Did you know that there are substances in our environments, even in the foods we eat and the products we use on our bodies, that can impact our hormones?
Referred to as “Hormone Disruptors” these substances are everything from the growth hormone given to cattle to preservatives in skin care.
Some of the most common hormone disruptors are:
- Bisphenol A (aka BPA) -used in the production of plastics. Found in disposable/single use plastics, water bottles, store receipts
- Phthalates – used to make plastics flexible. Found in detergents, personal care products, sanitary napkins
- Organophosphates – herbicides and pesticides. Found in conventionally grown produce.
- bST or rbST- used to increase milk production in dairy cows. Found in many dairy products.
These substances can affect thyroid function, insulin production and sensitivity, and estrogen and testosterone production.
Why does this matter to you?
Aside from wanting to (most likely) live a long and healthy life, if you’re someone looking to make body composition changes, struggling with regulating your menstrual cycle, working on getting pregnant, or working on improving thyroid function, knowing what’s in your food, personal care products, and environment can help!
You can read more here: https://fullscript.com/blog/endocrine-disruptors
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