As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway
Toxin really isn't all that hard to define. Its just that the category is so large and we have polluted our air, food, water, soil and home with so many of them that I literally have a 28 page list of well known toxic substances many come into contact with all to frequently and in significant amounts to be detrimental to health. Here is a single category as an example:
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) The Endocrine Society has stated that ”the evidence for adverse reproductive outcomes (infertility, cancers, malformations) from exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals is strong, and there is mounting evidence for effects on other endocrine systems, including thyroid, neuroendocrine, obesity, and metabolism, and insulin and glucose homeostasis”.
The group of molecules identified as endocrine disruptors includes the following:
Industrial solvents /lubricants and their byproducts
- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
- Bisphenol A (BPA)
- Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)
- Diethylstilbestrol (DES)
As to what causes BO what bacteria populating the skin is my understanding. And yes it has a lot to do with diet, lifestyle, and general health.
I agree that use of these toxins should be reduced or eliminated, so as to prevent contamination in our bodies. But how do we know exactly how much they affect us, what our limits are on these chemicals, and how to remove them? I don't think we have clear answers to any of those questions, save for perhaps a few chemicals. Mostly, we need to have public interests come before private interests by doing the proper research and regulation.
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I think skin flora does work that way too. And constant vigorous washing of the skin could be somewhat akin to medical-grade antibiotic consumption. Therefore, for the healthiest skin, do not shower too much! And from my experience and knowledge of sweat, you will not smell if you take care of yourself!
1. Indoor Air Quality and Personal Exposure Assessment Program, Fact Sheet: Sources and Potential Health Effects of Indoor Air Pollutants, March 24, 2003, Health Effects of Indoor Pollutants
2. The Medical Biochemistry Page, Dr. Michael W. King, PhD, The Medical Biochemistry Page
3. Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine, 2nd ed., Richard S. Lord, J. Alexander Bralley, Metametrix Institute, Duluth, GA
Death by rubber duck is a good book.
Can't remember who wrote it.
2 guys experimenting on themselves with everyday toxins (including the ones in rubber ducks)
What I ment with the toxins is that they effect your whole body, and will effect how your skin(the bodies largest organ) will deal with bacteria and what bacteria will grow (think of your gut flora, but on the outside, and also different)
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Do you realize why IBS smells so bad? Ugh, I'm a moron for not mentioning this earlier. There are things stuck in their digestive system; it doesn't even have to be the anal cavity. These things ferment/rot and release constant gas (which is just a form, like solid and liquid) that makes them smell. Farts only happen when these gases are backed up and released instantly. That's not necessarily the case if you have a mostly empty stomach but have rotting pieces of food stuck to your intestines.
I think you're reaching.
I'm going to check out the book though.
Last edited by DrHackenbush; 02-08-2014 at 09:34 PM.