. EE2 is estrogenic. EE2 was intentionally designed to mimic estrogen, activate the estrogen receptor, and stay in the body longer than natural estrogen.” - Anthony G. Jay (President of the International Medical Research Collaborative
Main Adverse Reactions (specifically Alesse oral contraction)
- Acne - Intolerance to contact lenses - Infertility after discontinuation - Abdominal Pain, Bloating - Nervousness - Loss of scalp hair - Bad Abdominal pain during menstruation - Decreased Libido (sex drive) - Mood changes, depression - Just to name a few