How to Reduce Exposure to Environmental Chemicals with Dr. Aly Cohen – Eating for Your Health

Dr. Aly Cohen discusses what YOU CAN DO to reduce exposures in our kitchens, food & food packaging with Eating For Your Health, providing a non-judgmental environment encouraging individuals to Eat for their Health.

There are over 95,000 commercial, industrial, and agricultural chemicals currently registered and available for use in the United States, the majority of which have never been tested in humans for safety or toxicity. Only 5 chemicals have been taken off out the U.S. market since 1976, under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). The food industry alone uses over 3,000 different chemicals and billions of pounds annually of chemicals that have been grandfathered in as ‘safe’, under the Generally Regarded as Safe or GRAS regulations. Water regulations, dating back to the 1970’s are still in effect, regulating just 91 chemicals in over 160,000 water treatment plants across the U.S.. Home furnishings, air quality, cellular technology all have a “story” regarding regulation, testing, risk of harm, and safe use and alternatives.

Heavy metals, and a variety of chemicals, which disrupt the human endocrine system (EDCs), are now considered a world-wide threat to the environment, wildlife, and human populations. In addition to the harmful chemicals intentionally used in a variety of everyday products and materials, the disposal of millions of tons of harmful chemicals, through water systems and incinerated into toxic air pollution, are now known to both directly and indirectly effect human health.

An abundance of evidence now exists, through the World Health Organization, the Endocrine Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, that many of these chemicals and electromagnetic radiation (EMF) are harmful to human health, especially fetuses, toddlers and teens, who’s brains and bodies are developing at a rapid rate. Rates of asthma, anxiety and depression, heart disease, autoimmune disease, endocrine disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancers have increased world-wide, linked to increased rates of air pollution, poor food quality, drinking water contamination, and personal care products.

Dr. Aly Cohen will discuss evidence-based data on everyday chemicals that we put in, on, and around our bodies and how they contribute to human health conditions, such as obesity, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, infertility, mental health disorders, and cancer. She will discuss dietary approaches to reduce toxicity in food and food packaging and how best to maximize sleep, stress management, nutrition, evidence-based supplements and other modalities for safe, natural detoxification. Dr. Cohen will provide practical tips and resources to enable and empower the audience in ways to limit environmental exposures in order to prevent disease, better manage current conditions, and improve overall well-being!

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