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Glyphosate In Tampons

New Study Finds Tampons are FILLED with Cancer-Causing and Infertility-Promoting Glyphosate

Have you ever considered that the majority of cotton (in the U.S. anyway) is genetically modified, and as such, it might be tainted with cancer-causing, endocrine-disrupting, infertility-promoting glyphosate?

Well, a new study at the University of La Plata found just that: 85% of cotton products like gauze, cotton balls, swabs, pads, wipes, etc. tested positive for glyphosate. Another 62% tested positive for its environmental metabolite AMPA, which has been found to potentially be 1,000 times more toxic in the body. Gauze samples tested positive 100% of the time.

Via Infobae (keep in mind this page was translated into English from an Argentinian news source.)

“The result of this research is very serious. When you use cotton or gauze to heal wounds or personal use hygienic, does thinking they are sterilized products, and results that are contaminated with a carcinogenic substance,” said pediatrician Vazquez Medardo Avila.

Glyphosate In Tampons

As you have probably heard, even the World Health Organization has recently been forced to admit that glyphosate, the most popular herbicide worldwide, is a probable human carcinogen.

So let’s get down to brass tacks, as they say. We have to face the very real possibility that these glyphosate-tainted products are tainting us in more ways than just through our food.

Over 90% of the cotton grown in the United States is grown from genetically modified seeds made specifically to withstand the application (typically what is many multiple applications) of glyphosate. And while cotton products are routinely used on places like cuts, or to clean your ears or even wipe your baby’s bottom, when it comes to feminine “protection” products, they aren’t just used for a brief moment in time. Tampons, for example, are placed in a highly sensitive mucous membrane area near a woman’s cervix and her reproductive organs for hours at a time, over a period of multiple days, each and every month, throughout all the years a woman is fertile.

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How often is a potentially harmful chemical that has been shown to cause cancer, infertility and a whole host of other immune disorders and health issues seeping into your body this way, ladies?

And we wonder why infertility is on the rise in this country!

Unless these products explicitly state they are made from organic cotton (like these organic options), it’s a safe bet to assume they are genetically modified because over 90% of the cotton here is GMO. Now, if this study is any indication, if it doesn’t say organic, it’s very likely tainted with glyphosate!


Rosemary: Wonder Herb That Fights Fatigue While Energizing Your Mind And Body!

bigstock-Green-Fresh-Rosemary-Herbs-48887360-840x560There’s something about rosemary that keeps me spell-bound and faithfully infusing it into my diet, in ever more imaginative and different ways. It holds an alchemical key to unraveling a turbulent mind whilst imbuing a calming, yet invigorating energy. All I need do is gently rub the leaves between my fingertips and inhale the rich, pungent aroma and I am transported to a space of easiness, clarity – soothed yet uplifted. Rosemary is an evergreen shrub with intensely scented needle-like leaves that thrives in a warm temperate and Mediterranean climate. Growing into a large woody shrub, this powerful herb displays a gorgeous, bee-friendly fanfare of tiny blue flowers in the spring…

There’s something about rosemary that keeps me spell-bound and faithfully infusing it into my diet, in ever more imaginative and different ways. It holds an alchemical key to unraveling a turbulent mind whilst imbuing a calming, yet invigorating energy.  All I need do is gently rub the leaves between my fingertips and inhale the rich, pungent aroma and I am transported to a space of easiness, clarity – soothed yet uplifted.

Rosemary is an evergreen shrub with intensely scented needle-like leaves that thrives in a warm temperate and Mediterranean climate. Growing into a large woody shrub, this powerful herb displays a gorgeous, bee-friendly fanfare of tiny blue flowers in the spring…

The health benefits of rosemary

Not only is rosemary a delicious addition to healthy cuisine, it supports our health in so many different and unique ways. Some of these benefits have been tried and tested through the ages, passed down from generation to generation. Some benefits have even been tested by science. One thing for sure is that rosemary is a real gift to be embraced by anyone living in a temperate or Mediterranean region…

Super brain food

Rosemary was traditionally associated with strengthening the memory and has been shown to stimulate the nervous system in the brain whilst increasing the flow of blood to the head. It also has been said that it contains compounds that stop the degradation of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter that ensures healthy memory and communication between the cells.

All round energizing stimulant AND relaxant

Rosemary is an all round stimulant known for it’s uplifting, energizing qualities. It supports blood circulation, improves digestion, encourages healthy hair growth and the immune system. As if this weren’t enough, it also imparts the rather welcomed ability to calm and gently soothe at the same time as energizing.

