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Addictions That Are Attached To Us

All readers,

We all know of the alcoholic and drug addict and their dangerous habit. You say they have a problem and you are right, they do, they cannot quit their insidious habit…even though it is killing them. The human body cannot tolerate the chemicals that we put into it, it will become addicted to these poisons. Just as the alcoholic, drug addict feed their drugs in,  the drug then begins to take over all of the body’s chemistry. They can’t just stop just by sheer desire; the brain, the hormones, the cells have all been compromised to the point that the withdrawals are overwhelming. There is no stopping now, the drugs have control over the body. It’s like a sci-fi movie where the monster comes in and can’t be stopped, its tentacles are wrapped around everything  It is terrifying. The reality of the situation is that what the chemicals that are in our diet and environment is doing the same thing to us…to our bodies, we just don’t know that the enemy is in control.

Education is the clear factor, but when it is brought to the forefront, most often it is balked at because of the food cravings/addictions involved and of the profits of the food manufacturing companies. (you read that right…cravings and addictions are in the same category). We tend to feed our palates with these chemical based foods and not our bodies which will remain malnourished and sick. This also feeds and continues the addictive cycle. They are comforting to our body but the enemy still lurks inside of us…the chemicals.

These processed foods with their chemical content are creating the diseases that are overpowering us, to the point that the health care system is becoming overrun and cannot handle the overload.  We need to be aware and recognize what is going on with the dangers of these chemicals, ie. additives, refined sugars, flours, salt to our body. I heard a story that several women were asked if they would rather have raw, passionate sex or eat chocolate. They answered,”what kind of chocolate and how much?”

The chemicals tend to overload our bodies to the point of saturation and then it reaches the breaking point. Our bodies will start screaming out in pain thus starting into the disease process. The body needs a release of these chemicals, but our addictions to them keep us from that freedom. So we get caught up into the same squirrel cage as the alcoholic and drug addict, we NEED these foods, we won’t give them up, we can’t live without them, nor do we want to try. We have so many excuses why we can’t or won’t change our eating and living habits. So we cannot judge the alcoholic because we are the same…addicted to our sugars, flours, oils, salts, refined and processed chemical based foods. The list goes on, take a second look before you dip your hand into the bowl of ‘whatever’ or the drink that you pour down your throat..it will come back and bite your body with disease. We are powerless! We need to clean up our body of these chemical poisons. Let us work on our new mindset so we can free ourselves from the tentacles of these addictive poisons. Read more:  From Birth Until Sunset…Poisoned To Death and check out http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/

Still Releasing,
Marie​


Rescued From Depression

Category : Diseases , News , Sleep

Pharmaceutical Triggers of Depression: Chemotherapy, Hypnotics, Statins and Simvastatin, Oral Contraceptives, Beta-blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines.
Non-Pharmaceutical Triggers of Depression: Nicotine, EMF (computers, cell phone, WiFi, etc.), Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction, Endocrine Imbalances, Degenerative Neurological Conditions, (MS Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Stroke), Immune System Diseases (ie. Lupus), Infections, and mold exposure, are some examples.
Processed foods activate depression, as the food ingredients and additives can cause or aggravate depressive episodes. Sugar is at the top of the list of inducing depression, and it seems to be in most processed foods, the only way to avoid it is to eliminate the foods from the standard American diet. (read: Hidden Sugar Names and Sugar and its Downsides). Also avoid Gluten, GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms), artificial sweeteners, which tend to be associated with neurotoxic reactions, mood disorders, schizophrenia, BiPolar, and is linked to depression, headaches, seizures, anxiety, and neuropathy. There are all types of diets but the healthiest ones are the whole-foods plant based organic and non-GMO. Mediterranean diet is one example. (read my book, From Birth Until Sunset…Poisoned To Death, for details) Simply, what God made you can eat, what man makes don’t eat, because man’s foods are too full of chemical toxins. Other important suggested helps are: Omega 3 fats, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, B6, B3 (which is Niacin, but get the no-flush Niacin) Vitamin C, Digestive Enzymes, Magnesium, Glutathione 500mg daily, and MCT Oil. Start with 1 tsp of MCT Oil at lunch and if your body feels ok with it, increase it to 1 Tbs. within the next week, gradually work up to at least 3 per day. A lot of these you can get many of these nutrients through your plant-based diet food supply. Food grade essential oils have been known to reduce depression in some people, 1 drop of under the tongue every 4-5 hours showed good results. Get on an exercise routine, that is the most important action you can take for yourself. Get at least 8 hours sleep a night, hydrate well, reduce stress through daily meditation. Getting the gut and brain working together is going heal the whole body.

