The TED Talks have been known to be some of the most well designed workshops of our time. I hope one day to host one of these talks, I think it would be a GREAT place to launch my message about sugar in our diet.
From WIKIPEDIA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atrazine)
Atrazine is a herbicide of the triazine class. Atrazine is used to prevent pre and post-emergence broadleaf weeds in crops such as maize (corn) and sugarcane and on turf, such as golf courses and residential lawns.
In other words, atrazine is a very common chemical. Yet this common chemical has made its way into many controversial discussions, and now an upcoming documentary video, TOXIC BABY. This is also from Wikipedia:
As of 2001, atrazine was the most commonly detected pesticide contaminating drinking water in the United States.:42 Studies suggest it is an endocrine disruptor, an agent that may alter the natural hormonal system in animals. In 2006 the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated that “the risks associated with the pesticide residues pose a reasonable certainty of no harm”, and in 2007 the EPA said that atrazine does not adversely affect amphibian sexual development and that no additional testing was warranted. The EPA opened a new review in 2009 that concluded that “the agency’s scientific bases for its regulation of atrazine are robust and ensure prevention of exposure levels that could lead to reproductive effects in humans.”
The movie from 2011, TOXIC BABY, was not an Atrazine only movie. It is on par with UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS, the movie we brought to you just a few weeks ago. A movie that takes a path through darkness to show the horrific truths about the chemical lives that we live. I was just pulled into a conversation about this last night, well, as I write this, just hours ago.
“Do you think Autism is caused by vaccines?”
“Yes and No, I think it is the checmical and toxic damage that is being done to us from all directions. Vaccines are a significant portion because directly injecting toxins, takes all of our natural buffers out of play. The intestines, the mucosal linings, the skin… and places these chemicals directly in the bloodstream. But to ignore the tens of thousands of chemicals that we are in contact with every day would be foolish.”
The trailer gives a glimpse of this movies hard hitting content. (for those who cannot watch it embedded in our web post – here is a link – http://www.imdb.com/video/withoutabox/vi4206494233?ref_=tt_pv_vi_aiv_1 )
Back to Atrazine. The Movie that is playing in our traction room, is the TED talk that opposes the EPA stance that Atrazine is safe, and portrays atrazine as an extremely harmful hormone manipulator. This was found in amphibian bio-chemistry, as the enzyme aromatase was activated in male frogs, causing them to stop producing testosterone, and to begin producing estrogen in its place.
BPA is put under the microscope as well.
The focus of today’s Daily Sprout, is not in the message that is written here, but in the discussion that should follow. You need to watch the video. Spend the time to listen and understand and to share the information with the world. Look for opportunities to educate others. Be proactive in your community. Be proactive in your life.
I am not fun to befriend if we are going to sit around a table and talk health, because I am convicting by nature. But this conviction is out of love. Love the people around you. Watch the movie and see what drives us, and let it drive you.
For those reading this at home. You’ll get the movie posted in another day. But for now, at least watch this one here in the Sprout.
Be well and be blessed. – Dr. E