From Bix at Fanatic Cook:
“Everyone reading this likely has dozens of chemicals in their bodies that their grandparents did not have. And what we eat has a profound impact on our body burden. In particular, processed foods and animal foods (fish, meat, eggs, and dairy), especially fatty versions, present the greatest chemical exposure.
It’s not far-fetched to think that the increase in metabolic and endocrine disorders (obesity and diabetes are two) is linked to the chemical revolution of the last half century. Yet in the years I’ve been reading about this link, very little has emerged in the media.”
I’m not sure what to think about this issue other than to admit I need to pay it more attention if and when time allows. Despite man-made chemicals in us, we’re living much longer than our grandparents. Is that despite the chemicals and thanks to advances in medical care and technology? Or do the chemicals to more good than harm?