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New Study Links Autism to Environmental Toxins & Pollution

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: From autism to the banning of GMOs, Leah Segedie has the latest on breaking natural health news.
Air Date: 3/26/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Leah Segedie, mom blogger
Leah Segedie is an influencer, mom blogger and the leader of Mamavation, which is a large online health community for moms. Mamavation community members have lost over 2,500 lbs. and have had over 250,000 mentions on twitter. Leah Segedie also owns a blogging network called Bookieboo with over 7,000 bloggers interested in health and lifestyle topics.
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New Study Links Autism to Environmental Toxins & Pollution
What's new in natural health news? Andrea and Lisa welcome back special guest, Leah Segedie, mom blogger and health advocate, to discuss the very latest in the world of healthy living.

Autism Linked to Air Pollution

A recent study that's been getting some buzz indicates that environmental toxins plays a role in autism. Now, it's not definitive that pollution is a direct cause, but it IS linked. The more a child is exposed to these toxins, the greater the chance they will suffer from this developmental disease.

A related topic surrounds the concept of obesogens. Obesogens are endocrine disruptors -- natural and man-made chemicals that alter the regulatory system that controls your weight, increasing the fat cells you have, decreasing the calories you burn, and even altering the way your body manages hunger. Some example include High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), BPA and pesticides such as atrazine. This may also have an effect on expectant moms and autism. It was previously believed that women who were overweight during pregnancy had a higher likelihood of bearing a child with autism; now it is believed that obesogens are the culprit.


Sri Lanka Bans GMOs

After research found that overexposure to RoundUp is linked to chronic kidney disease, the country of Sri Lanka is saying no more. They are working to ban RoundUp and other GMO-related products.


Trader Joe's in Hot Water Again

Boulder, CO, is the healthiest city in the U.S. So, when Trader Joe's decided to set up shop, it wasn't without question. Many residents were upset because it's been discovered that certain Trader Joe's private label products have GMOs and preservatives, despite the marketing claims that those products are healthy and good. However, many of the products are not even GMO Verified.


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