My Journey from DES Advocate to Author

by Judith Barrow, Hormones Matter, June 20th 2013

My Journey from DES Advocate to Author
Judith Barrow became an advocate for DES education, research and services

My name is Judith Barrow and I am an author. I have been connected with DES Action UK and USA since I heard a programme about Stilboestrol (Diethylstilbestrol in the USA) (DES) on the radio many years ago. I learned several years ago that a relative was affected by this drug.

The damage DES causes is very personal and as private person, she didn’t want anyone to know that she had been exposed to DES. So I became her front person. I did the research for her. I contacted the DES organizations on her behalf. What I found changed my life and led me to write a book. Here is my story. ”

Continue Reading: My Journey from DES Advocate to Author
by Judith Barrow, HormonesMatter, June 20th 2013.

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Bisphenol-A BPA found in Breast Milk

Infant BPA Exposure from Breast Milk Now Widespread

Infant BPA Exposure from Breast Milk Now Widespread
Real exposure level of infants or children to BPA is expected to be heavier than those of adults

South Korean researchers have confirmed that a majority of infants are now being exposed to Bisphenol-A – a well-known endocrine disruptor – through their breast milk. Although current exposure levels of BPA are “safe” , they suggest continuous biomonitoring of them to clarify their unclear health risk on neonates and pregnant or gestation mothers.

2013 Study Abstract

Bisphenol A (BPA) and alkylphenols (APs) are well-known endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which may threat the next generations’ health. We performed biomonitoring of these phenols in colostrums to assess risk of the phenols in breast-fed neonates. Study subjects were the lactating mothers who delivered babies within 2 weeks (N = 325; 30.67 ± 3.45 years) and their neonates (N = 326; embryonic period, 39.1 ± 1.5 weeks). BPA, nonylphenol (NP), and octylphenol (OP) in colostrums were quantified with LC/MS/MS. Information for environmental exposure sources of the phenols was obtained by questionnaires. As results, median level of BPA in colostrums was 7.8 ng/mL, while most NP or OP was not detected. Regarding health risks of phenols, levels of total NP in colostrums were elevated among sick mothers with toxemia, thyroid disorders, gastritis, and so forth than health mothers (3.51 ± 4.98 versus 2.04 ± 3.71 ng/mL, P = 0.02). Dairy products intake and detergents use were positively correlated with total BPA levels (Ps < 0.05). In conclusion, we estimate most neonates who are exposed to BPA rather than NP or OP via colostrums and recommend continuous biomonitoring of the phenols to clarify their suspected health risk on neonates and pregnant or gestation mothers.

Opération de Sensibilisation au Distilbène par le Réseau DES France

L’association Réseau DES France organisait un pique-nique le 16 juin 2013 à Lyon

L’association Réseau DES France cherche des volontaires pour mener à bien leur enquête ” Conséquences du Distilbène pour trois Générations ” lancée en avril 2013. Parmi leurs rencontres conviviales juin 2013, l’association Réseau DES France organisait un pique-nique ce dimanche 16 juin 2013 à Lyon.

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

Opportunity to tell @CNNOpinion and @jdsutter You want more Media Coverage of the DES Tragedy!

97 issues you care about most
Tell CNN you want more media coverage of the DES tragedy!

Thanks to DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy suggestion tweet, DES and the transgenerational effects of endocrine disruptors made the list of the “97 issues you care about most” . John D. Sutter, a columnist for CNN Opinion, is now asking people to VOTE on what he will cover as part of the Change the List project.
Grasp this opportunity to tell CNN you want more media coverage of the DES tragedy!

Read 97 issues you care about most and vote!
by John D. Sutter, CNN, June 14, 2013

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Bisphenol-A linked to Obesity in young Girls

Urine Bisphenol-A Level in Relation to Obesity and Overweight in School-Age Children

BPA linked to obesity in young girls
BPA linked to obesity in young girls

Eating too much and exercising too little cannot explain the steep increase in the obesity rate the last three decades…
The environmental culprit, according to a new  study, may be bisphenol-a BPA, a chemical commonly found in plastic and cans.

