By Dr. Garry F. Gordon, M.D., DO, MD (H)
Not a single child today is born free of synthetic chemicals.
Plastic water bottles may contribute to insulin resistance and obesity.
Cooking with Teflon can cause flu-like symptoms and respiratory problems.
Toxins are ubiquitous in our environment. We simply cannot avoid them. Never before in the history of mankind have we been exposed to so many potentially harmful toxins. Every man, woman and child living on this planet has hundreds of toxins circulating throughout their bodies, and now we have discovered that these pollutants are first absorbed within the womb.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released the video “10 Americans” back in 2008, which reported on the shocking levels of toxins found in 10 American children – toxins they were exposed to before they were born! Samples of umbilical cord blood were acquired anonymously from 10 different babies, and tested for 400 or so different environmental toxins. In this study, 287 chemicals were found among all 10 samples, with an average of 200 chemicals in each. Of these chemicals, 134 are known carcinogens; 151 cause birth defects; 186 are associated with infertility; 154 are hormone disruptors; 130 are toxic to the immune system; 158 are known neurotoxins that have profound effects on developing children. Of all the chemicals and pesticides detected, 212 of them were banned over 30 years ago – yet are still persisting in our environment.
In the report Environment Threats to Healthy Aging, researchers examined the influence of environmental factors on diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. They found that environmental factors beginning in the womb are significant in determining our health later in life. They discuss how environmental chemicals lead to oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. They note that substances such as lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), organic pollutants and pesticides can alter the expression of specific genes. They suggest that Bisphenol A leads to insulin resistance and fat accumulation. PCBs, dioxin and other pesticides may be implicated in Type 2 diabetes. Air pollution may even be a factor in the development of neurodegenerative disease.
In the article “Six Risky Chemicals You’re Carrying Around in Your Body,” Dr. Joe Mercola, DO, shared the results of a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study that measured 212 chemicals in over 8,000 subjects. The results were alarming. Most all of the participants had these potentially harmful substances in their bodies:
♣ Polybrominated diphenylthers (PDBE) – better known as flame retardants.
♣ Bisphenol A (BPA) – found in most plastics.
♣ Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) – used in common products like Teflon,® Stainmaster® and Scotchgard.®
♣ Acrylamide – formed during frying, baking or microwaving of starchy foods like breads and potatoes.
♣ Mercury and Methylmercury – found in fish, dental amalgams, vaccines and seed grain.
♣ Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) – gasoline additive used to raise octane. Extremely pervasive in environment and major groundwater contaminate in the U.S.
The levels of toxic chemicals and heavy metals in many of the nation’s drinking water supplies are in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. In a New York Times article in 2009 by Charles Duhigg, it was stated that as many as 19 million Americans may become ill each year due to parasites, viruses, and bacteria found in their drinking water.
Our homes or workplaces may be making us sick as chemical toxins from building materials such as particle board, wiring, flooring and sealants, as well as from paints, caulking and grout. Phthalates and Bisphenol A, both found in plastics, mimic certain hormones and are endocrine disruptors.
Looking good can be hazardous to our health as well. The Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database, provided by the EWG, details which personal care and cosmetic products are safe and which are not. According to EWG, of more than 1,000 cosmetic brands, less than 1 percent are made from ingredients that have all been evaluated for safety. Many cosmetics contain parabens that have been shown to interfere with the endocrine system and lead to reproductive and developmental disorders as well as immune dysfunction.
Toxicity in the body is found to be the culprit behind most of the diseases today. The “10 Americans” video clearly shows that we have poisoned our own nest. If we are to reach our maximum intended useful lifespan, we need to deal aggressively with underlying toxicity on a daily basis, for life.
A Far Infrared Sauna (FIR) and sweat therapy helps to detoxify the body of numerous environmental toxins and heavy metals while strengthening the immune system. Filtering drinking water and avoid plastic water bottles or containers containing BPA can also help.
I suggest the following nutritional interventions to assist your body in the process of detoxification:
• Supplements such as Beyond Chelation Improved (BC-I), Essential Daily Defense, ACZ nano, ZeoGold, Beyond Fiber, and EZ Defense Gum. These assist the body in the elimination of heavy metals as well as in the general detoxification of environmental toxins, pesticides, chemicals, and other body-burdening substances.
• Bio En’R-Gy C has the ability to neutralize most toxins. It supports the body’s methylation process that is critical in optimizing detoxification. Beyond B12 adds additional support for improving methylation.
• My Power Drink, which consists of Beyond Fiber, Longevity Maca Powder, Best of Organic Greens, Bio En’R-Gy C, and ZeoGold, is a convenient way to address many aspects of the F2IGH2T Protocol.
• N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) and Alpha Lipoic Acid (ThioGel-L) support healthful levels of glutathione, which is the body’s master detoxifying substance.
Finally, using Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy can greatly enhance detoxification and healing. PEMF influences cell behavior by inducing electrical changes around and within the body’s cells. This results in improved blood circulation and increases in oxygen supply, which activates and regenerates cells and metabolism, promoting energy and balance.
Read more about my entire F.I.G.H.T. Program, protocols and research from other contributing experts at www.gordonresearch.com/fight/forsgren-fight.pdf.