This to me, is one of the most important topics when it comes to the low toxic life. For us women, this is especially vital. If you don’t already know, I’m a nurse, and I’m very passionate about these topics. As women, we are subjected to hundreds of endocrine disruptors on a daily basis, it’s scary.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals we find in our everyday household products. They can mimic hormones and bind hormone receptors, which then creates a weaker or stronger response than the original or alter the response completely.
The endocrine system is a network of glands and organs that produce, store, and secrete hormones. When functioning normally, the endocrine system works with other systems to regulate your body’s healthy development and function throughout life. When exposed to chemicals, the body can’t keep up. Our bodies aren’t made to process and eliminate these chemicals without affecting our systems.
So what are these endocrine disruptors doing to us? Major problems with testicular function, sensory impairment, weight gain, altered onset of puberty, disrupted immune function, bone health, cardiac function, infertility, hormonal and mental health problems.
So what’s the single most important thing we can do - reduce those toxins in our lives.
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