by BodyLogicMD With summer upon us, it’s hard to avoid the water, but that is exactly what millions of Americans are being forced to do. Miles of toxic algal blooms have seemingly taken over the waterways in South Florida, where a state of emergency has been declared. The toxic algae seems to be growing thick, … Continued
More cases are reported each year linking environmental toxins to poor health and chronic disease. In fact, studies have uncovered fetal exposure to more than 200 toxins – dangerous exposure even before you leave the womb. In 2009, when the largest studies on human exposure to environmental toxins concluded that 90 percent of Americans are exposed to … Continued
As a hormone specialist, I tell my patients that environmental toxins play a major role in upsetting the balance of our hormones. It can be very overwhelming to embrace healthy living. I am doing it one step at a time. On a personal note…so many things in my home are announcing that they require replacement. … Continued
Household Toxicity: Environmental Estrogens can be divided into two catagories: Man Made and Naturally Occurring: Phytoestrogens – are weak estrogenic compounds found in naturally occurring plants such as soy and black cohosh. Virtually all plant based foods we eat; grains, seed oils, berries, fruits, vegetables and roots – contain phytoestrogens Xenoestrogens – are Man Made … Continued
Medical Mondays – You ask the questions and our highly trained bioidentical hormones experts will post your answer LIVE! Q: Over the past year or so, my husband has gained a significant amount of weight – close to 45 pounds! It’s mainly around his midsection. It’s that I love him any less because of his … Continued
When your ability to detoxify is compromised — due to excessive toxin exposure, oxidative stress, genetic predisposition or any other reason — toxins begin to build up in your system. These toxins lead to further oxidative stress, causing you to be even more susceptible to further toxin exposure. This can have a detrimental effect on your health, causing chronic inflammatory conditions.
There is no denying that the focus of healthcare has turned to preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle changes to combat disease and the effects of early aging. However, no matter how vigilant we are about our health, we are still affected by the toxins that seep into the air we breathe, the food we eat and much of what we drink.
Estrogenic compounds mimic the action of the estrogen in the body and can alter hormonal activity, leading to hormonal imbalances. It’s important to be aware of these hormone-mimicking chemicals and how overexposure can negatively impact our overall health.
The word “organic” refers to the agricultural methods that farmers use to cultivate fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. “Organic” practices are designed to conserve water and reduce environmental toxins and pollution. Not only do organic foods oftentimes taste better, they’re also a whole lot better for you – here are some reasons why…
Estrogen dominance is a common hormonal imbalance in women from the ages of 30 to 50. It results in either too much estrogen or progesterone, effectively throwing the natural balance out of whack. A combination of bioidentical hormone therapy alogn with a lifestyle plan that includes fintness and nutrition along with avoidance of certain external influencers can help reduce the suffering you may be experiencing.