Rosemary is an amazing anti-oxidant

Potent antioxidants within rosemary protect the body against free-radical damage. I remember reading that rosemary has been shown to contain carnosol and ursollic acid  which are known to prevent melanoma and cancer, whilst caffeic acid and rosemarinic acid are well known for their antioxidant (and anti-inflammatory) benefits.


Anti-inflammatory benefits

Rosemary has an excellent reputation as an anti-inflammatory and has been reported to relieve asthma, eczema, arthritis, gout and other inflammatory conditions. There are other herbs and spices that may be even more powerful at reducing inflammation, although, rosemary is certainly beneficial as an all-rounder, especially if it is something you begin to consume regularly in your diet.


Helps against fight or flight, adrenal fatigue and stress

Most of us live in a busy world that all too frequently mimics the ‘fight or flight’ mode of our ancestors. Fight or flight immediately puts us in a state of stress as the body experiences a cascade of the highly stimulating, cortisol hormone throughout the body. It is thought that rosemary (along with herbs like lavender) has the uncanny knack of being able to lower cortisol levels in the body. I don’t know the science of this, yet I can say that if I inhale the pungent scent of rosemary if I’m feeling some degree of internal stress, I experience a rapid re-centering in my body and calming of stress hormones. So this ability to help against adrenal fatigue and stress really does resonate with me personally – something definitely happens!

How to use rosemary

Rosemary oatcakes by Trinity

In food: Rosemary can be used fresh or dried in soups, stews and all sorts of food dishes. It has quite tough pine needle like leaves and in most dishes benefits from being chopped finely or cooked for at least half an hour to soften up. Check out my rosemary oatcake crackers for a simple, tasty recipe with a delicate hint of this delightful herb: Trinity’s Rosemary Oatcakes

As a tea infusion: Make a delicious rosemary tea infusion by placing some fresh rosemary into a tea ball or muslin bag and allow it to infuse in a mug for about 10 minutes. If you have a tea pot just pour boiling water on the fresh herb and then strain off when ready (this allows more of the leave to infuse, which is actually better). Crush or bruise some the leaves beforehand to release more of the oils and allow for a more potent, rich flavour.

Essential oil: Many people love the intense aroma of rosemary essential oil and use it on the skin topically (minimal amount required) or as a powerful inhalant. (BE AWARE however if you are pregnant to avoid the use of rosemary essential oil, due to it’s strong stimulant properties).

So, if like me, you feel a resonance with this herb, then embrace it and explore different ways that you can bring it more into your daily life.

Soul to soul


This article is republished with full permission from Trinity’sKitchen. Please visit her awesome website and connect with her on Facebook and her other social media outlets on Twitter, and Pinterest.  Please do not republish this article (including its accompanying photographs) without seeking your own permission first.






De voordelen van Anion negatieve ionen zijn bewezen voor het verbeteren van uw gezondheid. alle levende dingen in de wereld zijn gerelateerd aan anionen (of negatieve ionen).
Voordelen van negatieve ionen; negatieve ionen verhogen de stroom van zuurstof naar de hersenen; wat resulteert in hogere alertheid, slaperigheid, en meer mentale energie, zegt Pierce J. Howard, PHD, auteur van The Owners Manual daalde voor de hersenen: dagelijkse toepassingen van geest hersenonderzoek en directeur van onderzoek op het centrum van toegepaste cognitieve wetenschappen in Charlotte, NC

Ze ook kunnen beschermen tegen ziektekiemen in de lucht, wat resulteert in verminderde irritatie als gevolg van verschillende deeltjes inademen die zorgen dat je gaat niezen, hoesten, of een irritatie van de keel, Studies bewijzen de effectiviteit van negatieve ionen, ze Helpen Ademhalings-gerelateerde ziekten Counteract voorkomen, de gevolgen van roken anti-depressivumbeter te slapen, beter genezing, eigenschappen van negatieve ionen herstellen van fysieke uitputting of vermoeidheid: door de verhoging van de zuurstofniveaus in het bloed en het vergemakkelijkt een van meer efficiënt gebruik van zuurstof , negatieve ionen helpen bij versnellend herstel van vermoeidheid.

Stabiliseren de hersenfunctie: door het bevorderen van overvloedige zuurstofniveaus in het bloed, negatieve ionen helpen de hersenfunctie te normaliseren, wat resulteert in ontspanning en rust.

Bloed zuivering: door de verhoging van de niveaus van calcium en natrium in de bloedstroom, dragen negatieve ionen bij tot het herstel van een gezonde (alkalische) PH balans in het bloed.

