It’s like two super-villains working together to hash one evil plot.
But it’s NOT at the movies. It’s in your home.
There’s an evil plot afoot as new research links common pesticides found nearly everywhere to not just one but TWO of America’s top causes of death.
In this case, the question isn’t whether or not you’ve been exposed to this chemical. You HAVE. And probably far more often than you realize.
And that means you ARE at risk. But don’t panic. You can take two easy steps to limit the damage.
One chemical, two causes of death
The new study focuses on pyrethroids. They’re one of the most common chemicals found in pesticides.
If you’ve ever used store-bought bug killers at home, inside or in the yard, you’ve probably been exposed. Pyrethroids are in countless sprays used to “kill bugs dead.” And they’re also in the lice shampoos parents use when their child brings unwelcome guests home from school.
But even if you don’t use pesticides at home, you can’t relax. You’ve still been exposed.
This class of chemicals is used just about everywhere you visit. And that includes restaurants and supermarkets, which are constantly battling pests.
And the thing about these pesticides is, the more you’re exposed, the more the risk grows. Folks with urine levels of 3-phenoxybenzoic acid – a sign of exposure to these chemicals – above 0.50 ng/mL have a 50 percent HIGHER risk of death from two of America’s top killers…
- heart disease
Now, keep in mind that researchers studying chemicals, including pesticides like these, often recruit volunteers who work with them for a living. It’s a good way to gather a lot of data in a short amount of time.
But in this case, the study WASN’T done with a bunch of exterminators. And it DIDN’T cherrypick from people with the highest levels of pyrethroids exposure at work.
Instead, it focused on folks just like you.
2 step pesticide detox slashes risks
Most Americans have 3-phenoxybenzoic acid levels somewhere between 0.2 and 2 ng/mL. That means many of us are WELL ABOVE the levels where the risks kick in.
And this is only ONE chemical class we’re exposed to routinely, of course. There’s also DDT… PCBs… dioxins… glyphosate (Roundup used when growing genetically modified foods) … and more.
Some of these chemicals are now officially “banned.” But they’re still out in the environment, lurking in the soil and water. And that means they can end up in your food and water supply.
That why detox is so important. You can help your body FORCE these pesticides and other chemicals out faster with a simple two-step detox plan.
- Eat Clean: Go organic, and start filtering your water. And make the switch to using only natural pesticides around the home. Plus, add more natural detoxifiers to your diet, including plenty of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
- Detox: Your body has its own natural detoxification process. But it’s a little on the slow side. And that means your risk remains high for longer. But you can help speed things along with natural detoxifying supplements such as glutathione and milk thistle extract. Speak to an integrative physician to help you decide which supplements are best for you.
You can’t avoid the pyrethroids from pesticides altogether. But taking these two easy steps could help slash your risks.