The term Preventative Medicine is usually applied to the use of mammograms, colonoscopies, PAP tests, etc. but this is actually early detection rather than true prevention. Whereas these tests can be valuable and even life saving, what we’re addressing here is an effort to prevent the initiation of cancer.
In the case of autoimmune disease there are many studies showing that intestinal bacteria are related to inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis. Probiotics can be as effective as medication for treatment of IBD, but the microbiome’s effect on the immune system goes far beyond the intestines.
In addition to their content of potentially toxic phthalates, plastics are also a major source of Bisphenol A. This compound has been reported to be associated with disorders of reproductive health, some cancers, heart disease, other endocrine problems and neurotoxicity in children-especially behavioral problems such as anxiety, depression and hyperactivity.