What you put ON your skin matters just as much as what you put IN your body.
There are often EDCs (endocrine-disrupting chemicals) hidden in many products; from skincare and makeup to household cleaners and tupperware. Knowing what EDC’s are, where they show up and how they impact your health is an important step in achieving the bliss of hormonal balance.
Many common products found in your home and products are known as “endocrine disruptors”. When these particles get into your body, they interact with the endocrine system (the hormonal system) and impact your hormones.
2 Common Endocrine Disruptors
BPA is commonly found in water bottles and has a similar structure to estrogen. It can bind to estrogen receptors and has been linked to breast cancer, obesity, and early puberty.
How to limit BPA: choose “BPA free” plastics, and reduce your consumption of canned foods (which are often lined with BPA) and replace it with fresh food.
Phthalates have been shown to trigger cell death in testicular cells and have been linked to lower sperm counts, less mobile sperm, birth defects in the male reproductive system, and obesity. Phthalates are found in plastic food containers, plastic wrap made from PVC, some children’s toys, and personal products.
How to limit phthalates: switch to glass containers, beeswax wrap, and phthalate-free personal care products.
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