Warning: THESE Food Containers Cause Diabetes?
How they contribute to insulin resistance
The more we learn about type 2 diabetes, the more it becomes clear that there’s more to it than your diet.
For example, we know that a disrupted circadian rhythm and inactivity can lead to problems with insulin sensitivity.
But there’s another factor that increases your risk of insulin resistance and ultimately type 2 diabetes.
It’s not what you’re eating—or even when you’re eating—but the container your food comes in.
BPA (or bisphenol-A) is a chemical that is used to make plastics and resins that is added to a variety of commercial products, ranging from food containers to hygiene products.
If you’re eating food that comes in a can or plastic container, chances are good that it has trace amounts of BPA in it.
And that’s TERRIBLE news for your health because BPA is one of the most harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals out there.
Research has shown links between BPA and increased blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and even type 2 diabetes.
In a recent study, researchers evaluated 400 people with and without type 2 diabetes.
They found that BPA exposure was connected to insulin resistance in multiple ways, including contributing to oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation, and inflammation.
There were significant negative associations between BPA exposure and two of your body’s most significant antioxidants: glutathione and superoxide dismutase.
Both are on the front line in the fight against damaging oxidative stress, which happens to be an underlying factor in insulin resistance.
They also concluded that exposure to BPA increased inflammation by provoking inflammatory mediators like C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). Inflammation is another major underlying factor in insulin resistance.
Overall, they saw a significant correlation between BPA levels in the participants’ urine and various parameters of glycemic control, such as random blood glucose (RBC) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c).
Based on their findings, they concluded that diabetics were more prone to develop insulin resistance due to BPA exposure, compared to those without diabetes.
As the public is becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of BPA, companies are coming out with BPA-free containers.
It’s a good start, but there’s no guarantee that the chemical they’re using to replace BPA is any safer.
Your best bet is to stick to food that doesn’t come in a container… like the kind in the produce aisle or meat department.
Or better yet, the kind that comes from your personal garden or local farmer.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
Alzheimer’s rates continue to soar. But don’t expect drug companies to swoop in and save the day anytime soon. Because no matter how much money Big Pharma dumps into developing drugs for Alzheimer’s, they all end up as big, fat failures. But it gets worse… so MUCH worse. Incredibly, some of Big Pharma’s most popular...
When it comes to reducing your risk of cancer, every little (or BIG) bit helps. Like exercise, which can lower your risk of certain cancers by 40-50 percent. Or maintaining healthy vitamin D levels, which can lower your risk up to 67 percent. When you string together enough of these cancer-risk reducers, you’ll have a...
Mainstream medicine teaches you to reach for a pill when you get sick, are in pain, or feel tired. But I prefer a unique, drug-free treatment instead. A powerful solution that does everything from reducing pain and inflammation to increasing hormone levels and immune function. Best of all? This simple therapy is quick and 100...
One of the biggest pitfalls of mainstream medicine is that it is primarily symptom-based. They have a separate drug to treat every symptom you can imagine. But all too often, uncovering and treating the underlying CAUSE of those symptoms never happens. And when the drugs cause side effects, they pile on even MORE meds to...
I’m a BIG fan of vitamin D. And so is your body. In fact, it’s hard to overstate how critical this superstar nutrient is for your health. The sunshine vitamin is a key player in bone and tooth strength. It supports a healthy immune system so your body can fight off illnesses. It can even...
They say with age comes wisdom. But you and I both know the truth. With each passing year comes a few extra POUNDS. Gaining weight as you age almost seems inevitable. After all, you watch what you eat like a hawk… count every calorie… exercise all the time… and drink enough water to float a...
Name just about any major disease… like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke, or depression. And I’ll give you a SINGLE, drug-free solution that could slash your risk for every one of them. Sounds almost too good to be true, right? But wait, I’m not done yet. This solution couldn’t be simpler to implement. Plus, believe it...
Whenever we talk about dieting, it’s laser-focused on one thing. And that, of course, is LOSING WEIGHT. Now, if you’re overweight, that’s of course an important goal. But weight loss alone isn’t the ONLY thing you ought to be thinking about… Shedding the RIGHT KIND of weight is critical too. Because all fat isn’t the...
If you had your way, you’d forget your arthritis even existed. You’d go ahead and live your life on your own terms. But arthritis won’t let that happen. Instead, it insists on reminding you of its painful presence all day long. Opening a jar, grasping a knitting needle, or tying a shoe can all lead...
The holidays are headed our way like a speeding bullet. Sure, this may be the most wonderful time of year. But it’s also one of the most stressful. Between social obligations and shopping, it’s really no wonder that by the time we hit New Year’s Eve we’re exhausted and ready to rip our hair out....