16 of My Favorite Health Stories of The Year

1) Warnings From a Flabby Mouse! The only difference between these 2 mice is that the top one was exposed at birth to just one part per billion of an endocrine-disrupting chemical. The brief exposure programmed the mouse to put on fat, and although there were no differences in caloric intake or expenditure, it continued to put on flab long after the chemical was gone. Important piece by Nicholas Kristof.

15 Ways to Reduce Endocrine Disruptor Exposure In Your House

I always tell my patients that it’s important that they clear their homes of as many endocrine disruptors as possible. EDs are hormone-mimicking, chemical compounds which interfere with and wreak havoc on your body’s normal hormone function (making them do things they shouldn’t) like stimulating cancer development and triggering immunity, fertility, metabolic, developmental and cognitive problems just to name a few (while stopping them from doing what they should be doing) namely protecting you from the aforementioned and keeping your body’s natural hormones balanced.

15 Ways to Reduce Endocrine Disruptors in Your Kitchen

When patients come to me for help in taking charge of their health, one of the essential changes I encourage each of them to make is to reduce their toxic load – specifically to rid themselves of as many Endocrine Disruptors (EDs as possible. But why the fuss over Endocrine Disruptors? It’s pretty simple: EDs are chemicals that can wreak havoc with your hormones – making them do things they shouldn’t – like stimulating cancer development and triggering immunity, fertility, metabolic, developmental and cognitive problems just to name a few – while stopping them from doing what they should be doing – namely protecting you from the aforementioned and keeping your body’s natural hormones balanced.