Caring,
Marie


Depression Update

Category : Diseases , News

My fellow readers,

Stress creates a fire in the brain…inflammation. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that deals with emotions, learning and memory information. When we have extreme or uncontrollable stress, particularly early in life; the result is an excess release of the neurotransmitter glutamate which can damage and kill many cells within the hippocampus. This often leads to unknown depression. Depression also appears to inhibit the forming of new brain cells.The endocrine system can also have a part in stress related brain damage. Chronic activation of the pituitary and other hormones to release the stress hormones can lead to depression. Depression can tend to lead to brain inflammation, and neuroinflammation has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Gluten and sugars seem to be the most prominent triggers. There are shown to be links relating the gut, the brain and inflammation. There are neurons in the brain as well as the gut. This is the enteric nervous system whose neurons produce many of the same transmitters as the brain, including serotonin, dopamine, and (GABA) gamma-aminobutyric acid. Your gut has the lead on serotonin production, more than the brain. The vagus nerve communicates these two brains, these signals have significant influence over your thoughts, mood and behavior.
A lifetime of poor dietary choices, toxic chemical exposures, antibiotics, lack of exercise, and other factors may further compromise your gut/brain health. There are huge links between processed foods and depression. Food additives, refined flours and sugars, processed fructose, gluten, GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organism), Glyphosate (see Why Are There So Many Wheat Allergies), artificial sweeteners, are just a few. Aspartame has already been linked to depression as well as panic attacks.
People who live with a lot of pain issues also tend to be more depressed. This ends up with the squirrel cage issue. Their bodies have an overabundance of toxins, thus they will start taking pain medications, of which many will create more depressive episodes, then the doctor may give them antidepressants, which creates more chemicals and with the lifestyle that is creating the pain to begin with, brings more pain and the cycle continues.
Stress halts digestion and your body will not assimilate the foods that you have just eaten. When one is stressed, this creates a tension within the body, including the digestive system, and your blood goes into your extremities ready for the fight or flee, the digestion gets ignored so it shuts down.
According to Dr. Ryan Wohlfert exercise is really important because it has to do with serotonin. Tryptophan forms serotonin. Serotonin is your feel good hormone. When you exercise, and especially if you’re lifting weights (I don’t mean anything really heavy), because you are then activating the muscles a little bit more, you use branched chain amino acids and these are used to build muscle. They also compete with tryptophan to get into the brain. So when you exercise, these amino acids are used to build muscle and not compete with the tryptophan. So the tryptophan can be used to make the serotonin for the brain. I chose to do the exercise route rather than do the drug therapy, it really does work. The drugs had too many dangers, especially trying to get off of them. I keep the exercise going in my daily routine for the past 30+ years because I am terrified if I quit I will end up back into that blackhole again. There are many different ways of exercise, walking, jogging, aerobics, biking, stretching, yoga etc. and switch them out occasionally for variety to the body. Just keep moving! ‘Let exercise and food be your medicine!’

