DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

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

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EWG’s Tap Water Database: What’s in Your Drinking Water?

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?

Erectile Dysfunction: Symptoms and Causes

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

Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health

Source: Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Bisphenol-A has seen its share of media attention, and none of it has been very positive. It’s a known endocrine disruptor still being used as a softening agent in plastics. You’re probably already aware that BPA disrupts reproductive health, which is contributing to … Continue reading Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health

The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Source: The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked

How Soy Affects Reproductive Health

  Source: How Soy Affects Reproductive Health by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading How Soy Affects Reproductive Health

7 Dangers of Plastic

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

7 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know

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

New Research: Soy Formula Affects Reproductive Development in Mice

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 [1]. In this particular study, newborn mice were fed soy formula mixed … Continue reading New Research: Soy Formula Affects Reproductive Development in Mice

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Source: What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine system disorders in women. [1]Affecting between 10 and 20 percent of reproductive-age women, PCOS is caused by an imbalance in female hormones. [2] A healthy endocrine system is responsible for many things, including the production … Continue reading What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?