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Position Papers

These papers reflect the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors' position on the following current and important health issues:


Bisphenol A - patient handout

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical molecule that mimics estrogen

in the body. This xenoestrogen is an endocrine disruptor that

may potentiate the risk for developing hormonally based cancers,

including breast, prostate and endometrial and may even

lead to infertility or affect the onset of puberty.


It is primarily used in the manufacture of rigid plastic products,

but is also found in canned foods and beverages especially

acidic fruits and vegetables where it stops the contents from

eroding the metal container.



Botanical medicines and drug interactions

Drug-botanical interactions are a potential risk, in part

due to side effects of drugs and how drugs alter the

physiology of the body. Side effects of drugs and

drug-botanical interactions may also be increased

when there are nutrient deficiencies.



Listeriosis - Patient Guide

Listeria monocytogenes (commonly called Listeria)

is a type of bacteria often found in food and

elsewhere in nature. It can cause a rare and

potentially serious disease called listeriosis.

Many people may be exposed to Listeria,

but few will actually develop listeriosis symptoms.







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