Verhogen metabolisme: door het stimuleren van de uitwisseling van elektronische stoffen in de cel muren, helpen negatieve ionen bij de verhoging van de metabolisme versterking van het immuunsysteem: hoge niveaus van negatieve ionen produceren globuline in het bloed, wat resulteert in sterkere weerstand tegen ziekte.
Bevordering van een betere spijsvertering: door overmatige opwinding van het orthosympatisch zenuwstelsel, negatieve ionen helpen gemakkkelijk spanning in de maag en darmen te verzachten, bevordering van de productie van spijsverteringsenzymen en verbetering van de spijsvertering.

Cel verjonging: negatieve ionen helpen bij revitaliseren celmetabolisme, versterking van de vitaliteit van spierweefsel en versterking van de interne organen.

Voor algehele gezondheid: negatieve ionen kunnen het lichaam verjongen en revitaliseren.

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Tampons – Do You Know the Dangers?

By Alicia Preston

We all know tampons can lead to toxic shock syndrome (TSS) but who knew they may lead to infertility? I said, “may,” because there have not been any independent studies done. I have always wondered how safe tampons really are and curious if tampons can effect a woman’s fertility. For five years I suffered through infertility and I have since been looking for all possible reasons on why I suffered so long and why I developed endometriosis.

To help answer some of my specific questions regarding the dangers of tampons, I spoke with Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr.: Director of Clinical Microbiology and Diagnostic Immunology at Tisch Hospital, New York University Medical Center. He is an expert on the dangers of tampons.

Here is some information I collected from speaking with Dr. Tierno:

1. Alicia: “How do tampons cause toxic shock syndrome (TSS)?”

Dr. Tierno: “The material in the tampon can produce Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and this leads to toxic shock.”

Note: If this bacteria is not destroyed by the antibodies in our bloodstream then TSS can occur. Some symptoms are: Sudden fever (102 F or more) and vomiting, diarrhea, fainting or near fainting when standing up, dizziness, and a rash that looks like a sunburn.

2. Alicia: “Is it true there is a rise in TSS?”

Dr. Tierno: “True. But it never went away. Tampon manufacturers have taken out 3 of the 4 dangerous synthetic components. The 3 components taken out were polyester, carboxymethylcellulose and polyacrylate rayon. The highly absorbent viscose rayon is still used. The viscose rayon is the lesser of the 4 evils but it still produces toxins.

A part of the problem is that women are opting to use overnight tampons. They do not set their alarm clocks to wake up and change their tampons so they are left in much longer then they should be. They should stay in no longer then six hours. Manufacturers have also increased the absorbent density. Now they have Ultra-absorbent tampons.”

Note: The more absorbent the tampon, the higher chance you have of developing TSS. Therefore, use the lowest absorbent tampon you can get away with and change it frequently.

3. Alicia: “Does anyone know what tampons are made of besides the manufacturer?”

Dr. Teirno: “No.”

Note: The FDA says it is proprietary information and therefore cannot be released. I find it very interesting that we know what is in our hand lotion but we have no idea what we put inside our bodies.

4. Alicia: “Have any independent tests been done on the overall safety of tampons?”

Dr. Teirno: “No. No one has given the money to a scientist to do the research.”

5. Alicia: “Has there been any movement on the ‘Tampon Safety & Research Act of 1999?'”

Dr. Teirno: “That is a good question.” [He says laughing]

Alicia: “Is it because the companies you are going up against are billion dollar companies?”

Dr. Teirno: He laughs and says, “Try trillion dollar companies. You should call Carolyn Maloney. She would answer that question for you.”

Note: Ms. Maloney has been trying to push this bill and it keeps getting brushed aside. In 1997 she began asking for INDEPENDENT studies on the safety of tampons. All of the research done so far is from the manufacturers themselves. In the 75+ years of tampons being on the market not 1 independent test has been done.

So let me make sure you caught that: Tampons have been on the market since 1933 and not one independent study has been done on their safety. All of the studies done have been done by the tampon manufacturers themselves. Umm, do you think we should trust their results? In case you did not know, the FDA does not do the testing themselves. They simply go by what the manufacturer reports to them.

Up until Ms. Maloney reintroduced her bill in 1999, manufacturers bleached tampons with highly reactive chlorine gas bleach that creates dioxin. Dioxins are known to cause cancer in animals, and most likely cause cancer in people. The EPA also determined that people exposed to high levels of dioxins may be at risk for a damaged immune system, increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and reduced fertility. Recent research on monkeys has linked dioxin exposure with increased risks for developing endometriosis, a painful disease in which uterine tissue is found outside the uterus, frequently leading to infertility. Because of Ms. Maloney’s persistence the manufacturers now use chlorine dioxide which will not make dioxins.