TRUSTING,
MARIE


Sugar And Its Downsides

Category : Allergies , Diseases , News

To all of my readers,

Sugar is a deceiver, it takes so good, smooth as silk going in, but bites hard like a serpent as it enters the body. It kills slow, maybe not today, or possibly a few years down the road, but its detrimental effects are continually damaging the body. Sugar robs your immune system of its vitality to keep the body in its healing mode. Sugar in all of its forms is a powerful immune system suppressant. It knocks out the immune system’s protection, crippling the white blood cells which are there to kill viruses and bacteria, but instead feeds the pathogenic yeast and viruses, which cause heath issues. 24 teaspoons of sugar decreases the immune system’s ability to annihilate bacteria by 92% for more than 5 hours Now you may say “I don’t eat that much sugar”. Well, let’s put it this way.
*  A 12-ounce can of a soft drink contains 12 teaspoons of refined sugar.
*  A half cup of ice cream contains 5-6 teaspoons of refined sugar.
*  A chocolate bar contains 7 teaspoons of refined sugar.

The average American consumes daily in their diets of manufactured foods/processed foods that may contain 50 teaspoons or more of refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Now, I may not be a math wiz, but the numbers do add up to more that the 24 teaspoons. Then, if you come in contact with a virus or bacteria within that 5 hour period–just by touching a doorknob, shaking someone’s hand, etc.–your immune system may not be able to ward off the predator. By 2030 50% of the population will have Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is where the system has been flooded with sugar for so long, that the cells will no longer accept sugar very well, they do that by shutting down the insulin receptor sites. These receptor sites are closed from the amount of sugar, that the insulin can’t get to it. Like a lock that has been blocking the key tp get in.
Insulin resistance in the brain, the Amyloid Protein starts to disrupt the recall ability and memory, Alzheimer’s Type 3.
Insulin resistance of the brain is a bad thing because the only fuel source for our brain is sugar. If the sugar can’t get to the brain cells the brain doesn’t work well. That only effects everything that the brain effects–it is your body’s control center.
Excessive sugar crystallizes the RBC’s (Red Blood Cells). They will be disabled from being able to carry the oxygen and nutrients through the body’s blood transport system. The sugar crystalizes each cell creating barbs that protrude from them, like prickers on a rose bush. As these crystalized Red Blood Cells float around through the blood system, they will cut and tear into the blood vessels walls creating a scarring that damages the wall’s elasticity. The vessels are unable to expand and contract because the scarring stiffens and hardens the walls. This is one of the reasons that folks with Diabetes have such poor circulation, because at the extremities the vessels become smaller and it’s even harder for these RBC’s to get through, thus the circulation is gravely reduced. Many more negative consequences due to refined sugar consumption are weight gain, aging of the skin as well as the body organs, inflammation which develops into other diseases due to the high acidity effects from the sugar, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, tooth decay, fatigue and irritability, heart disease, and brain dangers (especially when you think of Alzheimer’s and Autism both are affected by the excess sugars in their brain). A final thought, there has been research on people who eat lots of sweet stuff actually show reduced activity in the brain’s reward center, which means they need to eat even more  in order to get the same amount of pleasure.Alzheimer’s diet must be a whole plant based diet, avoiding all chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, processed foods, because all of these are inflammatory. Inflammation in our body will cause damage to the receptor sites. Inflammation causes oxidation to those sites and everywhere in the body it can happen. To reverse all of this the diet must be regulated: two parts, vegetables–all the different colors. and 2 parts protein and 1/2 part fruits…the low glycemic ones, like organic berries. All of the diet must be organic and non-GMO’s in order for the body to function properly and remain in optimal health.
Let there be a 14 hour fast from the dinner meal to the next day’s breakfast. This allows the body’s cells to eliminate  many of its toxins; fasting is the only way for this to happen.. I have been down this road, got off the path and went through the healing of my body. I do not want to ever go back there again. I encourage you to be diligent and read labels very carefully! Sugar comes in many forms and I have included those in another article on my webpage. Hidden Sugar Names.

