Toxins - What are they, how they impact our hormones, and how to reduce your exposure!
DID YOU KNOW that there are over 144K manmade toxic chemicals in our environment to date? WILD right?! The average woman encounters over 515 synthetic chemicals every single day without even knowing and 60 percent of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our bodies. After all, our skin is our biggest external organ.
*Want to skip the reading and listen to my podcast episode with toxin specialist Catherine Cabano of In On Around HERE.*
So how are toxins related to hormones? Well for starters, we can clearly see a simultaneous increase in women's hormone and reproductive health with an increase in toxins (aka EDC's, Endocrine-Disruption Chemicals). We has 10k+ research papers confirming the connection. Science is on our side here. These EDC's mimic naturally occurring hormones in our body like estrogens, androgens, and thyroid hormones.
EDC's can cause:
- PMS and period problems - EDC's cause higher levels of estrogen circulating within her body.
- Fertility issues
- Premature puberty
- Thyroid malfunction
- Toxic fat
- Uterine fibroids
- Risk of early menopause
- Chronic inflammation
- Insulin resistance
- Unwanted cell growth - links to breast cancer
Common toxin exposures:
- Non-organic food and processed food
- Tap water
- Household cleaning products
- Body wash, shampoo, conditioner
The list goes on and on. A lot of these hidden toxins are in some of our "favorite" household brands such as Clorox.
To learn more about toxins and how to reduce your load to finally heal your hormone imbalances and get healthy, listen to my podcast episode with toxin specialist Catherine Cabano of In On Around HERE.