Episode 010 - Happy Hormones: Minimizing Endocrine Disruptors for a Healthier You
Hey ladies, in this episode, we chatted about something super important - endocrine disruptors! These sneaky chemicals found in everyday products can totally mess with our hormones, from our adrenal glands to our thyroid and even sex hormones. Yikes! But don't worry, we also shared some tips on how to reduce our exposure to these disruptors and support happier hormones. Who doesn't want that, right? So let's take a closer look at the products we use daily and start minimizing our contact with these pesky chemicals. Our bodies will thank us for it!
In This Episode:
[01:11] Change can be overwhelming. [03:10] Where do you even begin?
[04:50] Defining Endocrine Disruptors.
[07:00] Daily items that contain Endocrine Disruptors.
[08:39] Chemicals in fragrances to know.
[09:58] Avoiding items with flame retardant chemicals
[10:29] Be mindful of Triclosan.
[11:56] Which items do you get rid of first?
[13:31] The top 5 items I purged initially.
The chemicals in the products we use and come in contact with can disrupt the production of hormones in organs such as the thyroid, adrenal glands, ovaries, and sex hormones.
BPA is a major endocrine disruptor that we need to be aware of and actively work towards minimizing or eliminating its use in our daily routines.
Basically, if something has a super strong scent, it's probably not good for you, your kids, or the environment.
When you're buying stuff for yourself or your house, it's a good idea to think about how it might affect your body and try to pick things that are better for the environment.
Investing in glass or non-stainless steel containers can help prevent the leaching of plastics and chemicals.
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