6. Alicia: “I know dioxin was a major concern before the manufacturers said they have changed the bleaching process. However, I would like to know for the millions of women who used tampons years before the change; how do dioxins leave the body?”

Dr. Teirno: “They get absorb into the vagina and some [not all] of it will detox through the liver. Even trace amounts of dioxin are cause for concern because tampons come in contact with some of the most absorbent tissue in the body. In addition, the effects of dioxin are cumulative and can be measured 20 to 30 years after exposure.”

Note: While the bleaching process has changed in recent years, dioxin is still found in tampons (even those made of 100% cotton). The EPA states that due to decades of pollution, dioxin can be found in the air, water and ground. This means trace levels can be found in the cotton or wood pulp raw materials used to make tampons. The FDA currently requires that tampon manufacturers monitor dioxin levels, but as I already mentioned the results are not made available to the public.

7. Alicia: “Do you believe tampons can cause endometriosis?”

Dr. Teirno: “Dioxin is a known cause for endometriosis. Disrupted hormones can be a cause too. Another theory is that menstrual tissue pushes itself up the fallopian tubes [and exits into the body and starts to grow outside of the uterus].”

Alicia: “Can tampons cause the tissue to be pushed up?”

Dr. Teirno: “A tampon can back up the fluid once the tampon is full and the fluid can then accumulate. The fluid can be pushed up naturally but a tampon can also be a factor.”

Note: Dr. Teirno said the most popular theory is that women have a genetic disposition for the decease.

8. Alicia: “Can Dioxin grow cysts inside of a woman’s body?”

Dr. Teirno: “Dioxin can give rise to tumorous growth”

9. Alicia: “What is dangerous about the fibers that are left behind once you remove the tampon? Do they contain Silicone?”

Dr. Teirno: “We do not know. However, these fibers can cause odor and inflammation. If a woman has a chronic inflammation it can lead to infertility.”

It was a very eye opening interview for me. Dr. Tierno said dioxin is a known cause for endometriosis. However, just the presence of a tampon may be a cause as well. This goes back to my gut instinct of the normality of a tampon. I often wondered how safe it really was for menstrual fluid to stay and accumulate in a woman’s uterus and to have a synthetic material there as well. I have learned enough to feel there may be a few links between tampons and infertility, whether the links are direct or indirect. I encourage women to do their own research and come to their own conclusion.

If you are going to use tampons, I suggest you use 100% cotton organic tampons. Regular cotton tampons can contain pesticides and other pollutants. You should use low absorbent tampons and switch between pads and tampons often. Pass this information on to any girlfriends, sisters, and daughters.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Alicia_Preston

Vrouwen Opgelet: Dit Zijn De Grote Gevaren Van Maandverband En Tampons.


Tampons en maandverband bevatten schokkende ingrediënten, zoals bleek en pesticiden. Veel vrouwen denken daar niet aan als ze die producten kopen. Mariah Mansvelt Beck, spreker op TEDx Amerstam 2013, vertelt: “En toch gebruiken wij het maandelijks in en om een van de meest absorberende delen van ons lichaam. Dat zet je aan het denken, hè?” Ze kwam tot de ontdekking dat tampons en maandverband sporen van chemicaliën bevatten omdat het katoen is behandeld met pesticiden, gebleekt met chloor en aangevuld met synthetische stoffen.



Ze vraagt zich af hoe het mogelijk is dat we worden blootgesteld aan zoveel chemicaliën. Zodoende richtte Mariah Mansvelt Beck samen met Wendelien Hebly het bedrijf Yoni op om katoenen tampons en maandverband op de markt te brengen. Hun missie is om deze producten in alle schappen te krijgen waar regulieren producten staan, zodat elke vrouw zelf de keuze kan maken wat zij gebruikt. In voeding zitten verborgen E-nummers en in tampons zitten schadelijke chemicaliën. De alternatieven die Yoni op de markt brengt verschillen van de producten in biologische winkels, omdat ze niet uit semi-katoen maar uit 100 procent katoen bestaan.

Mariah deed haar verhaal bij TEDx Amsterdam Women: “We moeten chemicaliën uit onze vagina’s houden”, zei ze tijdens haar presentatie. “Het zijn producten die alle vrouwen ter wereld vanaf hun eerste menstruatie gebruiken, maar niemand weet er iets van af”, vervolgde ze. “Daarom moet de biologisch katoenen optie beschikbaar zijn.”


(Bron: Nieuws.nl)