Dr Alain Butnaru
We live in a chemical-filled atmosphere, steeping in thousands of toxic products every day!
We become impregnated with toxic heavy metals simply by breathing the air around us, and absorb pesticides and other dangerous substances when we eat and when we use hygiene products on our bodies and in our homes.
Even climate change affects our mental health and, by aggravating carbon pollution, it has made the number of allergy sufferers skyrocket. A recent study by Santé Publique France, carried out on test samples (urine, serum and hair) from 1,104 children and 2,503 adults, revealed that bisphenols (A, F and S), phthalates, parabens, glycol ethers, flame retardants and perfluo-rocarbons, some of which are proven or suspected endocrine disruptors or carcinogens:
- were present in all of the adults’ and children’s bodies
- that the levels of impregnation measured were comparable to those in studies carried out abroad •
- that the levels of impregnation were higher in the children Another recent discovery (Bernard Jégou, Inserm) demonstrated the “cocktail effect”, which means that each of the molecules individually tested were amplified when mixed with other components. Their original toxicity was multiplied by 10 or even 10,000, depending on the substances concerned.
This permanent intoxication is one of the reasons we are seeing a significant increase in health problems, particularly the number of cancers and neurodegene-rative disorders.
It is therefore vital to detoxify our body
In practice, effective detoxification does not just mean a seasonal drainage treatment. It must be customised and, to do this, it is vital to measure the person’s level of intoxication with a suitable questionnaire, blood tests to measure heavy metal poisoning and glyphosate levels, and a spectrophoto-metry measurement that shows how saturated the tissues are with these molecules.
If the results are high, it is useful to find out how effective the liver is at detoxifying the body on its own, by looking at the patient’s genetics. There are treatments available that are suitable for atmospheric pollutant, endocrine disruptor and heavy metal poisoning, but, before envisaging any specific treatment, it is vital to boost the detoxifying and eliminating function of the liver, our body’s natural processing factory. However, since this poisoning is constant, regular detoxification is required.
How to avoid endocrine disruptors on a daily basis?
- it is best to eat organic produce, otherwise it is important to wash and peel fruit and vegetables, even though we know that pesticides get inside them.
- Avoid heavily processed foods wherever possible.
- Do not heat food up in plastic containers.
In hygiene and cosmetic products:
- Beware of parabens, especially for children.
- Use organic nappies and tampons.
- Avoid products with a long list of ingredients.
- Opt for organic fabrics and always wash clothes before wea-ring them for the first time.
- Beware of plastic toys that children put in their mouths
- Opt for wooden toys, where possible.
Dr Alain Butnaru: Graduate of the Paris Medical Faculty. Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine since 1985. Permanent member of the French Society of Aesthetic Medicine. Degrees in Morphological and Anti-Aging Medicine, Micronutrition, Auriculotherapy and Hypnosis.