Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hormone Havoc

Hormones are one of life’s special miracles. At incredibly low concentrations, these chemical messengers circulate through our body, telling cells how and when to grow, what to produce, when to divide and when to die. They regulate the development of sexual organs, the immune system, the liver, blood, kidneys, muscles and brain. 

But…. synthetic chemicals can interfere with this process by blocking hormones from their cell receptors, or bind with receptors themselves. Either way, the natural hormones are prevented from carrying out their functions, often with serious and life-long consequences. 

What to do? Avoid cosmetics with parabens, non-organic dairy products and other products with hormone disrupting chemicals. You can find more information on our website, and our friends at EWG have a nice blog listing of five things you can do to reduce your exposure to hormone disrupters.

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