Endocrine Disruptors

Detoxing Endocrine Disruptors: 10 Steps for a Healthier Environment

10 Steps to Detoxing Endocrine Disruptors from Your Environment

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system, potentially causing a range of health problems and interfering with fertility. Here are 10 steps to detox your environment of endocrine disruptors:

  1. Use natural cleaning products: Most conventional cleaning products contain harmful chemicals, which can disrupt your hormones. Switch to natural alternatives like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils.

  2. Avoid plastic: Plastic contains chemicals such as BPA and phthalates, which can mimic hormones in the body. Use glass, ceramic, or stainless steel containers instead of plastic ones.

  3. Filter your water: Tap water can contain a range of chemicals, including pesticides, pharmaceuticals, radioactive elements, and industrial chemicals. Use a water distiller to remove these contaminants.

  4. Choose organic foods: Conventional foods are often treated with pesticides and herbicides, which can disrupt hormones. Choose organic foods whenever possible.

  5. Use natural personal care products: Many personal care products contain chemicals that can disrupt hormones. Switch to natural alternatives like coconut oil, shea butter, and essential oils.

  6. Reduce your use of electronics: Electronic devices emit electromagnetic radiation, which can disrupt hormones. Limit your use of electronics and turn them off when you’re not using them.

  7. Avoid synthetic fragrances: Many fragrances contain chemicals that can disrupt hormones. Choose products with natural fragrances or fragrance-free products.

  8. Use air purifiers: Indoor air can be polluted with chemicals from cleaning products, furniture, and building materials. Use an air purifier to remove these pollutants.

  9. Choose natural fabrics: Synthetic fabrics can contain chemicals that can disrupt hormones. Choose natural fabrics like cotton, linen, and hemp.

  10. Support hormone balance with a healthy lifestyle: Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, managing stress, and getting regular exercise can all help support hormone balance and reduce the risk of endocrine disruption.

 
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Shannon South, FNTP

Shannon South, FNTP

Shannon South is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner specializing in fertility and hormones. She gave birth to her one and only child at age 43, after a long struggle with infertility. She and her beautiful family live in Brooklyn, NY.

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