We do know that some chemically produced estrogens are in plastics. Soy, which is in EVERYTHING today contains phytoestrogens. Hair care and body care products are laden with parabens, another chemically created estrogen. We've used glass baby bottles instead of plastic and have gone back to glass food storage as well. We don't put any plastics in the microwave. I too have wondered about what you have written. After being diagnosed with polycycstic ovarian syndrome and taking strong stuff to get pregnant, I avoided all items mentioned above (and started a more organic diet) and got pregnant with baby number two completely naturally. The PCOS symptoms are pretty much gone, but the symptoms included manly traits. Interesting to say the least.
posted on 01/18/2012 3:44:53 AM PST
(My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
Was your “more organic diet” lower in refined carbs or no carbs at all? I’m PCOS and trying to get back on the low carb wagon, I feel like my symptoms are less when I do. Haven’t tried avoiding plastics, though.
posted on 01/18/2012 5:53:04 AM PST
In our house we’ve done the same. Storing and microwaving food in glass only. Glass baby bottles (lifefactory is an awesome brand).
But tests have been done all over and studies report: BPA in all human wombs. Are we so arrogant to believe that these pollutants destroy reproductive systems of soft animals like fish and frogs but could never affect us?
When seeking a link, I found a ton that link bpa prenatally to girls born with behavior problems too.
posted on 01/18/2012 7:42:08 AM PST
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