Archive | Hormone/Endocrine Disruptor Basics

The Amounts Are Too Small To Matter (A Deadly Misconception)

Improbably Small, Exquisitely Complicated, Incredibly Fragile = Easy To Disrupt It’s hard to imagine how such impossibly small amounts of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) can harm you. But they can because your cells are complicated and fragile in ways that are also hard to imagine. But remember: Hormone Disruptors are active in the same incredibly […]

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Evolving Connections Between Phthalates and Obesity/Type 2 Diabetes

In short: scientific evidence increasingly finds that phthalates are connected with Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. More research is needed. The following excerpts come from  peer-reviewed studies published in 2014 and 2015. Note, the term “epigenetics” refers to a process in which the activity of a gene can be controlled, blocked or overexpressed by mechanisms […]

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Why Is “Estrogenic Action” Important?

The term “estrogenic” refers to hormone disrupting chemicals like BPA and other chemicals from plastics, pesticides and other sources that can affect the health of both men and women in ways that are similar to estrogen. Most hormone disruptors exhibit estrogenic action. The Endocrine Society (www.endo-society.org) — the world’s oldest and largest organization for doctors […]

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What Is A Hormone/Endocrine Disruptor?

Potent chemicals that can damage your health while present in the same incredibly tiny concentrations as your body’s own hormones are Hormone Disruptors. Scientists and medical researchers call these chemicals “Endocrine Disrupting Compounds,” but we’re going to call them “Hormone Disruptors.” Why? Because “hormone” is a much more familiar word than “endocrine” and connects more […]

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