Read BPA linked to obesity in young girls
by Gabriella Corvese, CNN Health, June 12th, 2013

Sources: Urine Bisphenol-A Level in Relation to Obesity and Overweight in School-Age Children, PlosOne

Sources: Bisphenol A and Obesity in Children and Adolescents
JAMA, January 9, 2013

BPA is an estrogen-like endocrine-disrupting chemical very similar to DES. Read one of our previous blog post: “Endocrine Disruptors permanent effect on Obesity through at least three Generations“.

Ex Pharmaceutical Industry Sales Rep Confessions

Ex Pharma Sales Rep speaks the truth – Pharma doesn’t want to cure you

Gwen Olsen spent fifteen years as a very successful sales rep in the pharmaceutical industry working for health care giants including Johnson & Johnson, Syntex Labs, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Laboratories and Forest Laboratories. Now her new work is dedicated to the memory of her niece and her mission is to stop the over-medication of our children. Gwen is the author of Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher and travels around the United States speaking to groups. In this video: Pharma doesn’t want to cure you, Gwen talks about the Pharmaceutical industry,  Pharma’s real motivations, lack to cure, heal and care for you or your best interests.

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Our Guardian Angel Senator Lisa Boscola

Pregnancy Drug Guardian Angel

Pregnancy drug guardian angel
Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Boscola

Pennsylvania Senator Lisa Boscola getting State help to research effects of  DES.
Sen. Boscola suspects the pregnancy drug her mother took played a role in her four miscarriages.
$250,000 in budget planned to hunt for answers.

Read Pregnancy Drug Guardian Angel
by  Yung Kim, May 19, 2000.

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After Miscarrying I never got the Pregnant Glow back

We need to change the way miscarriage and pregnancy loss is handled outside of the medical community

After miscarrying I never got the Pregnant Glow back
Personal Stories

There is a fantasy surrounding pregnancy portraying it as a blissful state when women glow with health and the miracle of life. It is a time when most women feel pride in their bodies, more forgiving of their imperfections, and awestruck by their body’s capabilities. Yet, when a woman has experienced miscarriage and/or infertility, a pregnancy can be filled with fear and anxiety.

Continue reading After miscarrying I never got the Pregnant Glow back, by Erica Berman, PhD, HuffPost Living, November 2012

Sadly for many DES daughters having their own children is not possible! Many of us who have experienced miscarriages, want to have kids but are struggling or unable to…

Bisphenol A linked to a common Birth Defect in Boys

Animal research also has linked fetal BPA exposure to an increased risk of reproductive disorders and other health problems

BPA Linked to a Common Birth Defect in Boys
BPA linked to a common birth defect in boys

A new study links fetal exposure to a common chemical pollutant, bisphenol A, to defects of a testicular hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles. The results, which were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, suggest yet another potential harmful effect of BPA, which is widely used in many plastics, liners of food cans and dental sealants.

Read BPA Linked to a Common Birth Defect in Boys
ScienceDaily, June 17, 2013

BPA is an estrogen-like endocrine-disrupting chemical very similar to DES. Read one of our previous blog post: “Endocrine Disruptors permanent effect on Obesity through at least three Generations“.

DES linked to serious Health Issues for Multiple Generations #DiEthylStilbestrol by @digitaljournal

DES Linked to Serious Health Issues for Multiple Generations
See DES Pills on Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/diethylstilbestrol/sets/72157626776504068/

The anti-miscarriage drug Diethylstilbestrol has literally impacted millions of lives for decades – and will likely impact lives for decades to come.

Read DES Linked to Serious Health Issues for Multiple Generations, DigitalJournal, March 01, 2012
Thank you Aaron M. Levine & Associates for providing this article.

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