Marie

 


Breathing Exercises

1. Daily Cardio Burst:
High intensity exercises, walking in place, work up to walking fast. riding an exercise bike in bursts, (slow-to-fast-to-slow…
continuously) are some examples.
*If you have asthma, COPD, any lung condition, exercise can improve your health and reduce your symptoms.

2. Belly Grab:
Lay on bed, (or floor) place one hand on your stomach and one on your chest. Begin breathing, concentrating on moving the hand on your stomach while keeping the hand on your chest still. On each exhale, concentrate on squeezing your abs to force out the air. Perform this exercise for 1 minute at least 2 times a day. As you get more comfortable try performing this in a seated position. Ideally you should breath this way 24/7_the
more you practice the easier and more automatic it will become.

3. Car or Shower Sing:
Don’t be bashful, no one can hear you_singing is wonderful exercise for the diaphragm_the louder the better, after all reaching new decibels and belting out long verses requires BIG inhales. (any song will do)

4. Deep Breathing Exercises:
These are for relaxing as well as strengthening the immune system by circulating our lymph.
Breathing in very slowly filling your lungs, while deeply pushing your belly out. Hold for the count of 4, then slowly release on the count of 2. Do 10 deep breaths 3 times each day. The more stressed you are, add a few extra for stress release.

These are for the beginner, to work their way up. The object is to get a good breathing ability all day long. Most of us don’t breathe deep into our abdomen, here’s how to start!

MARIE


Hidden Sugar Names

Category : Allergies , Arthritis , Diseases , News

Agave nectar                                    Glucose
Barbados sugar                               Glucose solids
Barley malt                                      Golden sugar
Beet sugar                                        Golden syrup
Blackstrap molasses                      Granulated sugar
Brown sugar                                    Grape sugar
Buttered syrup                                High-fructose corn syrup
Cane juice crystals                          Honey
Cane sugar                                       Icing sugar
Caramel                                            Invert sugar
Carob syrup                                      Lactose
Castor sugar                                     Malt syrup
Confectioner’s sugar                       Maltodextrin
Corn syrup                                        Maltose
Corn syrup solids                            Maple syrup
Crystalline fructose                         Molasses
Date sugar                                        Muscovado sugar
Demerara sugar                               Raw sugar
Dextrane                                            Refiner’s sugar
Dextrose                                            Rice syrup
Diastase                                             Sorbitol
Diastatic malt                                   Sorghum syrup
Ethyl maltol                                      Sucrose
Evaporated cane juice                    Sugar
Fructose                                            Syrup
Fruit juice                                         Treacle
Fruit juice concentrate                  Turbinado sugar
Galactose                                         Yellow sugar


Restore Brain Health And Nerve Function

Category : Brain Function , Diseases , News , Sleep

Dear Readers,

These Are Just Some Suggestions: to use to help restore cognitive impairment; read under Resources for others.

Stress Less:
Breathe Slow
Meditate Daily
Enjoy Nature
Exercise Daily
Prayer and Faith
Practice Gratitude

Exercise in Bursts:
Daily exercise makes your brain bigger (Dementia shrinks it as well as processed foods). You want a bigger brain, which inspires growth of new brain cells and connections. Exercise keeps your brain happy and promotes better sleep. It keeps away depression. (Daily exercise supervised to start off)
*Do breathing exercises, daily see breathing exercises.
*Walking/sprinting in place…start slow work up JUST KEEP MOVING. Allow the blood to flow to your brain.
*Walk in place (hold chair for balance if needed), speed it up slow it down.The fast/slow rhythm will enhance your lungs, heart and brain.
*Later goal is for the balancing exercises. Hold solid chair back lightly, stand on one foot, then the other, alternating, do for 1-2 minutes. each week can increase the time as the body conforms.
*Not only exercising your body but your brain as well…learning NEW things stimulates the brain cells into growing new ones. These exercises are for beginners and keep moving.

