Wise Up Journal
By Gabriel O’Hara
The rate of breast cancer which uses estrogen-type hormones for growth is skyrocketing. Women who receive treatment for breast cancer are recommended by their doctors to avoid the contraceptive pill as it increases estrogen levels in the body. However there are more prevalent sources of synthetic estrogen in our daily food supply that people should avoid and the Canadian government have started to ban them. Extra intake of synthetic estrogen is not normal or healthy for females or males.
“Canada bans ‘gender-bend baby bottles’, putting Britain under pressure to follow suit
“Baby bottles containing a controversial ‘gender bending’ chemical are to be barred in Canada, the first country to introduce such a ban.
“In a move that will put pressure on Britain to follow suit, health officials have officially classified bisphenol A (BPA) – an everyday chemical added to plastics and food packaging – as toxic.
“BPA mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen and has been linked to birth defects in boys, heart disease in adults, and lower sperm counts and breast cancer in animals.
“Studies have shown that BPA can leach from plastic bottles into their liquid contents.
“The government plans to restrict the import, sale and advertising of bottles made with BPA. ”
Text below is from Canada’s BBC equivalent, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC):
“Amongst the chemicals most under the microscope for its negative health effects is a compound first synthesized in the 1890’s: Bisphenol A.
“It languished until the 1930’s, when it was discovered that it could be used as a synthetic estrogen. In the 1950’s it was discovered that bisphenol-A had the remarkable ability to make plastics more pliable and less prone to crack. Between 1980 and 2000, U.S. production of bisphenol-A grew nearly five times. And it is now a ubiquitous component of clear polycarbonate plastic and it is very big business.
“It is used to make compact discs, sunglasses, bicycle helmets, water and milk bottles, baby bottles, drinking cups, pacifiers, food storage containers, dental sealants, tableware, window frames, cell phones, car parts, toys […] It is the de facto lining used in food cans to prevent corrosion. More than seven billion pounds of bisphenol A are produced each year worldwide. The chemical is so common that over 95% of us have elevated levels”
Too much synthetic estrogen is also bad for men as well as breasts.
“The quality of sperm is declining. Eighty-five per cent of the sperm produced by a healthy male is DNA-damaged.”
“The average sperm count of a North American college student today is less than half of what it was 50 years ago.”
Canada has started banning BPA but other countries have not, so it must be safe like asbestos was when the first government banned that. Despite their is no scientific question that BPA is a synthetic estrogen and that increased levels of estrogen is bad for breasts and men; busy doctors who might never come across these barely mentioned facts in the media stick to textbook approved guesses on the cause of the increasing rate of cancer. The approved guesses are that more people are being diagnosed than before or it’s due to modern lifestyle or genes (even if your ancestors lived to healthy old ages). BPA was known since the 1930’s to be a synthetic estrogen and it might take another 78 years before state approved textbooks bring this fact to the attention of doctors. In the mean time we are expected to think that a synthetic estrogen introduced into the daily food supply since the 1950’s which increased five fold in the last twenty years surely can not be the cause of sky rocketing increases in breast cancer and sperm DNA damage, so these increases must be caused by people going to the gym too much or people typing on a PC instead of a typewriter (their genes are not suited to a modern life style), it’s nothing to do with hormone chemicals despite studies and bans. Over the last 50 years 85% of sperm becoming DNA in a healthy specimen of a male is harder to brush off as “more people are being diagnosed” like the increase in breast cancer is.
Another estrogen mimicking product in our daily diet
By the way there is one other big business estrogen mimicking product prevalent in our daily diet, that we know of. It was reported by the Guardian newspaper that two FDA government scientists concluded it’s danger to the public (listed below) and they both were senior scientists. The two scientists referred to not one or two studies but twenty eight studies revealing the toxic effects of soya, which mimic estrogen and cause cancer. Soya is added to almost all chocolates and candies. The West produces soya products differently than Asia does traditionally. In Asia they traditional ferment the soybean plant which removes the toxicity and they do not use all of it – not a fast method. The official line in the West is that this process is too slow and wasteful for the billion euro/dollar/pound industrial billionaires. Lucky for us two senior scientists had the courage to go against such massive pressure even though they were employed by the government. The bad news is that this happened only 9 years ago and never got a fraction as much coverage as politicians having a G8 meeting or a plane crash or a state advertisement warning you to pay your TV licence tax (in Ireland and the UK) or overpopulation statements. If BPA is anything to go by it could take another couple of decades before one country even starts to ban it… while cancer and infertility becomes ‘normalised/common’.
13 August 2000
By Antony Barnett
“A health warning was sounded last night over the dangers of eating soya after two senior American government scientists revealed that chemicals in the product could increase the risk of breast cancer in women, brain damage in men and abnormalities in infants.
“The disclosure, which sent shockwaves through the multi-billion dollar food industry, came after the scientists decided to break ranks with colleagues in the US Food and Drug Administration and oppose its decision last year to approve a health claim that soya reduced the risk of heart disease. They wrote an internal protest letter warning of 28 studies revealing toxic effects of soya.
“The concerns of Doerge and fellow FDA researcher Daniel Sheehan focus on chemicals in soya known as isoflavones which have effects similar to the female hormone oestrogen.
“While these chemicals may help to prevent a range of conditions including high cholesterol, they also lead to health problems in animals including altering sexual development of foetuses and causing thyroid disorders. Although soy is thought to protect against breast cancer, some studies show that chemicals in soya may increase the chances of breast cancer which uses oestrogen-type hormones for growth. ”