Thursday, November 21, 2013

B2B Annual Turkey Burn! Join Us?

B2B Annual Turkey Burn!!

Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013.
Bethany Baptist Church
All over the age of 12 are welcome to participate!
(Childcare will be provided for those under 12.)

Come join us from 8:00 - 9:30 for a fun work out, 
guaranteed to allow fpr
extra calorie consumptions later in the day!

**New guests/participants, please arrive a few minutes early for check-in.**

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

AH!!! Finally....a fact..... Pesticides are messing with our hormones!!!

Attention all health conscious Friends:

This story was released today on KOMO news.  This is a start the media attention awareness that pesticides are causing harm to our bodies!! Don't assume this pertains only to won't take long for these same researchers to link many other illnesses, diseases and certain types of cancer to the use of chemicals that, when ingested, wreak havok on our hormones and trigger hormone-related disease.  THANK YOU, Fred Hutch, for finally declaring this truth. Now what, you ask? 

AVOID PESTICIDES by buying ORGANIC foods as much as possible.  

 November 5, 2013 - My emphasis in blue :)

SEATTLE – Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have discovered two pesticides they believe cause an increased risk of endometriosis, a condition that can lead to infertility in women.
Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the organ and attaches to other structures or organs. The condition most often affects the ovaries, fallopian tubes and lining of the pelvic cavity. While it is not fatal, endometriosis can cause chronic pelvic pain, painful menstrual periods and infertility.
The condition affects up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women.
“For many women, the symptoms of endometriosis can be chronic and debilitating, negatively affecting health-related quality of life, personal relationships and work productivity,” said Dr. Kristen Upson, a lead researcher at Fred Hutch.
Unfortunately, Upson said experts don’t know why endometriosis develops in some women and not others, making it difficult to prevent. To learn more, a team of researchers at Fred Hutch conducted a study to discover what role environmental chemicals might play in a woman’s risk of developing the disease.
Researchers looked at 248 women newly diagnosed with endometriosis and 538 women without the disease within Group Health Cooperative. They found women with higher exposures to two pesticides – beta-hexachlorocyclohexane and mirex – had a 30- to 70-percent increase in endometriosis risk.
“Since endometriosis is an estrogen-driven condition, we were interested in investigating the role of environmental chemicals that have estrogenic properties (did you just read that?!?!) such as organochlorine pesticides, on the risk of the disease,” Upson said.
Beta-hexachlorocyclohexane and mirex have both been banned in the United States for decades, Upson said. But, women are still exposed through diet, particularly meat, dairy and fish.
“We found it interesting that despite organochlorine pesticides being restricted in use, these chemicals were detectable in the blood samples of women in our study and were associated with increased endometriosis risk,” Upson said. “The take-home message from our study is that persistent environmental chemicals, even those used in the past, may affect the health of the current generation of reproductive-age women with regard to a hormonally driven disease.”
Pesticides have been shown to have adverse reproductive effects in laboratory studies, altering the function of the uterus and ovaries, as well as hormone production.
“Given these actions, it’s plausible that organochlorine pesticides could increase the risk of an estrogen-driven disease such as endometriosis,” Upson said. “We hope our findings will help inform current global policymaking to reduce or eliminate their use.”

Better late than never, so I'm happy. But be advised, Friends....CHEMICALS CAUSE CHAOS.  Reduce your exposure through foods, cleaning supplies, make-up, etc. It's high time we start addressing this truth and begin preventing instead of treating. And if you have daughters, you have the opportunity to be hugely influential on her delicate hormone chemistry by teaching her the importance in avoidance of chemicals that will alter her finely-tuned chemistry.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

This is SPOT ON!

People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.  True. 
If only we could get the two to work together~we'd see a dramatic decrease in chronic illness and entirely different country.