Internal Balance’s Tamara Mariea Discusses Environmental Hazards Found in Everyday Plastic Items

According to a study done in 2005 and published electronically in Human Reproduction, exposure to a chemical leeched from plastics may increase the risk of miscarriages, Tamara Mariea of Internal Balance reports. Tamara Mariea also notes that previous research suggests that exposure to various compounds that leech from plastics and penetrate into the food can interfere with the functioning of certain hormones and with reproduction. Tamara Mariea points out that eating utensils and plates frequently expose individuals to plastics that potentially contain dangerous toxins.

According to Tamara Mariea, while most parents are unaware of how damaging unseen chemicals can be to young children. Foods and beverages absorb chemicals known as phthalates from plastic packaging, and researchers have suggested that phthalates are a possible cause of hormonal and reproductive abnormalities. Tamara Mariea points to a study done in Puerto Rico where nearly 1% of girls were found to have premature breast development by the age of two. The study included girls that were drinking from plastic baby bottles. The study further concluded that more than two-thirds of girls with premature breast development had significant levels of this chemical in their blood, compared with only 3% of children with normal development. Tamara Mariea notes that some research indicates that this chemical, phalates, is a hormone-disrupting chemical.

Tamara Mariea feels that these chemicals are destroying lives and suggests that their use and impact had not been a historical trend until the 1960s. While Tamara Mariea acknowledges that her clinic, Internal Balance, may not have been needed fifty years ago, the world today is overwhelmed with countless synthetics that are contributing to illness. Tamara Mariea frequently informs clients about contaminates that do not necessarily come from big plants dumping chemicals into community water system; although, according to Tamara Mariea, this is a crisis as well. According to Tamara Mariea, it appears quite evident through her clinical observation over the last 9 years seen through physiological detoxification done at Internal Balance Inc., that it is more important to focus on your personal use of chemicals by addressing your life-environment and purchase choices, than to point the finger and blame industry for your bliss of ignorance.

Tamara Mariea directs Internal Balance patients to consider the molecules that don’t make good on the old “better living through chemistry” promise, appearing in everyday items like unbreakable baby bottles and big-screen TVs. Tamara Mariea suggests that these chemicals find their way out of these products, into the life-environment, and ultimately into living organisms. Tamara Mariea says that a recent biomonitoring survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found traces of 212 harmful chemicals in Americans—including toxic metals like arsenic and cadmium, pesticides, flame retardants, and even perchlorate (an ingredient in rocket fuel). “It’s not the environment that’s so contaminated,” points out Tamara Mariea, “it’s us.”

Tamara Mariea says that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the 34-year-old vehicle for federal chemical regulation, has generally failed in protecting citizens. The government is burdened with proving what chemicals are dangerous, while the chemical industry’s confidentiality privileges deny citizens and federal regulators critical information about how substances are made and what their effects on human beings are. Tamara Mariea suggests that consumers must make themselves aware of what they are ingesting and how it is affecting their bodies.

In the opinion of Tamara Mariea, the current system for government protection does not work. “We can’t permit this assault on our children’s health and our own health to continue,” states Tamara Mariea. Since 2000 when Tamara Mariea opened Internal Balance Inc., she has been concerned about the holistic health of her clients. Tamara Mariea has branched out into other synergistic disciplines such as environmental wellness, detoxification, physiology, and bioenergetics. Tamara Mariea may be reached at Internal Balance by calling 615-818-0074 or by email at

This article is for informational purposes only. Tamara Mariea is not a medical doctor and results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for health problems, supplement use, or any changes in prescribed medications.

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