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A common chemical found in BPA-free plastics may be just as dangerous… according to a recent study.
Bisphenol S, or BPS is a substitute for BPA in the plastic industry…. It’s found in hard plastics, currency bills and thermal paper receipts… but it’s also showing potential for increasing the aggressiveness of breast cancer. The study out of Michigan confirmed that BPS shows similar estrogen disruption properties as BPA… the study also confirmed that BPS acts like estrogen in breast cancer cells.
The lead investigator said more research is needed but also suggested that if a woman has a mutated BRCA1 gene and uses products with BPS, there may be an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
Millions of people suffer from chronic low back pain, but a recent study is showing there is drug-free solution that might help.
In the first study of it’s kind… researchers found real-world massage therapy to be an effective option for treating low back pain. More than 50 percent of those who participated in the study experienced clinically meaningful improvement. The study provided a series of 10 massages for patients. One possible hurdle however is cost. Massage is generally not covered by insurance.
Antibiotics are no doubt an important tool in medicine… but their overuse has led to the creation of ‘superbugs’ that no longer respond to the drugs.
But believe it or not… maple syrup may provide a solution… A study at McGill University mixed an extract from maple syrup with a couple common antibiotics, and found a synergistic effect that resulted in the same antimicrobial effect with up to 90 percent less antibiotic.
Researchers are currently testing the extract in mice and said it will likely be years before it’s available to patients as a medical protocol.
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Think going BPA-free was the right thing to do? Well, it may be just as dangerous, thanks to another chemical that was added in place of BPA. Also find out new, drug-free ways to relieve back pain and find out what natural product might help ease the overuse of antibiotics!
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