Hormone Mimics in Plastic: How To Protect Yourself

Do you store your food in plastic containers? Do you ever put plastic in the microwave? If so, think twice about it. The reason? There are dozens - if not hundreds -  of chemicals found in our foods that act as hormone mimics - acting like the hormone estrogen. These gender benders (called xenoestrogens) cause early sexual development in children, reproductive difficulties for adults, and they … [Read more...]

Estrogen and Cancer (And How Diet Reduces Risk)

Estrogen is considered the primary female sex hormone. There are three forms of estrogen that occur naturally in the body: estradiol, estriol and estrone. While estrogens are present in both women and men, they're typically most concentrated in females of reproductive age. Although estrogen plays a necessary role in the development of the female sex characteristics (like breasts) and the … [Read more...]

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