Reduce Inflammation:
The brain and neurological tissues are extremely sensitive regions of the body and are highly susceptible to infection and inflammation. One of the ways our body protects itself from threats of infection is through the immune process called inflammation, but if there is too much inflammation going on it can damage the neurological tissue and cause problems.
Food is a big contributor to inflammation. Inflammatory foods include, dairy, sugars, refined grains, grain-fed meat, bad fats, such as corn, unfermented soy, canola oil, hydrogenated oils, all oils that are used for frying. Fried foods are a culprit for inflammation in the body. The closer you stay to a whole-foods diet the less inflammation you will have..Organic foods only, avoiding GMO (genetically modified organisms). Organic Omega 3 fatty acids, Organic Hemp Oil, MCT Oil, and Organic Coconut Oil, help reduce inflammation.Wash all fruits and veggies in the sink with a tsp. of baking soda to decontaminate the chemical residues.

Clean filtered water:
Hydration is critical…it washes out toxins and waste products. Our cells are working hard all day long and water is the way these cells won’t get gummed up, and fail to eliminate their waste products. It keeps are body running smoothly and efficiently. The brain will also get soft and shrinks if it’s not sufficiently hydrated. If we don’t get enough fluid moving through the body everything starts to back up and the body is becoming literally poisoned. Hydration with healthy water is the best. Tap water and water in plastic bottles are not the best; the bottled water sits in the chemical ladened plastic for weeks or even months. The best water is fresh water that is distilled or second best, cleaned with activated charcoal preferably in your own home, and stored in glass.

Benefits of Fasting:
Last meal of the day 3 hours before bedtime because it helps the process of melatonin and sleep. Breakfast will be at least 12 hours from the last meal from the night before to help the body’s immune senescence to happen. It allows the body to purge itself of some of those old cells, so the immune system can create new ones. The circadian cycles of the body are at work during the hours of  ‘fasting’ to allow the body to metabolize and eliminate the processes of the foods last eaten. It helps keep the immune system healthy. Drinking more water during these periods especially when rising in the morning helps the cleansing process.

Supplements Suggestions:
*Nature’s Way MCT Oil…starting at 1 tsp/day with food mid day, work up to in combination with coconut oil to 3 Tbl./day
*Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil (see above)
*Enzymedica Digest Enzymes take just before eating ANY/ALL cooked foods. Take at the beginning of the meal that will contain cooked foods.
*Vitamin B-12, B-6, Folic Acid. and Vitamin D-3/one capsule, each once a day with lunch.
*DHA/EPA Fish oil capsules or DHA Vegetarian Algae 2 per day with dinner.

Truthfully Caring,
Marie


Sleepy Time Tips

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Category : News , Sleep

Dear Friends and Readers,

Daily exercise helps to keep the body in hormonal balance. Melatonin is a hormone that promotes sleep, and to relieve stress and depression. Doing vigorous exercise early in the day and mild stretching before bedtime will help to fall asleep and stay asleep all night.

Hydrate well during the day to keep your brain alert and body cleansed. You can slow down your drinking your fluids after dinner so you won’t interrupt your sleep by getting up to go to the bathroom.

Make sure that you have your last food intake at least three hours before bedtime, so your body and brain will be able to rest; repairing itself and converting new information in the brain. and not to be disrupted by the digestive process.

After dinner, dishes done, kitchen cleaned; now get yourself ready for bed. It is now the power-down-hour, 20 minutes for hygiene, brush teeth and other bedtime rituals, then RELAX. Turn off the computers, and other electronic devices, for these disrupt brain function for sleeping. Keep the lights low and allow your melatonin levels to rise naturally. Meditate, drink your banana tea, keep the conversations at a calm level, nothing stimulating.

It is best to go to bed earlier, say 8-9:00 while the melatonin levels are up, so you can get your 8 hours of sleep before these levels drop. We do need at least 8-9 hours of good sleep a night for optimal health and proper body and brain functioning. Retrain and go to bed earlier, 10 minutes or so for several nights until you reach a healthier bedtime. When the light/sunlight appears the melatonin will decrease and your body is ready to get up or you will feel groggy.

