Chemical Connection: Your Hormonal Health

As we become more health-conscious as a society, au naturale is taking the lead.  From the food we eat to the products we use and more, our culture is making the shift toward much smarter, health-promoting decisions.  According to some new information in the medical community, this shift is exactly what we need.  Better late than never, right?

A group of studies, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, revealed that certain chemicals in our food, makeup, and even furniture are messing with our health and wellbeing.  Not only is our health paying the price, so are our wallets and economy.

Because these chemicals interfere with our hormones, the disease and subsequent disability and medical costs are directly and negatively impacting not only our bodies and our society.  Specifically, the studies found that exposure to certain pesticides, plastics and cans, phthalates, and bisphenol A impact brain development and neurodevelopmental disabilities, obesity, diabetes, and male reproductive disabilities.

All of that said, the situation isn’t all gloom and doom.  Thankfully, we in the United States are fortunate enough to have the benefit of efforts like the Food Quality Protection Act to lessen pesticide exposure.  Other things can be done to lower our exposure to the major hormone-disrupting chemicals that are a threat.  For example, eating organically will eliminate organophosphate pesticides from the picture.  Also, refraining from microwaving plastics can limit our exposure to phthalates. Another thing we can do is shop smarter when it comes to beauty products.  “Green” cosmetic lines are out there!

One of most basic core values at Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas is promoting and encouraging the healthiest you possible and equipping you with the knowledge and tools to get there.  We’re thrilled with the cultural shift towards living as our best selves.  With this collective desire, mindset and continued efforts, we can all achieve great things when it comes to our wellness!

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