How can eating Organic raise my Vitamin D levels & lower toxins and obesogens?

 

Research has found that even people living in Hawaii and Australia, getting 30+ hours of sun exposure a week, are deficient in vitamin D. How can this be?

 

We all have this receptor that sits on our DNA called PXR. It gets activated by chemical exposure—both prescription medications and xenobiotics (chemicals coming from outside the body)—and when it is activated certain genes get turned on, which inactivate both the storage form and active hormone form of vitamin D.  In essence, these chemicals rob your body of vitamin D.

 

One study found that 106 different pesticides activated the human PXR receptor. This implies that when people are exposed to pesticides they can become vitamin D deficient. In fact, a 2012 study showed that people with higher levels of pesticides in their bodies had lower vitamin D levels. Research shows us that there is a 31% increased rate of exposure to pesticides from consuming conventional produce. So what do you do? Buy ORGANIC to reduce your pesticide exposure, which will then in turn spare your vitamin D from being degraded in the body.

 

Beyond pesticides, the plasticizing agent, BPA, is also a potent activator of PXR. BPA is found on receipts, the lining of cans (soup, tuna, salmon, juice, tomatoes, etc.), plastic water bottles, plastic food storage containers, polycarbonate bottles, as well as in composite fillings for teeth! Research from the American Heart Association has found that BPA activates PXR so strongly that exposure to it increases cardiovascular disease risk.

 

Decrease your Exposure of BPA & other Obesogens, and Sweat!

  1. Buy more fresh organic produce.

  2. Steer away from packaged foods.

  3. Don’t store leftovers in plastic or reheat anything in plastic.

  4. Don't use plastic baby bottles, sippy cups, or plastic dishes for your babies and children

  5. Use bamboo dishes, glass baby bottles, small ceramic cups, and stainless steel for them instead.

  6. Use glass containers or stainless steel for storing food—both leftovers and dry pantry goods.

  7. Use a glass or stainless steel water bottle for drinking water. 

  8. Install a granular activated carbon filter. 

  9. Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup.

  10. Eat lower on the food chain. 

  11. Clean your home regularly. 

  12. Avoid vinyls (some flooring, purses, and shower curtains) and PVC (pipes, dust). 

  13. And Sweat! BPA is excreted in sweat so get into the sauna a few times a week, exercise, dance, take a hot bath—whatever you can do to really sweat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

In short, to maintain optimal vitamin D levels and optimal health:  purchase organic foods, use glass or stainless steel to store your food, sweat at least 3 times a week and take a Vitamin D suplement.

Vicki Witt

Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Coach, Certified LEAP allergy therapist, Reiki Master

BS (Nutr & Food Sci) PG Dip Clin Nutr RNutr

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