When you retire to sleep for the night, make sure all lights are covered, keep your room as dark as possible, otherwise the lights will decrease your melatonin levels. Have the room temperature kept cool 60-68 degrees rather than warm so you can sleep comfortably. If you do open the window but need to keep the noise level down, use foam earplugs to have a quiet sleep.

​Alcohol, caffeine, and some drugs interrupt your REM sleep, and so do the sleeping pills, please refrain from these drugs if you want to have a good night sleep. I have taken to include one tablespoon of MCT Oil (medium chain triglycerides which has 60% coconut oil) at lunch. I found that I sleep great at night and dream a lot…so I know I am sleeping when I dream. Sugars are a brain stimulant and also hinders the proper function of the sleep hormones so best to avoid them.

Pleasant Dreams!
Marie


GMO’s

Category : Allergies , News

My dear readers,

I have been telling you all as I have go through my health journey that I keep experimenting (with me) throughout the healing process. My book: From Birth Until Sunset…Poisoned To Death explains some of these things along my journey. I have to look at the whole process as a lot of Lessons For Life, to help me along the way as well as helping all of my readers, who are also searching for answers. I have had pitfalls and valleys as well as mountain high experiments. I started this year’s journey trying to find out why even though I had been on a whole food plant-based diet that I was still having pain issues. (Read the article on Excessive Protein Problems on this webpage.) Well, I came to another fork in the road.

I would like to share with you my weekend health experience. I still struggle with my food addictions, and when I give into them they always get me in trouble. Well, Friday night we went out to dinner to an Italian Restaurant and ate the small Bruschetta appetizer and one other piece of bread along with my dinner. That night I woke up three hours after going to sleep, all of my joints were throbbing with pain that wouldn’t stop.  Sleep was non-existent after that since I couldn’t get comfortable. I prayed to God for help and I might’ve gotten an hour more of sleep at the most out of exhaustion. I can oftentimes learn from ‘painful’ experiences. That afternoon we had a dinner party to go and was to bring a pasta salad and a tossed salad. After last nights ‘trauma’, I opted out and decided to bring the Sweet and Sour Rainbow Coleslaw(on Recipes Section) instead. Lo and behold, Saturday night I slept pain free and never woke up once. I felt like the windows and doors to Heaven opened up on me, and God’s message was “Do you have it now?” I had to say “yes I got it, thank-you!” I now cannot deny His mercy and continue to eat these foods, for I would take His gift (wisdom) and throw it back to Him. I did ask for Him more non-grain recipes as He continues to help me with my food addictions. I AM powerless! I had allergy testing about a month ago and they told me I did not have any allergies to wheat, oats, corn etc., but I have some reactions to these grains and obviously wheat being the worst. At this same time my studies and research has led me to the GMO’s. (Read ‘Why Are There So Many Wheat Allergies’article on this webpage) According to health experts all wheat now is GMO’ed and Roundup ready in this country and many parts of the world, and non-organic oats and corn are also GMO’s. The unfortunate part is that our atmosphere is so saturated with these chemicals that it there isn’t any guarantees that our organic grains will be free of these substances or not. These chemicals are in all of our foods. I figured out because of the grain farming practices I may not be allergic to wheat, but to the chemicals on the Roundup ready and GMO’ed wheat. My body is sensitive to toxins and I can truthfully vouch that these breads and grains are tainted and destructive. Any foods that we eat should be buy organic only, it’s safer! I am studying the GMO issues at this time and will continue to give you more updates as I get them. Keep checking back on this webpage for that information. We are in all of this together.

