Endocrine Disruptors & Pollution

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Gut health | 0 comments


There are thousands of studies that show the adverse hormonal effects of petrochemical pollutants which originate outside the body, but which find their way inside the body through drinking water, the air we breathe, and the lotions, creams and make-up we put on our skin. These pollutants disrupt the delicate endocrine system, which manages the glands that make brain hormones, reproductive hormones, adrenal hormones, as well as insulin and thyroid hormones. For simplified discussion here, these endocrine disrupters or EDs have an estrogen-like effect upon the body.

Some or all hormone imbalance may be due to these environmental factors. The concern over these pollutants is the effect they have upon the reproductive organs of all living creatures. False estrogens are fat-soluble and non-biodegradable and easily pass through the skin to be stored in body fat. The more fat you have stored, the more likely you are to experience symptoms of estrogen dominance. There are some solutions to the problem so start by paying attention to the foods you eat. Animals are fattened up with hormones and eat grains grown with pesticides. These hormones and pesticides are stored in the animal’s fat, so it’s best to buy organic grass-fed meat, organic vegetables and drink filtered water.

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