What is the most common endocrine disruptor?

Endocrine disruptors are a group of chemicals that can interfere with the normal functioning of your body's hormones. 

They can be found in many everyday items, like food, water, and many cosmetics. But what is the most common endocrine disruptor? Instead of focusing on one, let’s explore why it’s so very important to know about them (more about the types of disruptors, here). 

These molecules act like hormones but with malicious intent; disrupting normal body functions such as growth development and even sleep.

What Causes Endocrine Disruption?

Endocrine disruption is caused by a variety of sources, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, such as soaps, deodorants, lotions, and makeup. When these chemicals enter our bodies, they can interfere with the normal functioning of hormones in our systems. This can lead to a variety of health issues such as infertility or even cancer. I hope this got your attention.

In the past, I was heavily and negatively impacted by such things. (Read more about it here)

The Most Common Endocrine Disruptor

Who would have thought that the potions and particles we consume in our everyday lives could be so detrimental to our health? Endocrine disruptors are a formidable class of chemicals, wreaking havoc on delicate hormone systems like a villain out of an action movie. These substances lurk everywhere from household products to food and water--letting no one escape their clutches. 

This can lead to a range of health problems like growth and development issues, reproductive disorders, metabolic abnormalities, sleep deprivation or even an unbalanced immune response.

Despite appearing harmless, hidden in thousands of everyday products and even our food is a secret class with the power to wreak havoc. The iron fist that keeps these critical hormones functioning correctly? 

Our Endocrine System is an integral network composed of signaling molecules, glands releasing hormones into our bodies and receptors allowing them access. So be mindful when you reach for those consumer goods.  Otherwise, these nasties build-up in our bodies, slowly over time, and bad things happen without us realizing why.

Endocrine disruptors have been linked to a number of serious health issues in humans and animals alike. 

Luckily, there are steps we can all take to protect ourselves from these harmful substances. By avoiding plastic containers for food storage, opting for fresh food over canned goods when possible, and checking labels on products before purchasing them will go a long way towards helping keep your body safe from endocrine disrupting chemicals. Pay attention to what you buy and read those labels.

To find out more about how you can protect yourself, your family and your pets, 
check out a very useful "Beginners Guide to Natural Living" 


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