The World Health Organization came out with a new report revealing just how much plastic is in our drinking water.1
Ironically, they tell you not to worry — because drinking these plastic microparticles won’t hurt the human body.
It’s mind-boggling and just plain wrong. These microplastics are full of “alien” estrogens that lead to a wide array of diseases and disorders, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure and heart disease
- Brain fog and memory loss
- Loss of sex drive
- Weight gain
A few years ago the FDA tried to give the appearance of protecting consumers when they banned the use of the most well-known alien estrogen — bisphenol A, also called BPA — in baby bottles and sippy cups. But they refused to call for an overall ban. And because BPA is cheaper than alternatives, many manufacturers continue to use it in everything from eyewear, cosmetics and DVDs to food containers and cash register receipts.
A few major manufacturers bowed down to public pressure. They started advertising BPA-free bottles, cans and packaging. But in doing so, they took a bad problem and made it worse by substituting other bisphenols for BPA. This alphabet soup of new alien estrogens includes BPAP, BPF, BPS, BPP and BPM. They act just like BPA except they stay in your body longer and can cause even more DNA damage.2,3
These chemicals are now in the water we drink. They’re almost impossible to avoid. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found bisphenols in the urine of 93% of people they tested.4
Fortunately, there is a natural way to eliminate these toxins from your body.
Flush Alien Estrogens Away
I recommend every patient at my clinic detox with an infrared sauna. You see, sweating is your body’s natural way to detoxify itself. Since it opens pores, you can flush out impurities more efficiently. Here’s what’s great about infrared detoxing:
- Infrared light penetrates several inches into your tissue. This deep penetration releases debris from the fat underneath your skin. It also allows your body to free toxins stored in other organs and tissues.
- Infrared saunas are more efficient at detoxing than traditional steam saunas. In one study, sweat from a traditional sauna was up to 97% water. But sweat released in an infrared sauna was only 80% water. The remaining 20% was made up of fat-soluble toxins like alien estrogens.5
If you’re in the South Florida area, and interested in infrared therapy, call the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine at 561-784-7852 and talk to my staff.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
1. World Health Organization. (2019, August 22). WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution [Press release]. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/22-08-2019-who-calls-for-more-research-into-microplastics-and-a-crackdown-on-plastic-pollution.
2. Rochester JR and Bolden AL. “Bisphenol s and f: A systematic review and comparison of the hormonal activity of bisphenol A substitutes.” Environ Health Perspect. 2015l;123(7):643-650.
3. Lee S, et al. “Genotoxic potentials and related mechanisms of bisphenol A and other bisphenol compounds: A comparison study employing chicken DT40 cells.” Chemosphere. 2013;93(2):434-440.
4. Bisphenol A Action Plan. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. March 29, 2010.
5. Evolution Health. Infrared sauna detoxification.