You are about to embark on a journey that uncovers many things you were unaware of in your environment. The most alarming one being your home. We encourage you to have an open mind while discovering these things. You might be scared or even furious that no one has every told you these things before. Again, we encourage you keep an open mind and to put those feelings into direct action. By no means do we want to create insurmountable fear, but we do want to inform you of the decisions you can make for the health and safety of yourself, your family, and generations to come. Enjoy!
The increased incidence of hormonal imbalances coincide with industrialization and the introduction of a wide variety of chemicals into our environment. Unfortunately, there is not much available data on the health effects of chronic low-dose exposure to many of these compounds, yet new ones are introduced every week. Most of these chemicals are known as persistent organic pollutants (POP), because they don’t break down, accumulate in the food chain, and persist in our environment. POPs can have additive and synergistic effects, so it’s quite difficult to truly understand the far-reaching consequences they have on human health.
Because certain industrial and agricultural chemicals disrupt the very way that our endocrine system functions, they are commonly known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC). EDCs can change how hormones are produced, the way that they attach to receptors, and the way that they interact with each other. EDCs can accumulate and wreak havoc in our tissues, as well as the environment, over a lifetime.
Unfortunately, doctors rarely ever recognize the potential effects that pharmaceuticals, stress, and toxins have on our bodies. Not only that, but they rarely consider that these environmental toxic exposures have anything to do with their patient’s hormonal imbalances and symptoms!
Clearing up the Confusion
You’ve likely read articles or perhaps heard on the news about the importance of cleaning up your environmental exposure. However, it can be overwhelming to decipher what chemicals to avoid, what products to buy, and trust that the new products will live up to your expectations.
Hence the creation of this guide. We will educate you on what your body is being exposed to daily, how your body processes these toxins, how to reduce the load of exposure, and how to increase your innate detoxification pathways in order to balance your hormones and feel symptom-free. With knowledge, comes power, let's get started!
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