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.

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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