Marie


The Dangers of BPA

Category : BPA , News

My Dear Readers,

Bisphenol A (BPA)/Bisphenol S (BPS) are industrial chemicals that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960’s. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. These polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food, beverages, and ie. plastic water bottles. The BPA chemicals leach their toxins into the foods stored in them. Some dental sealants and composites may also contain BPA. BPS is alternative chemical used in the place of BPA, but may be just as dangerous to the human body. These chemicals do not leave the body easily…it does it’s damage first.
BPA/BPS are an endocrine disrupters which means that they mimic or interfere with your body’s hormones and disrupts your endocrine system. The glands of your endocrine system and hormones that they release are instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism as well as sexual function and reproductive processes. BPA can behave a similar way to estrogen and other hormones of the human body. High doses of BPA can cause infertility and other health issues. Everyday use of BPA, damages brain cells, affects mood and memory, learning abilities as well as depression. It is important that Alzheimer’s patients and persons who have  ADHD should not be drinking their water or eating any foods from plastic containers or cans that are not BPA free due to the excess chemical toxicity in these containers, use glass or food grade stainless steel. This chemical is especially damaging the growing bodies of young children. BPA baby bottles were banned in 2012, and the manufactures are now using Bisphenol S (BPS) and other chemicals. Recent studies are showing that this new approach is just as bad if not worse than the original. 80% of Americans have detectable levels of BPS in their urine.
The FDA continues to support the use of BPA in current food packaging because they claim the amount that leaches into the food and beverages is small. The thing is…a poison is still a poison no matter what the amount. BPA can be detected in the urine of 93% of Americans. The typical Standard American Diet includes canned  and packaged goods, frozen plastic containers ready to microwave, BPA plastic water and beverage bottles. NEVER microwave in ANY plastic container! Even when not heated baby bottles and plastic bottles leach their chemicals into the water we drink.  The highest concentration of BPA is found in canned soups, pasta, tomato products and infant formulas.
It’s almost impossible to avoid BPA contact because in addition to being in most packaged food items it is an environmental contaminant. It is even in the cash register reciepts.  Even when buying and using glass jars and bottles the hiding spots are the lids of glass jars; baby foods, jelly, pickles, salsa and other condiments. Other places are aerosol cans for whipping cream and non-stick sprays, bottles and tins of cooking oil, aluminum beverage cans, metal coffee cans, and beer kegs. BPA at levels found in the American diet have triggered symptoms of IBS, commonly seen in ulcerative colitis and possibly Crohn’s disease symptoms. Studies have also found that BPA lowers Vitamin D levels in the bloodstream…also disrupting normal reproductive and thyroid function. 
Plastics of Polystyrene (#6) known as Styrofoam to make cups, plates, bowls, and takeout containers, meat trays etc. Polystyrene is known to leach styrene into your food, which can damage your nervous system and is linked to cancer. Temperature has been found to play a role in how much styrene leaches from polystyrene containers, which means using them for hot foods and beverages (coffee) may be the worst of all. 

Symptoms, warning signs of BPA toxicity:

*You are overweight…Historically, the concept of obesity was one of “calories in, calories out”. It is now due to the high intake of chemicals within the body from the foods we eat and the containers they come in.
*Early puberty. BPA disrupts our hormones.
*Erectile dysfunction
*Your blood pressure is too high.
*You have ADHD.
*You have heart disease.
*You have prostate cancer.
*IBS symptoms/leaky gut.

The numbers on the plastic containers and what they mean:
1.  PET or PETE (Polyethylene terephthalate)
2.  HDPE (High-density polyethylene)
3.  PVC (Polyvinyl chloride)
4.  LDPE (lLo-denisity polyethylene)
5.  PP (Polypropylene)
6.  PS (Polystyrene) Styrofoam
7.  PLA (polycarbonate plastic) the worst one.
  
The ones that may be used, somewhat safe: 1,2,4 and 5. Not to be used at all: 3,6,and 7. We need to avoid all chemicals from our diets, they are worse than the plagues for we being Poisoned To Death.

Marie