12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential … Continue reading DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS
When most Americans drink a glass of tap water, they're also getting a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. That's the disturbing truth documented by EWG's Tap Water Database – the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. … Continue reading EWG’s Tap Water Database: What’s in Your Drinking Water?
The most obvious symptom of erectile dysfunction (ED) is not being able to get an erection. But, if this problem becomes frequent or lasts a long time, you should see your doctor. There are many causes of ED. Sometimes, the culprit is another health issue. Understanding the signs and causes of ED is the first … Continue reading Erectile Dysfunction: Symptoms and Causes
Insomnia is a bigger issue in the United States than most people think. More than a third of all American adults aren’t getting enough sleep. That’s enough to be considered an epidemic. Sleeplessness doesn’t just make you yawn; it has a significant effect on obesity, diabetes, blood circulation, muscle health, heart health, the immune system, … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked
Soy milk, tofu, and meat substitutes are all the rage in the vegan and vegetarian community. These products provide all essential amino acids, making soy one of the few complete plant proteins on the planet. Despite soy’s high nutrient content, there are some dangers to soy that typically go unnoticed. Not only does soy contain … Continue reading How Soy Affects Reproductive Health
Recently I talked about the dangers of lead and how, at one time, lead was used as heavily as plastic. Not anymore. Lead was discovered to be highly toxic and the use of it in products like paint, toys, and electronics drastically declined. There is concern now that we’re in a similar position with plastic. Let’s look … Continue reading 7 Dangers of Plastic
Maybe you’re a new mother and are expecting a new bundle of joy. Of course, you want to make sure things are just right for your baby, and part of that starts with the choices you make right now. Making sure you are limiting (or preferably avoiding altogether) toxic exposure is a great first step. … Continue reading 7 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know
You might already know that I’m not a big fan of certain non-fermented soy products. The results of a newly published study on the effects of soy formula on the reproductive systems of mice only underscores how bad they can be for the body . In this particular study, newborn mice were fed soy formula mixed … Continue reading New Research: Soy Formula Affects Reproductive Development in Mice
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine system disorders in women. Affecting between 10 and 20 percent of reproductive-age women, PCOS is caused by an imbalance in female hormones.  A healthy endocrine system is responsible for many things, including the production of hormones. But, when this system is not functioning as it should, the … Continue reading What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Pans with a non-stick coating are convenient but new research suggests that the chemical used for the coating is extremely toxic and exposure on any level could prove dangerous to brain health, the reproductive system, and immune system. The Dangers of Non-Stick Coating DuPont, the chemical engineering giant, is responsible for the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) used to … Continue reading Using a Non-Stick Pan? You May Want to Read This