A Guide to Avoiding Environmental Hormones & Achieving Hormonal Balance
We live in a hormone soup. From the hormones used in conventional farming practices to the excessive use of prescription hormones, to industrial hormone-like toxins. It is safe to say our environment is overflowing with hormones. In general, our bodies are quite effective at producing hormones & we don’t need any extra from our environment. In fact, excess hormones often lead to hormone imbalance, liver dysfunction & disease. Below are ways you can reduce your environmental hormone exposure & keep your body healthy & happy.
1. Avoid conventional dairy products.
2. Eat hormone-free meat & eggs & wild-caught fish.
5. Buy organic produce when possible.
12. Avoid/decrease aluminum-containing antiperspirant use.
14. Use a vacuum that has a HEPA filter.
15. Avoid reupholstering foam furniture.
16. Take care when replacing old carpets. Make sure this is done in a well ventilated space.
17. Avoid the use of synthetic air fresheners & candles in your home & car. Instead diffuse therapeutic grade essential oils.
Dr. Stephanie Mottola is a naturopathic physician passionate about health education and the freedom it affords. By focussing on and nurturing our individual health we nurture the health of our families, communities, and the planet that graces us with life.