Studies are suggesting that girls exposed to non-stick surfaces have an 8-fold increase in developing Celiac Disease. Boys exposed to flame retardant chemicals had increased tendencies to develop Celiac Disease.
"Chemicals weren't designed with the body in mind--they were developed with the material in mind."
"People who are likely to respond to the Feingold Program typically have one or more of these symptoms. While the symptoms are not necessarily abnormal, a chemically-sensitive person will display more of them more frequently and to more of an extreme than the average person."
It may be best to speak with a Registered Dietician/Nutritionist that advocates for your needs and wants. We have a recommendation if you are in need of a kind, compassionate and knowledgeable RD/N to help you.
"While a growing number of companies are responding to consumer demands for healthy food, there are millions of children who consume petrochemicals and who continue to fail in school, and perhaps in life. Meanwhile, the majority of professionals and politicians who claim to be concerned for our welfare, turn away from their responsibility while the food manufacturers continue to squeeze more profits out of their foodless foods."
"When Dr. Feingold first began to use diet (then called the K-P diet) to treat children with ADHD (then called hyperkinesis), he said that 30% to 50% of them got better. Later, after he also eliminated the petrochemical preservatives BHA and BHT (TBHQ didn’t exist yet), he found that over 70% of the children got better. We still see that same – or better – result today."
"Chronic exposure to environmental chemicals is an increasing problem globally, adversely affecting the quality of life of large numbers of people. The sheer number of chemicals in use today is overwhelming. In the United States, 80,000 chemicals are registered for commercial use with the Environmental Protection Agency (1)...It is possible that nutritional status and nutrients play a role by modifying the susceptibility to chemical exposures...There is some evidence that adult women (21) and children (22) who consume higher amounts of dietary calcium have lower blood lead concentrations (BPb). Placental transfer of lead was shown to be lower in women who consume diets rich in iron (23) and in those who have higher hemoglobin levels (24)."
"New flame retardants escaping from our TVs, other electrical and electronic products, and children's car seats are just as toxic as the flame retardants they're intended to replace, according to a peer-reviewed study published today in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. The authors found that the replacement chemicals, called organophosphate flame retardants, have been associated with lower IQ in children, reproductive problems, and other serious health harms."
Have you considered the environmental impact of the laundry detergent you currently are using? Did you know that the laundry detergent that you're using INSIDE your home impacts the lakes, rivers and ocean MANY MILES AWAY? The answer lies in the fact that the water consumption of your household is not a closed loop. There's a term called "grey water" that is designed to leach via subsurface drains. Whether you're connected to city sewer wastewater disposal facilities or your own septic--grey water undergoes a process that attempts to remove contaminants and impurities from the liquid that emerges after anaerobic digestion. Organic materials in the liquid are catabolized by a microbial ecosystem--except for those that remain underground.
Laundry grey water usually contains varying levels of suspended solids, salts, nutrients, organic matter and pathogens which arise from washing of clothes using detergents. Laundry detergents contain a range of chemical substances that include surfactants, builders, bleaching agents and additives. These can often not be broken down traditionally--and all backyard flows lead to local creeks, streams, lakes, ocean, etc.
Surfactants are a class of synthetic compounds commonly found in grey water as residues of laundry detergents and other household cleaning and personal care products.
SO, WHAT ABOUT THIEVES-SOAPBERRY LAUNDRY SOAP?! Alternatively, a large proportion of the ingredients of Thieves Laundry Soap are plant based and essentially non-volatile compounds dominated by salts. Some of the salts present in grey water can be beneficial to plants, particularly nutrients, although a balanced concentration of nutrients is required to avoid nutrient deficiency or toxicity in plants. A natural equilibrium and balanced chemical equation is achieved with the flora and fauna in your backyard, and what residue that makes it downstream is otherwise non-toxic.
It is impossible to say without knowing the product ingredients and understanding their potential effects. Cleaning products marketed as “natural” typically use chemicals made from corn or other biological sources, rather than petroleum. While these cleaning products may be made out of renewable resources, their “natural” ingredients are still chemically identical to those made from petroleum, so their potential health and environmental impacts during and after use would be the same.
Household chemicals used for cleaning purposes include lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda, borax, ammonia, and bleach. Some of those chemicals can be useful and generally are benign; others are potentially hazardous. Borax, for example, which is used to enhance the cleaning power of a detergent, is associated with reproductive, developmental, and neurological hazards. These chemicals can also be toxic if used in the wrong ways. For example, combining bleach and ammonia generates a toxic chloramine gas. Typically, homemade cleaners do not perform as well as commercially available products, which are specially formulated chemical blends designed for high performance."
“Considering all the evidence on the use of paracetamol and neurological development, we agree with previous recommendations indicating that while paracetamol should not be suppressed in pregnant women or children, it should be used only when necessary.
At some point during pregnancy, an estimated 46-56% of pregnant women in developed countries use paracetamol, which is considered the safest analgesic/antipyretic for pregnant women and children. However, mounting evidence has linked prenatal paracetamol exposure to poorer cognitive performance, more behavioral problems, and ASC and ADHD symptoms, the authors noted."