Ty Bollinger: Robert, talk about pesticides
and cancer. One of the things that I have heard thus far from other doctors is that
pesticides have an estrogenic effect on the body. Can you talk about that? Dr. Robert Scott Bell: We talk about disrupting
endocrine integrity; endocrine disruptors. Now, the hormonal system is a brilliant system.
I mean you’re talking about substances that can be found in your body at parts per million,
parts per billion, parts per 150 billion. That’s not a lot compared to everything
else in your body. Yet, you put these pesticides in there, some of them will outright destroy
a hormone, for instance, on contact. But in many ways some of them are mimicking
because that’s the way they work in the natural world, to disrupt the insect reproductive
system and such. So we have that larger effect in the macro environment or in our environment.
And when we alter the endocrine function, we disrupt normal metabolic processes that
keep us young and functioning and vital. And so this also relates to enzymes because
these pesticides, as well as being endocrine disruptors, they destroy the enzymes that
are the essential tools of life. That also are found in the body at very minute levels
relative to the entire content of the body’s liquid mineral content. And so at parts per
million these pesticides not only disrupt the endocrine integrity, but destroy enzymes
and our ability to break things down and bind things out. So it’s a corruption, a vicious corruption.
Not only of the food supply, but our own functional integrity that gives rise to the very cancers
that we’re trying to prevent. Which is again why I say, “You’ve got to clean up what
goes into your body.” You cannot subsist on pesticide-laden foods and overcome cancer
ultimately. Ty Bollinger: All the more reason to go organic
if possible. Dr. Robert Scott Bell: Yes.