A new study shows an association between bisphenol-A (BPA) and thyroid autoimmunity. The authors of the study reference three of Dr. Kharrazian’s scientific publications in their paper.
BPA exposure is a serious consideration for those with thyroid and neurological autoimmunity. BPA is found in many common plastics, such as beverage and water bottles and many food containers. People with these autoimmune diseases should avoid BPA as much as possible.
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Thank you for such great resources of information for those of us with Hashimoto’s.
I’d love to share the information on facebook but apparently I’m not either tech savvy enough or the link provided doesn’t work. Thanks once again.
Carolyn; We’re glad you have found Dr. Kharrazian’s information. I’m not sure why the link didn’t work for you – it worked fine just now when I tested it. In case this is new to you, here’s how to share it:
1. Click the ‘study’ link in the article, which should lead to the article.
2. To highlight the link to copy it to paste somewhere else, either click once on the URL bar (the web address), or use your mouse/finger pad to highlight the text.
3. Then press Command C (on Mac) or Control C (PC) to copy the link, and you can paste it (Command V for Mac, or Control V for PC) where you like.
How concerned should we be with BPA from cans? Is it too much to consume a couple fo cans of coconut milk a week and some canned beans now and again? thanks!
BPA exposure is cumulative, and I can tell you Dr. Kharrazian would recommend to avoid it as much as possible. I too use a lot of coconut milk. I try to buy BPA-free cans (however, news has it that what they use instead — called BPS — may be as bad or worse; we just don’t have as much research on it yet). Either way, if I’m going to use the coconut milk over a period of days (say, a TBS at a time in my tea, or half a can for a recipe) I will pour the milk into a glass jar to store in the fridge. That way if I scrape the inside of the container I’m not scraping the BPA/BPS liner and potentially adding more of it to my food. I also do this with the canned pumpkin I use daily in my smoothies.