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Most women with endometriosis will never discover that their problem is greatly aggravated by sanitary napkins and tampons. These products use a semi-synthetic substance called rayon instead of real cotton; in order to achieve maximum absorption. The pads are bleached during the final stage of production. This bleaching process releases dioxins from the rayon as a byproduct. Studies have proven that repeated dioxin exposure leads to reproductive diseases, including endometriosis. Dioxins accumulate in the body's fats over time; and as they gradually build to greater concentrations, so does the list of health conditions that arise as a result.

"In the early 1990's, the Endometriosis Association found that 79% of a group of monkeys developed endometriosis after exposure to dioxin in their food during a research study over ten years earlier. The severity of endometriosis found in the monkeys was directly related to the amount of T.C.D.D. (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin -- the most toxic dioxin) to which they had been exposed. Monkeys that were fed dioxin in amounts as small as five parts per trillion developed endometriosis. In addition, the dioxin-exposed monkeys showed immune abnormalities similar to those observed in women with endometriosis."

-- The Endometriosis Association

Dioxins are known for their ability to cause cancer, reproductive harm, hormonal disturbances, and damage to the central nervous system. Endometriosis may just be the latest ailment to add to the long list of health problems that dioxins cause. Thus, it is highly recommended that women seek all-natural, "dioxin-free" options, which are available at health food stores and some grocery stores. If dioxins are not mentioned on the package, then dioxins are present in the product.

Hormonal problems are exacerbated by the extreme fluoride exposure that most American women get, combined with iodine deficiencies. Another extremely aggravating factor is the consumption of products containing soybean derivatives and soy cooking oil. The absolute worst soy product is mayonnaise, because it is "cold pasteurized" (saturated with radiation).


Sources

Dioxins and their effects on human health, World Health Organization

Toxins in the Environment, Endometrosis Association


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Gary Stephany
# Additional effect of treated tampons Gary Stephany 2010-09-22 10:30
Sanitary napkins can also lead to candidiasis yeast infections, especially when not changed frequently. I am wondering if the dioxins may also have a causal effect for these infections.
Lyndah S. Harcourt
# The Keeper and Ginger Root Lyndah S. Harcourt 2015-01-25 00:14
I use The Keeper. It's a small cup with a tail on the bottom. The whole thing is made from natural rubber and lasts for decades. They can be ordered online and pay for themselves in just a few cycles. I love mine.

It's not going to fix endometriosis, but I've had good results for less severe problems with ginger tea. Chop up ginger root and throw it in water; it doesn't need to be peeled. Boil for around twenty minutes. Strain out the chopped root, add lime and/or honey and drink every day or even a few times a day. It's also good for your entire digestive tract.

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