Phthalate and Bisphenol A (BPA) have been measured at extremely high levels in most of the meat and dairy products, with the highest levels found in poultry. These chemicals which are added to plastics and PVC tubing for keeping plastics soft and pliable are severely impacting the health and well-being of the public. Phthalates and BPA are readily absorbed in fat; thus making meats and dairy a perfect storm for contamination when wrapped and packaged at your local grocery store. Additionally, glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Round-up weed-killer, has been shown to cause significant impairment of our immune, nervous, and hormonal systems.
What is a Hormone Disruptor?
Hormone disruption is essentially defined as any substance that has the capability to alter or block the cascade of hormones in our bodies. A prime example is BPA and estrogen receptors; having a multigenerational effect – meaning exposure to grandmother will result in granddaughter’s reproductive capability. Men also are at extreme risk for low testosterone and high estrogen levels as a result.
How Do They Affect Me?
It’s no coincidence that men and women are having health-related issues from energy, libido, fertility, and cognitive impairment. These man-made chemicals have been creating havoc to our bodies for generations since their discovery and implementation in the mid-1900s.
So What Can I Do About It?
Avoidance is key! Studies have shown that avoidance of contaminated products is the best way to eliminate the toxic chemicals from our body. In addition, nutritional support for phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification is reasonable and prudent along with a diet rich in plant-based compounds, phytonutrients.
In this short video from nutritionfacts.org, Dr. Greger brilliantly uncovers the research studies that have proven the worst sources of Phthalates exposure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGaNQ9nn6uk&index=3&list=TLOAlRsWEx8v0yMzA3MjAxNg
Testing hormones is critical for anyone over 30 years of age, especially if symptomatic or considering having children. At Source of Health, we provide high level, accurate diagnostic labs to monitor hormone levels are in optimal range vs “normal range” so that you can live a radiant, pain-free life.
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About the Author:
Dr. Steven Sorr is the founder and chief medical officer at Source of Health in Scottsdale, AZ and has been in clinical practice using regenerative medicine since 2013. He received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from SCNM and is a licensed healthcare provider in Arizona.
Dr. Sorr brings a huge passion for life and a diverse educational background of food, yoga, and medicine to Source of Health. His goal is to revolutionize the standard of care mindset by making significant strides in evidence-based therapies that are drug and surgery-free to restore high-level health for all.