I have an entire chapter (Ch.4) in Listen To Your Gut devoted to guiding you through your whole house, clothes, eating, etc. showing you how to remove all those “hidden” toxins that are sabotaging your health and making it harder to heal.
This latest news report is just more confirmation of the importance of removing all these toxic chemicals from your environment. Researchers at the Department of Epidemiology at UCLA’s School of Public Health determined that:
“Women in the study with high levels of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) took longer to get pregnant.
Recent animal studies have found these chemicals may have a variety of toxic effects on the liver, immune system and developmental and reproductive organs.
In addition, previous studies by the same researchers found that PFOA may affect the growth of fetuses. In addition, two other studies linked PFOA and PFOS to impaired fetal growth, Olsen said.”
These chemicals are pervasive in food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, carpets and personal care products.
As I say in Chapter Four of Listen To Your Gut, page 259:
People who are strong and healthy can accept and process a lot of toxins every day without being adversely affected. However, if your body has developed IBD it is in a hyper-sensitive state and it’s up to you to provide yourself with an environment that supports your healing efforts, not undermines them.
If you’ve been lax on working through the checklists for Chapter Four (print them out from the CD-Rom), hopefully this gives you some motivation to take a second look.